Employment Opportunities

Alexandria is a great library system to work for, rich in history and located in a city which boasts incredible diversity. We proudly reflect that diversity, with 22 different languages spoken by our 102 staff members. Positions include full-time, part- time, and seasonal jobs in both professional and paraprofessional capacities. Vacancies are posted as they occur, so check back often. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at Alexandria Library!

 

Positions

Please submit a completed application form for each position for which you are applying. You may download the Employment Application in PDF format or fill it out online.


Librarian III, Adult Services Manager -- Beatley Central -- Full-time 40 hours

Emerging Technologies Manager -- Beatley Central -- Full-time 40 hours

 

 

Adult Services Manager

Librarian III - FT/40 Hours

Beatley Central Library

 

The Alexandria Library is looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead its Adult Services team.  The ideal candidate will have exceptional customer service skills and the desire to contribute to a busy, main library.  Under the direction of the Central Library Manager, this position is responsible for supervising the activities of the Adult Services Department, including overseeing system wide Interlibrary and Sunday service,  training and evaluating personnel, developing technology initiatives, planning programs, collection development and a variety of duties that require a thorough knowledge of adult services.

 

Duties:

  • Provides overall vision and leadership for Adult Services throughout the Alexandria Library, to include planning and coordinating initiatives and services on a system-wide basis.
  • Works as a member of the Central Library management team and submits information and statistics to the Central Library Manager for monthly and annual reports.
  • Directs and coordinates the activities of the Adult Services Department by formulating goals, plans, procedures, priorities, and schedules.
  • Hires, trains, and evaluates staff within the Adult Services Department at the Central Library.
  • Assists customers with requests for information and library materials.
  • Instructs customers on the use of the library’s online, digital and print resources.
  • In collaboration with the Central Library Manager, coordinates collection development and maintenance for the library’s circulating and reference collections.
  • Monitors equipment, such as computers, photocopiers, and printers and requests service as needed.
  • Stays aware of professional trends and continually works to improve adult services.
  • Coordinates programs for adults in order to encourage usage of library materials and services;
  • Creates displays to enhance the library experience and promote use of library resources;
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with community groups, arts organizations and professional library groups.
  • Assists with grant writing for Adult Services initiatives and searches out  inter-government and foundation assistance to secure support for library programs.
  • Attends conferences, workshops, and meetings and stays up  to date with emerging technologies.

 

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of information resources and adult services.
  • Management and supervisory skills, including team building, time management, and planning.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of technology including digital services, integrated library systems, and online databases.
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing library environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff.   
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to interact courteously and effectively with the public, with the library’s business contacts, and with other staff.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum: Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited school; experience at the level of Librarian II; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities; supervisory experience preferred.  Applicant must possess or obtain, within 3 months of hire, a license to practice as a registered professional librarian by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

Salary:  $51,499.19 - $89,179.39.

The City’s promotional policy states that an employee who is promoted will receive an 8.5% increase plus transition up to the closest step of the new grade, whichever is higher. An employee’s new promotional salary may not exceed the maximum salary of the new pay grade.

Schedule:

Hours are scheduled to meet the staffing needs of the library, and will include days, evenings, rotating Saturdays, and occasional Sundays at the Beatley Central Library

Benefits:

Earns annual and sick leave and is eligible for health insurance, retirement, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance.

 

Application Instructions:

Click here to apply attaching one document containing a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references, preferably supervisory. Address Cover Letter to Ross Farley, HR Manager, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22304. Contact with questions: 703-746-1799, or careers@alexandria.lib.va.us.

 


Emerging Technologies Manager

Network Support Engineer III - FT/40 Hours

Beatley Central Library


The Alexandria Library is seeking an experienced technology professional to coordinate information technology across library services and operations.  The ideal candidate is an innovative and service-oriented professional capable of managing daily operations while planning for the future.  As a member of the Library’s Management Team, the successful candidate will collaboratively lead projects and initiatives for all aspects of library technology.

 

Duties:

  • Plans, implements and monitors technology functions, resources and equipment to meet the needs of library users and staff.
  • Stays abreast of technology trends and their application to public library services.
  • Creates, implements and updates technology plans for the Library.
  • Makes recommendations for new technologies for both the staff and public and interacts with vendors to acquire equipment, software and services.
  • Plans and coordinates staff training related to technology.
  • Collaborates with library staff and other City agencies to coordinate activities related to the Library’s technology plan.
  • Oversees the Library’s technology infrastructure, including PC reservation and print management software, public access computers and network.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Project management skills with preference to PMP certified but not required; knowledge of Project Management Institute (PMI) Framework, PMBOK.
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) knowledge and/or certification.
  • Experience with IT Governance models (COBIT or other framework).
  • Experience and knowledge of Software as a Service (SaaS).
  • Experience with Data Center technology and solutions, network solutions including LANs, WANs, wireless networks, security accounts and support connectivity, hardware maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, direct and/or manage a team, budgets, and ensure accountability.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and in a positive manner.
  • Experience with creating and managing technology budgets.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare written reports.
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of others.
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems and technology.
  • Experience in a library or educational setting.
  • Excellent customer service skills.


Qualifications:

A Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, Information Technology or related field and four years of increasingly responsible experience in administering automation and information systems.  A minimum of one year supervisory experience is preferred. 


Salary: $71,810 - $115,383

Depending on qualifications. Eligible for pro-rata annual and sick leave, health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance and retirement plans.

The City’s promotional policy states that an employee who is promoted will receive an 8.5% increase plus transition up to the closest step of the new grade, or placed at the minimum of the new grade, whichever is higher. An employee’s new promotional salary may not exceed the maximum salary of the new pay grade.


Schedule:

40 hours per week. Hours will be scheduled to meet the needs of the Alexandria Library.


Benefits:

Earns annual and sick leave and is eligible for health insurance, retirement, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance.

Location:

Alexandria Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304

 

Application Instructions:

Click here to apply attaching one document containing a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references, preferably supervisory. Address Cover Letter to Ross Farley, HR Manager, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22304. Contact with questions: 703-746-1799, or careers@alexandria.lib.va.us.

 

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