Arlington, Virginia
Jul 14, 2017
Jul 28, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: LIBRARY BRANCH MANAGER - WESTOVER Closing Date/Time: Thu. 07/27/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $65,187.20 - $112,236.80 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: Westover Library, 1644 North McKinley Rd, Suite 3, Arlington, VA 22205, Virginia       Arlington County's Public Library is seeking a Library Branch Manager to lead the Westover Branch, and welcomes candidates with strong leadership experience and customer service ethic. The successful candidate will manage the day-to-day operations and customer service delivery, oversee staff, and make hiring decisions that reflect the diversity of Arlington County's community. 

Specific duties include:
  • Contributing to Department strategic planning and evaluation of policies, programs, and procedures;
  • Creating and implementing programs and services that meet the current and anticipated needs of the community;
  • Overseeing the Branch collection and, in collaboration with the Library's Selection Specialist, insuring that the collection is current, relevant, and reflects community needs;
  • Working with staff to merchandise materials regularly to highlight areas of the collection;
  • Ensuring equitable staff participation in development and training opportunities;
  • Participating in a variety of teams/workgroups/committees that further the Library mission; and
  • Developing and maintaining community contacts;
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of current trends in public libraries, be technologically savvy and forward-thinking, be a proven innovator who can manage change and have a strong background in internal workgroup dynamics and supervision.
 Selection Criteria: Minimum qualifications: Master's of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited college or university, plus three years of professional experience providing direct public service in a library which includes at least one year experience managing a facility or leading a diverse team.

Desirable qualifications: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Working with staff and patrons to develop library services and programs for adults that meet the needs of the community;
  • Designing innovative library programs, including technology programs; and/or
  • Evolving or re-imagining public library services and/or facilities.

 Special Requirements: Must possess or be eligible for a Virginia Librarian's Certificate.
 Additional Information: Work Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week, may include some evening and weekend work. Actual work schedule is determined by the needs of the work location.

The official title of this position is Librarian Supervisor.

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