Youth Services Manager (Librarian II)
Manages academic resources and children's services at the Tysons-Pimmit regional library. Assists in setting guidelines and standards for quality library service to children and adult learners, including English language learners. Implements system and regional policies with other members of management. Interviews, trains, counsels and evaluates academic resource services staff. As a member of the management team, participates in the overall operation of the branch. Acts as person in charge of the branch as assigned. Participates on system-wide committees.
Schedule: Scheduling flexibility is imperative. The schedule includes evening and weekend hours as assigned. The schedule may also vary depending on the needs of the library.
Trains, supervises and evaluates subordinate personnel; personally handles the more difficult and complex reference and reader advisory services;
Advises supervisor of staff development needs;
Evaluates and recommends books and materials for addition to special collections;
Collects and evaluates reference statistics; evaluates and recommends books, periodicals and/or media for addition to adult or children's collections;
Coordinates adult or children's services within region;
Interprets and communicates Library policy to staff and general public;
Promotes and represents Library System before outside groups;
Conducts and attends staff meetings. Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities Knowledge of professional library science;
Familiarity with the principles and practices of library administration;
General knowledge of statistics and budget preparation;
General knowledge of reference sources and material;
Ability to plan and schedule workload;
Ability to effectively train and supervise others;
Ability to promote interest in library services;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional and clerical staff and with the general public.
Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from college and a master's degree from an accredited library school and one year of professional library experience.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within three (3) months of date of appointment to the position.
Two or more years of professional library experience, to include demonstrated supervisory experience. Experience providing readers' advisory services to patrons requiring children's literature or materials. Experience planning, developing, and facilitating programs for children and young adults.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Ability to lift books weighing more than 10 pounds. Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to push and pull full 4-wheeled book carts and book bins. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview; may include an oral presentation exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.