Central Library Administrative Librarian

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$56,243.20 - $90,001.60 Annually
Posted
Apr 12, 2019
Closes
Apr 12, 2019
Ref
7012-19D-LIB-HD
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County Government is hiring an Administrative Librarian for its Central Library location to assist the Central Management Team with coordinating public services and supporting building operations. Reporting directly to the Central Services Division Chief, the Administrative Librarian oversees daily the public engagement spaces and service delivery throughout the building, and is assigned to various special projects and initiatives including a post renovation efficiency plan.

The recently renovated Central Library maintains the County's largest collection of books, audiovisual materials, games, and other loanable items encompassing Adult, Youth, Local History, and Circulation departments. Renovations to these public service areas include a newly dedicated makerspace, new meeting rooms, and a broadcast-ready auditorium. These enhancements allow for a larger variety of library events and encourage greater community participation.

The Arlington County Public Library is the heart of a thoughtful, inclusive and dynamic community where people and ideas connect. To learn more about our services and operations, please visit our website here .

Specific duties include:
  • Overseeing logistics and communications for all Central Library operations related to events, public meeting rooms, digital signage, facilities and technological oversight to include managing and coordinating room access, custodial and staff set up, audio visual (AV) training and troubleshooting, maintenance, repair and oversight;
  • Assisting patrons at the public service desks with questions, assessing needs, identifying necessary resources, and providing direct customer services throughout the library;
  • Serving as the Central Library contact for public engagement spaces, exhibits, artwork, and community, Library and County display boards; ensures the appearance of these areas are current and appropriately maintained;
  • Collaborating with Central Library Management Team Members to develop and improve on existing public service policies and procedures; and
  • Maintaining the Central Management Team Point of Contact (POC) rotation schedule.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong interpersonal and communications skills (oral and written) to effectively collaborate with staff, community, and library affiliates, be effective at multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment, detail-oriented, and have experience developing and documenting procedural best practices in a library setting.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university plus considerable experience serving in a Librarian role working with at least one year providing customer service in a library setting.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Managed projects to include space planning and/or meeting and event logistics in a library setting including the use of a reservation management system and audiovisual technology;
  • Delivered direct services to a diverse population and provided exceptional customer service to include reference, readers' advisory, and technical assistance in a public library;
  • Evaluated and created staff policies and guidelines within a library setting; and/or
  • Coordinated cross-departmentally to collaborate on a major renovation, project, or service.


Additional Information

Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours per week. Schedule includes some evening and weekend work. Actual work schedule will be determined upon appointment based on the needs of the location. The assignment may change over time; current location is Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington.

Must be able to push heavy book carts, lift 25 pounds, and stand for extended periods of time.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process. Please do not enter "see resume" as a response to the questions. Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position is a part of an alternative pay program that includes career path and pay-for-performance elements and an extended salary ceiling. Entry level within the band is based on a review of qualifications and experience. Pay potential will be based on performance and employee development.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.

01

Do you have a Masters of Library Science degree or equivalent from an ALA accredited college or university?
  • Yes
  • No


02

How much full-time experience do you have serving in a Librarian role?
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 2 years to less than 3 years
  • 3 years or greater
  • None


03

Please check all boxes that describe your experience as it relates to the desirable criteria.
  • Managed projects to include space planning and/or meeting and event logistics in a library setting including the use of a reservation management system and audiovisual technology
  • Delivered direct services to a diverse population and provided exceptional customer service to include reference, readers' advisory, and technical assistance in a public library
  • Evaluated and created staff policies and guidelines within a library setting
  • Coordinated cross-departmentally to collaborate on a major renovation, project, or service
  • None of the above


04

Please attached a cover letter or use the space below to describe your experience with the following:
  • Using and administering a Springshare reservation management system, or similar system;
  • Using and administering audiovisual technology in conference rooms or similar venues; and
  • Evaluating and creating staff policies and guidelines within a library setting


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