Information Services Librarian (librarian I)

Alexandria, Virginia
$50,739.73 - $84,565.73 Annually
May 18, 2019
Jun 01, 2019
Full Time
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Assists in managing the library services of a regional library. Assists patrons of all ages in locating reading materials and information. Advises readers on library materials for leisure reading as well as for reference. Assists in the use of a variety of different types of technology in the library. Assists in the creation and coordination of programs and activities for community groups and the public, specifically technology programs. Coordinates the activities of the technology lab and supervises staff. This position works under the direction of the Assistant Regional Branch Manager. Acts as the person in charge as needed.

Note: The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint (or $67,652.83) of the advertised compensation range.

Schedule: Scheduling flexibility is imperative. The schedule includes evenings until 9:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays as assigned. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the library.

Illustrative Duties

Answers reference questions from customers through the use of standard reference books, documents, and electronic resources;
Assists and instructs customers in the use of materials in various formats;
Advises and assists customers in the selection of books, periodicals, media, and other materials;
Maintains collection by weeding, marketing, and merchandising library materials;
Plans and provides programs and outreach to customers of all ages;
Trouble-shoots library computers and reports unresolved problems through proper channels;
Remains current in resources, services, and technologies in the information field;
Identifies materials to be considered for addition to the library collection;
Performs copy cataloging of fiction library materials;
May serve as person in charge.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles, standards, and practices of library science;
Knowledge of library reference sources and methods;
Ability to learn new procedures and resources;
Ability to communicate verbally in order to answer reference questions and provide reading guidance;
Ability to provide information services to people of all ages;
Ability to work with other employees;
Ability to understand and interpret policies;
Ability to plan and schedule workload;
Ability to promote interest in library services;
Ability to carry out objectives under supervision;
Ability to classify and catalog material.
Ability to plan and provide community-oriented library programs and outreach.

Employment Standards

Graduation from college with a master's degree from an ALA accredited library school, or completion of coursework towards a master's degree from an ALA accredited library school.

Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within three months of date of appointment to the position.

One or more years of experience working in a library setting. Strong customer services skills. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with 3D printing, digitization services, tablets and other electronic devices. Knowledge of and experience with e-book downloading procedures. Experience in planning and providing technical programs and outreach to adults such as spreadsheets, word processing, and email. One or more years of supervisory experience.

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check.

Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Must be able to lift books weighing up to 10 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.


Panel interview.

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.

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