Youth Services Librarian (librarian I)

Annandale, Virginia
$51,805.31 - $86,341.63 Annually
Sep 14, 2019
Sep 28, 2019
Full Time
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Specializes in and supports the library's services to children of all ages and their caregivers with a focus on school age students and teens. Conducts reference interviews to determine the appropriate electronic and print resources to meet the informational needs of the customer. Advises customers especially children, on recreational reading materials.

Note: The hourly rate will not exceed the mid-point (or $33.2084) of the advertised compensation range.

Schedule: This is a part-time position working 20 hours per week. Scheduling flexibility is imperative. The schedule includes evenings, Saturdays and Sundays as assigned. This position is scheduled every Sunday. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the library.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

Answers informational and reference questions from customers using print and electronic resources;
Assists and instructs customers in the use of print and online materials and technology;
Advises and assists customers in the selection of books, periodicals, media, and other materials;
Plans and provides programs and outreach to customers of all ages;
Maintains collection by weeding, marketing, and merchandising library materials;
Troubleshoots library computers and reports unresolved problems through proper channels;
Performs copy cataloging of library materials;
Identifies materials to be considered for addition to the library collection;
Remains current in resources, services and technologies in the information field;
May supervise volunteers;
May serve as person in charge;
Plans and provides youth-oriented library programs and outreach.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

Knowledge of the principles, standards, and practices of library science;
Knowledge of library reference sources and methods;
Ability to create or curate professional resources;
Ability to use professional knowledge to manage the library's collection;
Ability to prioritize and manage a self-directed workload;
Ability to provide information service to customers of all ages;
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others;
Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative;
Knowledge of word processing and computer applications;
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to answer reference questions and provide reading guidance;
Knowledge of the Library's operating procedures;
Ability to interpret Library policy for staff and the general public;
Ability to promote interest in library services;
Ability to plan and provide community-oriented library programs and outreach;
Ability to adapt to workplace change;
Ability to classify and catalog material.

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 (3) three months of date of appointment to the position.

Two or more years of experience working in a library setting, including one or more years of experience assisting patrons with children's literature/youth collections. Experience in planning and providing programs and outreach to youth. One or more years of experience in planning and doing storytime for toddlers.

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

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

Panel interview; may include read aloud of an appropriate book for toddler storytime 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.

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