Community Assistant Branch Manager (librarian Ii)

Springfield, Virginia
$54,219.36 - $90,365.81 Annually
Oct 05, 2019
Oct 26, 2019
Full Time
Job Announcement

Responsible for the overall management of a community library in the absence of the branch manager. Directly supervises Information Services staff. Responsible for training and counseling staff and evaluating their performance. Responds to the needs of library users of all ages, educational levels and cultural backgrounds at the info desk. Advises patrons of all ages on leisure reading. Makes suggestions for the collection to collection management. Conducts online searches and Troubleshoots equipment as needed. May speak to community groups to market library services. Conducts tours of the branch and presents programs for adults. May conduct Information Services department meetings. Works with departmental volunteers. Participates on management team to develop objectives and work plans for the branch. Works on system-wide projects for the enhancement of library services.

Note: The salary offer will not exceed the mid-point or ($72,292.69) of the advertised salary range.

Schedule: Flexibility is imperative. The schedule includes evenings and Saturdays and Sundays as assigned. 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 job description.)

Serves on Branch Management Team;
Serves as person-in-charge;
May schedule staff and plan workflow to ensure adequate coverage;
Resolves non-routine patron interactions by communicating and interpreting library policy for staff and the general public;
Addresses the more difficult and complex reference and reader advisory services;
Promotes and represents Library System before outside groups;
May develop informational finding tools;
May select, train, supervise, and evaluate subordinate personnel;
May facilitate staff meetings;
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.
Serves as acting branch manager in the absence of the branch manager;
Assists community branch manager in planning and directing the activities of a community library;
Directly supervises adult information services and the youth services manager within the branch;
Oversees the management of the branch collection.

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.)

General knowledge of statistics and budget preparation;
Ability to prioritize and schedule workload of the department;
Ability to effectively select, train, supervise, and evaluate subordinates;
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 and a master's degree from an accredited library school and one year of professional library experience.

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 public library experience with one or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity.

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 up to 15 pounds. Ability to push and pull full 4-wheeled book carts and book bins. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include 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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