Collection Services Assistant Coordinator (librarian Iv)

Location
Chantilly, Virginia
Salary
$69,407.31 - $115,678.37 Annually
Posted
Sep 11, 2021
Closes
Sep 25, 2021
Ref
21-01899
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

As a member of the Library's Technical Operations Division, oversees selection process and the day-to-day operations of the selection group. Coordinates and leads system-wide collection initiatives, assists with the system-wide management of the collection, and promotes knowledge of collection policy and practices through training. Selects materials for the collection. Performs other duties as may be assigned to further the goals and objectives of Fairfax County Public Library.

Note: The selected applicant's starting salary will be in the minimum to midpoint range ($69,407.31- $92,543.15) of the advertised compensation range. (Note: Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.)

Schedule: Occasional overtime may be required.

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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.)

  • Plans and directs the services and activities of a regional library;
  • Identifies staff development needs and directs in-branch training programs;
  • Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates subordinate personnel;
  • Facilitates staff meetings;
  • Schedules staff and plans workflow to ensure adequate coverage;
  • Oversees the management of the branch collection;
  • Serves on Branch Management Team;
  • Serves as person-in-charge;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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.


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.)

  • Ability to supervise multiple large departments, including managers;
  • Ability to analyze the needs of the community and to plan, develop, and conduct appropriate services;
  • Ability to set goals and objectives;
  • Ability to analyze information and prepare a variety of reports;
  • 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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited library school and three years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, including two years in a responsible supervisory capacity.

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Five years or more of professional library experience, to include two or more years in a supervisory capacity. Strong attention to detail, and ability to multitask and manage priorities. Experience leading projects and working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders. Experience selecting, deselecting, or evaluating a library collection of significant size and breadth. Experience with selection, collection management or evaluation of children's material or adult public library material, ideal. Experience interpreting and analyzing collection data to inform decisions.;

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 travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County to attend meetings and trainings.
  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemptionprior to their start date.Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to lift up to 15 pounds. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to perform repetitive hand, arm, wrist and shoulder movements. Ability to stoop, bend, reach, squat, and kneel. Ability to push and pull 4-wheeled book carts filled at 70% capacity, requiring 14 pounds of initial (starting) force, and a sustained force of 7 pounds after initial acceleration. Ability to push and pull 4-wheeled book bins filled at 90% capacity, requiring 20 pounds of initial (starting) force, and a sustained force of 10 pounds after initial acceleration. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

Panel interview.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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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