DATE ENTERED: October 9, 2020
POSITION: Librarian III – Central Library Youth Services Manager
APPLY BY: This position is open until filled


Alexandria Library celebrates diversity within our community and staff by:

  • Offering programs and resources that reflect our uniquely multicultural community
  • Creating a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • Fostering an atmosphere of dignity and respect
  • Providing opportunities for all staff members to grow and excel

Alexandria is an historic city located in northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. Distinct neighborhoods including Old Town, Del Ray and the West End offer something for everyone. Headquarters to several prominent organizations, including the Patent and Trademark Office and the National Science Foundation, our city of nearly 150,000 residents is a diverse community—a distinctly urban area that retains a small town atmosphere.

Librarian III – Central Library Youth Services Manager

The Youth Services Manager is responsible for operations of the Beatley Library’s Youth Services Team and coordinates Youth Services Programs system wide. This position also works with other City departments to lead programs and initiatives such as All Alexandria Reads and 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

General Duties:

  • Supervises and schedules three full-time positions and five part-time positions
  • Plans and implements educational programs and literacy initiatives, including summer reading programs, for children ages 0-12
  • Oversees planning and implementation of teen programming
  • Coordinates collection development and maintenance for children’s materials, including the purchase of children’s and teen materials for the Beatley Central Library
  • Assists children, caregivers, parents, teachers, etc. with requests for information and library materials
  • Coordinates outreach activities with Alexandria City Public Schools, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, and related organizations providing services to youth and families in the community
  • Represents the Library on youth and family-oriented City committees and workgroups
  • Stays aware of professional trends and continually works to evaluate and improve youth programming and services
  • Functions as building officer in the Branch Manager’s absence
  • Participates on the Library’s Youth Services Committee and leads planning and implementation of system-wide Youth Services initiatives

Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of children’s and young adult literature, programming and services
  • Management and supervisory skills, including team building, time management, and planning
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems and technology
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing library environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Prior supervisory experience is preferred

Minimum Requirements:
Master's Degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited school; at least five years of experience in professional library work, including three or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity at the level of Librarian II; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Applicant must possess or obtain, within 3 months of hire, a license to practice as a registered professional librarian issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Spanish language skills preferred.

Salary: $59,674 - $79,934 Annually

Earns annual and sick leave and is eligible for health insurance, retirement, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance.

Beatley Central Library – 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304

Hours are scheduled to meet the staffing needs of the Beatley Central Library, and will include days, evenings and Saturdays.

Application Instructions:
Click here to apply attaching one document containing a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references, preferably supervisory. Address Cover Letter to Ross Farley, HR Manager, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304. Contact with questions: 703-746-1799, or [email protected].

This position is open until filled

Alexandria Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites applications from all qualified
individuals. Proficiency/fluency in Amharic, Arabic or Spanish is highly desired, but not required for this position. This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks, including a criminal background screening.