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DATE ENTERED: April 20, 2017

POSITION: Digital Services Librarian

LOCATION: Greenwood Library, Longwood University, Farmville, VA
Full-Time, Administrative and Professional Faculty, Exempt Position # FA188

Longwood University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to the development of citizen leaders
who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. In support of this
mission, we invite qualified applicants to apply for the Digital Services Librarian position in the
Greenwood Library. The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and oversight of the Library’s
digital initiatives and collections, including electronic resource management, Open Educational Resources
(OER), websites, and discovery layer administration.

This position will report to the Dean of the Library and work closely and collaboratively with the other
librarians, classified staff and university colleagues, as well as vendors and library associates throughout
the great Commonwealth of Virginia.


  • Manage electronic resources, including product comparison and research, trials, and assessment
  • Assist with review of vendor license agreements and license compliance. Coordinate product changes and renewals and develop relationships with vendors in order to obtain optimal contractual terms
  • Work closely with Technical Services and IT to manage and troubleshoot access to digital resources, including ebooks, journal subscriptions, databases, and other digital assets
  • Lead library initiatives and collaborate with campus partners on projects involving Open Educational Resources
  • Manage and promote the Digital Commons, Greenwood Library’s institutional repository.
  • Lead Web Team in overseeing, evaluating and developing library webpages
  • Participate in regularly scheduled online and in-person reference and instructional services including evening and weekend rotations
  • Serve as library liaison with assigned campus departments
  • Stay current in developments in digital delivery in order to provide seamless access for patrons and support for student learning
  • Develop and maintain online research guides and other instructional materials which support student and curricular needs
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Masters of Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited program
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, with a wide range of groups and individuals, both internal and external to the library
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Experience providing online and in-person reference and in person reference and instructional services
  • Three to five years related experience or training
  • Second Master’s Degree
  • Experience managing electronic resources, such as link resolvers, website design, discovery layers, Open Educational Resources, digital repositories, and LibGuides

Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background check
is required. Review of applications will begin, and continue until the position is filled. AmeriCorps,
Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Submit a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three professional references, “Release of
Information” (http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/human-resources/solomon/RELEASE_form04.05.doc)
and “EEO Data Collection Form” (http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/humanresources/
solomon/EEOFormrevJuly2012.pdf) (the EEO form is voluntary) (indicate position #FA188)
Human Resources
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909
Phone: 434-395-2074
Fax: 434-395-2666
Email: humres@longwood.edu

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested,
reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application
and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however,
you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human
Resources at 434-395-2074 or humres@longwood.edu.

The Annual Fire and Security Report(s) include campus security information, campus fire statistics, safety
procedures, and provides statistics for criminal and disciplinary offenses. The report(s) are provided annually in
compliance with the Clery Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). Longwood University’s Annual
Safety and Security report and the Annual Fire Safety report is available at:

A hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety reports and/or a copy of the Fire Log are maintained at the
Longwood Police Office and will be provided upon request.

A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan. EOE/AA (04/21/2017)


DATE ENTERED: April 20, 2017


POSITION TITLE:    Branch Services Manager

CLASSIFICATION: Branch Services Manager
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Assistant Library Director
Posting date: April 18, 2017
Closing date: May 3, 2017 at 5 p.m.
To Apply: Please send resume, application, and cover letter to jobs@arls.org
Applications can be found on our website at www.arls.org

I.    POSITION SUMMARY:  The Appomattox Regional Library System is looking for an innovative manager to oversee the operations at the system’s seven branches. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, coordinate providing excellent public service and consistent services to the communities served by each location. The Branch Services Manager is part of the Senior Management Team and assists in developing and implementing policies and procedures that affect the system as a whole. The expectation is that customers of all ages will have opportunities to access materials, resources and programs to meet the goals and objectives of the library system.

  1. Coordinates delivery of public services in the branch locations for the Appomattox Regional Library System; provides general direction to and coordinates training of branch staff to ensure consistent delivery of assistance to each location’s customers.
  2. Provides leadership that promotes library staff involvement in organizational change through collaborative problem solving and teamwork.
  3. Establishes goals and standards for branch staff that promotes the goals and objectives of the library’s strategic plan; evaluates the work of branch staff and works for continuous improvement of services to the community.
  4. Communicates patron and staff suggestions on service improvement to the Library Director and the Senior Management Team. Helps staff implement policies, procedures, and management decisions as applied to the branches.
  5. Develops community partnerships and connections that help promote the services the branches offer to the communities.
  6. Works with the librarians responsible for programming to schedule programs for all ages at the various locations as staffing, time, and space permit. With input and assistance of branch staff, may develop and present programming for branch locations to meet the interests of the branch’s particular community.
  7. Recommends and participates in public relations and publicity efforts to encourage library branch usage.
  8. Working with the library’s Administrative & Human Resource Manager, recruits, hires, and supervises branch staff. Responsible for coaching and taking corrective actions as necessary.
  9. Prepares and presents training for staff as assigned on work-related topics such as new resources and services or updates of existing resources.
  10. Serves as part of the Librarian Management Team to assist in developing procedures for the effective, consistent operation of the entire library system.
  11. Makes recommendations on improvement of facilities, technology, and furnishings for the branches and the library system. May be responsible for budget management and coordinating work for improvements approved for library branches. Coordinates access and scheduling for any improvements or repairs needed at branch locations.
  12. Assists in collection development and management of the library collection; may be assigned selection responsibility for a portion of the library’s collection.
  13. Provides general reference services as scheduled at branch locations or the Hopewell Library location.
  14. Stays current on trends and issues in librarianship; attends webinars, off-site professional workshops, and conferences.
  15. Perform other work as required.


  1. Excellent organizational skills, analytical thinking, and problem solving skills, with the ability to resolve conflicts and communicate effectively;
  2. Demonstrated initiative and creativity;
  3. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task, including the ability to reprioritize tasks to resolve urgent issues that arise;
  4. Sound judgment with the ability to use discretion in making evaluative judgments and working with a diverse customer base;
  5. Ability to work independently, develop, plan, and implement short and long-term goals, and complete projects by deadlines;
  6. Ability to collaborate on many different levels and resolve problems;
  7. Advanced computer skills, experience with Microsoft Office, and the ability to adapt to constantly changing procedures and computer systems;
  8. Ability to sit at a desk and/or computer for extended hours, read computer screens and use computer keyboards;
  9. Physical demands of the job include a great deal of sitting, typing, standing, walking, and lifting and occasionally shifting books or other media.

The position requires a valid driver’s license and travel among various library sites. The position includes working evenings and weekends as assigned.

Minimum qualification is a Master Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, five years public library experience, and at least two years supervisory experience.

Salary for the position is $51,791 with benefit package including holiday, personal and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement

DATE ENTERED: April 20, 2017


LOCATION: Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA

Hampden-Sydney College invites experienced and visionary library and information professionals to apply for Director of the Library.  Under the leadership of the Dean of Faculty, the successful candidate will direct Bortz Library in planning, implementing, and overseeing the organization, operation and services of the library and Fuqua Technology Commons. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for providing visionary leadership and progressive management while developing, administering, and promoting resources and budgets, along with continuous improvement of library services evidenced through formal and informal assessment, reporting, and responsiveness to the needs of constituents.

This is a full-time, twelve month appointment with special faculty status. The successful candidate will have an MLS / MLIS (or equivalent) degree from an ALA-accredited institution. Ph.D. preferred. Experience in an academic, preferably college, library. (3-5 years as Director or Associate Director of large library or 8-10 years of general library experience.) Library and technology management experience.  Must have extensive knowledge of computer related technologies.
Hampden-Sydney College is a selective four-year liberal arts college for men enrolling 1100 students on a 1330-acre campus in Virginia, 60 miles southwest of Richmond. Since 1775 Hampden-Sydney has sustained its mission "to form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning." Opened in the fall of 2007, the Walter M. Bortz III Library is an integral resource in the education offered by Hampden- Sydney, with a collection that supports the College's liberal-arts curriculum and a staff ready to assist students and faculty in its use. In an effort to enhance customer service and cooperation among the two units, the college’s Computing Center was recently relocated to the first floor of the library building.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.  Employment begins July 1, 2017.  Apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/41433 or submit letter of application, curriculum vitae or resume, and three letters of reference to Hampden-Sydney College, Human Resources, P.O. Box 127, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943 or email to jobs@hsc.edu.  H-SC is an EOE, affirmative action employer.

DATE ENTERED: April 20, 2017

POSITION:        Director of Library Services – FA029             

LOCATION: John Tyler Community College, VA

HIRING RANGE:    Commensurate with qualifications and experience

CLOSING DATE:     May 12, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

GENERAL INFORMATION:  John Tyler Community College is a two-year public institution of higher education and the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian in the metropolitan Richmond area and at off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler Community College provides quality educational opportunities that inspire student success and community vitality. The College’s vision is a success story for every student.

RESPONSIBILITIES: John Tyler Community College is seeking a Director of Library Services to administer all aspects of library resources and services. The Director is responsible for planning, budgeting, and staffing in support of the academic programs, faculty teaching, and student learning and will hire, train, supervise and evaluate library personnel. The Director will develop effective working relationships with JTCC students, faculty, staff, and administrators and will actively participate in regional and state professional organizations.  The Director will provide library instruction within the library or in classrooms as well as provide reference service in accord with current standards. This position reports to the Associate Vice President of Student Success.  

QUALIFICATIONS: Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited program. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Three years of supervisory experience in a library. Must be comfortable with change and with working in a rapidly changing technological environment. Successful completion and passing of a criminal background check required.  Preferred Qualifications:  Experience working in an academic library. Experience working in a multi-campus environment. Minimum of two years’ experience with library instruction including designing, teaching and assessing. Minimum of two years’ experience in a reference position in a library. Strong organizational habits and skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Acceptable application packages are those submitted through the Commonwealth of Virginia career website located at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/Required:  A fully completed state application, CV or resume to include a list of three professional references, cover letter, and copies of all applicable transcripts must be submitted through the career website to receive consideration.

There is a limit on the number and size of attachments that can be uploaded with the application.  Documents that are unable to be uploaded in the career website should be sent via email to facultyjobs@jtcc.edu immediately after successfully applying to the position. Please do not submit the same document in the system and by email.

The career website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application has been submitted.  Please refer to your online account for the status of your application and the status of this position.  Incomplete applications, application which state “see resume”, or is missing supplemental document(s) will not be accepted and considered incomplete. Applications submitted through other websites, such as Indeed, are not considered as applying to the position.  Should you need assistance or have questions, please contact Cherie Watts at (804) 594-1417 or via the email address listed above.  

John Tyler Community College embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion that empowers anyone from anywhere to be successful in their academic and professional pursuits. We strive to provide an environment that is enriching to all by understanding and appreciating our dimensions of diversity, becoming global citizens, and welcoming new ways of engaging the unique contributions of all people.

DATE ENTERED: April 15, 2017


LOCATION: Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick, Maryland
Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries!  We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary leader for our central branch in Downtown Frederick.  Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system.  By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth.

This professional managerial and supervisory position is responsible for the general operation and management of the C. Burr Artz Public Library, and for ensuring the delivery of quality library service to the public.  Direct supervision is given to department supervisors and the Assistant Branch Administrator.  Supervision is received from the Associate Director for Public Service.

Salary: $65,826.00 - $85,573.00 Annually


  • Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program
  • Minimum 5 years of recent (within the past 10 years) progressively responsible work experience in public library management, which must include:  
  1. Minimum 3 years at the middle management level or higher (e.g. Department Head in multi-department library, Director of a small library, Branch Manager of a small branch, etc.)
  2. Minimum 3 years work experience supervising others (direct reports)
  • Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Office of Education or the ability to become certified within 6 months of hire
  • Possession of a valid automobile operator's license

Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm May 5, 2017.  For complete job description and to apply go to www.frederickcountymd.gov

DATE ENTERED: April 15, 2017

POSITION: Senior Developer

LOCATION: University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia Library is the hub of a lively and growing community of practice in technology and the humanities, arts, and social sciences. As part of that community, the Scholars' Lab has risen to international pre-eminence as a library-based center for digital humanities. The Scholars' Lab collaborates with faculty, librarians, and students on a range of projects and tools, including spatial humanities, data visualization, text analysis, digital archiving, 3D modeling, and experimental humanities. Our Praxis Program and Digital Humanities Fellowships are both models for graduate education in Digital Humanities. Further, the Library and the Scholars' Lab are committed to diversity and safe spaces, and we particularly focus our speaker series and practice on accessibility and social justice in all senses. We welcome curious, critical, and compassionate professionals with integrity and a strong work ethic, and who possess a keen and deep understanding of what it takes to continuously improve and maintain research projects within a major academic research library. We particularly welcome applications from women, people of color, LGBTQ, and others who are traditionally underrepresented among software developers.

Responsibilities: The Senior Developer will consult with faculty and students to advance research projects and training; evaluate scholarly needs and define project goals for research projects; provide input on appropriate deliverables and reasonable schedules for completion; write, test, and debug original software code for applications that enable scholars and library users to collect, manage, produce, manipulate, or analyze digital information resources. The Senior Developer will modify existing applications to improve their functioning or achieve broader and more effective use and engage with new technologies to help researchers find their use and interest for research.

Qualifications, Required:

  • Graduate degree or equivalent experience
  • Up to 4 years of experience with software development, application development, or systems administration
  • Experience with relational database systems, including Postgresql and MySQL
  • Experience with a number of programming languages, including PHP, Ruby, Python, Java, SQL, JavaScript,
  • and shell
  • Experience with version control, including Git and Subversion
  • Systems: *nix
  • Ability to scope and implement software in diverse environments
  • Ability to communicate effectively with scholars and fellow developers
  • Ability to encourage and develop a community of users and developers


  • Graduate degree or equivalent experience in the humanities or social sciences
  • Experience with data collections, analysis, visualization, and interpretation
  • Experience with a variety of text analysis or image analysis methods and tools
  • Familiarity with a variety of application frameworks, including Rails, Django, and Zend
  • Experience with TEI, XML, Solr, Cocoon, Tomcat

Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at https://jobs.virginia.edu/. Search by posting number 0620730, complete the application, and attach a cover letter and resume with contact information for three professional references. For assistance with this process contact Charlotte Albright, Senior Human Resources Generalist, at (434) 243-3509.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/52r5cmh5fdpsdqkd

DATE ENTERED: April 15, 2017

POSITION: Reference Services Librarian

LOCATION: The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, DC

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a non-profit membership organization, has a full time opening for a library professional to serve as the main Reference Services Librarian in the DAR Library.  

The National Headquarters located across from the Ellipse, near the White House, at 1776 D Street, is well known as the home of Constitution Hall and Memorial Continental Hall, both National Historic Landmarks.  It includes the DAR Library, one of the nation's premier genealogical research centers and is ranked as one of the most important national institutions based on the uniqueness of sources. Many thousands of volumes of genealogical compilations, record abstracts, and other materials such as family histories, cemetery record transcriptions, and Bible records are available only at the DAR Library.

The Reference Services Librarian will have the opportunity to provide genealogical reference services to researchers in the DAR Library and contribute their skills in educational programming, development of web-content, and collection development.

The successful candidate will also have a genuine passion, interest in and knowledge of genealogical and American historical research, and a genuine desire to share their passion and expertise with others.

Essential Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing informed genealogical reference services and referrals to all researchers utilizing all types of information media such as books, periodicals, online databases, other internet resources, CD-ROMS, etc.
  • Working with the Directors in developing, overseeing and carrying-out a variety of programs and community outreach initiatives and activities.
  • Working with the Directors and other staff members in development of content for, and the daily management of, the Library’s social media platform(s).
  • Working with other staff to create and implement new content for the Library’s webpage, including the creation of materials such as finding aids, writing of short online subject guides, and the updating general research guides for publication and/or online posting.  
  • Collaborating with others in the selection of new books and other research materials and providing input on acquisitions for the collection.


  • Master of Library Science (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA accredited school required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in American History.

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum 2 years working in libraries or working in access or reference services providing reference/research support to patrons, researchers.  
  • Experience using, and knowledge of, electronic resources, emerging technologies, and library computer software, including superior skills using Microsoft Office.
  • Experience working in a genealogical/historical collection or experience working frequently with a genealogical/historical collection of a library or similar research center.
  • Experience developing programs, lectures and other activities that help promote and showcase the library’s collection.
  • Outstanding written, verbal and listening communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of people, including a diverse staff, a large membership and the public.
  • Knowledge of professional library principles, best practices and procedures, and maintains a current awareness of trends and developments in the field of American genealogical research and state and local history.
  • Demonstrated success in prioritizing and executing multiple competing assignments, projects or programs.
  • Organizational skills, including accuracy and attention to detail.

The position works full-time (40 hours per week) Tuesday through Saturday.   

For more information about the DAR Library and other programs and activities please visit our website at www.dar.org.

Submission Requirements:
Please send a cover letter and resume or application outlining your qualifications and skills for the position along with salary requirements to:
Attention:  Human Resources Director
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
1776 D St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.  20006-5303
E-mail: resumes@dar.org
Fax: 202-737-5702   

DATE ENTERED: April 15, 2017

POSITION: Librarian I (Programming and Outreach)

Location: Public Library | Portsmouth, VA | Library
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
Open Until: April 28, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: Grade 23 - $34,631 - $67,286
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $34,631 - $45,886
Position Type: External
Education & Experience

  • Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited program and 1 to 2 years of experience of working in a public library setting. Experience producing professional print and electronic publications using Adobe software, and working with community organizations preferred. Must have at least 1 to 2 years of supervisory experience.

Special Requirements

  • Certification as a Librarian by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education Library Board or have the ability to obtain certification within six months of employment.
  • An acceptable general background check to include a local and state criminal history check and sex offender registry check.
  • A valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.  Applicants must upload a current DMV transcript.

Additional Special Instructions
Important: Applicants must upload a copy of their college degree or transcript.

For further details on our employment opportunities and to submit an online application, please visit our career portal at https://va-portsmouth.civicplushrms.com/careers/.

DATE ENTERED: April 15, 2017

POSITION: Librarian II (Branch Manager)

Location: Public Library | Portsmouth, VA | Library
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
Open Until: April 28, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: Grade 29 - $46,409 - $90,172
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $46,409 - $61,492
Position Type: External
Education & Experience
Requires American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library Science and 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience as a managing librarian; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

Special Requirements

  • Virginia Public Librarian Certificate within six months of employment.
  • An acceptable general background check to include a local and state criminal history check and sex offender registry check.
  • A valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.  Applicants must upload a current DMV transcript.
  • Individuals in this position cannot be listed as having a founded child abuse or neglect complaint.


Additional Special Instructions
Important - Candidates must upload documentation to validate any college degree attainment. Please do not submit your application without the required documentation. Any application without the required documentation will be considered incomplete and will not be considered further.
For further details on our employment opportunities and to submit an online application, please visit our career portal at https://va-portsmouth.civicplushrms.com/careers/.

DATE ENTERED: April 11, 2017


LOCATION: Loudoun County Public Library, VA

Loudoun County Public Library is seeking qualified candidates for the Communications Division Manager position.

Located 35 miles west of Washington DC, Loudoun County is one of the fastest growing counties in the country and enjoys a great reputation for high quality of life.

Loudoun County Public Library is an award-winning, dynamic library system with dedicated staff, innovative technologies, beautiful facilities, and a customer-centered organization culture. This position will develop a system-wide, holistic communications strategy to maximize staff resources, increase the effectiveness of marketing, and create consistent messaging to the community and staff; create standards and compelling written content for the Library website, intranet, social media, and other online outlets; coordinate and oversee print and media communication; engage strategic partnerships for the Library; serve as the Library’s spokesperson; monitor and analyze media coverage; and supervise staff.

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree and two (2) years of related professional experience in communications, marketing, community engagement and writing, including supervisory.

A proven track record developing and implementing successful communications campaigns, excellent written and oral communications skills, strong time management and interpersonal skills, ability to plan, organize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment, excellent attention to detail, ability to take initiative, problem-solve and master new technologies and proficiency with web content management systems and social media platforms. Successful candidate will undergo a criminal and credit background check and a DMV check.

Hiring Range: Up to $76,784, DOQ. Recruitment #17-A132-0340. Closes: 4/25/2017. Visit our on-line employment center at www.loudoun.gov for more information and to apply.  EOE

DATE ENTERED: April 10, 2017



VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE (www.vwc.edu) seeks applications for the position of Research Librarian.

VWC is Coastal Virginia’s premier private, national liberal arts college, offering 33 majors, 30 minors and seven pre-professional programs.  Affiliated with the United Methodist Church and located on a 300-acre wooded campus on the border of Norfolk/Virginia Beach, the College enrolls approximately 1,400 students.

Each research librarian at VWC serves as liaison from the library to academic departments, provides research assistance, designs and delivers library instruction, and develops the library collection in specific subject areas. This position is a full-time, 12-month exempt position with faculty status and rank.

Research librarians report directly to the Director of Hofheimer Library.

The position requires an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science.  The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in conducting engaging face-to-face library instruction and research assistance.  Experience designing and delivering library instruction and research assistance to online students is preferred. Experience with collection development is desirable. Familiarity with discovery services (Worldcat Discovery, etc.) and creating and managing LibGuides is preferred. The ideal candidate will have interest in working with disciplines in the natural sciences and/or mathematics, and will build effective relations with those faculty to develop course-related instruction. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively, write accurately and persuasively, and to represent Hofheimer Library in a positive, helpful, and professional manner. At least 2 years of professional experience in comparable position(s) is preferred. Must be available for rotating evening and weekend duties. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applications should be submitted electronically (as a single PDF): cover letter, résumé, and names and contact information for three professional references to employment@vwc.edu.

Virginia Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer; the College offers employment, advancement opportunities, and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis or merit, qualifications and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status.

DATE ENTERED: April 10, 2017


LOCATION: Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick, Maryland.

Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries!  We are seeking a creative, energetic, professional committed to serving the public.   Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system.  By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth.
This professional position assists in managing Children's Services at the C. Burr Artz Public Library, providing direct library service to the public, with emphasis on children aged birth to 5th grade, their caregivers and families. Supervision may be given to substitutes, shelvers, on-call employees and/or volunteers; direction may be given to department staff.  Supervision is received from the Branch Administrator, Assistant Branch Administrator or the Supervisor, Children's Services.


  • Master of Library Science degree (ALA accredited program); may consider candidates who will obtain the MLS within 6 months of hire
  • Minimum 1 year of work experience and/or classroom work with children aged birth to 5th grade
  • Minimum 1 year of customer service work experience in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting
  • Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS-current certification must then be maintained


  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university
  • Minimum 2 years recent (within last 5 years) public library work experience
  • Minimum 1 year work experience and/or classroom work with children aged birth to 5th grade
  • Minimum 1 year of customer service work experience in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting
  • Library Associate certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 2 years after hire, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable

Librarian I salary = $43,667 per year
Library Specialist salary = $40,786 per year

Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm April 20, 2017.  For complete job description and to apply go to www.frederickcountymd.gov

DATE ENTERED: April 3, 2017

POSITION: Circulation, Programming, and Outreach Librarian

LOCATION: James L. Hamner Public Library, Amelia Court House, VA

CLOSING DATE/TIME: Open Until Filled

SALARY: $35,000

JOB TYPE: Full-Time/40 hours per week, Non-exempt

DESCRIPTION: The Circulation, Programming and Outreach Librarian spends a large portion of their day at the full-service desk, offering computer help desk support and supervising circulation, readers’ advisory, and reference services. Additionally, the CPO Librarian creates displays and otherwise seeks to increase use of library items and services. The successful applicant will be committed to service intended to make people’s lives better and will have organizational and planning skills that allow them to be efficient and productive when responsible for multiple tasks at once.

This position is also responsible for creating a pleasant library atmosphere that lacks unwarranted disruptions. This usually takes the form of enforcing boundaries with teenagers, looking for ways to redirect their energy towards productive activities, and creating positive interactions with them. This position uses diplomatic skills when patrons complain about other patrons. The CPO Librarian position uses many of the same skills as those needed by a youth development counselor.

Additionally, the CPO Librarian is responsible for planning and participating in programming for a variety of ages and abilities. The successful applicant will be eager to work with adults with special needs. This position provides adult, teen, and children’s events throughout the year, as well as assisting the library director in planning and implementing the summer reading program.

The CPO Librarian maintains a special collection that circulates at the nursing home and will be responsible for expanding the library’s fledging outreach program to the remote parts of the county.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:45 a.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Friday 9:45 – 6:15 p.m.
Saturday 9:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
The remaining 3.5 hours are scheduled with the approval of the director.


  • Manage circulation services
  • Merchandize items, including creating displays and pathfinders
  • Perform duties similar to those of an unarmed security guard
  • Perform routine computer maintenance
  • Process donations
  • Provide computer and e-device assistance to library users
  • Reconcile cash drawer at closing each day
  • Supervise and train part-time circulation staff and volunteers
  • Troubleshoot technology problems
  • Work at full-service desk, offering circulation, reference, and readers’ advisory assistance


  • Design and implement programming for infants through adults of varying abilities, including conducting story times, teaching computer classes, and helping plan the summer reading program
  • Publicize, advertise, and market library programs and services


  • Plan and conduct library events in the community


  • ALA-accredited MLIS to be completed within one semester of hire or relevant experience where one year of full-time employment in a library equals one year of schooling
  • Degreed, non-degreed, or volunteer library experience
  • VA Driver’s License

Recent graduates, those returning to the workforce, and those wishing to try something different in librarianship are encouraged to apply. The James L. Hamner Library welcomes applicants from outside of Virginia, but cannot offer interviewing or relocation assistance.

The James L. Hamner Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer that maintains a drug-free workplace. Background and drug tests are required.

Send the following to Jill Hames at jmhames@hamnerlibrary.org.

  • Cover letter with examples of how your experience will help you perform the job duties as presented in the job description
  • Résumé listing relevant accomplishments
  • Amelia County Certification of Application and Authorization to Obtain Information (page 3 of the Amelia County Application for Employment, leave the other pages blank) found at http://www.ameliacova.com/residents/employment.php

Attach the cover letter as a PDF labeled YourLastName_CoverLetter, the résumé as a PDF labeled YourLastName_Resume, and the authorization as a PDF labeled YourLastName_Authorization. In the e-mail subject line put Your Last Name Public Services Application.
Position is open until filled. Review of applications begins immediately.

DATE ENTERED: April 3, 2017

POSITION: Branch Manager (Librarian III)

LOCATION: England Run Branch, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, Virginia

DESCRIPTION: This award-winning regional library system is seeking an experienced and community-focused Librarian with strong leadership skills for the position of Branch Manager.

Headquartered in historic Fredericksburg, VA, midway between Washington, DC, and Richmond, VA, the CRRL serves over 300,000 residents in four jurisdictions through the Headquarters Library and seven branches. The library enjoys strong community support, with annual circulation over ten million, an annual budget over eleven million dollars, and a dedicated and forward-looking staff of 300 people. Fredericksburg and the surrounding area are home to an active arts community; the University of Mary Washington; plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities; and a rich local history.

The England Run Branch opened in 2010, and was carefully designed and constructed following LEED specifications.  Walls of windows let in plenty of natural light as well as spectacular views. Throughout the main floor of the branch are reading nooks, which help to create an intimate, home-like feeling within the large and open space.  One unique feature is the Living Room, where patrons can curl up with a book on comfortable, casual seating in front of a remarkable stone fireplace.

The England Run Branch includes public-access computers throughout the building, a MakerLab, four quiet study rooms, five meeting rooms, and a 180-seat theater. It houses a collection of 75,000 items and provides regularly scheduled programs for all ages.

This position is the primary leadership position and administrative representative within the branch, and is responsible for all branch operations. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Develop, coordinate, organize, and manage the daily service and operations of the branch. Provide monthly report including an analysis of branch statistics, and class and event attendance to the Director and Deputy Director.
  2. Develop, lead and mentor a team of approximately fifty staff members that is engaged and focused on providing the highest standards of customer service, implementing the library’s mission and achieving organizational goals. Directly supervise, mentor and evaluate Department Heads, Security, Meeting Room Managers and other support staff.
  3. Responsible for assessing the building on a daily basis, including equipment and furniture, and arranging for necessary maintenance to assure aesthetics of facility and safety of customers and staff. Resolve or report maintenance problems as soon as possible after they occur.
  4. Assure communication and compliance of CRRL policies, procedures, objectives and resources by both staff and public. Work to resolve customer, security and staff issues while maintaining communication with Human Resources and Deputy Director as appropriate.
  5. Initiate, develop and maintain cooperative and productive relationships and partnerships with the local Friends of the Library chapter, as well as community and neighborhood groups, and the general public within their branch service area. Represent the library in community organizations and at meetings upon request. 
  6. Work closely with Deputy Director and fellow branch managers to develop procedures and related goals and objectives to be implemented system-wide.


  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited college or university.
  • At least five years professional experience, including at least three years of supervisory experience.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal and management skills, and leadership.
  • Knowledge of library management and organization, project planning and implementation, and service delivery.
  • Experience in managing multiple priorities, meeting ongoing deadlines and leadership.
  • Ability to articulate, advocate for, and implement CRRL policies and procedures, mission and vision ‘
  • Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain cooperative and productive relationships with community groups, staff, and the general public.

SALARY: Hiring starts at $52,150 w/ excellent benefits, including affordable health insurance premiums and VRS retirement.

TO APPLY: Please send your résumé and cover letter to applicants@crrl.org no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 5.

DATE ENTERED: April 3, 2017

POSITION: Youth Services Librarian (Children's Specialist)

LOCATION: Salem Church Branch, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, Virginia

DESCRIPTION: This award-winning regional library system is seeking an imaginative and spirited professional Librarian with strong leadership and programming skills to serve the Youth Services Department at one of its busiest branches. Headquartered in historic Fredericksburg, VA, midway between Washington, DC, and Richmond, VA, the CRRL serves over 300,000 residents in four jurisdictions through the Headquarters Library and seven branches. The library enjoys strong community support, with annual circulation over ten million, an annual budget over eleven million dollars, and a dedicated and forward-looking staff of 300 people. Fredericksburg and the surrounding area are home to an active arts community, the University of Mary Washington, plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities, and a rich local history.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: presenting Every Child Ready to Read curriculum-based storytimes, providing high quality school-age programming some of which is STEM related, providing reader's advisory and research services to children, teens and their caregivers, and implement collection management for children's collections. Strong customer service orientation. Knowledge of children’s and young adult literature, good communication skills, flexible work habits, and ability to relate to young people, their caregivers, and fellow staff. Some evening and weekend hours are required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires an ALA-accredited MLS degree. Knowledge of American Library Association’s Every Child Ready to Read, and programming experience with children and teens in a public library setting preferred. Experience in managing multiple priorities, meeting ongoing deadlines and leadership preferred. Basic knowledge of computer hardware and peripherals; digital literacy skills including proficiency in internet research and familiarity with a variety of programs and apps.

SALARY: Hiring starts at $40,860 w/ excellent benefits, including affordable health insurance premiums and VRS retirement.

TO APPLY: Please send your résumé and cover letter to applicants@crrl.org no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 5.

DATE ENTERED: March 28, 2017

POSITION: Music Metadata Librarian

LOCATION: The University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia Library seeks a Music Metadata Librarian for its Metadata Creation & Organization unit. We are looking for creative individuals who are excited by the prospect of working at a forward-looking organization during times of great change. Known for the strength and variety of its collections and leadership in digital initiatives, the Library embraces respect, integrity, inclusion, innovation and collaboration in our work within the University, with peer institutions, and with the worldwide community. A staff of 240 manage 11 libraries that serve a vibrant and diverse scholarly community of 15,000 undergraduates, 6,000 graduate students, and 2,000 teaching and research faculty, and visitors from the public and other institutions.
Within Collections Access & Discovery, Metadata Creation & Organization facilitates access to library-owned content that is undescribed or under described, participates in partnerships to share expertise and provide innovation in data management, and engages fully in the mission of the University of Virginia. Reporting to the Manager of Metadata Creation & Organization, the Music Metadata Librarian supports that mission by collaborating with colleagues within and outside of the department and Library to ensure appropriate and timely access to music materials, including printed, audio/visual, and digital formats.

This position is responsible for creating metadata in a selection of metadata standards for use in a variety of discovery platforms. The employee in this position is expected to be current with local practice for metadata creation, as well as stay informed of the general work of the Library.

This position performs original and complex cataloging for materials in a variety of formats and languages, and across all subject areas. Creates, enhances, and maintains bibliographic records, providing accurate physical description, determining appropriate access points, and assigning Library of Congress subject headings and classification numbers, or accession numbers as appropriate. Edits and creates catalog records in local database as well as OCLC database in accordance with cooperative cataloging principles. Makes decisions regarding choice of records for inclusion in our local database, appropriate access points, level of cataloging required, etc., working with the user and database quality in mind. Works with a high degree of independence in prioritizing and organizing work and in decision-making.

Required: Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent. One to three years' experience with library metadata in an academic setting, and demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively across groups to achieve objectives. Demonstrated ability to create metadata according to established rules and standards. Willingness to describe and classify materials in a variety of foreign languages, with or without reading knowledge. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Excellent interpersonal skills.

Preferred: Graduate or undergraduate degree in music. Demonstrated experience with creation of metadata. Demonstrated experience with MARC, RDA and/or Unicode, and other library standards. Reading knowledge of one language in addition to English. Experience describing music materials in a variety of forms, including print, audio, and digital.

To Apply: Complete a Candidate Profile, attach a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references through Jobs@UVA, https://jobs.virginia.edu (Posting #0620536).

For assistance with this process contact Jennifer S. Harmon, Director, Library Human Resources at (434) 924-4695.

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/p37nhb28kx9p52qb

DATE ENTERED: March 28, 2017

POSITION: Norfolk Academy

LOCATION: Head Librarian, Cooper Library, Norfolk, VA
(For August 1, 2017)

Founded in 1728, Norfolk Academy is an independent, non-sectarian, coeducational day school of approximately 1200 students in grades 1-12.  Located on a 64-acre campus in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, the school for generations has prepared young men and women not only for the most selective colleges and universities in the country but also for lives of learning, leadership, and service.  An honor code is central to the school’s philosophy, as are traditions such as a public speaking program, seated lunches with students, open lockers, and chapel.   Possessing a built environment which includes a national-caliber arts center, theater, and  outstanding athletic facilities, the school will add a signature offering in the heart of campus with construction of the Massey Leadership Center.  Our current capital campaign will also provide funds to build a new athletic stadium, enhance and expand lower school science facilities and support programming that will continue to set the bar for defining leadership in our region.  Twice cited as a Blue Ribbon School, Norfolk Academy enjoys a position among the top handful of independent schools in the country, and Cooper Library has been recognized as one of the top lower school libraries in the country.

Norfolk Academy seeks a dynamic Lower School Head Librarian to lead the staff of the school’s Cooper Library. Reporting to the Lower School Director, the Head Librarian will play a key role in ensuring that the library stays current and vibrant, continuously evolving to serve the needs of lower school students and faculty. A passion for children’s literature and an appetite for innovation and collaboration are position essentials.  The ideal candidate will actively seek and create opportunities to promote and integrate reading and research into the life of the school.

Lower school librarians at Norfolk Academy work closely with students, faculty, and parents, and pride themselves in their role of promoting reading, lifelong learning, and the creative and productive use of technology. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with administrative colleagues to create, implement, and guide the vision and long-term strategy of the library program.
  • Collaborate with teachers to design and teach engaging learning experiences.
  • Design and teach library classes to grades 1-3.  Provide guidance for the grades 4-6 library classes.
  • Ensure that library resources fully support our robust research program. (All students in grades 1-4 participate in library research classes.)
  • Manage, lead, and inspire both the library staff as well as volunteers.
  • Prepare and administer budget allocations.
  • Actively manage the library’s collection of approximately 30,000 titles
  • Provide programming and personal recommendations to promote ongoing reading among students.
  • Maintain a library environment that is welcoming, vibrant, and conducive to active and participatory learning.
  • Plan, prepare, and implement all facets of the annual lower school visiting author experience including cultivating  connections with children’s authors, planning educational activities, and communicating/promoting the event.
  • Connect with the Development Office to support the “Birthday Book” program and other advancement initiatives
  • Maintain ongoing communication with all the school’s constituencies re: library activities and initiatives.
  • Participate actively in the life of the school.

An ALA-accredited MLS is highly desirable and teaching experience is preferred.   A passion for children’s literature, an enthusiasm for the practice of librarianship in the independent school sector, and a keen appetite for collaboration are essential.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Dennis Manning, Headmaster at headmaster@norfolkacademy.org.

DATE ENTERED: March 24, 2017

POSITION: Project Cataloging/Digital Librarian

LOCATION: The Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA

Division: Collections

Reports to: VP for Collections

FSLA: Non-Exempt

Posting Duration: Until Filled

Position:  The Virginia Historical Society seeks a qualified candidate for the position of project cataloging/digital librarian for a major, grant-funded collections cataloging and digitization project.  The position primarily involves the cataloging of materials relating to the American Civil War and its aftermath, and includes work with books, pamphlets, broadsides, Confederate imprints, and related materials.  Duties include original and copy-cataloging of assigned collections under the direction of project supervisory staff; production of USMARC descriptive records; basic preservation care; selection of items for digital imaging and the creation of digital images and associated metadata; and related duties as assigned.  

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or graduate degree combined with pertinent experience; familiarity with basic office-related computer programs and Internet search engines; minimum of two-year’s experience in library cataloging work; and familiarity with published and online sources of Virginia and American history, with knowledge of American Civil War historical resources preferred.  

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, with a full benefits package.  No relocation expenses are covered.

Availability: This is a temporary position for a long-term project and will be open until filled.

Application: Send letter of interest, updated resume, and list of references electronically to Paulette Schwarting, Director of Technical Services, at paulette@vahistorical.org by April 10, 2017.  For additional information, call 804-342-9688 or email paulette@vahistorical.org.   

The Virginia Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer

DATE ENTERED: March 24, 2017

POSITION: Senior Youth Services Librarian

LOCATION: Talbot County Free Library, Easton, MD

Fulltime, 35 hours/weekly, primarily assigned to the Main Library in Easton, Maryland. The work schedule includes shifts in the evening and weekends.

Hiring Salary Range: $42,000 - $51,000 (based on experience).

Benefits: Health/dental/vision insurance, holidays, generous leave benefits, and participation in the Maryland Teachers’ Retirement System.  
Summary of Position: The Talbot County Free Library (TCFL) is looking for a friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic Senior Youth Services Librarian to head our busy and vibrant Youth Services Department. Our ideal candidate would lead a staff team to provide top-quality library services and programs to the families of our community. Responsibilities include collection development, reference and reader's advisory, programming, and library instruction to patrons. Knowledge of children's literature, popular titles, and reference materials in various formats and  a knowledge of PCs, internet searching, and library software applications is essential. Must have excellent customer service skills.  Serves as Person in Charge on occasion.

To be qualified, you must possess a Master’s Degree in Library Science, a Master’s in Library and Information Sciences Degree, or a Master of Science in School Librarianship, from an ALA accredited school of Library Science or international equivalent. Applicants must be able to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Public Librarian or as a School Library Media Specialist within six months of hire. Applicants without the above educational requirements will not be considered. Applicants must have a minimum of 1 year of professional librarian work experience in a public or school library/media setting. See the full job description for all requirements and duties for this position.

TO APPLY:   Send cover letter, resume, three references, and a completed TCFL employment application form to Dana Newnan, Library Director, at dnewman@tcfl.org.
Applications can also be mailed to:

Dana Newman
Talbot County Free Library
100 W. Dover St.
Easton, MD  21601


All required application materials must be received no later than 5 p.m., Monday, April 3, 2017. For more information about TCFL and to download the TCFL employment application form visit our website at www.tcfl.org  and click on Employment Opportunities. Interviews will be scheduled for Monday, April 10, 2017 for selected applicants.
The Talbot County Free Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DATE ENTERED: March 22, 2017

POSITION: Digital Scholarship Librarian

LOCATION: William & Mary – Williamsburg, VA

William & Mary is one of America’s oldest and best universities. Located in beautiful, historic Williamsburg, Virginia, the university claims both Jon Stewart and Thomas Jefferson as alumni. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked us sixth among all public universities, and the Library itself was ranked 17th on the list of best college libraries in the country. Working at William and Mary Libraries offers the opportunity to make a positive impact in the educational experience of our small, smart, diverse student body and the chance to experiment with new technologies and projects.

The Libraries provide support for training and opportunities for campus wide engagement.  We are committed to enhancing and promoting diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applications from individuals who have life experiences similar to those of underrepresented populations of the University.

The College is committed to offering its employees an attractive program of benefits that fosters well-being, acknowledges the need for balance in the work, family and personal lives of employees which, in turn, enables and sustains a productive workplace. To view benefits available, please go to http://www.wm.edu/offices/hr/currentemployees/benefits/classifiedandoperational/index.php.

Living in Williamsburg offers residents multiple opportunities to explore and experience U.S. American history, to visit riverfront beaches and restaurants, to play at major tourist attractions, and to invest time in personal pursuits, such as  music, art, museums, shopping, food and wine/beer, hiking/bicycling, nature, sports and water sports, festivals and more.  Williamsburg feels like a small college and tourist town, but offers a wide range of restaurants and shopping opportunities, and is close enough to larger cities such as Richmond and Virginia Beach that a world of exploring can happen within an hour radius.  

The Digital Scholarship Librarian promotes the institutional repository in the spirit of open access and enables the institution to capture the scholarly and creative academic output of our campus community. This position provides expertise and leadership on the library’s goals, objectives, and projects for educating the campus community about academic publishing, open access initiatives, intellectual and copyright issues and connections between information literacy and scholarly communication. Reporting to the Head of Digital Services, and in tandem with the equivalent librarian at the Virginia Institute for Marine Science, the position will work collaboratively with Digital Services and the Digital Services Advisory Group in developing a successful institutional repository strategy. This Digital Scholarship Librarian will be embedded in the Research Department and work collaboratively with subject liaisons to develop outreach initiatives for targeted projects and academic departments.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develops strong relationships with library liaisons, faculty and academic departments to build WM Publish content, developing services in support of research, teaching and learning.
  • Leads and develops education and outreach programs to provide information and current awareness related to scholarly communication, copyright, open access and author rights to the campus community.
  • Day-to-day management of the Institutional Repository including establish and manage content submission operations and manage digital collections, , train library IR support staff and work with Content Services and VIMS on IR projects such as, retrospective digitization theses & dissertations.
  • Collaborates and cooperates to develop a vision, goals and objectives regarding the direction and infrastructure of digital services; specifically as it relates to the IR, and scholarly communication.
  • Develops metrics, collects and analyzes data. Prepares and presents clear & relevant reports and presentations that documents the IR usage development and outcomes of scholarly communication efforts and WM Publish.    


  • Master’s degree in Library Science, Information Science, or related discipline from an ALA accredited program.
  • Strong commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with the proven ability to develop and foster communication and teamwork.
  • Knowledge of project management principles and proven skills to oversee and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Understanding and commitment to issues related to copyright, public access, scholarly communications, intellectual property and academic publishing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with institutional repositories, including content development, policies, service models, and securing appropriate content.
  • Knowledge of digital collection architecture and platforms, such as Digital Commons by BePress, DSpace, CONTENTdm, and/or other repository tools
  • Experience with learning, using and applying appropriate technologies in a library setting.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze data, prepare reports and presentations.
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and creativity.

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Please apply to the following link: http://jobs.wm.edu/postings/27434

DATE ENTERED: March 22, 2017

POSITION: Digital Collections Librarian - 502023

LOCATION: The University of Richmond, VA
SUMMARY:  The Digital Collections Librarian works closely with faculty, departments and programs across the university to identify, transform, store and share digital works, and leads daily digitization operations within Discovery, Technology and Publishing. This role includes digital conversion, hardware and software maintenance and troubleshooting, data quality control, creation and maintenance of workflows, and statistical reporting. The Digital Collections Librarian integrates content from diverse digital projects and collections into a cohesive digital library. The Digital Collections Librarian maintains awareness of standards and best practices for imaging processes, as well as the use of digital materials in teaching and learning in higher education, and applies this knowledge to the planning and development of new projects. While working collaboratively with other institutions regionally, nationally and internationally, this position advances the profile of the University as a location for innovative, creative and unique digital collections. The Digital Collections Librarian participates in the larger digital library community by actively investigating trends related to digital libraries and works to share knowledge through communications, training sessions and presentations.

Digital Library Program Planning & Implementation:

  • Plans, implements, directs and sustains the digitization program, advancing organizational and institutional goals in scholarship, teaching and learning.
  • Collaborates, consults and provides instructional services in the areas of digitization, content management, and metadata production to further the development of innovative solutions for creating, managing and sharing resources that provide content for teaching and research efforts.
  • May pursue grant opportunities, working collaboratively to create proposals to support the digital program.
  • Collaborates in the planning and implementation of metadata guidelines and workflows for digital materials using standards such as TEI, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, etc.
  • Collaborates with colleagues across the University in designing and implementing user interfaces to retrieve and manipulate locally created digital resources.

Digital Production:

  • Oversees and manages local scanning, photography, and image quality control processes for daily operations, maintaining tracking mechanisms as appropriate.
  • Responsible for source materials digitization from numerous sources for a variety of purposes, including publication, web delivery, preservation, manipulation, and pedagogy.
  • Documents technical processes and manages local workflows, adapting when necessary.
  • Uses specialized knowledge, recognized standards and local best practices to provide customized imaging services to faculty and staff throughout the University.
  • Supervises student employees (hires, trains, directing work) and is accountable to Financial Aid, the Student Employment Office, and Payroll for activities associated with student employment management including a budget of approximately $40,000.

Special Projects and Other Duties:

  • Calibrates and maintains high-performance digital imaging equipment and tools, including flatbed scanners, overhead scanners, high-resolution digital cameras, motorized copy stands, and all associated software. Provides hardware and software troubleshooting and support when needed.
  • Executes and/or participates in special projects, and maintains an expert level of knowledge concerning trends in the digital library and digital imaging fields.


  • Thorough knowledge of digital library concepts, applications and standards (e.g., metadata standards, media-specific standards)
  • Demonstrated evidence of responsibility in successful collaborations internal and external to an organization
  • Thorough knowledge of project planning, and demonstrated ability to provide planning, budget management, and overall supervision for multiple complex concurrent projects
  • Thorough knowledge of operating and maintaining digital capture devices, such as scanners and digital cameras
  • Thorough knowledge of community-based best practices for digital copy photography, capture, color management, and profiling
  • Thorough knowledge of current and emerging standards and best practices for document and media conversion into digital formats
  • Demonstrated experience in writing funding and grant proposals
  • General knowledge of Omeka or other library collections publishing and content management systems
  • General knowledge of all aspects of descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata, such as Dublin Core, METS, MODS, TEI, PREMIS, and VRA Core
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Abobe Creative Suite, optical character recognition software, and data management and processing software
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to work under time constraints and to meet regularly recurring deadlines on multiple, concurrent projects
  • Evidence of strong analytical problem solving skills, attention to detail, and results-oriented approaches to complex problems
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, about complex, technical processes to non-technical personnel
  • Ability to work and learn independently and to initiate necessary work procedures according to guidelines set by the supervisor
  • Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • The flexibility and adaptability to work effectively in a dynamic, evolving environment


  • Master’s degree in library or information science from a program fully accredited by the American Library Association, or an advanced degree in a related area
  • Two years of increasing professional responsibility in digital libraries, preservation or application development
  • Two years of project execution and management experience


  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week

Pay Grade 6
To see more detailed salary information please review the University of Richmond's Compensation Structure http://hr.richmond.edu/compensation/.

Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A ranked business school, the nation’s first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

DATE ENTERED: March 20, 2017

POSITION: Director of Libraries

LOCATION: City of Newport News, Virginia

The City of Newport News, Virginia is currently recruiting for a Director of Libraries and Information Services.  The ideal candidate will work to continue a long legacy of outstanding leadership and management.  Working as a strategic partner with the City’s senior leadership team this future forward leader will work to take both the department and the City to the next level.  The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school, 10 years of progressively responsible experience managing a library system as well as Certification as a Professional Librarian by the Virginia State Board for the Certification of Librarians.  The City offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with the qualifications of the selected candidate to include benefits.  City residence is required within a year of hire, with a full relocation package available. For more information on how to apply please visit http://www.cb-asso.com  before April 10, 2017.  EOE

DATE ENTERED: March 14, 2017

POSITION: Director of Library Services

LOCATION: Staunton, VA

HIRING RANGE: $79,542 - $100,000


POSTING DATE: March 14, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. The first round of applications should be received no later than April 3, 2017. Subsequent screening of applications will occur as needed until the position is filled.

“One of the prettiest and most progressive towns in the South” - Southern Living

Staunton, Virginia, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, is seeking highly qualified applicants for a Director of Library Services. In Staunton, you’ll get the lifestyle you’ll love. Staunton is located at the crossroads of Interstate-81 and Interstate-64 in the Shenandoah Valley. Staunton offers a wide range of healthcare, education, and cultural amenities, with a relatively low cost of living, and is known for its history, architecture, arts & culture, and culinary delights. Come join our team of professionals dedicated to serving this dynamic city and its citizens.

Reporting directly to the Deputy City Manager, the Director of Library Services is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Library operations to efficiently and effectively serve the public needs. We are seeking a candidate with strong communication skills and progressively responsible library service.

The Library Director is expected to:

  • Plan, organize, direct and coordinate library activities.
  • Supervise preparation and execution of department budget and maintenance of library accounts, records, payrolls and bill payments, subject to central finance requirements.
  • Select library materials.
  • Develop and enforce library policies and procedures in consultation with Advisory Board.
  • Direct maintenance of statistical records on library activities, in accordance with State Library Board policies.
  • Stimulate and guide public relations activities and staff planning for service programs of the library.
  • Assign, schedule and review work of subordinates.
  • Attend meetings, conferences, workshops and seminars.
  • Meet with civic, community, and other interested groups to explain library services.
  • Maintain a program of long-range planning for the library.
  • Direct recruitment and selection of professional and paraprofessional employees and conduct staff meetings.

Completion of a master’s program in library and/or information science from an ALA accredited library school and five years of progressively responsible public library experience, with at least 3 years in a managerial/supervisory capacity preferred. Must be certified, or eligible for certification, as a professional librarian by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

External/Internal Candidates
Interested applicants must submit an online application with the City of Staunton at: www.staunton.va.us

Staunton City Schools and the City of Staunton are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, or sex in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities.

DATE ENTERED: March 13, 2017

POSITION: Health Sciences Research Librarian

LOCATION: Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech’s University Libraries invites applications for a Health Sciences Research Librarian.

Application review: March 20th.  

Salary: $54,000 minimum dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Full posting: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/73918
This is an exciting time for Health Sciences research at VT, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape parts of this position based on his or her interests and skills, and growing support for VT health sciences initiatives in Blacksburg, Roanoke, and other locations.

Reporting to the Health Sciences Research Support Coordinator, the successful candidate will work collaboratively to develop and provide health sciences research services, and to identify and build partnerships with departments and institutes that match the successful candidate’s background and interests. As part of the Scholarly Communication Department, Research & Informatics Division, this position also supports the VT community in adoption of open research practices, such as: open access publishing and open data.

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members.

Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Applications must be submitted online at www.jobs.vt.edu. The application package needs to include a resume, cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience with the responsibilities associated with the position, and the required and preferred qualifications, and names of three (3) references and their contact information.

For questions about this position or the process, please contact:
Cathy C Pillow
Human Resources Manager
University Libraries

DATE ENTERED: March 10, 2017

POSITION: Youth Services Librarian I – Full Time

LOCATION: Williamsburg Regional Library, Williamsburg VA

Posting Date: March 10, 2017 – Open Until Filled    

DESCRIPTION: Provides reference and readers’ advisory services for the public, develops at least one collection area, conducts programs, cooperates with other divisions to provide library services to the public, and promotes library services to the community.  

REQUIRED: ALA accredited MLS; extensive knowledge of teen/tween library programming concepts; children's literature; and, some library experience providing service to youth and families preferred; experience in and commitment to public service.

SALARY:    $38,146; Exempt position

TO APPLY: To learn more and apply for this position go to http://www.wrl.org/about-us/wrl-job-postings

DATE ENTERED: March 10, 2017

POSITION:      Children’s Librarian

LOCATION:     Northumberland Public Library, Heathsville, VA

CLOSING DATE:  March 31, 2017

SALARY:  $15-$21 per hour dependant upon experience

JOB TYPE:  24 hours per week

DESCRIPTION:  The Northumberland Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, creative, people-oriented children’s librarian.  The successful candidate will have children’s programming, collection development, public service, administrative, and technology skills. This position provides library service to young people and the adults who work with them for a dynamic, friendly library located in Heathsville, VA.  Job duties include outreach, programming, collection development, reader’s advisory service, and planning.  It also includes collaboration and coordination with the Mobile Library service commencing June, 2017.  The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, volunteers, and community partners including Northumberland County schools, home schools, and other agencies such as the YMCA. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Library Director. Supervision is exercised over volunteers and summer teen interns.

REQUIREMENTS: Master's in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited university and experience as a children’s librarian with proven collection development, programming and planning expertise plus supervisory experience.  An applicant with life and career experience equivalent to a children’s librarian position would be considered.

TO APPLY:  The complete job description may be viewed at www.nplva.org.  Candidates may apply by sending their resume, cover letter, and three professional references to:  Library Director, Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, VA 22473, or via email library@nplva.org.  EOE
Equal Opportunity Employer.

DATE ENTERED: March 8, 2017

POSITION: Librarian II (H. C. Downing Branch Library Manager)


The City of Norfolk's Public Library is seeking an experienced Librarian II (Branch Manager) for the Horace C. Downing Branch Library.  Work involves managing the daily operations of the building, staff, resources, and service to patrons.
Horace C. Downing is a neighborhood branch that offers equal opportunity access to information, high quality book and multimedia materials, programs, exhibits, on-line resources and technology to meet the needs of the diverse community it serves.

The departmental hiring range for this position is $52,020 - $59,823.

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Supervise employee recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, and performance reviews.
  • Directs the operations of the library including reference services, circulation, public computing, use of databases and online digital materials for streaming and downloading, collection development, and customer services.
  • Reports directly to the Public Services Manager and attends required meetings with various departments.
  • Monitors the branch library budget and oversees acquisitions or equipment and the collection.
  • Establishes and maintains policies and procedures and implements quality control standards.
  • Provides leadership and mentoring with regard to staff development.
  • Promotes partnerships and collaboration between the library and the community through outreach and community engagement.
  • Coordinates programming efforts by working with other branches, volunteers, the Youth Services Department, Adult Programming Committee, Multicultural Programming Committee, and the Public Relations Department.
  • Responsible for preparing various updates and reports as required by Library Administration.

Work requires specialized knowledge in a professional or technical field.  Work requires professional level of knowledge of a discipline which is acquired in a Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university.

Two years experience as a professional Librarian or equivalent professional experience including management experience.

State of Virginia Professional Librarian Certification within six months of employment; Valid Driver's license; Commercial Driver's license depending upon area of assignment.

The preferred candidate will possess:

  • Three - five years of prior library experience.
  • Previous experience in reference work.
  • Previous experience in program planning and/or collection development.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications.

Additional Information and Requirements:
Work hours: 40 hours per week, some evenings and weekends, Monday through Saturday.
Work location: Horace C. Downing Library, 555 E. Liberty Street, Norfolk, VA 23523
Driver’s license is required.
TO APPLY: http://www.norfolk.gov/jobs

DATE ENTERED: March 9, 2017

POSITION: Librarian II (Van Wyck Branch Library Manager)


The City of Norfolk's Public Library is seeking an experienced Librarian II (Branch Manager) for the Van Wyck Branch Library.  Work involves managing the daily operations of the building, staff, resources, and service to patrons.

Van Wyck is a busy branch with high circulation and meets many demands of the diverse community that it serves.  The library resides directly across from Maury High School and is in close proximity to multiple public and private K-8 schools.  As such, it serves as an extension of the educational resources offered by those other institutions.  Generational diversity in the community demands resources and services for all ages.

The departmental hiring range for this position is $52,020 - $59,823.

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Supervise employee recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, and performance reviews.
  • Directs the operations of the library including reference services, circulation, public computing, use of databases and online digital materials for streaming and downloading, collection development, and customer services.
  • Reports directly to the Public Services Manager and attends required meetings with various departments.
  • Monitors the branch library budget and oversees acquisitions or equipment and the collection.
  • Establishes and maintains policies and procedures and implements quality control standards.
  • Provides leadership and mentoring with regard to staff development.
  • Oversees facility maintenance, custodial services, and security services.
  • Promotes partnerships and collaboration between the library and the community through outreach and community engagement.
  • Coordinates programming efforts by working with other branches, volunteers, the Youth Services Department, Adult Programming Committee, Multicultural Programming Committee, and the Public Relations Department.
  • Responsible for preparing various updates and reports as required by Library Administration.

Work requires specialized knowledge in a professional or technical field.  Work requires professional level of knowledge of a discipline which is acquired in a Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university.

Two years experience as a professional Librarian or equivalent professional experience including management experience.

State of Virginia Professional Librarian Certification within six months of employment; Valid Driver's license; Commercial Driver's license depending upon area of assignment.

The preferred candidate will possess:

  • Three - five years of prior library experience.
  • Previous experience in reference work.
  • Previous experience in program planning and/or collection development.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications.

Additional Information and Requirements:
Work hours: 40 hours per week, some evenings and weekends, Monday through Saturday.
Work location: Van Wyck Branch Library, 1368 DeBree Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23517
Driver’s license is required.
TO APPLY: http://www.norfolk.gov/jobs

DATE ENTERED: March 8, 2017

Job Title: Assistant Library System Director

LOCATION: Prince William Public Library System, VA

Department:  LIBRARY  
Closing Date/Time:  April 7, 2017
Salary:  $80,613 - $108,751.50 - Annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Location:  County-wide

The Prince William Public Library System, located in Northern Virginia, seeks to fill the position of Assistant Library Director.  An energetic, forward thinking Librarian with a vision for what public libraries can and should be in the 21st century, is sought to join the library leadership team and be responsible for directing all services to the public. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the system's public services staff and should have experience in policy writing, programming, financial management, working with Friends of the Library groups, training, supervising and customer service.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Prince William County invites qualified individuals who wish to work in a high performance, accountable, continuous quality improvement organization to apply.
Prince William County and the independent Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park make up the member jurisdictions of the Prince William Public Library System.  Greater Prince William is located in Northern Virginia approximately 35 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. Prince William is the second largest county in the Commonwealth of Virginia with a population of approximately 433,000 people.  The combined population of the County and two Cities is nearly 500,000.

The Prince William Public Library System supports the County's vision of a "Community of Choice" by providing lifelong enrichment across both traditional and virtual environments.  Our libraries provide access to a world of information through its vast collection of library materials and information sources and offer a variety of programs and services for all ages. The library system provides services to the residents of Prince William County, and Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. Currently the libraries within the Prince William System fall into one of three categories including two regional libraries, four community libraries and five neighborhood libraries.

TO APPLY: Select "Apply" to complete the online application.  Note:  A pre-employment background check and DMV check will be conducted on the selected candidate.

For more information on the Prince William Public Library click here: http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/library/Pages/default.aspx


Prince William County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity.
Prince William County determines the legal employment status of all County employees by utilizing a two-step process. Document verification is the first step of the process which is required of all employers as set forth in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. The second step in our process is E-Verify, an Internet-based system made available by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration. This system permits the County to electronically confirm legal employment status of all new hires.

DATE ENTERED: March 7, 2017

POSITION: Access and Outreach Services Librarian

LOCATION: Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA

DESCRIPTION: Lipscomb Library at Randolph College welcomes applications for the position of Access and Outreach Services Librarian, a full-time (12-month), non-tenured, ranked faculty position.  The position will be available July 1, 2017.
Reporting to the Director of the Library, the Access and Outreach Services Librarian will manage the library’s circulation, course reserves, and interlibrary loan operations for Lipscomb Library.  Duties will include supervising 1.75 staff members, training and scheduling approximately twenty student assistants, performing stacks maintenance for the general circulating and video collections, overseeing equipment and facilities management, and planning outreach activities for faculty, students, and staff.  Additionally, the person selected for this position will provide some reference and instructional services during academic semesters, which will include working a regular evening shift and occasional weekend hours.  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An MLIS, MLS, or the equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program is required.  The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to customer service, with the flexibility to meet the evolving needs of faculty and students in a liberal arts college environment.  Experience supervising both staff and student employees is vital to this position, as is the ability to work collaboratively with a team of librarians in the overall management of the library.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are required, and preference will be given to candidates with at least two years of experience working in public services (e.g. circulation, interlibrary loans) in an academic library.


  • Prior experience with using circulation and reserve modules on an integrated library system, particularly SirsiDynix Horizon
  • Experience using other library support products such as LibGuides, EZProxy, and ILLiad
  • An understanding of interlibrary loan and document delivery practices
  • Experience with facilities and equipment management
  • Familiarity with providing basic outreach services in an academic library setting
  • Experience working in a library using the Dewey Decimal Classification system
  • A commitment to professional development
  • A willingness to perform additional inter-departmental library tasks, as needed

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift and move library materials weighing up to 25 pounds.  

SALARY: Randolph offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.  Candidates may apply by sending their curriculum vitae, cover letter, and three professional references to: Director of Human Resources, Randolph College, 2500 Rivermont Ave. Lynchburg, VA  24503 or by email (preferred method) employment@randolphcollege.edu.  EOE

DATE ENTERED: March 6, 2017

POSITION:      Librarian II –Youth Services

LOCATION:      Augusta County Library,    Fishersville, VA

DESCRIPTION:  The Augusta County Library is seeking an enthusiastic, people-oriented professional librarian to head its Youth Services Department.  The successful candidate must have strong collection development, public service and administrative skills. This position will have primary responsibility for providing library service to young people and the adults who work with them for a library system comprised of a main library, one branch, and three smaller stations.  Job duties include reference and reader’s advisory service, outreach, programming, planning, and training staff and volunteers.  The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with co-workers and community partners including public and private schools. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Library Director. Supervision is exercised over staff and volunteers.

REQUIREMENTS: Master's in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited university and 3-5 years experience as a professional librarian with proven collection development, programming and planning expertise plus supervisory experience.  

The County offers an excellent fringe benefits package including retirement, group life and health insurance, and PTO leave program. Starting salary is $39,427. The county application can be downloaded from our website at www.co.augusta.va.us. Completed applications must be received in the Human Resources Office no later than March 31, 2017.
Equal Opportunity Employer.

DATE ENTERED: March 6, 2017


LOCATION: Kalamazoo (MI) Public Library

The award-winning, highly successful Kalamazoo (MI) Public Library (http://www.kpl.gov/) seeks its next Library Leader—a leader who will serve both the Library and the community as an engaged, active participant and contributor. The seven-member elected Board of Trustees and the staff (81FTE) are pledged to core values and social justice principles through its strong programs and services supporting 116,000 community residents. The library has an $11 million annual operating budget, with a Central Library, four neighborhood branch locations, and a supportive Friends of the Library organization. The Library emphasizes preschool literacy as a Family Place Library and with a Ready to Read program and hosts innovative services including ONEPlace—a management support center for nonprofits; the County Law Library; and a comprehensive Local History Collection (2011 State History Award). In addition to being Library Journal’s 2002 Library of the Year, the Kalamazoo Public Library also received the 2012 State Library’s Citation of Excellence Award for superior customer service. Kalamazoo voters have a long history of support and love for their Library culminating in successful twenty-year levy elections in 2009 and 2014. Key opportunities for the new Director include leading a new strategic planning process, innovating through digital technologies, enhancing staff development through coaching and mentoring, developing new programs to serve underserved populations, and upholding the Library’s commitment to social justice.

Kalamazoo (http://www.kalamazoocity.org/), a medium sized city equidistant from the metro areas of Chicago and Detroit, is home to the nationally recognized Kalamazoo Promise, Kalamazoo College, and Western Michigan University with a new School of Medicine, outstanding healthcare systems, and many recreational and cultural amenities. Kalamazoo also recently recognized a new partnership—Foundation for Excellence—between private philanthropy and the City to provide a forward-looking community benefiting everyone. Kalamazoo has a lively theater and music scene, including the Gilmore Keyboard Festival and Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra; microbreweries, restaurants, and specialty retail create a vibrant Downtown energy. Recreational amenities include stellar parks, inland lakes, bike trails, and proximity to Lake Michigan. Equally enticing is Kalamazoo’s low cost of living and affordable housing. For more information on the Kalamazoo Public Library and Kalamazoo, visit Kalamazoo Links (http://www.bradburymiller.com/KPLlinks.htm).

Responsibilities. The Director has overall responsibility for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of all Library operations and works successfully with staff, Board, governmental officials and community stakeholders. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, implementing Board policies and program decisions; developing the annual budgets tied to Library goals; implementing and evaluating the strategic plan; hiring, developing and retaining Library personnel; developing and implementing long-range capital improvements plans; and advocating for the Library in the local, state and national community. For the complete position description, see Kalamazoo Public Library Director (http://www.bradburymiller.com/KPLjobdesc.pdf).

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, the ability to obtain or already hold a Michigan Librarian’s Permanent Certificate (requires four (4) years of full-time employment or an equivalent time period  of paid professional library work following the completion of the MLS degree),  and five (5) years professional library experience at a management level.  Preferred qualifications include sound fiscal management skills; the ability to mentor and inspire a strong, creative staff; knowledge of best practices and trends in library technologies; and proven success in community engagement and partnership development. Prior Library Director experience reporting to a governing Board in a multi-branch environment and experience working with collective bargaining units are also desirable.

Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $105,000-130,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (http://www.bradburymiller.com/contactus.html)  via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@bradburymiller.com. This position closes April 23, 2017.

DATE ENTERED: March 3, 2017


LOCATION: Arlington Public Library, Arlington, VA
Salary: $26.76 - $42.84 Hourly
Location: Arlington *METRO-accessible*, VA
Job Type: Part-Time
Department: Department of Libraries
Job Number: 7012-17E-LIB-HQ
Closing: 3/16/2017 11:59 PM Eastern

Position Information
Join an innovative team that continuously strives to anticipate and meet community needs, maintain rich library collections, and improve upon a 98% customer satisfaction rating. Cataloging and Metadata Services is part of a Materials Management Division that centrally acquires, catalogs, classifies, and processes all materials for Central Library, seven branches, and the Pop-Up location, and maintains the integrity of a database of 300,000+ catalog records.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Playing a key role in the ongoing upkeep and maintenance of the library's cataloging, authority control, receiving, and processing workflows.Insuring that print, non-print, and electronic resources are accessible to borrowers in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible.
  • Supporting the manager in quality control for the cataloging and processing of all library materials, while maintaining proper cataloging standards and procedures.
  • Keeping abreast of emerging trends, innovations and best practices affecting library systems and catalogs, and of methods of electronic resources management and metadata standards.
  • Ability to use cataloging tools, such as MarcEdit, Sierra's global update to create lists and global update functions, and OCLC Connexion Client, to implement changes and enhancements to the library database.
  • Performing original and copy cataloging in all formats. Proven working knowledge of cataloging tools and resources (DDC, USMARC, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LCNAF and LCC), and performing batch-loading of large vendor sets.
  • Coordinating database policies and procedures for the library system, and performing database maintenance practices.
  • Incorporating new ways of leveraging technology for collecting, organizing, and providing access to library materials.

The successful candidate will be able to help leadership inspire a broad and shared vision for innovative library services, demonstrate the ability to work quickly and accurately in a service and production-oriented environment, and thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing workplace.

Selection Criteria
Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, plus two years' professional experience providing library services with at least one year in cataloging related work.

The ideal candidate will have experience providing programming or technical services that include the following:

  • Automated library cataloging, authority control, and acquisitions processes, such as Dewey Decimal Classification, AACR2, MARC21, LCSH, OCLC and LC subject headings, RDA, and LCNAF;
  • Working with vendors to outsource cataloging and processing library materials, including those pertaining to shelf-ready product delivery;
  • Workflows to incorporate new technologies or shifts in cataloging priorities.
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems and statistical analysis;
  • Understanding of typical collection development, acquisitions, and processing practices of a large library; and/or
  • Experience with technical services modules of Innovative Interface's Sierra or other automated systems.

Special Requirements: Must possess or be eligible for a Virginia Librarian's Certificate.

Additional Information
Work Hours: 30 hours per week, Monday – Friday within the hours of 7:30-5:30 p.m. (Scheduling is flexible within limits.)
Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

TO APPLY: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/arlington/jobs/1673965/librarian-cataloging-and-metadata?page=3&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

DATE ENTERED: March 3, 2017

POSITION: Engineering and Physical Sciences Librarian

LOCATION: Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Are you eager for a challenge? Do you enjoying learning new skills and strive to be the best version of yourself? Does helping others succeed give you motivation? Does connecting with new people excite you? If so, this could be a great opportunity for you.

LIBRARY VISION: Recognized as one of Virginia's premier research libraries, Old Dominion University Libraries are essential partners in teaching, research, and scholarly communication through expert, flexible, and entrepreneurial staff, access to information resources; and spaces that encourage reflection, exploration, and interaction. As collaborative leaders in the facilitation of information discovery, creativity, and innovation, the Libraries empower the ODU community to provide solutions to complex, real world problems.

ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES LIBRARIAN: This position will develop and deliver library services to the students and faculty in engineering and the physical sciences, including research assistance, instruction, and collection development. The Librarian will serve as the contact person for the College of Engineering and the College of Sciences in the physical sciences and their departments, programs, and research centers.  


  • ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree;
  • Experience in teaching and training; experience in identifying and meeting research needs of library users;
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational, communication and project management skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a demanding and rapidly changing service-oriented environment;
  • Demonstrated skills in teaching;
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with faculty in assigned disciplines and an understanding of the current trends and issues in scholarly publishing;
  • Initiative.

Experience or coursework in physical sciences and/or engineering; experience developing and managing physical science or engineering –related collections in all formats;
Experience in an academic or research library.                         

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Beginning minimum salary is $52,000. Commensurate with experience.
Old Dominion University is Virginia's forward-focused research university with an enrollment of 24, 670. The campus is located in the historic port city of Norfolk, VA.

APPLICATION: Screening of applicants will begin March 10, 2017 and continue until position is filled.  A complete application will contain a cover letter addressing position requirements, resume and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references.  Submit applications by clicking on https://jobs.odu.edu/postings/

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.  Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

DATE ENTERED: February 27, 2017

POSITION: Collection Development Manager

LOCATION: Blackwater Regional Library, Central Headquarters in Courtland, Southampton County, VA

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

General Definition of Work
Performs difficult professional work performing a variety of duties relating to collection development and promotion, information delivery and customer service, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Library Director. Active participation in the implementation of the library’s Long-Range Plan is expected of all employees of Blackwater Regional Library as it relates to their job descriptions. Employees are expected to set and accomplish goals for job performance annually as part of the Long-Range Plan.

Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Essential Functions
Participates as a key member of the Executive Administration Team to set direction for library services and initiatives through strategic planning, service and program design, and effective resource development and management; participates in system-wide committees as needed
Develops and maintains adult print, electronic and audiovisual collections; identifies resources in need of promotion; offers annual budget recommendations.
Manages the Technical Services Department to ensure consistent cataloging procedures, speedy materials processing and the integrity of the online catalog. May assist in cataloging as needed.
Maintains branch collections in optimum form by overseeing purchases, gifts and the deletion of materials.
Investigates trends in technology as pertains to collection; explores ways to utilize technology to improve services; keeps library staff abreast of trends in new technologies.
Provides staff training to ensure that the public receives excellent readers’ advisory service, database instruction and customer service; generates new methods for delivering readers’ advisory services.
Assists in technology training for staff, volunteers and the public to keep them abreast of circulation trends, products and software.
Analyzes circulation statistics to determine circulation patterns.
Produces pathfinders for print and electronic publication.
Compiles book, audio, and DVD orders from branch selections; suggests purchases in selected areas
Inputs and submits orders for all collection materials
Repairs library materials as needed; orders replacement tapes and CDs
Plans and directs work of acquisitions and processing staff; recommends transfers, promotions, suspensions and terminations; participates in and makes recommendations in the hiring process of acquisitions and processing staff; evaluates the performance of assigned personnel
Supervises assigned staff and performs annual evaluations; reviews evaluations prepared by subordinate supervisors
Manages inter-library loans, orders and returns
Oversees annual inventory
Coordinates and evaluates the library’s circulation software; identifies and solves problems for the staff

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of public library operation and customer service; thorough knowledge of reference, periodicals, local history and other library services; thorough knowledge of library system computer applications, personal computer and applicable software; ability to maintain accurate records and statistics and complete accurate reports; ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment; ability to multitask; ability to communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing; ability to work independently or as part of a team; ability to interact with a diverse population; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.

Education and Experience
Master's degree from a library science program accredited by the American Library Association and moderate experience in customer service and technology management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work frequently requires sitting, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, lifting and repetitive motions and occasionally requires climbing or balancing and pushing or pulling; work has requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a quiet location (e.g. library, private offices).

Special Requirements
Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Starting Salary: $38,756.03

To Apply: www.blackwaterlib.org/jobs

DATE ENTERED: February 27, 2017


LOCATION: Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library, VA

Serving as the Chief Executive Officer and official representative of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library System (MFRL), the Library Director is responsible for administering all library functions within the goals, guidelines and policies established by the Library Board of Trustees.  The Director is expected to provide solid leadership within the library, the community and the library profession.

Essential duties include but are not limited to developing, reviewing and modifying all policies for Library Board approval, in concert with the policies, procedures and guidelines of Montgomery and Floyd Counties, Virginia.  Library Director establishes a strategic five-year plan, monitors and reports on plan progress, and plans/evaluates service levels for new and current programs; prepares/justifies and follows annual budget and accounting for all monies requested/received in accordance with accounting and financial reporting systems of Montgomery County and the Library of Virginia; monitor Library facilities and plans for improvements, renovation or expansions, and maintains effective community outreach programs, and more.  Successful candidate will be able to work well with a variety of customers including citizens/customers, county officials, public officials and others; implement measures for strategic growth of programs and facilities to meet evolving and growing needs; and possess the ability to lead others toward established goals.  

Position requires Master’s Degree in Library Science/Information Science from an American Library Association accredited library school.  Eight years’ experience as a professional public librarian with a minimum of five years increasingly responsible management in public libraries to include experience in personnel management and budget administration.  Must be certified or eligible for certification by the Library of Virginia Board, and possess/acquire a valid Virginia Driver’s License.  

Salary $70,000 - $114,580 DOE/DOQ.  Excellent benefits including paid health, dental and vision, life, disability, retirement, flexible spending plan, wellness program, and more. Interested candidates must apply by March 17, 2017 in order to be considered, and may apply online at:  http://www.montgomerycountyva.gov/hr.  For more information or to request an application accommodation for disabilities, contact the Department of Human Resources at 540.394.2007; TTY/Voice at 1.800.828.1120 or 1.800.828.1140; the County’s Job Line at 540.394.2010. Montgomery County, VA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination in recruitment, selection, hiring, pay, promotion, retention or other personnel action affecting employees or candidates for employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

DATE ENTERED: February 22, 2017

POSITION: Multimedia Literacy Librarian (FA097z)

LOCATION: The George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

The George Mason University, University Libraries seek to fill the position of Multimedia Literacy
Librarian. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of
excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who
will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

This position is responsible for providing library services in the areas of reference, research, and
instruction in support of faculty and students in the Film and Video Studies and Dance departments;
and developing corresponding library collections. The position, part of the Arts and Humanities Team,
reports to the Head, Gateway Library on the Fairfax campus and works in an ever-changing public
service environment.

Duties include:

  • Provides research/reference and outreach services in person and virtually;
  • Develops and maintains online research guides and related materials;
  • Selects print and electronic format resources to support faculty and student research and instruction in assigned departments;
  • Oversees the physical and streaming media collections to ensure they meet best practices and the curricular and co-curricular needs of the university’s faculty, staff and students;
  • Provides library instruction and support for face-to-face and online/distance education classes in assigned departments and programs, as well as for English composition and other undergraduate classes;
  • Follows trends in scholarship in assigned departments and programs in order to respond to student and faculty needs;
  • Supports research projects and instruction within assigned departments and programs; consults with instructors to offer suggestions for crafting multimedia assignments, to talk about the tools and resources the library has, and to teach hands-on sessions to students including issues of copyright and fair use;
  • Works collaboratively with instruction librarians and university faculty to design, implement and assess multimedia literacy instruction, using the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education as a guide, as part of their academic courses;
  • Integrates multimedia literacy instruction into strategic courses and considering creative solutions for scaling the program to provide the greatest value;
  • Participates on committees, task forces, projects, etc. within the Mason University Libraries, the university, and, as appropriate, the community; and
  • Performs other duties, as requested, which fall within the scope of a member of the University Libraries’ faculty.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent;
  • An undergraduate degree in communications, film studies, performing art, the like or evidence of significant training and experience providing research support to these disciplines (at least one year of professional-level experience strongly desired);
  • Experience in providing responsive and quality reference, instruction, digital and collaborative library research services; as well as practical understanding of the changing research needs of students and faculty (at least two to three years of professional-level experience is preferred);
  • Experience in developing, building and sustaining working partnerships and relationships with teaching faculty, researchers and students;
  • Experience in supporting teaching, learning and research across a wide range of users;
  • Experience building and maintaining a physical and streaming media collection;
  • Understanding of emerging trends and technologies in digital literacy/information literacy and media librarianship through research, practice and other professional development activities—understands issues related to copyright and licensing of streaming media;
  • Ability to advocate and promote library resources and services to a variety of constituents;
  • Demonstrated ability to use current technologies for delivering and developing library services, including course management systems and social media;
  • Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and growth; and
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

12-month professional faculty appointment with rank; health plan options and paid life insurance;
several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; and tuition
waiver for self.

Application Instructions:
All applicants for this job (FA097z) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page
<http://jobs.gmu.edu/>. Applicants must submit letter of application, resume, and names, addresses
(including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to
Renee Prokop (rprokop@gmu.edu), Human Resources Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Libraries.
Review of applications begins March 20, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

About University Libraries:
The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and four other
distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington
D.C. region. One of Virginia’s leading academic research libraries, the Mason Libraries continues to
gain steadily in national stature as it undergoes extensive transformation in all areas that are key to a
21st century research library—innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled
staff members, growing collections, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships.
Visit us at library.gmu.edu for more information

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to
promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national
origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

DATE ENTERED: February 21, 2017

POSITION: Regional Branch Manager (Librarian IV)

Job #: 17-00303
Job Title: Regional Branch Manager (Librarian IV)
Opening Date/Time: Sat. 02/18/17 12:00 AM Eastern Time
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 03/10/17 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $31.65 - $52.74 Hourly
$2,531.75 - $4,219.57 Biweekly
$65,825.55 - $109,708.77 Annually
Pay Grade: S27
Job Type: FT Salary W BN
Department: Library
Posting Type: Open to General Public
To apply: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/fairfaxcounty/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1658036

Manages a regional library and supervises approximately 40-80 staff and volunteers. Leads the branch management team and is accountable for effective management of the library within a 23-branch system. Directly supervises key management staff. In consultation with the branch coordinator, participates in the development of long-range plans for the branch, ensuring consistency with system goals. Ensures that members of the public receive courteous, efficient service. Sees that the building is well maintained and that the collection and equipment serves community needs. Trains and counsels staff and evaluates their performance. Analyzes workload to ensure efficient staff scheduling that corresponds to hours of peak demand. Implements system policies and forwards recommendations for appropriate changes to library administration. Works with customers and community organizations to explain available services and identify needs. Promotes good relations between the library and the community. May develop special programs geared to the needs, interests and demographics of the service area.

Provides direct service to the public using both print and non-print resources to respond to patron requests. Works with the collection management office to improve the quality and usefulness of the library's collection. Works with community groups to encourage library use and to assist in making the library more customer friendly. May serve on system-wide or community project teams as appropriate.
Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) will host a Realistic Job Preview on March 2, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm. Click here to view the complete details for the Realistic Job Preview.

Note: This job announcement may be used to fill multiple full-time Regional Branch Manager (Librarian IV) positions; current openings exist at the Reston Regional Library and at the Tyson's-Pimitt Regional Library. The annual salary offer will not exceed the mid-point (or $87,767.47) of the advertised salary range.

Schedule: The schedule includes evening and weekend hours as assigned. The schedule may also vary depending on the needs of the library.

Graduation from college with a master's degree from an accredited library school and three years of increasingly responsible professional library experience, including two years in a responsible supervisory capacity.

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.

Public library experience in a variety of increasingly responsible leadership positions. Experience with leading professional-level project teams, presenting high level management reports, budgeting, programming, employee development, strategic initiatives and community assessment. Superior oral and written communication skills. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer.

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 10 pounds. Ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview, may include a written and oral 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.

DATE ENTERED: February 21, 2017

POSITION: Collection Access Manager – Connect, Inspire, Enrich!

LOCATION: Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (OH)

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (OH) (https://www.libraryvisit.org/) seeks an innovative knowledgeable Collection Access Manager to lead the Collection Access Department and sit as a member of the Library’s Leadership Team. PLYMC is a county-wide system serving 238,823 residents, governed by a 15-member Board and supported by a stellar staff of 169 FTE, a $15,540,797.84 annual operating budget, and a 11-member Leadership Team. The Library’s newly adopted strategic plan, My Library 2020, emphasizes developing fresher, more dynamic targeted collections and streamlined workflows.  The Collection Access Manager oversees materials from selection and acquisition through processing and maintenance—and ensures that the Library’s strategic goals for collections and spaces are met efficiently and effectively. The successful candidate will focus on utilizing data and trends to build customized collections for Mahoning County residents and actively participate in the Library’s mandate of fiscal stewardship while managing a departmental budget of $2,326,200.

For information on the Library and Mahoning County, see PLYMC Links: (http://www.bradburymiller.com/plymclinks2017.htm).

Responsibilities. Key responsibilities include (1) selecting and overseeing the collections for fifteen locations and specialty departments; (2) working with the Public Services Team; (3) overseeing the Technical Services Department (including Search Ohio and Ohio Link); (4) supervising Specialist positions; and (5) managing vendor relationships. In addition, the position responds to customer inquiries and concerns when appropriate and when assigned.  As a member of administration, the Collection Access Manager will participate in system-wide planning with other Library departments to accomplish established goals.  Please visit Collection Access Manager (http://www.bradburymiller.com/plymcjobdesc.pdf) for the complete position description.

Qualifications.  Minimum qualifications are (1) a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA Accredited program; (2) a minimum of three years of experience in collections; (3) a minimum of two years of supervisory experience; and (4) a minimum of two years in a public library environment. Desired qualifications are the ability to analyze data and community trends, a working knowledge of best practices in public library collections management, experience with technical services processes, familiarity with Innovative Interface, and prior success in workflows management. Experience working in a multi-branch environment and budgeting are preferred.

Compensation.  The salary range is $51,100 – $76,700 (negotiable with experience) with an excellent fringe benefit package which includes pension plan with the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (http://www.bradburymiller.com/contactus.html) via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@bradburymiller.com.

This position closes April 16, 2017.

DATE ENTERED: February 21, 2017

POSITION: Library Director    

LOCATION: Lancaster Community Library, Kilmarnock, VA                

Position Summary
The Lancaster Community Library is looking for an innovative and seasoned leader to serve as the library director in Kilmarnock, VA, part of the vibrant Northern Neck area of Virginia. With community engagement a hallmark of this library, a recent library capital campaign provided a 27,000 sq ft new home for the library. LCL is a 21st Century community library with holdings in diverse print and electronic resources, ebooks, audiobooks, digital movies, music and other media; genealogical search resources; robust children’s and adult services and programming and a variety of technological resources.

The Library Director is expected to be a leader with an exceptional array of skills and initiative to provide the vision as the key executive overseeing library services.  At LCL, the Library Director reports to a governing board of 12 members who are committed to the library’s success and works with a modest in number, but outstanding FT and PT staff and significant volunteer workforce.  

LCL is a 501(c)3 non-profit as defined by the IRS. LCL maintains a balanced budget from a diverse revenue stream including funding from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Lancaster County, various community grants, private donations, and an annual disbursement from the library’s endowment.

The Locale
Lancaster County is located in the coastal plains of eastern Virginia, bound by the Rappahannock River and the Chesapeake Bay. Geography destined Lancaster County to be one of Virginia's leading boating and retirement communities with 180 miles of shoreline with expansive views, residential and business property. Close proximity to the major metropolitan areas of Washington, DC, Richmond and Hampton Roads allows for cultural experiences beyond Lancaster County. With an active population of 11,466 and a reasonable cost of living, Lancaster County is a desirable residential community to raise families, pursue life-long learning, enjoy coastal living well into retirement. The area hosts educational, recreational, arts, financial, retail and medical facilities that draw folks with a rich life experiences and interests.

Job Specifications

  • Documented skill to explore challenging issues and innovations, make assessments, develop strategies for resolution, and assemble necessary resources for the achievement of goals and priorities in conjunction with library initiatives.   
  • Proven communication skills to interact with the community, make presentations, participate in forums, grant writing, fundraising, and cultivating donors in both one-on-one and group settings.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to develop relationships with county officials, community leaders, and non-profit partners to maximize the impact of library services.
  • Possess a management style based on inspiring rather than on hierarchy and directives. Demonstrates a leadership style of inclusion, collaboration and teamwork.
  • Embrace technology and the use of technological advances within library services.  
  • Possess a love of reading, is well read, and has a broad knowledge of classics as well as contemporary literature and current authors.
  • Proven financial management skills with ability to assess and improve operational performance, interpret financial statements and balance sheets, run a financially responsible program and budget process.
  • Facilities management and oversight expertise to ensure the physical environment is safe and welcome to all. 

Career track of progressive leadership roles in library services. The ideal candidate brings a record of success as a director or assistant director of a successful public library for 8 years, demonstrating strong credentials and a broad perspective in library programs, technology and services. A Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school and the ability to obtain professional librarian certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Position is open until filled with preference given to applications received before March 30th, 2017.       

Applicants: please send a cover letter, resume and references via USPS or email listed below to:
The LCL Search Committee
P.O. Box 850
Kilmarnock, Virginia  22482
email: lclibrary61@gmail.com

DATE ENTERED: February 21, 2017

POSITION: Program Coordinator Knowledge Management #03628

LOCATION: Virginia Department of Transportation, Richmond, VA

The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking to fill a Knowledge Management Program Coordinator position to be located in the Business Transformation Office located in Downtown Richmond, VA. This position will work with multiple customer groups to ensure enterprise content is accurate and relevant.

The successful incumbent will: ensure that searching enterprise content provides the relevant top-most results, i.e. make searching in InsideVDOT and OutsideVDOT an effective tool for the agency; effectively communicate and educate the agency on relevant topics or information such as searching, using metadata, agency thesaurus, etc; collaborate with Enterprise Architects to define and manage an information architecture; use business knowledge and technical expertise to plan, develop, and maintain the enterprise taxonomy/thesaurus; administer the enterprise metadata and search experience-related capabilities, e.g. schema, relevance, etc.; provide technical expertise to enterprise content governance for information architecture governance; and perform and report analytics to inform the information architecture, search relevance, and use/trends.

Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of information architecture. Knowledge of content and records management. Knowledge of organizational behavior. Demonstrated experience with metadata creation or cataloging of corporate content and working with taxonomy/thesaurus management and auto-classification software. Demonstrated experience with planning, developing, and maintaining corporate taxonomies/thesauri. Demonstrated communication, analysis and negotiation skills. Demonstrated experience in using Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio 2010 or newer. Demonstrated experience in writing business and technical documentation. Demonstrated commitment to high-quality work, even while working in a self-directed environment. Candidate must be detail-oriented and a self-motivated learner.

For more details and to apply, visit https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/68007
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