Multiple Positions: Virginia

Position: Librarian, Cataloging and Metadata
Location: Arlington Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist.

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.

All applicants must submit an online application:

Position: Cataloging Librarian (Librarian II)
Location: Alexandria Library
Salary: $51,552.00 – $75,130.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist.


  • Original and descriptive cataloging and metadata creation involving resources in all formats for input into OCLC and local integrated library system.
  • Responsible for original and copy cataloging and maintaining authority records of both print and non-print materials (audio-visual materials, digital resources, etc.); legal materials, and non-traditional materials (loose-leaf, folios, bound resources).
  • Maintain and modify online bibliographic records by adding, replacing, merging, updating, and deleting bibliographic records as needed.
  • Assignment of DDC and LC call numbers and Library of Congress subject headings for records management.
  • Manage and maintain cataloging procedures of the Local History/Special Collection’s materials and resources along with supporting projects and digital initiatives.
  • Manage and maintain cataloging of the Law Library’s materials and resources.
  • Manage and maintain periodicals through ordering, receiving, claims, and prediction records and ensuring the appropriate retention and disposition of materials and records.
  • Keep informed of professional developments relating to libraries regarding both traditional and nontraditional services.
  • Work cooperatively with branches and is responsive to the needs of public services in providing user centered bibliographic services.
  • Willing to participate and serve on library committees and represents the library in local, regional, and national associations.

Position: Youth Services Manager
Location: Alexandria Library
Salary: $51,552.00 – $75,130.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist.

General Duties:

  • Supervises and schedules one Children’s Librarian, one part-time Library Assistant and two part-time Library Pages
  • Plans and implements educational programs and literacy initiatives including summer reading programs for children ages 0-12
  • Coordinates collection development and maintenance for children’s materials
  • Assists children, caregivers, parents, teachers, etc. with requests for information and library materials
  • Coordinates outreach activities with Alexandria City Public Schools, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, and related organizations providing Youth Services in the community.
  • Stays aware of professional trends and continually works to improve youth services
  • Functions as building officer in the Branch Manager’s absence
  • Weeds and updates the collection and evaluates print and digital resources
  • Participates on system Youth Services Committee