Youth Services Manager – Burke Branch Library, Alexandria, VA

Position: Youth Services Manager (Librarian II)
Location: Burke Branch Library – Alexandria, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobList.

The Youth Services Manager is responsible for operations of the Burke Branch Library Youth Services Team and reports to the Branch Manager.

General Duties:

  • Supervises one part-time Library Assistant and one part-time Library Page.
  • Plans and implements educational programs and literacy initiatives including summer reading programs for children ages 0-12.
  • Collaborates with the Teen Services Coordinator to plan and implement programs and initiatives for young adults.
  • Coordinates collection development and maintenance of 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 and other committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

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

Minimum Requirements:

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

Foreign languages skills preferred.