Librarian I - Youth Services
Prince William County Government - Woodbridge, VA

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The Prince William Public Library System is seeking a creative, dynamic professional to join the Youth Services staff at Potomac Community Library. If you enjoy working with children and teens and are looking for a position that is exciting, challenging and closer to home, apply today to join the Prince William team. Position located at Potomac Community Library in the Children’s and Young Adult Department. Duties include, but are not limited to: working at the Information Desk providing reference and readers’ advisory services to all patrons; attending staff meetings; planning and conducting children’s programs; supervising teen volunteers; maintaining and weeding the children’s and young adult collection. Other assigned duties may include assisting with outreach to schools, community groups and agencies; developing and presenting training to the staff and the public. SCHEDULE: This is a full-time Librarian position, 37.5 hours per week. Schedule includes days, evenings and weekends. Schedule may vary depending upon the needs of the library.

HIRING RANGE: $42,690.70 - $56,874.48

Note: The information below is the County-wide Classification Specification for the Librarian I and may include details not specifically applicable to this position.

General Definition of Work, Typical tasks, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Performs responsible professional work in the Public Library System. As the entry level professional position, its emphasis is upon the development of an inexperienced Librarian. Initially, the classification is characterized by frequent consultations with the supervisor, but with decreasing supervision as experience and knowledge is gained. Work involves a considerable level of discretion in client relationships because of the nature of public service.
Work is performed under regular supervision. May supervise volunteers, pages or aides in assigned areas. This position does not supervise professional personnel.

TYPICAL TASKS:
Prepares booklists and bibliographies; service talks and presentations;
Performs information and reference services;
Performs original cataloging and classification;
Responsible for collection development, selection and weeding booklists, bibliographies, pathfinders and book displays;
Participates in problem-solving task forces;
Responsible for programs, book/service talks (with direct supervision);
Participates in a general way as professional colleagues in library planning and development;
Maintains knowledge of current titles and public interests;
Attends staff meetings, training, and/or professional meetings;
May train, guide, and/or supervise others in miscellaneous tasks; and special projects;
Independent projects may be assigned if scope is defined externally.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
General professional knowledge of library policies, procedures, materials and practices, including materials selection and collection development, information tools and searching techniques, cataloging and classification; annotations, service talks and other public relations methods; general knowledge of standard office equipment to include personal computer and applicable software; ability to train, guide and/or supervise volunteers, Pages or Library Technicians; ability to evaluate library service problems and participate in obtaining resolutions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and library patrons; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience:
Requires a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college/university. (This is an entry-level professional librarian position.)