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Youth Services Librarian-Arlington County Public Library

  • 16 Mar 2023 6:18 PM
    Message # 13134486

    Position Title:

    Youth Services Librarian-Arlington County Public Library

    Position Description:

    Arlington County's Public Library is seeking a customer service oriented, enthusiastic, and creative Youth Services Librarian to be responsible for planning programs for children from birth to high school age and their families and/or caregivers; performing Librarian in Charge duties as needed in the absence of management; overseeing the youth collection of the location; and fostering partnerships and programs with local community groups, schools, and child-care facilities.


    • Serving as a children's specialist to coordinate and develop youth programs for the branch to include story times, book talks, special events, and book discussion groups;
    • Promoting library outreach services and presenting programs to child-care facilities, preschools, schools, and groups promoting services to youth; may include driving a county vehicle or bookmobile to outreach events;
    • Providing reference and reader's advisory service to children and adults of diverse backgrounds, some of them with limited English skills;
    • Serving as back-up during supervisor's absence from the branch and assisting with administrative activities and reports, and helping oversee staffing and security needs;
    • Coordinating teen and youth service volunteers to include recruiting, hiring, and allocating work assignments; and
    • Participating in the system-wide Youth Services Team and other teams as assigned.

    The successful candidates must be experienced in creating new services and programs for youth, and provide evidence of proven success in community outreach, and have strong familiarity with youth and teen literature.

    Selection Criteria


    • Master's Degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university; and
    • Some experience serving in a Youth Services Librarian role.
    Desirable: Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
    • Experience working with children and youth in a Library setting;
    • Providing customer service to the public;
    • Planning, managing, and scheduling the work of others; 
    • Strong knowledge in early literacy foundations and child development; and/or
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish).

    Application Process:

    Go to "Arlington County Careers" and select keyword "library". Scroll down and select position.

Mailing Address:
DC Library Association
 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE
 Unit #: 1653
Washington, DC 20013
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