Special Libraries Association

Librarian I/II Lead Librarian

City of Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
9 days ago


Librarian I/II – Lead Librarian -Must have Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university, plus two (2) years of professional/administrative library work experience

Position Description:  As a primary responsibility, supervise public programming, creating a branch plan for youth, teen, and adult services grounded in the Virginia Beach Public Library strategic plan, and  serve as a member of the branch management team.

Program Coordination:

  • Review all program proposals and approve program plans
  • Serve as liaison between branches and Programming and Community Outreach unit. Attend system programming team meetings
  • Provide leadership and training for staff in the planning, development, presentation, and evaluation of library programs to ensure that quality programs are provided for library customers. This includes leading branch programming team meetings
  • Communicate training, materials, and collection needs for branch programming

Outreach Coordination:

  • Develop consistent service plans based on community analysis
  • Schedule branch level outreach services and collaborate and communicate with the Branch Manager, Programming and Community Outreach Manager, and Community Outreach Coordinator to create branch level outreach plan
  • Lead partnerships with schools, organizations, and other city departments


  • Assist with the planning and presentation of, at minimum, two systemwide annual events
  • Develop, present, and evaluate programs or presentations to inform community groups of library services
  • Provide programming for all audiences as scheduling allows

Supervision and Leadership:

  • Schedule and supervise the work of all Library Program Specialists (LPS) at assigned branch  
  • Lead staff in creating and implementing annual goals and objectives reflecting City and Library Department vision to ensure quality customer service to internal and external customers
  • Work with building management team to prepare and schedule staff and authorize leave to ensure an equitable distribution of work and adequate staffing to provide quality customer service
  • Document and prepare quarterly and annual employee performance feedback to encourage, counsel, discipline and set goals for LPS staff
  • Identify training needs and opportunities for LPS staff and develop training programs to provide staff with the skills to deliver quality service
  • Contribute to staff meeting agendas and lead discussions to explore continued improvement opportunities, solicit feedback, promote teamwork, and provide training
  • Lead or participate in a team process to develop criteria to interview, evaluate, and select candidates to hire the best applicants
  • Serve as a member of the branch management team and Person in Charge (PIC)
  • Participate in collection maintenance along with other members of branch management team and in collaboration with Materials Management Librarians
  • Document accident, personnel, and incident reports to comply with department, city, state, and federal guidelines


  • Purchase program material utilizing the city’s procurement process

Customer Service:

  • Work customer service points regularly
  • Respond to internal and external customers in crisis by identifying concerns or complaints by using independent judgment, discretion, and negotiation skills to deter

This position closes on 8/17/22. For more information and to apply online, please go to: www.vbgovcareers.com EOE.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64917020
  • Location:
    Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
  • Position Title: Librarian I/II Lead Librarian
  • Company Name For Job: City of Virginia Beach
  • Industry: Public Library
  • Job Function: Outreach and Public Programs
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