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Information Services Librarian Librarian I New

Company name
Fairfax County Civil Service Commission

Alexandria, VA
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Assists in managing the library services of a Regional Library. Acts as the person in charge as needed. Assists patrons of all ages in locating reading materials and information. May assist in the creation and coordination of programs and activities for community groups and the public. Advises readers on library materials for leisure reading as well as for reference. This position works under the direction of the Regional Branch Manager.


The hourly offer rate will not exceed the midpoint (or $30.3206) of the advertised compensation range.


This is a part-time position working 20 hours per week. Scheduling flexibility is imperative. The schedule includes working every Sunday, and some evenings and Saturdays as assigned. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the library.

Illustrative Duties

Answers reference questions from customers through the use of standard reference books, documents, and electronic resources;

Assists and instructs customers in the use of materials in various formats;

Advises and assists customers in the selection of books, periodicals, media, and other materials;

Maintains collection by weeding, marketing, and merchandising library materials;

Plans and provides programs and outreach to customers of all ages;

Trouble-shoots library computers and reports unresolved problems through proper channels;

Remains current in resources, services, and technologies in the information field;

Identifies materials to be considered for addition to the library collection;

May serve as person in charge.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles, standards, and practices of library science;

Knowledge of library reference sources and methods;

Ability to learn new procedures and resources;

Ability to communicate verbally in order to answer reference questions and provide reading guidance;

Ability to provide information services to people of all ages;

Ability to work with other employees;

Ability to understand and interpret policies;

Ability to plan and schedule workload;

Ability to promote interest in library services;

Ability to carry out objectives under supervision;

Ability to classify and catalog material.

Ability to plan and provide community-oriented library programs and outreach.

Employment Standards


Graduation from college with a master's degree from an ALA accredited library school, or completion of coursework towards a master's degree from an ALA accredited library school.


Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within three months of date of appointment to the position.


Experience working in a library setting. Strong customer services skills. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with electronic book reading devices and basic knowledge of e-book downloading procedures. Experience in planning and providing programs and outreach to adults.


The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check.


Ability to lift books weighing up to 10 pounds. Ability to input, access and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to push and pull full 4-wheeled book carts and book bins. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.


Panel interview.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

Fairfax County is proud to offer employees an attractive and comprehensive benefits program, including the following:

Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage

Flexible Spending Programs

Contributory Retirement Plan

Life Insurance

Long-Term Disability Insurance

Paid Leave

(Sick and Vacation)

Employee Assistance Program

Employees' Child Care Center and Fitness Center

Flexible Schedule and Telework Options

Transportation Subsidy

Discount Educational Programs

For additional details please visit the County's benefits webpage.

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