Librarian I – Youth Services
The Williamsburg Regional Library, winner of the 2018 ELGL silver award for best public library in the United States, is seeking an engaging individual to provide responsible work providing reference and readers’ advisory services to the public and promote library services to the community.
• Provides information and materials from the library’s collections and from other resources.
• Locates and recommends materials appropriate for users’ interest and reading levels.
• Participates in family literacy, visual literacy and emergent literacy programs in the library and through specified outreach programs.
• Take part in Internet projects, such as creating web pages, teaching group classes using a computer projection system or teaching users one-on-one; oversees designated volunteer projects.
• Selects collections for purchase from review journals and other sources; maintains collection.
• Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an accredited American Library Association (ALA) college; some public library experience; experience working with children preferred.
• Must possess or be able to obtain within 30 days of hire a valid Virginia driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record based on the James City County’s criteria.
• Extensive knowledge of children’s literature; printed and electronic reference sources; library research techniques including online and other electronic sources; and, library procedures
• Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service including setting and meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
• Skill in use of computer software, especially Microsoft Office Suite, digital resources, commonly used applications, and social media; oral and written communication.
• Ability to effectively work with users of all ages and other library personnel; plan and organize daily work and special projects; establish and maintain relationships with library administration and staff members, government/school/community officials and personnel, vendors, and the public; be an effective ambassador for the library and represent the library in a positive manner.