Librarian I, Young Adult Services – Suffolk Public Library – Suffolk, VA


Under general supervision, performs professional library work including coordination and development of services and programs for young adults, assisting patrons regarding reference demands, assisting with questions and/or problems regarding resources and reference materials, and providing assistance in the daily operation of the library.  Reports to the Youth and Family Services Manager.


Examples of Duties 

Essential Functions:

  • Assists patrons regarding reference demands and performs readers’ advisory services; responds to citizen requests for assistance in using the department’s computer system.
  • Maintains knowledge of the reference and circulating collections, electronic resources; maintains reference and circulating collections.
  • Interpret and apply library policies and procedures for customers and staff; Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  • Assist in weeding, selection and overall maintenance of collection.
  • Maintains an awareness of new literature, technologies, trends, and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
  • Performs work at the Public Services desk which includes checking materials in and out, placing reserves, and responding to the informational needs of the library patrons.
  • Conducts introductory tours of the library.
  • Provide training for employees to improve computer skills.
  • Collects fines for overdue and lost materials and fees for the use of the copier.

Essential Functions of Librarian I in charge of Young Adult Services Services:  

  • Plans, implements, and evaluates system-wide programs and services for Young Adults.
  • Creates and maintains relationships with local middle schools, high schools, and other Young Adult oriented community organizations and groups.
  • Works as a member of the Youth and Family Services department to support system-wide services and events for Youth ages 0-18, serving in particular as the leader of services and events for Young Adults.
  • Organizes and maintains teen areas system-wide; serves as a subject matter expert in young Adult Literature.

Additional Duties:
Performs other related work as required.
Typical Qualifications 

Master’s degree in an ALA accredited program in Library Science and some customer service experience required.  Library experience and knowledge of STEMS/STEAM preferred; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
Supplemental Information 

Certification as a librarian by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education Library Board.  Requires a valid driver’s License.

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