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Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2016 12:03 AM


Company Name: City of Falls Church

Required Travel: 0-10%
Min Education: Master's Degree
Job Function: Access Services/Circulation
Job Type: Full-Time

The City of Falls Church is recruiting for an experienced Library Section Supervisor for the Technical Services Section of the Mary Riley Styles Library in Falls Church, Virginia.

• Plan and organize all Technical Services work for the Library to include, but not limited to, acquisitions, cataloging, and work with the integrated library system (ILS), which is Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
• Review, select, and maintain several areas in the adult non-fiction collection (currently the 400s, adult biographies, DVD documentaries, and Teaching Company materials)
• Evaluate current collections and research and plan for new and emerging materials and formats
• Work with library wholesale book, media, and periodical jobbers (ex. Baker & Taylor, WT Cox etc.) placing orders, troubleshooting orders and cancelations, and maintaining relationships with them
• Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office products and software like BookWhere and downloading of eMaterial records
• Monitor and work with selectors about the high holds, patron suggestions, and best seller lists
• Extensive knowledge of MARC records, and familiarity with RDA cataloging and knowledge of Biblioframe
• Supervise and evaluate two full time employees and one part time employee and administer and prepare tasks for the adult volunteer program with approximately 20 people participating weekly
• Oversee the ongoing library used book sale and work with volunteers to set up and dismantle a monthly special book sale
• Prepare the section budget and monitor all expenditures for the section
• Develop Technical Services policies, make procedural and budget decisions within that area’s budget
• Serve on the library’s Management Team, making suggestions about policies and procedures for the library as a whole
• Participate in regional and state Technical Services groups and appropriate listservs and monitor the user groups for the ILS
• Prepare a variety of monthly statistical reports concerning section activities and special reports as necessary for City, region, and State (includes such things as collection and cataloging statistics, volunteer hours) and run reports as needed from the ILS
• Create posts for social media about the library’s collection, events, and other items of interest
• Serve on various City and Council of Government as well as state committees representing the library of Falls Church
• In charge of the building and staff on nights and weekends in absence of more senior staff

• Must have an ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science with a valid Virginia certificate
• Minimum of five years of supervisory experience in supervising, planning and organizing a Technical Services department in a small to medium sized public library
• A thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of a modern library Technical Services operation and readers’ interests, library and automation trends, and eMaterials
• An extensive knowledge of library system computer applications and requirements
• Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate records and statistics, to complete accurate reports, exercise initiative and independent judgment, establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons and associates and to communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing
• Reader’s advisory skills for children, teens, and the parents (rotating monthly Youth Services desk duty)
• Possess policy and procedures development skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently but also as a team member
• Attention to detail and handle multiple tasks simultaneously and effectively
• Must be able to exercise initiative and independent judgment (often in charge of the facility and staff in the absence of more senior staff)
• Ability to maintain accurate records and statistics, to complete accurate reports used at the local, regional, and state levels
• Prepare and manage the Technical Services budget and monitor expenditures
• Must have a strong commitment to excellent customer service skills and flexibility in adapting to rapid change

Hours: 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday. One rotating Saturday or Sunday a month in the Youth Services Department—time off is given during the week to accommodate a weekend day.

Salary & Benefits: $62,851 + depending on qualifications. Includes comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, pension plan, deferred compensation plan, flexible spending account, college, life and long-term disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, credit union membership, free parking, and more. for additional information.

To Apply: Send City application or resume to City of Falls Church, HR Div, 300 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046 or

• Location: Falls Church, Virginia, Northern Virginia

• Post ID: 25414666 washingtondc is an interactive computer service that enables access by multiple users and should not be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. © 2017