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Reference Librarian, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Charlottesville, VA

Full-Time Reference Librarian 

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 10/19/18 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Salary: $41,238.00 - $61,869.00 Annually 

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville (22902), Virginia

The starting salary will be between $41,238 and $45,356 annually.

General Summary:
This position provides reader's advisory and reference services and assistance to patrons of all ages in the use of library resources and equipment; assists with some circulation tasks and general library duties; and may occasionally be called upon to serve as the acting branch manager. Strong public service orientation with general knowledge of library practices, knowledge of reference materials including electronic information resources, online databases, Internet and familiarity with Windows.

Must work a flexible schedule that includes a weekend rotation including Sundays and one evening per week.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Responsible for serving patrons of all ages, provides reference and reader's advisory; requires some general department and/or branch duties; Provides knowledge of reference materials and electronic information resources, online databases, Internet and Windows, reader's advisory and other reference services as required. In addition to providing reference services, other duties include: staff training, planning adult programming, participating in regional planning, selecting and weeding materials for the collection and other duties as assigned; occasionally fills in when manager is absent; Position expected to work at a public service desk to provide reference and information assistance; See "General Summary" for additional details.

Education, Experience and Skills:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS degree from an ALA accredited school required;
  • Previous library experience and knowledge of general reference sources and a willingness to read both juvenile and young adult literature;
  • Familiarity with automated library systems and experience with MS Office suite and online reference resources.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least three years of previous library work experience is preferred;
  • Experience with an integrated library system such as Sierra, and on-line reference resources.

Skills: Requires good interpersonal skills and ability to be an effective team member; a strong public service orientation.


Physical Conditions & Work Contracts:

Ability to push book trucks and other equipment, lift up to 30 pounds, and to stand, stoop, bend and carry. Contacts would include the branch manager, library staff, and the public. 

For more information and to apply, visit the City of Charlottesville Job Board  

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