HEAD OF CHILDREN'S SERVICES

Recruitment #19-S3-1403

Introduction

Just 45 minutes west of Washington, D.C., Loudoun County Public Library is a dynamic, forward-thinking organization that enjoys great community support and has an excellent reputation.

Job Description

Loudoun County Public Library (LCPL) is offering collaborative, energetic, community-oriented leaders the opportunity to become the Head of Children’s Services at the Cascades Library. Location is subject to change based on operational needs.

The Head of Children’s Services will oversee the Children’s Services department, supervise and evaluate staff, plan and conduct programs, serve as a member of the branch management team and ensure the daily delivery of high quality services. LCPL staff provide exceptional service that guides children, parents and caregivers in discovering information, ideas, knowledge and skills. They lead customers in understanding and making effective use of library resources and technology for learning, communication and entertainment.

Successful candidates will develop and preserve effective relationships with staff, customers and the community as well as:

  • Foster a positive team whose performance and dedication are essential to the Library’s mission
  • Be passionate, creative team players with excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Be aware of emerging trends, technologies, and best practices in public library services
  • Possess strong multi-tasking, organizational and technology skills

LCPL provides services seven (7) days a week including Friday and Saturday nights. Work schedules vary and include weekends, evenings and holidays.

This job recruitment may also be used to fill future vacancies.

Job Requirements

  • Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school is preferred
  • Three (3) years of related experience is required
  • Supervisory experience strongly preferred

Special Requirements

  • Work requires ability to push or pull wheeled carts weighing up to 200 pounds
  • Some bending, reaching, walking and standing required
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds required
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly, concisely and effectively, orally and in writing is required
  • Spanish/English bilingual skills preferred

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Successful candidate will undergo a credit and criminal background check.