Children's Librarian Jobs at Hampton
Hampton, VA, USA, US Government Job


Performs routine professional work in the public library.

Examples of Duties

•Supervise the daily activities of the Main Library Children's Department.


•Coordinate Young Family Centers.


•Coordinate Reading Is Fundamental Programs.


•Attend staff meetings and participates in departmental and system-wide committees.


•Recommend library books and non-book materials for purchase.


•Attend conferences, seminars, training sessions and meetings. Keep current with developments in the library profession.


•Develop and present in-house training programs for library staff.


•Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications

Completion of a Master's program in Library Science from an ALA accredited Library School or certification as a Professional Librarian by the State of Virginia.

Must receive State Certification from the Library of VA within six months of being hired.

Course work in children and adolescent literature preferred. Knowledge of library principles, methods, and procedures. Knowledge of publishing in several broad subject fields, cataloging, use of reference materials, and selection of appropriate reading materials for readers of all ages. Ability to: instruct and train paraprofessional library staff in methods and procedures; to prepare bibliographies, interpret library resources and services to the public; familiarity with automated systems and microcomputers. Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with fellow workers.

Must possess a valid drivers license and have a satisfactory driver's record based on the City of Hampton's criteria.

Supplemental Information

Receives general supervision from the Main Library Manager. May require working nights and weekends. Extensive public contact. This is an exempt position.

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