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Assistant Library Director
Location          Henrico, VA, US
Organization Name          County of Henrico Public Library
About US          
Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability.

Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.

Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

The Henrico County Public Library System consists of five area and four branch libraries, Mobile Library Services, and library administrative offices. Libraries are located throughout the county, a widely diverse county of 245.06 square miles with 28 miles separating our most distant libraries. The Library System is committed to providing excellent customer service through expert staff, state of the art facilities and innovative technology and programs.

For more information, please visit our website at

General State of Duties          
Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, August 6, 2018.

Assists the Director of Library in the operation of the County library system, with particular emphasis on the Library's personnel functions; does related work as required.

Essential Duties          
Assists the Library Director to plan, direct, coordinate and evaluate the operation of the Library; assists in formulating long range strategic plans including services, technology, programming, staffing, budget, collection, facility and public relations; develops and implements library policies to fulfill the mission of the library; provides leadership in implementation of the Library Services Plan, ensuring that the library's mission and vision are upheld and that related goals are being met; assesses community needs and desires and leads resulting coordinated efforts to enhance library services; assists Director with annual budget preparation and presentation; assists in responding to requests from County Administration; participates in and may lead personnel searches, especially for managerial and administrative level positions; provides leadership in all aspects of HR functions in department; leads annual performance evaluation effort by setting calendar of completion dates for various levels to ensure compliance with County's deadline; performs evaluation of direct reports and may serve as counsel to other supervisors as needed; administers ongoing, special library projects, as well as initiates new ideas and concepts for consideration; represents the Library system in community and professional activities, including speaking engagements before civic and community groups as well as administrative bodies; serves on the Director's Administrative Council and participates in the Library Advisory Board and the Friends of the Library activities as directed by the Library Director; acts as Director of Library in his/her absence; supervises professional and clerical staff; extensive knowledge of management and personnel practices in library administration as conforms to County policies, procedures and practices; extensive knowledge of all phases of library work; ability to effectively supervise and provide excellent leadership; ability to evaluate staff performance and provide meaningful feedback to staff; skilled in providing leadership that motivates and inspires staff; ability to communicate effectively to various audiences; ability to maintain courteous and effective relations with all parties; performs related work as required.

Extensive knowledge of management and personnel practices in library administration as conform to County regulations and practices; extensive knowledge of all phases of library work; ability to effectively supervise; ability to evaluate staff performance and to design and implement staff development/training courses; ability to make effective speeches to groups and gatherings; ability to maintain courteous and effective relations with employees and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications          
Possession of an American Library Association-accredited master's degree in library science and six (6) years of progressively responsible library experience, including some supervisory and managerial experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Additional Information          
Possession of a valid Librarian's Certificate from the Virginia Board for the Certification of Librarians.

A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

How To Apply          
Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, August 6, 2018.

You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection. Please access our job site portal through or click on the Jobs link in the upper right hand corner of our main County page at

Minimum Salary          99833
Maximum Salary          183648
Currency          USD
Main Organization          General Government
General Government
Employment Status          Permanent Fulltime
Permanent Full-time
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