Senior Public Services Librarian for Teen Services at Vancouver Community Library

Fort Vancouver Regional Library District (FVRL) is seeking librarians with a passion for working with teens for a full-time (40 hours per week) Senior Public Services Librarian opening for Teen Services at our Vancouver Community Library.

Vancouver Community Library loves our teens and is proud to have a dedicated room, Teen Central, where they can browse books or materials, explore new technologies, start on homework projects and socialize in a comfortable and supervised environment. Teen Central provides teens with access to the branch’s YA fiction books, YA magazines and YA graphic novel collections; computers with unlimited internet access; multiple gaming consoles and games; and a wide variety of programs.

We are seeking an enthusiastic librarian to focus on library services, resources, outreach and programming for ages 12-18 at Vancouver Community Library. This includes partnering with FVRL staff at other branches and at district headquarters, and with community organizations to deliver library programs and services. This position will also oversee approximately four or five Senior Library Assistants who provide support throughout the branch (not limited to teen services).

To be considered, applicants must have these qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program or the ability to obtain a Washington State Librarian certification upon hire
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of related work experience, including customer service
  • One (1) to three (3) years of supervisory experience or lead worker experience

The ideal candidate would also have previous experience doing library programming or working with teens. Please see the position description below for a more detailed list of job duties and requirements.

The compensation for this position begins at $48,090 annually with an excellent benefits package including health insurance benefits, life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment, short term and long term disability benefits, Washington State PERS retirement and paid time off.

To apply, please complete the FVRL Application for Employment (pdf) and submit a signed copy along with a résumé and cover letter to by the deadline listed. If submitting electronically, application signature may be collected at time of interview.

Application deadline: Monday, June 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm PDT
Video (virtual) interviews/testing: June 13-15, 2017
Final interviews: June 27-28, 2017