Senior Public Services Librarian for Youth Services—Vancouver Community Library

Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries has an opening for a full-time senior public services librarian at our Vancouver Community Library. This position will focus on youth services for our patrons ages 0–18 years and is an amazing opportunity in a busy, urban library for someone who has strong leadership skills and a passion for working with our younger patrons.

This is a highly collaborative environment with nearly 70 employees including eight other librarians. We are looking for someone who is willing to lead by example and enjoys actively participating in the daily operation of the branch. This position is responsible for:

  • Working in the branch to provide a full range of information services to patrons of all ages including responding to reference and reader’s advisory questions, locating materials, and instructing patrons in using library technology
  • Collaborating with branch staff to plan and implement library programs, promoting library services, and building relationships in our community—with a focus on patrons ages 0–18 years
  • Regularly participating in the management of the branch by acting as the person-in-charge, addressing escalated patron concerns, and providing guidance regarding application of policies and procedures to the branch's public service assistants, senior library assistants, and security guards
  • Supervising three to six senior library assistants

Job requirements

To be considered, applicants must have:

  • A master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited program, or the ability to obtain Washington State Librarian Certification upon hire
  • Three to five years of of working with children ages 1–18, including planning and implementing programs for youth
  • One to three years of supervisory experience or lead worker experience

Please see the position description for a more detailed list of job duties and requirements.


The compensation for this position begins at $50,494 per year with an excellent benefits package including health insurance benefits, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, short term and long term disability benefits, Washington State PERS retirement, and paid time off. No relocation assistance is available for this position.

Application instructions

To apply, please submit a completed FVRL Application for Employment, cover letter, and résumé to by the deadline listed.

Recruiting timeline

Application deadline: December 12, 2019
Video (virtual) interviews: December 17 or 19, 2019
Final interviews: January 8 or 9, 2020