Librarian I or Librarian II, Reference Librarian

DATE LISTED: November 23, 2015
LIBRARY: Ashe County Public Library

CITY: West Jefferson, NC

SALARY: $29,469 up to $31,000 based on experience

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years library experience plus the completion of three graduate courses appropriate to this position.
Preferred Qualifications: An ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science with a minimum of one year of public library experience and certification by the North Carolina Public Library Certification Board.

DUTIES: Assists the Adult Services Librarian in planning, organizing, promoting, and directing the public library’s program of services for adults in the county. Provides reference services and computer usage instruction for the public and the students of Ashe Campus of Wilkes Community College and assists with collection development, publicity, exhibits, and displays.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Answers reference, readers’ advisory, and directional questions. Responsible for collection development of a selected subject or buying area(s) as assigned. Performs circulation duties on an as-needed basis. Serves as liaison between the public library and a public/private agency and/or school/home school serving people over 13 years of age. May do public speaking and/or teaching (library orientation, Internet usage, etc.) on behalf of the library.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and effectively with the public and other employees. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to use computers for both internal and external projects and information. Extensive knowledge of reference tools, both print and online.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and references to:

CLOSING DATE: December 7, 2015

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Librarian II, Early Childhood Literacy Coordinator – Randolph County Public Library, Asheboro NC

TITLE: Librarian II – Early Childhood Literacy Coordinator

LIBRARY: Randolph County Public Library

CITY: Asheboro, NC

SALARY: Based on experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree and one to three years’ experience working as a librarian, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

DUTIES: Provides readers’ advisory services to children and parents/caregivers. Provides research assistance using electronic and print resources, and assistance using the library, to children and parents/caregivers. Provides computer assistance to children and parents/caregivers. Plans, schedules, promotes, conducts and evaluates programs for children and families. Assists with selection of material for children and parents/caregivers. Serves on committees, boards and teams, and works with outside organizations as necessary. Will manage the continued implementation of library’s Every Child Ready to Read initiative. Performs related duties as required.

COMMENTS: Early childhood education and background helpful but not required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) helpful but not required. Work hours are 9am – 6pm Monday-Friday, with at least one night per week, and one Saturday per month required. This is a full-time position with 40 hours a week. Must have a valid North Carolina driver’s license. Candidates will be asked to present a Pre-K Storytime.

AVAILABLE: January 1, 2016

APPLY BY: 5 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2015

TO APPLY: Applications are available in the County Human Resources Office or from the Randolph County website, A Randolph County application is required and must be received in the County Human Resources Office at 725 McDowell Road, Asheboro, NC 27205 in order to be considered.

For specific inquiry or special assistance request, contact Ashley Skipper at (336) 318-6600.

SELECTION PROCESS: Selection procedures will include detailed review of applications, interviews, and reference checks on the top candidate(s). Employment offer for any position requiring college credit or degree will be contingent upon verification by official transcript. Employment offer contingent upon satisfactory results of pre-employment drug screening and criminal background checks.

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Medical Librarian – Novant Health Library Services, Charlotte NC

Medical Librarian

Location: Charlotte, NC

Job Summary:

The team member’s number one job responsibility is to deliver the most remarkable patient experience, in every dimension, every time, and understand how he or she contributes to the health system’s vision of achieving that commitment to patients and families.

Responsible for the provision of Novant Health library services including functions such as online database searching; management of online resources to include electronic books and journals, databases, and circulation system; management of patron accessed computers; and copy cataloging.


Education: Master’s degree in library science required.

Experience: one to three years prior library experience, preferably in a healthcare setting; well organized and detail oriented required.

Additional skills required: Ability to interact with and provide service for a diverse group of patrons across the organization in a constantly changing environment; knowledge of basic medical terminology; possession of good listening skills, both in person and on the phone; ability to remain flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances; excellent computer skills, including Internet and Novant Health software in current use; awareness of trends in the provision of library services and library-related technology; knowledge of office equipment (telephone, multi-function machine); practice of principles of good customer service, including an understanding of customer/supplier relationships and communication techniques sensitive to diversities among age groups, cultures, and educational levels; ability to manage time, to prioritize, and to coordinate more than one activity simultaneously in a work setting with frequent interruptions; ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Work Schedule:

Full time
Monday-Friday,7:30 to 4:00pm
40 hours per week

Apply Here:

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Assistant Branch Manager I – Union County Public Library, Marshville NC

TITLE: Assistant Branch Manager I

LIBRARY: Union County Public Library

CITY: Marshville

NOTE: Seeking a dynamic and detail-oriented individual who has a strong service ethic, experience in developing outreach initiatives, and an interest in serving a diverse, rural community of 2,500 people.

SALARY: $17.15 – $25.72 Hourly
$35,670.00 – $53,506.00 Annually

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in General Education, Business, or Liberal Arts, and 1 to 2 years of library experience and 1 year of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required broad base of knowledge, skills and abilities.

DUTIES: Under general supervision, assists the Branch Manager in overseeing all public services in the branch to assure that patrons receive excellent service in accordance with all policies and procedures. Aids in supervising branch staff and volunteers; assists with training staff and the interpretation and implementation of all library policies and procedures.
The Assistant Branch Manager works in sync with the Branch Manager to maximize the effectiveness of library services. Employee must exercise initiative and good judgment to ensure efficient operation of the branch. Employee must also exercise tact and courtesy in frequent contact with library employees, outside agencies, and the public. Reports to the Branch Manager.

AVAILABLE: December 14, 2015

APPLY BY: December 1, 2015

TO APPLY: Applicants must visit Union County’s website at and click on Employment to access the job posting and application link. All applications must be submitted online.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Branch Manager, Tim Speasl, at or 704-624-2828

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Assistant Director, Assessment & Engagement – Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville NC

TITLE: Assistant Director, Assessment & Engagement

LIBRARY: Joyner Library, East Carolina University

CITY: Greenville, NC

NOTE: The Assistant Director for Assessment and Engagement reports to the Library Director and is a member of the Library’s Executive Committee. This position is responsible for strengthening and managing Joyner Library’s strategic partnerships with external constituencies and for coordinating assessment activities. This position provides leadership, oversight and an integrated vision for the Library’s grant activity, as well as its programs, events, exhibits, marketing, and communication to help the Library achieve its mission and goals.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in a field or discipline related to the position (e.g. economics, business, information science, marketing, communication, history)
Five years relevant work experience (grants, marketing, communication, outreach, events, exhibits, assessment)
Experience writing successful grant proposals and serving as principal investigator on grants
Demonstrated ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible attitude
Demonstrated successful project management skills
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and constructively with diverse groups and individuals, both within the university and local community.
Evidence of strong analytical skills; ability to use numerical and narrative data to evaluate business practices and translate results to address underlying issues and organizational impacts
Strong interpersonal and public communication skills including ability to serve as an advocate and spokesperson for Joy Supervisory experience

Preferred qualifications:
Understanding of the academic library and higher education environments
Experience with assessment in a library setting
Qualitative and quantitative research skills and experience including survey design and administration, interview techniques, group facilitation, statistical analysis, and data visualization
Experience in the implementation and delivery of new services or initiatives to meet customer needs

DUTIES: The position supervises the Director of Library Project/Program Development and one or more student employees. The position works closely with the Library Development Officer and the Library Director to develop and implement a strategy for revenue diversification. The position also works closely with ECU Communications staff, other assistant directors, heads of service, and Administrative Services staff. The Assistant Director coordinates assessment activities; collaborates with colleagues to plan, implement and promote a program of user-focused assessment; prepares reports required by the university and for use in internal decision-making; and promotes a culture of assessment, continuous improvement, and data-informed decision-making.

AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY BY: Immediately

TO APPLY: All applicants must apply online through ECU’s employment website at


An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Circulation Supervisor – Pearsall Library, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount NC

TITLE: Circulation Supervisor
LIBRARY: Pearsall Library, North Carolina Wesleyan College
CITY: Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804

North Carolina Wesleyan College seeks a reliable service-oriented individual to manage Circulation functions, supervise library student assistants, and help to maintain the library’s collections to ensure that library materials are well-organized and easily accessible. The Circulation Supervisor is effectively responsible for developing and maintaining systems that assure the library runs smoothly during all operating hours. The Circulation Supervisor plans, organizes, and manages circulation functions and procedures. Supervises library student assistants and manages the work-study payroll. Oversees the maintenance of all library stacks areas to ensure that library materials are well-organized and easily accessible to patrons. Develops good relationships with library users and promotes use of the library to the community. Understands library services and resources and assists users with basic reference and technology questions. Helps staff the library during evening and weekend hours.

SALARY: Competitive hourly rate.

Candidates for this position should have: A bachelor’s degree with two years of work experience or an associate degree with four years of work experience. Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills to build relationships with faculty, staff, and students, and to work effectively with library staff and student assistants. The ability to supervise others effectively and to develop appropriate training and support systems for student workers. Strong organizational skills and technology skills including a high degree of comfort with MS Office applications (especially Word, Excel, and Access), the Internet, and electronic mail. Strong attention to detail with the ability to handle multi-tasking and to work in a busy office setting with frequent interruptions. Effective oral and written communication skills. The ability to work as a member of a team and independently. The ability to climb stairs and handle some light lifting. Supervisory experience, library experience, and familiarity with library circulation functions are desirable.

• Plan, organize, maintain, and manage the processes and operations of the Circulation Desk. This includes maintaining patron records, managing fines and fees, and handling library cash and deposits.
• Supervise library student assistants ensuring that they provide appropriate service to library users and smooth and efficient operation of public services. Responsibilities include hiring, training, scheduling, and managing payroll. Interact with student assistants in a positive manner; give clear oral and written instructions; be effective in training these students, motivating them, and helping them develop effective work skills. Establish effective training and support systems for student workers including online guides and manuals; provide clear explanations of library policies and procedures; and provide appropriate supervision and discipline for student workers. Work with other staff to teach student assistants the skills they need to be effective library assistants and to develop into productive professionals.
• Manage the work-study payroll, including managing student schedules to meet the budget, teaching student workers how to complete time sheets, making sure student time sheets are accurate and submitted for payment on time, and tracking spending to assure spending does not exceed the available funds.
• Work with other staff to develop, implement, and administer library circulation policies, procedures, and services that are clear and effective in guiding staff members in service to the institution.
• Develop good relationships with library users, including students, faculty, and staff, as well as library student assistants. Promote use of the library, its programs and services to the community. Maintain the service image of the library, assuring good basic services and providing effective signage about library hours and services.
• Oversee the maintenance of all library stacks areas to ensure that library materials are well-organized and easily accessible to patrons. Teach student assistants to shelve library materials correctly, to maintain library collections, to perform regular shelf-reading, and to shift collections as needed. Develop effective systems for stacks maintenance.
• Maintain appropriate library use and circulation statistics.
• Be familiar with library services and resources and provide basic reference and technology assistance to library users. Help staff the library during evening and weekend hours.
• Manage office equipment including library security control systems, copiers, printers, reader-printers, and fax machine. Train other staff and student assistants to use library equipment.
• Manage mail delivery, establishing a regular schedule for pick-up and delivery of incoming and outgoing mail. Maintain library supplies, including toner for printers as well as office supplies.
• Manage reservations for library rooms and equipment.
• In consultation with other staff, manage the sale and disposal of withdrawn and gift books.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of the Library.

This position will be available January 1, 2016.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please send a letter of application, résumé, and list of references to:

Katherine R. Winslow
North Carolina Wesleyan College
3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
Kathy Winslow, Director of the Library

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Library Director – George H. & Laura Brown Library, Washington NC

TITLE: Library Director

LIBRARY: George H. & Laura Brown Library

CITY: Washington NC

SALARY: Salary Range $49,357 – $73,048 depending on experience

DUTIES: Plans, organizes, directs, evaluates, and reviews the library’s resources, personnel, facilities, services and programs to respond to the needs of the community. The Director operates under the executive direction of the Library Board of Trustees. Work includes developing and monitoring budget resources, planning and implementing overall library goal and objectives, oversight of staff and services
• Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in Library Science required
• Five (5)+ years of library management experience within a public library setting
• Must possess NC Public Librarian Certification
• Must possess a valid NC Driver’s License

APPLY BY: November 24th, 2015
Available: As soon as possible

TO APPLY: Fill out an application located at and send to

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Stacey Christini, HR Director (252) 975-5888.

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