Head of Youth Services – Public Library of Johnston County & Smithfield, Smithfield NC

Position: Head of Youth Services

Library: Public Library of Johnston County & Smithfield

Location: Smithfield, NC

The Public Library of Johnston County & Smithfield is looking for a forward –thinking, energetic, and customer-focused librarian to head our Youth Services Department. This is a full time, 40-hour per week position with an opportunity to create innovative programming for youth. The ideal candidate should love working with children and teens to bring out their creativity, imagination, and love of reading and books.

Overview of Responsibilities:
• Manages all activities of the Youth Services Department
• Develops, manages, and presents innovative children’s programs (including story times, monthly STEM & Craft programming, book clubs, tours, and new initiatives)
• Provides Reference and Readers Advisory services for children, caregivers and teens
• Organizes, plans, schedules and presents the annual Summer Reading Program, coordinating efforts with our Affiliated Libraries
• Develops, maintains, and markets the Youth Services collection
• Provides and manages content for Youth Services web page and other media and social media outlets
• Prepares monthly statistical reports
• Provides back-up Reference and Circulation desk coverage
• Supervises at least one full-time employee and teen volunteers

Qualifications:
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library institution required; MLS degree with a concentration in Youth Services or Children’s Literature preferred
• Minimum of one year’s experience working in a Children’s and/or Young Adult Library setting preferred
• Knowledge of and enthusiasm for Children’s and Young Adult Literature
• Proficient with technology
• Excellent communication skills
• A self-starter with the capacity to work independently and as a part of a team
• Ability to meet multiple deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Collegial, collaborative, and diplomatic with colleagues
• Friendly, open, engaging, and respectful with patrons
• Committed to fostering diversity and supporting a culture of inclusion
• Willing to work some evenings and weekends
• Must be able to lift 40 pounds

To apply: Apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/johnston/default.cfm.

For a detailed job description, contact mmarshall@pljcs.org

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Librarian I, Reference Department – Caldwell County Public Library, Lenoir NC

LIBRARIAN I
REFERENCE DEPARTMENT

An employee in this class performs professional library work in organizing and managing reference services offered by the Headquarters Library. He/She demonstrates an enthusiastic, self reliant and self starting approach to job responsibilities and maintains accountability and a high level of courtesy with the public. He/She will implement library policies, train staff and coordinate reference services within the Library. Will report to the Headquarters Librarian and will supervise Library Assistants II and volunteers.

Examples of (but not limited to) Duties Performed
*Determines patron needs and provides direction to library materials and electronic resources.
*Develops the collection of the Reference and Local History departments within budgetary guidelines and removes materials when appropriate.
*Provides basic instruction, assistance and troubleshooting for computers and other electronic resources.
*Manages department schedule and trains library personnel and volunteers in Reference procedures.
*Assists in preparing the annual budget, recommends long and short term goals and compiles necessary statistics and reports.
*Provides reference support to branch staff and other library departments.
*Plans activities of the reference department, conducting classes in material and equipment use and determines program needs and ways to improve service.
*Maintains directories and indexes of reference resources in County and across the state.
*Works with and evaluates reference staff.
*Performs related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
*Considerable knowledge of managerial and supervisory principles and methods.
*Skill in organizing and prioritizing work in order to cover schedule
effectively and efficiently.
*Considerable knowledge of books, periodicals, audio and visual media and related materials available to the public.
*Considerable knowledge of the current principles and practices of library science and the specific needs of a modern reference department.
*Above average familiarity with computer technologies.
*Ability to follow a new or established procedure and to perform work requiring accuracy and detail.
*Ability to explain and use library tools and resources.
*Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with vendors, library personnel, County staff and library users.
*Must be able to work the required schedule which may include some nights and weekends.
*Must be adaptable to performing appropriately when confronted with people acting under stress.
*Ability to work and travel from one branch to another and out of county for workshops and training sessions.

Physical Requirements
Sufficient strength, agility, visual acuity and verbal capability to perform the core requirements of the position which can require operating a variety of machinery and equipment and the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift and/or move objects.

Minimum Education and Training
Masters degree in Library Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association or from a regionally accredited school of higher education which will insure acquisition of N.C. Public Library certification within a reasonable time frame. Some experience in a public library setting desirable; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

For More Information and to Apply
http://www.caldwellcountync.org/hr/employment 

Application Deadline February 22, 2016

Questions?
Whitney Jordan, (828)757-1288, wjordan@caldwellcountync.org.

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Librarian (Part-Time) – Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (South Campus), Concord NC

TITLE: Librarian (Part-Time)

LIBRARY: Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (South Campus)

CITY: Concord, NC 28027

NOTE: This position is assigned to the South Campus; however flexibility to work at multiple locations is required. Hours will be Monday – Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

SALARY: $22.98 to $29.87 per hour

QUALIFICATIONS: Required-Master’s degree accredited by the American Library Association. Will consider an applicant near completion of Master’s Degree program. Preferred-Experience working in a university, college, and/or community college library.

DUTIES: Librarians, under the supervision of the Library Coordinator and/or Director, provide quick reference, detailed research and reader’s advisory assistance. Develops and maintains assigned library collections; provides one-on-one and group training for library patrons and staff; provides programming for adults. They are responsible for the circulation of material and the daily routine operation of the library. They must demonstrate ease of use of Internet and strong knowledge of subject-oriented research tools.

AVAILABLE: March 3, 2016

APPLY BY: Until Filled

TO APPLY: Submit your application online at https://rcccjobs.com/postings/10464.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Visit https://rcccjobs.com/postings/10464 or contact Tim Hunter, Coordinator of Library Services, South Campus, at timothy.hunter@rccc.edu

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Librarian I – Business Research Services – City of High Point Public Library, High Point NC

TITLE: LIBRARIAN I (Full-time)
LIBRARY: City of High Point – Public Library
CITY: High Point, North Carolina

SALARY: Salary starts at $38,415.52 – $49,219.04 annually depending upon experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: Formal education including completion of an accredited Master’s program in library science from an accredited library school and considerable experience in public library work. Courses in business related subject areas are desirable. Training and experience in the use of computers. Must possess a valid NC driver’s license, ability to deal with and communicate effectively with the public and maintain a positive customer service atmosphere. Must be able to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.

Applicant is required to upload a Cover Letter, a Resume and a one page document to your application outlining the procedures you would follow to help a business customer write a business plan.

DUTIES: The City of High Point’s Public Library seeks to fill a full-time Librarian I (Business Research Services) position. Individual will provide reference service to the public which involves communicating in person or over the telephone, finding information in library resources including books, periodicals, computerized sources, pertaining to business related subject areas; participate in collection development by selecting books and other materials for the Business Research Services collection which involves reading reviews and advertisements, evaluating the needs of the collection and completing order forms; assist the public with mobile computing devices, computerized periodical indexes and catalogs and photocopiers; assist unit supervisor in planning and provides programs for the public as requested; network and develop working partnerships within the Greater High Point business community in the capacity of an embedded business librarian; assist, as requested, in providing training for staff and the public for a variety of business related software applications and emerging technologies equipment which includes preparing written materials and oral presentations; take responsibility for daily operation of unit in consultation with division head as needed in absence of unit supervisor; service computerized index equipment and photocopiers as needed; write articles for local business publication; compile and publish guides and bibliographies pertaining to business related subjects to inform customers about sources of information.

TO APPLY: Interested applicants must apply through NEOGOV, the City of High Point’s new job application system. To apply, please type the following link into your web browser: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/highpointnc/default.cfm. This process will require you to have an email address which will be used to contact you throughout the hiring process. If you have already created your GovernmentJobs.com personal account, please login. If not, please click on the link to create an account (registration is free).

The Online application must be completed on or before the closing date of February 5, 2016. Applicant is required to upload a Cover Letter, a Resume and a one page document to your application outlining the procedures you would follow to help a business customer write a business plan.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: N/A
The City of High Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Information Services Librarian – South Piedmont Community College, Polkton NC

Position Information

Job Title
Information Services Librarian

Location South Piedmont Community College in Polkton, NC

Job Description

The Information Services Librarian is responsible for providing reference services in-person and online; for the identification, evaluation, integration, and instruction of print and electronic information resources and new technologies; for participation in the Library Liaison program; for the oversight of the SPCC Library Website, and to help develop the Library’s presence in the online course management system. Must be self-directed, well-organized, and be able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Flexibility, creativity, energy and the ability to work in a changing environment with colleagues in a goal-oriented library program is necessary. The position will require some evening and weekend hours, and travel between multiple campuses.

Essential Duties Summary
• Provide thorough reference and research services to students, faculty and staff utilizing physical and electronic resources
• Provide Information Literacy instruction and technology literacy instruction to both seated and distance learning students
• Collaborate with faculty to develop and present library programming
• Participate in collection development and collection weeding
• Recommend equipment, hardware, and software purchases
• Positively promote library services internally and externally
• Actively participate in team meetings, campus activities and positively and professionally represent the library in the college and the community
• Participate in maintaining the Library’s existing online content, and assist in developing new content
• Compile statistical reports
• Maintain professional expertise through SPCC’s professional development program, which requires a minimum of 20 hours per fiscal year
• Understand the SACS requirements and assist in ensuring compliance
• Exhibit an uncompromising commitment to student learning
• Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
• MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program

Preferred Qualifications
• Professional experience in an academic library
• Demonstrated experience providing reference and Information Literacy instruction in an academic library setting
• Strong service orientation with excellent organizational, communication, and presentation skills
• Demonstrated experience using various communication/instruction/design tools (social networking, Camtasia, LibGuides, Adobe Photoshop, etc.) to design tutorials, guides and promotional materials for students, faculty and staff
• Demonstrated knowledge of technology trends, standards, and issues in academic libraries and higher education
• Experience with regional accreditation

EEO Statement Summary
South Piedmont Community College provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees based on job related criteria without reference to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification. Applicants are requested to complete questions at the end of the online application process that are strictly voluntary. Answers to these questions will not be provided to the hiring manager, selection committee, or any other employees of South Piedmont other than the Human Resources Office. The Human Resources Office uses this information to maintain accurate confidential records on the composition of each applicant pool. If you require accommodation due to a disability in order to complete the application process, please make your request to the Human Resources Office.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number JP00065FY15-16
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants selected for the interview process will be required to make a 10 minute presentation on a selected topic.

Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

*1. Have you ever been convicted of a crime that has required you either by North Carolina law or any other state or federal law to register as a sex offender?
Yes
No

*2. How did you become aware of this vacancy?
South Piedmont website
HigherEd
LinkedIn
North Carolina Community College website
NC Works
Newspaper
Employee Referral
Other

*3. Have you ever been discharged or asked to resign from a position? Yes/No. If Yes, please explain.
(Open Ended Question)

*4. Is there any reason known to you why you might be unable to perform consistently and promptly any of the job duties? If Yes, please explain.
(Open Ended Question)

*5. Do you have an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program?
Yes
No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
Resume
Cover Letter
Transcripts
Optional Documents

To Apply
https://jobs.spcc.edu/postings/895

For Additional Information and Inquiries
Grant LeFoe, CLeFoe@spcc.edu, 704-290-5269

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TRLN Technology Initiatives Coordinator – Triangle Research Libraries Network, Chapel Hill NC

DATE LISTED: 1/27/2016

TITLE: TRLN Technology Initiatives Coordinator (At Will Appointment)

LIBRARY: Triangle Research Libraries Network

CITY: Chapel Hill, NC

NOTE: Triangle Research Libraries Network

Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) is a collaborative organization of Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the purpose of which is to marshal the financial, human, and information resources of their research libraries through cooperative efforts in order to create a rich and unparalleled knowledge environment that furthers the teaching, research, and service missions of the TRLN universities. The libraries of the four institutions encompass collections of professional schools in business, law, and health sciences, in addition to the major research resources in the humanities, social science, engineering, sciences, and technology. The member libraries have combined holdings of fifteen million volumes, employ over a thousand staff, and have budgets totaling in excess of sixty million dollars. TRLN offices are housed at UNC Chapel Hill in the Wilson Library.

The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

SALARY: This is an At Will Appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:
● ALA-accredited master’s degree or an advanced degree in a related field
● Relevant experience developing software applications
● Proficient in multiple programming languages (e.g., Ruby, PHP, Python, SQL, Java)
● Experience working with XML, including XML transformations
● Working knowledge of various metadata standards such as MARC, MODS, and METS
● Experience using software development tools for version control
● Demonstrated experience with APIs and web services
● Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative team environment

Preferred
:
● Work experience in a library, academic or research environment
● Experience participating in open source software projects
● Familiarity with integrated library systems
● Working knowledge of relational databases (e.g., Oracle, MySQL)

DUTIES
: The Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) seeks a collaborative, tech-savvy, and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Technology Initiatives Coordinator. A newly-envisioned position, the TRLN Technology Initiatives Coordinator will work closely with talented librarians, technologists, and developers across four academic institutions to lead the development of a variety of applications and systems that support the discovery and delivery of library materials owned by the four member institutions in support of research and instruction for faculty, staff and students at all four universities. The position will apply expert skills to help solve some of the complex issues facing academic libraries today and to anticipate future opportunities.

Reporting to the TRLN Executive Director, the person in this position will play a major role in the support of both established and emerging technology-focused projects. The TRLN Technology Initiatives Coordinator will provide leadership in the development, implementation and maintenance, as well as the design and evaluation, of these projects that support cooperative collection development and collaborative use of research library materials. A key component of the position is working with TRLN staff and programmatic councils to set priorities and to evaluate and communicate progress to campus communities.

The TRLN staff includes an Executive Director, a Program Officer, and an Administrative Assistant, all of whom work closely with colleagues across the consortium. Our central staff provides support for the broad spectrum of consortial initiatives and activities. Our organizational values include collaboration, flexibility, creativity, and responsiveness to the evolving role of academic libraries and consortia.

The focus of the work initially will be leading a major enhancement of our shared library materials discovery index and interface, Search TRLN, which is built on the Oracle Endeca platform. The shared discovery index and interface will be transitioning from Endeca to a new platform (such as Blacklight or VUFind), and the Technology Initiatives Coordinator will take primary responsibility for advising on and implementing the new system in consultation with librarians and administrators from the four campuses.

Separate from but related to the shared discovery index and interface, we also are exploring tools and systems to support direct patron borrowing across our institutions, and the Technology Initiatives Coordinator will be responsible for implementing applications to support this service. These and other projects will require collection and analysis of data for implementation as well as monitoring and assessment.

The position requires close collaboration with technical staff at our four member institutions, not only to ensure seamless integration with local systems, but also to ensure shared responsibility for the process and the products.

The person in this position will also be expected to contribute to other technology-focused activities and initiatives as they arise, such as management and sharing of electronic materials and development of components of a new TRLN web site.

AVAILABLE: March 1, 2016

APPLY BY: Review of applications will begin on February 19, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

TO APPLY: Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/90923 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of which must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://library.unc.edu/personnel/employment/

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Information Services Librarian – Daniel Library/The Citadel, Charleston SC

TITLE: Information Services Librarian
LIBRARY: Daniel Library, The Citadel
CITY: Charleston, SC

The Daniel Library at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina invites applications for two Information Services Librarians. In addition to reference and instruction duties, the positions are responsible for liaising with academic departments and leading an operational area. These are full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty positions. The Citadel, located in Charleston, South Carolina, consistently ranks as the #1 Public College in the South (offering up to a master’s degree) in U.S. News & World Report’s Education Rankings. Charleston continuously wins awards for friendliness, best restaurants, tourist attractions, and more.

The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate that they possess the ability and passion to work in a complex, changing environment with a resourceful, flexible, and innovative attitude. He or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels, as well as with faculty and students.

The Daniel Library is a dynamic organization in the process of refocusing its operations, services, and responsibilities. The successful candidates will be responsible for leading an evolving operational area such as Instructional Services, Public Services, Digital Scholarship, or Library and Operational Assessment.

These positions are a superb opportunity for the individual who seeks to enhance or prove their leadership skills, advance their professional abilities, and enrich a vibrant, future oriented organization. The Daniel Library seeks individuals with a zest for continuously improving themselves and the organization they work for.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
• Lead and manage an operational area.
• Work in a team environment, with a focus on continuously enhancing the user experience.
• Provide research and technology assistance through individual consultations at the Research and Information Desk, through virtual reference services, and during library instruction sessions.
• Support liaison department programs, services, and collections.
• Teach instructional sessions at all degree levels, to include the freshman orientation courses.
• Participate in campus-wide and library assessment programs.
• Create and maintain online research guides.

Additionally, ongoing professional development in the areas of instruction, technology, and reference skills is expected. Tenure and promotion are dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, scholarship, and service to the college and community.

MINIMUM AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science.
Minimum of one year of higher education library instruction and reference experience, or its equivalent.
Strong computing, communication, interpersonal, written, and presentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues in a collaborative team-based organization and flexibility in adapting to change.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Understanding of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing and communication.
Proficiency in library information technology or desire to learn library information technology skills and hardware/software such as ILS, network troubleshooting, and more.
Management/supervisory experience.
Project management experience.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Note: A cover letter and resume is required. Please address specifically your information literacy/bibliographic instruction experience, collaborative/innovative projects to which you have contributed or led, and why you would like to become a Citadel Librarian. Briefly describe your professional philosophy or values.

Some evening/weekend hours and minimal travel are required.

The Citadel is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual, or group of individuals, on the basis of age, color, race, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, pregnancy, national origin, genetic information or veteran’s status in its employment practices.

The Citadel has a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment. We encourage applications from minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.jobs.sc.gov
OR
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409

For more information, and how to apply, visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sc/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1335944

 

 

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