Reference Librarian – Public Library of Johnston County & Smithfield, Smithfield NC

Position: Reference Librarian
Library: Public Library of Johnston County & Smithfield
Location: Smithfield, NC

The Public Library of Johnston County & Smithfield is looking for a forward-thinking, customer-focused, and computer savvy librarian to join our Reference team. This is a full time, 40-hour per week, entry-level position working one evening a week and at least one Saturday per month. The ideal candidate should courteous, tactful and self-reliant.

• Provides accurate, effective assistance to every patron using the library for materials or information.
• Aids patrons in selection of library books, reference materials and other special materials.
• Shares in the selection of adult and young adult books for circulating and reference collections, and recommends books for weeding.
• Shares in the planning, coordinating and delivery of library programs for adults and young adults.
• Helps troubleshoot computers and maintains copier/scanner.
• Enhances the library areas with visually exciting displays and posters, including strategic displays of books.
• Models and enforces appropriate and safe behavior; enforce discipline as needed.
• Conducts library tours and orientation sessions, and teaches patrons library skills.
• Shares special programs and materials, insights, and opinions with coworkers to maximize the use of resources developed by staff.
• Participates in community activities inside or outside the library that will promote the library.

• Knowledge of professional library principles, practices and techniques, with a broad knowledge of reference materials.
• Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
• Ability to coordinate work with other employees.
• Ability to stimulate patron interest and encourage participation in reading and other library activities.
• Knowledge of automated systems.
• Knowledge of personal computers, both hardware and software; proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word, Publisher, and Excel.
• Ability to lift 50 pounds.
• Extensive knowledge of technology and current technological trends.

• Master’s (MLS or MLIS) degree (or near completion) from an ALA-accredited library institution required.
• Experience working in a Public Library setting preferred

Apply online at

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Reference & Instruction Librarian, James Addison Jones Library, Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC

TITLE: Reference & Instruction Librarian
LIBRARY: James Addison Jones Library, Greensboro College
CITY: Greensboro


Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies from an institution accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).
  • Minimum of 1 year of instructional experience.
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Ability to prioritize projects and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Good research skills and attention to detail.
  • Flexible schedule (able to provide services in the evening and on weekends as needed).
  • Strong knowledge of instructional design and skill with educational technology.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to change.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to be self-directed as well as work effectively and collaboratively with others in a team.

Preferred Skills:

  • Two years of library work experience in a professional capacity requiring relevant skills and abilities.
  • Knowledge of and experience with ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education as a tool of instruction and assessment.


  • Provides online and on-ground instruction on the research process, information literacy, and the use of print and electronic resources to undergraduate and graduate level students, especially in liaison areas.
  • Serves as library liaison to academic departments as assigned.
  • Coordinates and schedules library instruction in cooperation and collaboration with the Director of the Library.
  • Develops instructional materials such as LibGuides, videos, online tutorials, and interactive learning tools.
  • Work with the Library Director on the design and implementation of tools that measure the effectiveness of library services and instruction.
  • Provides reference service and oversight of the front desk as required.
  • Collaborates with the Library Director in developing library collections, with particular focus on departmental liaison areas.
  • Develops and documents policies and procedures for access to both print and electronic collections.
  • Assists the Director and other library staff in designing online resources that facilitate access to the library’s collections.
  • Plans and oversees, in consultation with other library staff, the arrangement and maintenance of all library physical collections.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the collections as required; including the shelving of materials, maintaining orderly book and periodical collections, and assisting in weeding the collection.
  • Assists the Director of the Library in training and managing part-time, non-student assistants.
  • Assists in the supervision of library student staff as needed.
  • Assists the Director of the Library in maintaining the library’s patron database.
  • Constructs, schedules, and runs statistical and other reports from the library’s ILS as needed.
  • Assists with Interlibrary Loan as needed.
  • As a faculty member, maintains a flexible schedule, including some evening and weekend hours, to accommodate student and departmental needs. This may include working more than 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week during some times of the academic year.
  • This position has the same responsibilities for the development of the profession, participation in college governance, and community service as a member of the teaching faculty.
  • Participates in developing and documenting library policies and procedures.
  • Directs and/or participates in various projects and other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Works some night and weekend days in rotation, providing reference service and supervising library operations during that time.
  • Represents the library at appropriate internal and external meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

AVAILABLE: After April 17

APPLY BY: Open until filled

Send cover letter and resume to:
Will Ritter, director, James Addison Jones Library
***No phone calls, please.***


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Web Development Librarian, Western Carolina University, Hunter Library, Cullowhee, NC

TITLE: Web Development Librarian #002847
Assistant Professor
CITY: Cullowhee, North Carolina
DATE LISTED: March 13, 2017
DUTIES: Hunter Library seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, collaborative, and user-oriented librarian for the position of Web Development and User Experience Librarian. This librarian will research, develop, and assess enhancements to the library’s web presence. The person in this position will design new sites and applications to improve the user experience in discovering, finding, and accessing library content and services.

Providing vision and leadership in designing, developing and supporting the library website content and integrating it with the larger library web presence, which includes discovery tools, digital collections, and electronic resources; supervision of one technology support analyst, as well as staff/student employees engaged in related work, as assigned. Monitors workflow and deadlines; day-to-day management, including programming and editorial recommendations, of the library’s web pages and intranet; serves as a member of the library’s web steering committee, an advisory group that includes representatives from across the library; development and implementation web applications and tools, particularly for mobile environments. The library values collaboration and broad engagement in library-wide decisions and initiatives. This position reports directly to the Head of Technology, Access, and Special Collections.

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

TO APPLY: To apply, access our online employment system at: You will be required to attach a letter of application, resume and names and telephone numbers of three references. For more information

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Contact Mark Stoffan at 828-227-3489 or

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Outreach and Scholarly Communication/Research & Instruction Librarian Assistant Professor, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

DATE LISTED: March 13, 2017
TITLE: Outreach and Scholarly Communication/Research & Instruction Librarian
Assistant Professor
CITY: Cullowhee, North Carolina
SALARY: This is a 12-month, tenure-track position, reporting to the Research and Instruction Services department head. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience with a minimum annual salary of $45,000. The successful candidate will be professionally engaged, intellectually curious, creative, and interested in establishing and refining this new position. Faculty librarians are fully committed to fulfilling tenure expectations and requirements in teaching/librarianship, service, and scholarship.

The University
Western Carolina University (WCU) is one of the 17 senior institutions of the University of North Carolina (UNC) system. WCU is a dynamic regional comprehensive university with more than 10,000 students and is dedicated to continuous enhancement of its academic programs and integrating engaged learning with service to the region. WCU focuses on academic quality through its Quality Enhancement Plan and through its commitment to integrated learning and the scholarship of engagement. The university has implemented the Ernest Boyer model of scholarship and is committed to its stewardship of place role in serving western North Carolina. Located in Cullowhee, NC, WCU is situated in a beautiful valley nestled between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains, 52 miles west of Asheville and near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the nation’s most spectacular and most visited national parks. While in a small town setting, the university is only three hours from the vibrant urban centers of Atlanta and Charlotte.

The Library
Hunter Library has a long, respected record of providing excellent service to the university and region. The library is dedicated to the thoughtful integration of print and digital resources and to supporting and developing the general, information, digital, graphic, and visual literacy of students and the teaching and research needs of faculty and staff.

• MLS from an ALA-accredited or international equivalent program of library or information science
• Experience performing successful outreach in libraries or other settings
• Basic knowledge of scholarly communication issues, including institutional repositories; traditional and alternate scholarly publishing models; copyright, fair use, and author’s rights; and data management
• Demonstrated knowledge of general reference sources and a desire to offer reference in all subject areas
• Demonstrated passion for supporting students and faculty
• Strong collaboration, critical thinking, and communication skills
• Initiative and ability to work productively, both independently and as a part of a team
• Time management and organizational skills to balance a varied workload, including scholarship and service
• Flexibility to adapt and respond to the ever-changing landscape of information services in an academic library

• Experience in synchronous and asynchronous information literacy instruction
• Experience creating and maintaining online tutorials
• One year of reference experience in an academic library or in a large public library
• Knowledge of or interest in learning about criminal justice, emergency management, or parks and recreation
• Familiarity with current trends in library technology and electronic resources along with the ability to apply this knowledge to a local situation
• Demonstrated understanding of principles and best practices of information literacy instruction
• Experience planning successful and innovative programming in libraries or other settings

Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library seeks a knowledgeable and responsive librarian to join its service-oriented, tenure-track faculty in the Research and Instruction Services (RIS) department. The successful applicant will lead the planning and delivery of innovative outreach, web content, and instruction to the university community, with an emphasis on scholarly production issues such as open access and copyright. In addition, the librarian in this position would coordinate general distance education services such as creation of video tutorials, maintenance of the library’s presence at the Biltmore Park instructional site, the course management software (Blackboard) and the Campus Online Portal (MyWCU). The Outreach Librarian will also develop outreach related to current events, such as the campus theme and student and faculty research.
Outreach efforts include, but are not limited to, workshops, programs, events, and exhibits; marketing and publicity materials; social media; and research guides and tutorials. The person in this position will create partnerships with other campus entities such as student services and may perform outreach to underserved campus and community groups including transfer, military, and international students.
All RIS librarians at Hunter Library provide interdisciplinary, high-quality research assistance and library instruction during weekdays, evenings, and weekends. RIS librarians also participate—both on campus and at other instructional sites—in an active information literacy program; collaborate with colleagues in library-wide decision-making and initiatives; and participate in collection development. The librarian in this position will assume primary responsibility for the promotion and delivery of library instruction and services in one discipline such as Criminal Justice or Parks and Recreation. The subject liaison librarian will assume responsibility for additional duties, projects, assignments, and initiatives as needed or assigned.

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

TO APPLY: To be considered, you must apply online and attach a cover letter, resume and a list of professional references with contact information.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

visit our website or contact Sarah Steiner at, 828.227.3417.

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Supervising Librarian, New Hanover County Public Library, Wilmington, NC

Job Title:Supervising Librarian (Branch Manager)
Agency: New Hanover County
Location: Wilmington, NC
Salary: $58,962.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Hours: 8:00AM-5:00PM including evenings and weekends; must be available during emergency situations.
Job Number: 201700047
Closing: 3/29/2017 11:59 PM Eastern

New Hanover County Public Library seeks a Supervising Librarian to lead an energetic team in delivering dynamic and relevant library services in a high volume, fast-paced branch environment. The selected candidate will oversee operations at their assigned branch and will be an upbeat, resourceful and compassionate manager skilled in customer relations.

Essential Duties

  • Makes customer service a priority, looking for ways to say: Yes!
  • Maximizes staff potential through delegation, recognition, teambuilding and training
  • Inspires and motivates branch staff in implementing New Hanover County Library mission, values and strategic objectives
  • Contributes to the development of system policies and procedures as a member of NHCPL’s management team
  • Oversees a library facility to include management of IT, security, and maintenance issues
  • Partners with stakeholders and volunteers to provide informational and enrichment programs and services to the public
  • Collaborates with volunteers, Friends of the Library, nearby businesses, and other interested groups to promote and support library resources and programs
  • Cultivates a current and appealing branch collection in a variety of formats for all ages
  • Contributes to system level collection selection and development in assigned areas

Supervising Librarians must be:

  • Compassionate individuals dedicated to public service
  • Skilled delegators committed to empowering staff
  • Resourceful managers confident in exercising independent judgment
  • Team players dedicated to the mission and goals of NHCPL
  • Enthusiastic about interacting with and assisting a diverse customer base of all ages, abilities and backgrounds
  • Willing and able to lift up to 30 pounds; bend, stoop and reach; stand for several hours per day

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s in Library Science from an accredited institution of Library Science and five (5) years of librarian experience.

For More Information Contact:

Carla Sarratt, Virtual Services Librarian  (910)-798-6331




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

Job Title: Librarian I, Reference Department Library
Library Name: Caldwell County Public Library
Library Location: Lenoir, NC

Caldwell County, a dynamic rural community with a dedicated library community, is seeking an Adult Reference Librarian. This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced librarian looking to make a substantial and immediate impact on library service.

An employee in this class performs professional library work in organizing and managing reference services offered by the Main Library. Demonstrates an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to job responsibilities and maintains accountability and a high level of courtesy with the public. Will implement library policies, train staff and coordinate reference services within the Library. Will report to the Library Director and will supervise Library Assistants III/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 weeds 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 programming including but not limited to: technology classes, book clubs, job seeking, genealogy, summer reading, etc.
*Maintains directories and indexes of reference resources in County and across the state.
*Works with and evaluates reference staff.
*Updates public website as needed.
*Serves on cross functional, local, regional, and state workgroups and committees, as assigned.
* Performs related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

*Ability to plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate library programs.
* Reviews, evaluates, and select materials for the library based on the Collection Development Policy, community needs, professional reviews, staff recommendations and current composition of the library system collection.
*Working knowledge of library purchasing and acquisitions.
*Considerable knowledge of managerial and supervisory principles and methods.
*Experience in collection maintenance.
*Skill in organizing and prioritizing work in order to cover schedule effectively and efficiently.
*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, demonstrate, and use library tools and resources.
*Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with vendors, library personnel, County staff, community partners, and library users.
*Supervises the creation and distribution of support and collateral materials for library resources and programs.
*Demonstrated success with community partners in collaborative programs and strategic initiatives.
*Must be able to work the required schedule which will include some nights and weekends.
*Must be adaptable to performing appropriately when confronted with people acting under stress.
*Knowledge of Integrated Library Systems and its functions.
*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:

Master’s 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 6 months. Experience in a public library setting required; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

To Apply:  Visit

For more information contact Lesley Mason, MLS, Library Director
Caldwell County Public Library<> Office: 828-757-1288


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Youth Services Library Assistant – Martin Memorial Branch Library, BHM Regional Library, Williamston NC

The BHM Regional Library is seeking a creative, tech-savvy Youth Services Library Assistant for its Martin Memorial Branch in Williamston. The Youth Services Library Assistant plans programs and provides services for children birth through eighteen and their families.

Salary: $12.00 per hour. This is a full-time, 35 hour per week position.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or combination of library and public service experience. Prior experience working with young children is highly preferred. A valid NC driver’s license is required.

Duties: The Youth Services Library Assistant provides programming, reference, and reader’s advisory to children and parents. Other job duties include general circulation, selecting and weeding children’s materials, and promoting programs in the community. The Youth Services Library Assistant coordinates the annual summer reading program at Martin Memorial Library.

Available: April 1

Apply by: April 14

To apply:
Please email a resume, cover letter, and completed BHM Library Application to:

Ann Phelps, Branch Librarian
Martin Memorial Library

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