Metadata Librarian I – NoveList, Durham NC

TITLE: Metadata Librarian I
CITY: Durham, NC

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program. Candidates who are currently enrolled in a Master’s program and are within one semester of graduating will also be considered and are encouraged to apply.
  • Professional knowledge of cataloging procedures and principles through experience or coursework in descriptive and subject cataloging and bibliographic record creation in MARC format.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 1 year of experience in descriptive cataloging and bibliographic record creation in MARC format.
  • Familiarity with readers’ advisory principles and practice.
  • Understanding of and enthusiasm for current and popular fiction and nonfiction.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce a substantial volume of high-quality cataloging records weekly.
  • Ability to work efficiently to meet tight production deadlines.
  • Experience in adult or juvenile services, technical services, or readers’ advisory in a public library or school media center.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create, edit, and enrich bibliographic MARC records for a variety of formats, maintaining high-volume efficiency and NoveList quality standards.
  • Informed by readers’ advisory principles, provide user-focused cataloging and analysis of genres, subjects, and appeal factors in fiction and nonfiction, improving the search and discovery experience for librarians, school media coordinators, teachers, parents, and adult and juvenile readers.
  • Work collaboratively with other NoveList staff on a variety of team projects for retrospective data enhancement and quality control, workflow improvements, idea generation, and the incorporation of new features or special data resources.
  • Assist in collection development efforts and initiatives for NoveList products.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of improvements to internal tools, processes for managing data, and NoveList product enhancements.

AVAILABLE: Immediate


QUESTIONS: Contact Cathleen Keyser at

Posted in Professional (MLS) | Leave a comment

Library Associate / Information Services – Bordeaux Branch Library, Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center, Fayetteville NC

TITLE: Library Associate/Information Services
LIBRARY: Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center
BRANCH: Bordeaux Branch Library
CITY: Fayetteville, NC

Graduation from a four-year college or university and one (1) year of relevant public library experience or progressive customer relations experience in the public sector.

Equivalent Training: Associate’s degree in Library and Information Technology and two (2) years of relevant public library experience or; an Associate’s degree and three (3) years of relevant public library experience or progressive customer relations experience in the public sector or; graduation from high school and five (5) years of relevant public library experience or progressive customer relations experience in the public sector; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Selected applicant must have access to transportation and a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record at the time of hire. Within 60 days of hire, must obtain and show proof of a valid NC Driver’s License and must maintain an acceptable driving record while employed; background check with local law enforcement agency required; and must submit to a drug-screening test and receive a negative result for the use of drugs specified in the county policy. Refusal to submit to testing or a confirmed positive test shall be basis for withdrawal of the conditional employment offer.

An employee in this position offers reference services within the Information Services department and prepares and presents programming for adult and all-ages audiences. Staffs a public service point and assists customers with information and technology resources. Serves as a working member of councils and committees as assigned. Assists in compilation and reporting of statistics and building and maintaining branch displays of library materials.

Performs proactive reference. Assists customers with information and technology resources. Performs basic troubleshooting of library equipment. Trains the public in the use of library resources and equipment. Under general supervision, participates in collection maintenance, including weeding and discarding items. Prepares and presents programming for adult and all-ages audiences. Participates in publicity and marketing of library resources and events. Assists in building and maintaining branch displays of library materials. Writes library-related newspaper columns. Provides one-on-one instruction for customers on an appointment basis (Book-a-Librarian). Serves as a working member of councils and committees as assigned. May act as keyholder/Person-In-Charge in absence of professional staff. Assists in compilation and reporting of statistics. Prepares and presents classes on basic computer skills for the public.

Go to to apply. Please contact Reesa Eastman at the Cumberland County Human Resources Department at (910) 678-7653 or Library website:

Posted in Paraprofessional (non MLS), Public Library | Leave a comment

Librarian – Main Branch, Davidson County Public Library, Lexington NC

Title: Librarian
Library: Main Branch, Davidson County Public Library
City: Lexington, NC

General Statement of Duties
Performs responsible professional library and supervisory work in circulation, reference
and information & referral at the Main Library Branch in Lexington.

Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class is responsible for serving as librarian and supervising the
following areas within the Main Library Branch: circulation, reference and information
and referral. Work generally requires the employee to supervise and train part-time staff
in policies and procedures of library operations. Work is performed under general
supervision of the Library Manager III (Lexington).

Illustrative Examples of Work
– Serves as librarian and supervises the areas of circulation, reference and
information and referral services.
– Hires, trains and supervises part-time staff on policies, procedures and practices
of library operations.
– Coordinates work schedules for part-time employees.
– Plans, develops, implements and promotes specific programming.
– Develops and selects collection of materials for the Main Library Branch.
– Manages annual budget for the assigned library division(s).
– Performs weekly financial deposits and prepares monthly financial statements
– Responds to the more advanced technical reference questions from staff and
patrons; relates questions, inquiries or requests with books, periodicals and other
library information sources.
– May assist in supervising full-time staff, as needed.
– May process requests from patrons system-wide for items not held within the
Davidson County library system; orders fiction and non-fiction materials;
oversees the expeditum program.
– Adheres to the department’s safety rules and regulations.
– Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
– Comprehensive knowledge of library operations, techniques, systems, tools and
policies and procedures.
– Ability to use library reference materials and develop resourceful search strategies
using a variety of media; thorough knowledge of research methods and practices.
– Ability to supervise and direct the work of employees.
– Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with librarians
from other agencies, coworkers, vendors, volunteers, patrons and the general

Education and Experience
– Graduation with a Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program in Library
Science or Library and Information Studies with supervisory experience.

Licenses and Certifications
– Valid North Carolina Driver License
North Carolina Public Librarian Certification

For More Information and to Apply:

Questions: Contact Sheila Killebrew, Library Director, at or 336-242-2064.

Posted in Professional (MLS), Public Library | Leave a comment

Instruction and Reference Librarian – Rudisill Library, Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, Lenior-Rhyne University, Asheville NC

Position Title: Instruction and Reference Librarian (Adjunct)
Library: Rudisill Library, Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, Lenior-Rhyne University

Wage Class: Salaried, Exempt, Part-time
Reports to: Dean, Library Services

General Description/Primary Purpose
Promotes excellence in library services through the proactive development and implementation of innovative instruction and development of instructional materials and through participation in reference, collection development and other library service functions. Supports the teaching faculty with integration of library resources into curriculum. Works effectively with colleagues and staff to advance the mission and vision of the library and the university. Operates within the guidelines of applicable laws, national library protocols, and university and library policies and procedures. This is an adjunct position of approximately 20 hours per week.

Description of Duties and Tasks

  • Instruction and Reference
  1. Provide innovative instruction across the graduate curriculum and in a growing distance learning environment via:
    a. Regular collaboration with faculty concerning needs and research focus of courses
    b. Integration of digital scholarly resources into on-campus and online courses
    c. Use of traditional (in-person, in-class) as well as new/emerging technologies (online, course-embedded, video instruction) and multi-modal models for information literacy instruction
    d. Online instruction utilizing the University’s Canvas learning management system
    e. Development and course integration of online resources and resource guides using LibGuides
  2. Provide effective general and specialized reference and research services to students and faculty for all of the Center’s academic programs, on and off the Asheville campus via:
    a. In-person consultations
    b. Remote consultations including chat service, email, telephone and videoconferencing
    c. Development of reference aids using a variety of media
    d. Use of Interlibrary Loan
  3. Provide an array of services appropriate to the scholarly communication needs of graduate and other advanced students, including instruction regarding (but not limited to):
    a. Open Access and Open Educational Resources
    b. The development of scholarly communication content (as, e.g., poster presentations)
    c. Copyright and Fair use
  • Technology Training and Support
  1. Provide assistance with productivity software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and technology utilization via traditional and new/emerging technologies
  2. Provide on-site support for shared library catalog and for computers and peripherals:
    a. In conjunction with the Information Technology Specialist, troubleshoot and resolve day-to-day problems with computer software and hardware used at the site
    b. In conjunction with Rudisill Library staff, troubleshoot and resolve day-to-day problems with library systems, software and services such as interlibrary loan, chat reference, LibGuides, and electronic resources
    c. In conjunction with Appalachian College Association staff, troubleshoot and resolve problems with Innovative ILS software (Sierra)
  • Service and Professional Development
  1. Pursue continuing education and professional development activities to strengthen individual competencies, improve library operations, and contribute to the field
  2. Fulfill university expectations for campus participation and community service
  3. Attend regular Rudisill Library staff meetings (some in person on the Hickory campus and others online) and participates in all-library staff retreats
  • Additional Duties and Tasks
  1. Provide circulation, interlibrary loan and other general assistance as needed
  2. Assess activities that measure and evaluate instruction, reference work, resources, and services
  3. Other duties as assigned

Required Education
ALA-accredited master’s degree


  • Minimum of 2 years’ library experience in reference and instruction areas
  • Proficiency in providing reference assistance using and effectively searching a wide array of online and traditional library resources
  • Experience with learning management systems, especially Canvas
  • Experience with the design and maintenance of web pages or online tutorials
  • Experience with library instruction and in the preparation of instructional materials or tutorials in a variety of online formats
  • Experience using ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience with productivity software

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in an academic library
  • Demonstrated teaching experience and familiarity in a variety of pedagogical techniques
  • Experience with instructional or educational technology
  • Experience with distance education
  • Experience with interlibrary loan software/products (OCLC ILLiad/Tipasa)
  • Experience working with non-traditional students


  • Considerable knowledge of library collections and operations
  • Familiarity with online catalogs, electronic library collections, chat services, course-management systems, social-networking and web-authoring tools
  • Commitment to the continuing improvement of high quality services to library users
    Awareness of current trends in libraries
  • Excellent verbal, written and spoken communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently, in collaborative teams and with staff on campus and colleagues at different sites
  • Ability to make sound independent decisions during night and possible weekend shifts

For More Information and to Apply:

Questions: Contact Frank Quinn, Dean of University Library Services, at

Posted in Academic Library, Professional (MLS) | Leave a comment

Youth Services Manager – Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC

Title: Youth Services Manager
Library: Wilson County Public Library
City: Wilson, NC

Hiring Salary: $50,808
Position Salary Range: $50,808 – $85,884

The Youth Services Manager for the Wilson County Public Library is responsible for the provision of services to children in the Main Library, and the co-ordination of children’s services system-wide, including: planning and conducting children’s programs and activities; developing and evaluating and updating juvenile collections; assisting customers; maintaining records; preparing reports; overseeing library operations as needed; and performing related work as required. Supervision is exercised over assigned personnel. System-wide goals are supported through service on the Library’s Management, Programming, and Collection Development Teams. Work is performed under the general direction of the Library Director.

Qualifications include a Master’s degree from a school of library and information science program accredited by the American Library Association, extensive experience working in a library and with the public, and considerable supervisory experience. Special requirements include a valid driver’s license in the State of North Carolina and North Carolina Public Librarian Certification.

Apply by: April 2, 2019, at 11:59 pm

For More Information and to Apply:

Questions: Contact Molly Westmoreland, Library Director at (252)237-5355 ext. 5024 or

Posted in Professional (MLS), Public Library | Leave a comment

Collections and Research Librarian – NC State University Libraries, Raleigh NC

TITLE: Collections & Research Librarian
LIBRARY/DEPARTMENT: Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, NC State University Libraries

ABOUT: The NC State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Collections & Research Librarian for Agricultural & Environmental Sciences in the Collections & Research Strategy department. The department focuses on deep integration with the university community, working closely with faculty and students and using data and analytics creatively to develop and manage collections aligned with the strengths of the university. Librarians in Collections & Research Strategy collaborate with faculty and students across the life cycle of learning and research, linking high-quality content with emerging tools and technologies. In support of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, a university initiative that brings faculty members from multiple disciplines together to address the grand challenges of society, librarians in the department serve as liaisons to one or more of the program’s clusters, along with their other liaison roles. This position reports to the Associate Head, Collections & Research Strategy.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Leads collaborative collection management in the agricultural and environmental sciences. Provides support for global research and government information in assigned subject areas. Provides expert services for faculty, staff, and students in core and emerging areas of scholarship, such as agricultural data analytics, research data management, and open research practice. Serves as liaison with assigned departments, centers, and clusters, including support for extension related activities. Fosters collaboration and interdisciplinary interactions among faculty and research teams. Participates in ongoing collection assessment and collection management activities. Participates in library planning, serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. Expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science. Understanding of teaching, learning, and research needs in agricultural or environmental sciences, or related discipline. Experience with collection development. Analytical and creative problem-solving abilities. Commitment to fostering a diverse educational and professional environment and demonstration of the ability to work with a diverse population. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to work independently and in a team environment. Evidence of potential for ongoing professional development and contribution

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of emerging trends in agricultural data analytics, data curation, research impact metrics, or open research practice. Advanced degree in agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, or related discipline.

MORE INFORMATION/TO APPLY: Please go to for more information regrading this position and to also apply. For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office (919) 515-3522.

Posted in Academic Library, Professional (MLS) | Leave a comment

Assistant State Librarian – State Library of North Carolina, Raleigh NC

Position Title: Assistant State Librarian
Library: State Library of North Carolina, NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
City: Raleigh, NC

Salary: $60,530-$89,250
Salary Grade: GN16

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources‘ (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational, and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries, and nature throughout North Carolina. The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state’s history, conserve the state’s natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development. Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state’s diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team. The State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government, with a mission to build the capacity of all libraries in North Carolina and to provide access to specialized collections for its residents. The State Library is composed of three major programs: The Government & Heritage Library (GHL), the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and Library Development.

The State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government, with a mission to build the capacity of all libraries in North Carolina and to provide access to specialized collections for its residents. The State Library is composed of three major programs: The Government & Heritage Library (GHL), the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and Library Development.

Description of Work
The Assistant State Librarian functions as Chief Operating Officer for the State Library with direct daily oversight of and responsibility for the Library’s human resources management (currently 69 employees), budget management (state budget and federal LSTA funds allocated from the IMLS Grants to States program), facilities operations (two facilities in Raleigh), and procurement activities. Position is responsible for Library operations in the absence of the State Librarian and is a member of the Library’s senior management team which provides strategic leadership for the Library and the programs and services offered by the Government & Heritage Library, the Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, and Library Development staff. The position represents the State Library at meetings and disseminates information through written communication and presentations and must be able to convey information clearly and concisely in writing and verbally. Position ensures that Library policies and procedures are consistent and state government and DCR policy and practices and support the Library’s strategic goals.

Management Preferences

  • Demonstrated management experience in a North Carolina library.
  • Three or more years’ experience at library director or senior manager level.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing a communication plan.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

  • Extensive knowledge of practices and trends in library and information science; public management principles and practices; financial budgeting theory and practices; and state government regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Proven comprehensive understanding of the role of the State Library and its resources, services and programs;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a human resources program; guide workforce development; and ensure compliance with policies and procedures;
  • Demonstrated ability to direct budget development, implementation, and management; approve and monitor expenditures; and ensure compliance with policies and procedures;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, analyze, and document information and data to identify trends and issues;
  • Proven ability to convey information clearly and concisely through public presentations;
  • Demonstrated ability strategically plan and implement change initiatives; and develop collaborative relationships to facilitate accomplishment of goals.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Master’s degree in library and information science or a related discipline from an appropriately accredited institution
  • Five years of professional librarian experience, three of which should have been in a supervisory, consultative, or administrative capacity;
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Apply by: 4/15/2019, 5:00 PM Eastern

For More Information and to Apply:

Questions: Contact the NC Office of State Human Resources at 919-807-4800.

Posted in Professional (MLS), State Library | Leave a comment