Metadata and Cataloging Librarian – Belk Library & Information Commons, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Job Title:  Metadata and Cataloging Librarian
Library:  Belk Library & Information Commons, Appalachian State University
City:  Boone, NC

Required Qualifications: 

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science or equivalent. Related PhD fields will also be considered.
  • Minimum of 1 year library experience at the professional level.
  • Knowledge of or experience working with an Integrated Library System or a Next-Generation (NextGen) system.
  • Experience organizing or managing projects.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively both individually and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Working knowledge of one or more of the following metadata standards: Dublin Core, HTML, XML, MODS, markup languages, etc.
  • Working knowledge of RDA, MARC, LCSH, and LC classification and OCLC.
  • Experience performing complex original cataloging, including – but not limited to – electronic formats, audio-visual materials, and realia.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with applying metadata standards to describe digital collections.
  • Experience with digital library platforms.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with archival standards (DACS) and practice.
  • Knowledge of emerging metadata standards, such as linked data, RDFand ontologies as well as emerging library applications (e.g., BIBFRAME) and name identifier systems (e.g., ORCID, ISNI).
  • Awareness and dedication to the trends in diversity initiatives in cataloging such as Critical Librarianship (‘critlib’) and Radical Cataloging (‘radcat’).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The University Libraries at Appalachian State University seeks an innovative Metadata and Cataloging Librarian to support discovery of and access to the Library and Special Collections digital content through metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance by coordinating the workflow of metadata management and projects among Resource Acquisition and Management (RAM), Special Collections and University Archives, and Digital Scholarship & Initiatives (DSI) teams.

This position will perform original complex cataloging in all formats, including audio-visual materials. This position is responsible for providing leadership and functional expertise to supervise the work of four staff members in the Metadata and Cataloging unit. This position reports to the RAM Coordinator (Head of Technical Services) and will work closely with the Special Collections and University Archives and Digital Scholarship and Initiatives teams.

Librarians work in a collegial team-based environment, are members of the University faculty, and engage in active programs of scholarship and professional service. The Library offers strong support for professional development activities, including publishing, presenting, and attending conferences and workshops.

Throughout their teaching, research, and service duties, the successful applicant should promote diversity and inclusive excellence.

Apply by: October 31, 2019

For additional information and to apply:

Questions: Contact Kimberly Sims at

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Project Manager – Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville NC

Job Title: Project Manager
Library: Joyner Library, East Carolina University
City: Greenville, NC

Job Duties
Employ appropriate project management methodologies to manage technology projects. Facilitate good communication to and from the Application and Digital Services department; meet regularly with internal stakeholders, such as Heads of Service in Research & Instructional Services and Special Collections, as specific projects require. Set and track progress toward goals, objectives, and project deliverables. Provide reports on project progress, status, and staff capacity to Interim Head of Service and Assistant Director. Assist with data migration and clean-up projects. Create an inventory of all systems created by the Application and Digital Services department. Drive communication and planning on the redesign of the library intranets for both Joyner and Laupus. Document and ensure content created by the University Historian for the Heritage Hall project is online, assisting University Archives staff with the content management system. This position will serve until June 30, 2020. Contingent upon availability of funds.

Minimum Education/Experience
• Associates degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business Administration, Project Management, or closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience with project management.
• Knowledge of and ability to use project management and issue tracking systems.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
• Project Management degree or certification
• Knowledge of open source software and/or web development workflows
• Experience with database management systems (DBMS)
• Experience in an academic library setting

Apply by: 11:59 p.m. EST, 09/30/2019

For More Information and to Apply:

Questions: Contact Amanda Hartman McLellan, Assistant Director for Discovery and Technology Services, at or 252-737-2780.

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Content Strategy Librarian – User Experience and Assessment Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Libraries, Chapel Hill NC

Position Title: Content Strategy Librarian
Library: User Experience and Assessment Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Libraries
City: Chapel Hill, NC

Position Summary
The entryway to the information & knowledge housed in the University Libraries is no longer a physical doorway. Today, users connect to collections & expertise though our website. We believe our online presence should be accessible by everyone, relevant to our diverse users, and will continue to move scholarship forward on campus. The Content Strategy Librarian makes this happen.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Libraries seeks an enterprising, creative and collaborative individual for the position of Content Strategy Librarian in the User Experience and Assessment Department. Under the direction of the Head of User Experience and Assessment, this position connects students, staff, faculty, and the Libraries’ community to our collections and services by coordinating and managing the Libraries’ online platforms including LibGuides, LibCal, and WordPress.

The Content Strategy Librarian is responsible for organizing, administering, and improving the Libraries’ web content. They work with subject librarians to evaluate the needs, usage and effectiveness of the Libraries’ content. To ensure library content is available and accurate, they conduct accessibility audits, manage WordPress’ configuration and content structure, train staff, and create guidelines & best practices. This position uses analytics to steer improvements and inform projects, and partners with the User Research Librarian to better understand our diverse users’ needs. The Content Strategy Librarian also serves as an advocate for accessibility in the Libraries’ digital projects.

The Content Strategy Librarian represents the Libraries on campus-wide initiatives. They work with campus support services including ITS Teaching and Learning ( and the Center for Faculty Excellence (

Educational Requirements
ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or equivalent relevant degree.

Qualifications and Experience

REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or equivalent relevant degree.
• Demonstrated knowledge of content strategy methods as they relate to libraries or other mission-driven entities; this may include a variety of channels, including Web site, e-mail communications, and social media
• Demonstrated experience connecting faculty and students with information to advance their scholarly and educational goals, preferably in an academic research environment
• Understanding of the information-finding needs of students, staff, faculty, and community of a large academic research environment
• Knowledge of current web accessibility standards and their implementation
• A passion for assessing audience & user needs
• Knowledge of the principles of user experience design
• Familiarity with the principles of library website design and related best practices.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively on complex projects involving numerous stakeholders, including experience with facilitation, consensus building, and conflict resolution
• Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably, orally and in writing
• A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility

PREFERRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Experience working with WordPress, LibGuides, and/or LibCal
• Experience working with html, css, javascript, or other web development standards
• Writing and editorial experience
• Experience conducting large-scale web content audits and/or related user research
• Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite or comparable software.

For More Information and to Apply:

Questions: Contact Freda McClain at

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Library Manager – Morrison Regional Library, Charlotte, NC

TITLE: Library Manager – Morrison Regional Library
LIBRARY: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
CITY: Charlotte, North Carolina
APPLY BY:  09/29/2019

Experience:  Five years of varied and increasing leadership responsibilities.
Education:  A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution
Licenses and Certifications: Valid NC or SC driver’s license and ability to obtain and maintain a County Vehicle Permit.  NC Public Library certification required or must be obtained within a specified time frame.

The Library Manager provides leadership and oversight for the branch.  The Library Manager is responsible for creating an atmosphere that is welcoming to all, with a priority on service excellence that provides each customer with a positive library experience.
This position requires both outward and inward facing focus. The Library Manager develops and coordinates all elements of community engagement and outreach, with the goal of creating and fostering community relationships and partnerships. At the same time, the Library Manager supports and develops staff, with the goal of creating and fostering positive work experiences, leading ultimately to positive relationships with the public.  The Library Manager plays a crucial role in ensuring that current and future Charlotte Mecklenburg Library goals, objectives and priorities are accomplished.

please visit their website at:   Or contact Tasha Evans – HR Consultant, Mecklenburg County Government at 980-314-2746, email

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Librarian I/Youth Services – Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center, Fayetteville, NC

TITLE: Librarian I/Youth Services
LIBRARY: Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center
BRANCH: Bordeaux Library Branch
LOCATION: Fayetteville, NC
SALARY: $39,295.64/Year
APPLY BY: September 24, 2019

An employee in this position is responsible for providing advanced library services to customers at youth services desks by answering reference questions and assisting youth, parents, and caregivers with the selection of material and the use of library resources. Develops and presents programs for youth, birth through grade 12. Assists in youth collection development and system-wide initiatives. Maintains an efficient, dynamic and customer-service oriented youth department under direction of Youth Services Librarian II in regional branch and under direction of branch manager in community branch by (but not limited to): assisting youth and adults in obtaining information from a variety of print and electronic resources in person and by telephone. Assists customers in computer labs. Supervises, trains, evaluates and schedules subordinate staff in the community branch setting and provides input on performance evaluations of subordinate staff not directly supervised. Develops and conducts age appropriate programs for youth both within the library and at other venues outside the library. Promotes library Youth Services and programs through, but not limited to, public outreach such as informational fairs, school and/or child care center visits, and writing occasional articles as requested. Assists in collection development for the department and branch as assigned by purging obsolete or worn materials, makes recommendations for replacement materials.  Serves as working member of the Youth Services Council and other councils as assigned. Participates in development and presentation of system wide training in skills related to youth services including oral storytelling, puppetry, readers’ advisory and youth literature. Prepares and develops content for brochures and informational literature for children and caregivers in print and electronic formats.

Assumes responsibility as the person in charge for the department or branch in the absence of the department or branch manager as needed. Works in collaborative efforts with other community agencies. Reports and documents incidents of conflict or disruption of service, calls for emergency services as needed. Creates displays to promote library resources, services, or programs. Participates in professional training and activities to keep current on issues and trends and to further professional development.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Master of Library Science degree (MLS) required. Preferred candidates will have educational background or experience in Youth Services.

Trainee applicants must have completed at least 75% of required course work towards a MLS and submit a letter from the dean of the library school that states the number of credit hours already obtained and that the candidate can complete all Master’s degree requirements within twelve months.

CONDITIONS: 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.

TO APPLY: On-line applications only. Complete the application from the website at Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed county application.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Go to Library website:  you can also contact Ms. Cathy Woods at (910) 483-7727 extension 1325, fax: (910) 486-5372, or e-mail: or the Cumberland County Human Resources Department at (910) 678-7653.

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Data & Visualization Librarian – NCSU Libraries, NC State University, Raleigh NC

POSITION TITLE: Data & Visualization Librarian
LIBRARY: NCSU Libraries, NC State University
CITY: Raleigh, NC

The NC State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Data & Visualization Librarian. The Data & Visualization Services department helps students and other researchers develop critical data science and visualization skills through expert consultations, workshops, and classroom instruction. The department provides support for a wide range of data lifecycle activities including data collection, discovery, access, evaluation, cleaning, management, modeling, analysis, geospatial techniques, and visualization. The department is the service owner for the Dataspace in the Hunt Library and the planned Data Experience Lab in the Hill Library, community-oriented spaces offering specialized computing, expert assistance, and programs and services supporting data science and visualization.

Provides expert consultative support for students, faculty, and researchers in the areas of data science and visualization. Designs and delivers workshops on data science and visualization topics. Supervises graduate student Data Science Consultants. Collaborates with colleagues and faculty on data-related initiatives and projects. Participates in library planning, serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. NC State University librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. This position reports to the Associate Head, Data & Visualization Services.


  • ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or other advanced degree relevant to the position
  • Proficiency with R and/or Python for data wrangling, analysis, and visualization
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technical skills and tools; evidence of ongoing self-education
  • Knowledge of emerging data services in academic environments
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse educational and professional environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; and ability to represent the Libraries to university and external audiences
  • Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution to the library profession


  • Experience developing and delivering instruction, workshops, or training
  • Demonstrated success engaging and collaborating with faculty to support their data-related research and teaching
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data analysis and visualization tools and programs such as SAS, MATLAB, and Tableau
  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistical methods


QUESTIONS: Nellie Maurer, HR Specialist, at or 919-513-3394.

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Library Associate I / Children’s Services – Lexington Public Library, Davidson County Public Library, Lexington NC

Position Title: Library Associate I / Children’s Services
Library: Lexington Public Library, Davidson County Public Library
City: Lexington, NC

General Statement of Duties
Performs responsible technical work maintaining and delivering specialized library
services focusing on children’s programming.

Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class is responsible for circulation, programming, material
acquisition and leadership. Work is performed under regular supervision of the Library

Illustrative Examples of Work
– Shelves returned material; reads shelves to maintain order; checks materials in
and out.
– Provides assistance to patrons.
– Collects and records financial transactions.
– Provides new and replacement library cards.
– Answers incoming calls and assists callers with questions.
– Provides information to patrons regarding reference material.
– Plans and presents in-house & outreach programs for juveniles.
– Conducts library tours.
– Partners with elementary teachers and media specialists to provide activities that
may encourage students to read and visit the library.
– Reviews, selects and orders new/recently published materials or replacement
items for the juvenile collection.
– Supervises staff and operation of the facility in the absence of the Library
– Prepares the calendar of activities for this location.
– Reviews donated books to add to the library collection; checks with other
Davidson County libraries to determine if they need donated items; prices and
sells remainder of items.
– Secures building and equipment at closing.
– Adheres to the department’s safety rules and regulations.
– Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
– Ability to multi-task while providing excellent customer service.
– Thorough knowledge of the library’s collection.
– Thorough knowledge of automated circulation system.
– Thorough knowledge of the library’s organization, policies, and procedures and
ability to interpret and implement.
– General knowledge of library techniques, systems and tools.
– General knowledge of age appropriate materials.
– General knowledge of English grammar, spelling and composition.
– Ability to organize work and exercise sound judgment while working
– Ability to operate a variety of equipment both standard and electronic.
– Ability to handle routine and unusual situations related to patrons and the general
– Ability to make accurate numerical calculations.
– Ability to use reference materials and develop research strategies using a variety
of media.
– Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with all patrons and the general public.
– Ability to lead others.
– Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers and the
general public.
– General knowledge of safety procedures and policies and ability to handle
emergency situations.

Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited college with a four-year Liberal Arts degree in
Education or Computer Science with considerable experience in using library
services and resources, working with a computer and using research methods.
Some experience leading, teaching, and caring for children and knowledge of
juvenile literature.

Licenses and Certifications: Valid North Carolina Driver License.

For More Information and to Apply:

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

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