Children’s Services/Library Assistant – Liberty Public Library, Liberty NC

Town of Liberty
P. O. Box 1006
239 South Fayetteville Street
Liberty, North Carolina 27298
(336) 622-4276 phone (336) 622-2665 fax


Position # 1010

Department: Library

Hiring Salary Range: $10 – $11 per hour DOQ plus Benefits

Closing Date: August 7, 2015 by 5:00p.m.

General Definition of Work
Liberty Public Library is seeking a children’s services librarian/library assistant. This individual must have experience working with young children. The ideal candidate will have the ability to plan, schedule, promote, conduct and evaluate programs for children, teens, and adults. This individual must also be adaptable to change and recognize the importance of offering a personalized experience to all library patrons. We are a small library with one full-time branch manager and two part-time staff members. Punctuality, a willingness to learn and a pleasant, positive, and enthusiastic attitude are essential traits for success in this position. Familiarity in working with technology including iPads, laptops, eReaders, and interactive white boards is a plus.

Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions
∙Plans, schedules, promotes, conducts and evaluates programs for children, teens, and adults.
∙Assists in collection development and organization of the children and teen areas.
∙Provides circulation assistance to all patrons including checkout of library materials, issuing library cards, assessing fees and fines and resolving problems related to library records.
∙Assists with shelving items in all areas of the library.
∙Answers patrons inquiries; provides basic assistance to patrons on retrieval of library material and use of computers.
∙Provides readers’ advisory to all patrons.
∙Processes labels and mends library materials.
∙Works with outside organizations as necessary.
∙Assists branch manager with library operations and serves as assistant branch manager if so assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of basic library procedures, methods and techniques; knowledge of children’s literature; familiarity with the Dewey decimal system; thorough skill operating standard computer equipment, and related hardware and software; ability to exercise initiative and independent  judgment; ability to
communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons and associates.

Education and Experience
Four year college degree preferred or combination of education and previous library or public service experience. Experience in working with young children in schools, community agencies, volunteer organizations, church, or other group situations will be considered.

Physical Requirements
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting, occasionally requires climbing or balancing and stooping, kneeling crouching or crawling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions; work is generally in a quiet location.

Special Requirements
This position will require working evening and weekend hours.
Must be able to sit on floor for story times and other children’s activities.

Please submit a cover letter and resume indicating salary requirements along with a complete application (found on the website: under “job opportunities”) to
Niccole Hugg-Suttles, 239 S. Fayetteville Street, Liberty, NC 27298

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Assistant Director – Sandhill Regional Library System, Rockingham NC

Assistant Director/County Librarian Position in Sandhill Regional Library System

Salary Starting range: $46,500-$50,000 37.5 hours per week
Health, dental, and life insurance, 401K plan, NC Retirement

A MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited or State University institution. At least 3-5 years of paid public library supervisory experience is required. Experience working with local government and/or community groups is also required. Must qualify for certification by the North Carolina Public Library Certification Board.

Assists the Director in administering the work of the Region, which includes Anson, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, and Richmond Counties. Will be acting Director in the absence of that official. Performs administrative and supervisory work. Also, will have the sole responsibility of planning and managing the activities and programs of the branches in Richmond County. There are three branches in Richmond, which are located in Rockingham, Hamlet, and Ellerbe. Manages staff, acts as a representative of the library, and seeks library involvement throughout the county, and Region. Will serve as County department head, responsible for budgeting, selection of materials, requisitioning funds, and evaluating personnel. A technology-driven, detail-oriented team player is needed for this position. Reports to the Library Director, as well as the Regional Board of Trustees and the County Board of Trustees.

Position is open until filled. Review of applications will be on going.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a SRLS application. Applications are available on our web-site and will be accepted through Wednesday September 30th 2015, or until filled.

Mail to: Jesse Gibson, Director
Sandhill Regional Library System
412 East Franklin Street, Rockingham, N.C. 28379
E-mail to:
Fax to: 910-997-2516

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Library Director – McDowell County Public Library, Marion NC

Library Director

Department: Library

Compensation: $49,500 – $67,530 DOE

Hours: Full time

Deadline: Monday, August 17, 2015

Position Objectives
The employee in this position has a high level of independent responsibility and accountability in the administration and operation of the county library system. General policies are determined by North Carolina Library Law, the Library Board of Trustees, and the Board of Commissioners. General direction is received from the Library Board of Trustees, an advisory board, and the position is directly responsible to the County Manager. The Major areas of responsibility include personnel, financial management and planning, technological planning and implementation, supervision of building and ground, public relations, collection development, policies and planning. This position is exempt under the executive guidelines of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Compiles statistical and financial reports and prepares reports and applications for the State Library.
• Prepares and administers budget as approved by the Board of Trustees and Board of Commissioners.
• Maintains personnel, time and leave records of all employees.
• Explains and interprets library services to public and staff.
• Direct the training of personnel in policies and procedures of the library and provides instruction and supervision.
• Oversees selection of library materials.
• Prepares Board of Trustees agenda and attends all their meetings.
• Participates in community activities and maintains contact with local government officials, professional organizations, educational agencies and the State Library.
• Supervises maintenance of building and equipment.
• Conduct regular staff meetings.
• Evaluate staff performance.
• Develop library policies and procedures and recommend their implementation to the Library Board.
• Develop, implement and evaluate long and short-term goals and objectives.
• Write and administer grants for funds to supplement the library budget and prepare evaluation reports.
• Apply for Federal e-rate funds for discounts on telecommunications and prepare reports throughout the year.
• Evaluate library materials in order to withdraw worn, outdated or unused material.
• Prepare reports to analyze use of material.
• Attend County Commission meetings and make requests as needed by the library.
• Work with Friends of the Library on projects to improve the library and to raise money to supplement the Library budget.
• Oversee the development of the library web site so that it is an instrument for service delivery, information exchange and public awareness.
• Makes final attempt to retrieve overdue materials and collect fines and fees.
• Accept and acknowledge gifts of money and other items to the library.

Minimum Requirements
Thorough knowledge of library and information science and library organization, administration, and services; knowledge of community characteristics and interests and of State Library and county government regulations; ability to speak and write effectively; ability to deal tactfully with public and staff; ability to instruct and supervise staff; ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public, staff, community and government officials.
• Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS).
• Certification by the State Library of North Carolina
• Public Library administrative experience.
• Computer skill including Microsoft Office
• Valid North Carolina driver’s license.

Full Time Benefited

APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN CREDIT ONLY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED IN RESPONSE TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. No additional information will be solicited by the McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience.

APPLICATIONS OPEN UNTIL: August 17, 2015 at 5:00
McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer
McDowell County participates in E-Verify

Applications are available:
– on our website– under “Employment Opportunities”
– McDowell County Administration Building
60 East Court St Marion, NC 28752
– Employment Security Commission
316 Baldwin Ave Marion, NC 28752

Applications can be submitted:
-in person at the County Administration building
60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752
-or by Mail to:
McDowell County Human Resources
60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752
-or by email to:

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Administrative Services Assistant V – NCDCR State Library, Raleigh NC

Job Class Title: Administrative Services Assistant V

Working Title: Office Assistant – State Library

Position Number: 60083835

Department: Dept of Cultural Resources

Salary Range: $28,875.00 – $43,422.00 Annually

Recruitment Range: $29,826 – $33,790

Salary Grade / Salary Grade Equivalent: 61

Competency Level: Not Applicable

Appointment Type: Permanent Full-Time

Pos. Location: Wake County, North Carolina

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 07/31/15 7:11 AM Eastern Time

NOTE: A skills assessment will be administered to all interviewed applicants.

There are two positions available (Positions #60083835 and #60083893) for this vacancy.

The State Library is the principal library of state government and is comprised of three major programs: the Government and Heritage Library, the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and Library Development. The Administration section of the State Library oversees all administrative, budgetary and personnel services for Library operations and supports Library programs to external constituencies. The Office Assistant is a member of a 4-person team that provides coordinated, centralized administrative services support for State Library operations. The Office Assistant performs a variety of procurement, financial record-keeping, records management and program support duties such as coordinating logistical arrangements for workshops and meetings at the State Library and other locations across the state; updating website content; and processing applications and other documentation for North Carolina Public Librarian Certification and the State Aid grant program. Team member duties may be assigned on an ongoing or project basis to address overlapping priorities and ensure efficient delivery of services.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
This role requires advanced knowledge of office procedures with proficiency in the use of current office technology and applications, including expertise in Excel. Must have excellent communication skills, including use of web-based communication tools. Must be able to record financial transactions following standardized accounting methods. Requires skill in gathering and reporting complex narrative and numerical information in standardized formats, and proficiency in records management for a shared environment. Must be able to learn and effectively use specialized software and database systems. Requires the ability to work independently and as a member of a team to prioritize, plan, and carry out multiple responsibilities with competing deadlines. Must be able to perform complex problem-solving and exercise judgment, discretion and negotiation skills in difficult situations. Must be able to work effectively in ambiguous situations; adapt work habits and behavior to differing conditions; and accommodate periods of heavy workload and high stress. Must be able to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with a wide variety of people, exercising good judgment and discretion in all interactions.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Graduation from high school and demonstrated possession of knowledge, skills and abilities gained through at least three of office assistant/secretarial experience; or completion of a two-year secretarial science or business administration program with one year of experience as described above; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience with financial record-keeping and records management preferred.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

To apply for this position, please click the APPLY link provided above. In order to receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form. Any information omitted from the application cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Attached or incorporated resumes will be accepted, but will not be used for screening for qualifying credit. Using “See Resume” or “See Attachment” instead of completing the education and experience portion of the profile is not acceptable and will result in an incomplete application. Other attachments (except a DD-214 copy) will also be accepted, but not used in screening for qualifying credit. Applicants are required to scan and attach a copy of their DD-214 or discharge orders if they wish to obtain veterans preference.

Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax. Please call the human resources office for assistance.

The Department of Cultural Resources (DCR) uses Merit-Based Recruitment practices to select the most qualified applicants to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act. Applicants are asked to document competencies related to the position for which you apply on the State application via the NEOGOV website. A competency is defined as a set of behaviors or duties that reflect knowledge skills, and abilities. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills, abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised positions. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. The Department of Cultural Resources is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the Department of Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).


Department of Cultural Resources
Division of Human Resources
4603 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4603
Phone: 919-807-7373

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Juvenile Services Coordinator – Union County Public Library, Monroe NC

DATE LISTED: 07/27/2015

TITLE: Juvenile Services Coordinator

LIBRARY: Union County Public Library

CITY: Monroe

NOTE: Seeking a dynamic individual who enjoys providing library service to children, while actively managing all of the juvenile services for the Union County Public Library System.

SALARY: $19.59 – $29.39 Hourly
$40,753.00 – $61,129.00 Annual

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Library Science with 1-2 years of children’s experience, 1 year of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

DUTIES: Under limited supervision, performs supervisory and professional work by supervising and coordinating all juvenile services functions for the Main Library and all branches. This involves all administrative duties including assisting in scheduling, hiring, assigning, instructing, and supervising various duties assigned to personnel in the children’s areas.

The Juvenile Services Coordinator supervises the children’s staff at the Monroe Library and coordinates children’s services at each branch. This function involves developing services and collections in print and electronic formats.
As part of the Library Management team reports to the Director.

AVAILABLE: August 24, 2015

APPLY BY: August 17, 2015

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

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Library Director, Nina Meadows at

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Associate Director of Operations – Alamance County Public Libraries, Burlington NC

Associate Director of Operations

Alamance County Public Libraries


Alamance County Public Library is a dynamic customer-focused organization. The Associate Director of Operations, as a member of ACPL’s leadership management team ensures a high level of quality library services are provided to customers, and ensures the provision of value added experiences for all stakeholders. The Associate Director of Operations directs the day-to-day operations of library branches.  This position provides strategic planning and leadership; policy development and problem solving.  The person in this position may act as liaison with support departments/staff and/or external agencies and groups.


 May direct the day-to-day operations of multiple branches throughout the library system.

  • Guides branch or department staff on system-wide goals, strategies and fulfillment of service requirements.
  • Actively participates in the development and implementation of system wide strategies, policy development, analysis and evaluation of library services and operations.
  • Develops standards for equitable distribution and allocation of appropriate resources to branches or department to ensure quality library experiences for all customers and staff.
  • Identifies and provides input to branch or department management on staffing needs by location and across the library system.
  • Directs, identifies and monitors staff and leadership development to ensure ongoing training and development.
  • Directs the identification, development and implementation of training necessary to promote quality customer service throughout library experiences.
  • Directs the response to customer service issues and customer conflict resolution, ensuring procedures are used on an equitable and consistent basis.
  • Encourages staff development through positive leadership, coaching, and providing timely and specific feedback.
  • Ensures library strategies, policies and procedures are followed and is responsible for communicating new or revised policies to branch/department leadership teams.
  • Models Alamance County Public Library’s core values.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


 Knowledge of established principles, practices, and methods of library science and administration specializing in a variety of disciplines

  • Ability to plan, direct and organize activities of multiple library branch locations.
  • Library management experience with evidence of progressive responsibility and interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Enthusiasm for innovation and creativity.
  • Highly adaptable and flexible.
  • Ability to motivate, develop, train and direct staff in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, safe, effective working relationships.
  • Experience in working with diverse communities and staff.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to inspire excellence in a diverse staff
  • Ability to understand and apply highly complex policies and procedures
  • Strong communications, presentation, writing, & listening skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with implementing and evaluating library services such as reference, library operations, automated library technologies, readers’ advisory and collection management.
  • Knowledge of computing, online databases and office productivity software.
  • Strong time management and organization skills.
  • Possesses a flexible and collaborative work style. Ability to deal with diverse elements simultaneously.


 A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution is required.


 Rotating schedule, involving nights and weekends


 Ability to communicate in more than one language helpful

For additional information contact M.J. Wilkerson, Director of Alamance County Public Libraries, at 336.229.3588 or To apply, go to


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Desktop Support Analyst – Duke University Libraries, Durham NC

TITLE: Desktop Support Analyst

LIBRARY: Duke University Libraries

CITY: Durham

ENVIRONMENT: Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university’s intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its branches: Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections, Lilly, and Music and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke’s library holdings of 6.1 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke’s hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.

Duke offers a comprehensive benefit packages which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at:

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 15 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training.

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY: The Desktop Support Analyst provides technical support for the automated systems (central servers, network infrastructure, and desktop computers) used by the staff and patrons of Duke University Libraries, including branch libraries and remote facilities. S/He assists end users and departmental technology support staff in diagnosing and resolving problems with computer hardware, software, and network components.

QUALIFICATIONS: It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.

Required: Two year post-secondary education in a computer science or related field equivalent education and experience.
Preferred: Bachelor’s degree

Required: Three years’ experience or formal training in the installation and support of microcomputers and related components in a networked environment; experience support Windows and Macintosh computer hardware and software; working knowledge with local area networking hardware and software; working knowledge supporting audiovisual equipment and services; ability to organize and maintain accurate records; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community and rapidly changing technical environment; ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments, to analyze and solve problems and to prioritize, plan and organize work with minimum supervision; possesses strong service orientation; ability to work independently and as a member of a team ; valid NC driver’s license required.

Preferred: Experience or working knowledge of Casper or SCCM desktop management software; prior experience supporting IT in an academic research library.

WORKING CONDITIONS: • Must be able to lift 30 pounds and unpack, shelve and deploy equipment
• Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible
• Normal office environment
• Occasional weekend or evening work required
• Occasional travel required
These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of till responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

DUTIES: • Desktop support (Mac and Windows) for end users: Provides specialized technical support for the hardware and software supporting Perkins Library, East Campus libraries and remote facilities; provides technical assistance, train end users and develop help documentation for department and Library staff. Provide support for integrated library systems.
• Software Maintenance: Installs, upgrades, troubleshoots and maintains software applications on end user desktops.
• Hardware Maintenance: Installs, upgrades, troubleshoots and maintains computer hardware for desktop computers, printers and other peripheral devices as needed. Coordinates replacement of hardware with vendors when necessary.
• Evaluates and tests new software and its applicability to library operations. Tests, evaluates and recommends new hardware.
• Provides A/V support for programs taking place in the Library, including East Campus libraries and remote facilities; assists end-users with assistance as needed.
• Library network management: Assists with tasks related to local area network management, including DHCP and DNS; manages users and groups in Active Directory; assists with configuration and management of monitoring for Library-managed servers.
• Provides on-call service in rotation with other members of the DUL Information Systems staff as needed.
• Automates processes for Desktop Support computer management wherever possible through knowledge of management systems such as Casper, BigFix, SCCM, Envisionware, DeepFreeze, and Docker.
• Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities
• None

AVAILABLE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
APPLY BY: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
APPLY TO: An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references should be submitted at – refer to Requisition # 400989751.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

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