Processing Archivist – Belk Library and Information Commons – Appalachian State University, Boone NC

TITLE: Processing Archivist

LIBRARY: Belk Library and Information Commons    CITY: Boone, NC

SALARY: Described in posting

QUALIFICATIONS: ● ALA-accredited master’s degree or master’s degree in information science program or in archival administration, public history, or related field. Coursework and/or training in archival theory and practice.
● Experience in accessioning, arrangement, and description of manuscripts and/or archives.
● Working knowledge of archival theory, practice, national standards, and best practices that govern the arrangement and description of archival materials, including EAD, DACS, EAC, and MPLP.
● Familiarity with content management systems such as Archivists’ Toolkit or ArchivesSpace.
● Experience creating and maintaining online archival finding aids, including EAD encoding and working knowledge of HTML/XML.
● Evidence of effective project planning, management, and completion.
● Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
● Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, donors, and patrons.
● Leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
● Potential to meet the library’s requirement for scholarship, service, and leadership.
● Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
● Demonstrated project management and problem-solving skills.

DUTIES: The University Libraries at Appalachian State University seeks a creative, forward-looking individual to be the Processing Archivist in Special Collections. The successful candidate will help the Special Collections team transform access, enhance discovery, and stimulate student learning using primary materials.

APPLY BY: Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

TO APPLY: Send a complete application comprised of (1) a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, (2) a full C.V. including education and relevant experience, and (3) the name, address, email, and telephone number of three to five references who are knowledgeable about your qualifications for this position to: Sherrye Perry, Attn: Processing Archivist Search Committee, Belk Library and Information Commons, 218 College Street, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608; or electronically to Sherrye Perry at with the subject line: Processing Archivist Search.


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Research and Instruction Librarian (Temporary) – Western Carolina University/Hunter Library, Cullowhee NC

TITLE: Research and Instruction Librarian (Temporary)

LIBRARY: Western Carolina University/Hunter Library

CITY: Cullowhee, North Carolina

SALARY: $1,660 per month for 16 hours a week of work.


• A Masters of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program of library or information science
• Ability to work flexibly in a dynamic environment
• Up-to-date knowledge of a wide range of information tools and sources and a creative, persistent approach to finding authoritative information

Experience providing reference services in an academic or public library environment.

Western Carolina University invites applications for the position of Part-time/Temporary Reference Librarian. This position will provide virtual and face-to-face reference service. The successful candidate will be professionally engaged, inquisitive, creative, and up to the challenge of serving a growing and evolving campus community.

Hunter Library seeks a knowledgeable, responsive, and service-oriented librarian to join our Research & Instruction Services Department for a part-time, fixed-term position (through six months, with a possibility of extension). Duties include providing high-quality face-to-face and virtual reference services on one night from 5-9 p.m. and Sundays, 2-9 p.m. Additional shifts may be assigned depending on the successful candidate’s availability. The librarian will perform other duties as assigned, which may include developing research guides or tutorials and assisting in collection development projects.

AVAILABLE: Start Date: As soon as possible

APPLY BY: 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, contact Sarah Steiner at 828-227-3417 or

Western Carolina University (WCU) is one of the 17 senior institutions of the University of North Carolina (UNC) system. It 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. The university is a Carnegie Community Engagement-certified institution. 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.

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. The library has three departments comprised of 19 faculty and 30 staff members. The collection includes over 600,000 print and over 450,000 e-books and provides access to more than 60,000 journals; the library has 11 digital collections. The library provides support across the university for open access, data management, and work in the digital humanities. The library is an active partner in the Western North Carolina Library Network, NC DOCKS, and the Carolina Consortium.
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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Carrboro Branch Supervisor – Orange County Public Library, Carrboro NC

Carrboro Branch Supervisor

The Orange County Public Library in North Carolina seeks an energetic and creative Carrboro Branch Supervisor for its Cybrary and Carrboro McDougle Middle School branches. This position will be part of a forward thinking Leadership Team that is based on Community Led Services Philosophy. Under the direction of the Library Systems Manager, this individual will provides direct supervision and oversee branch operations including facilities management, customer focused reference services and assist with collection development.

We are searching for an experienced professional who views libraries as platforms for community innovation and learning and one who values responsive, personal service. This is an ideal position for an engaging professional who will welcome meeting customer needs and enjoy learning about the Carrboro/ Orange County community. This individual will be a liaison and work directly with the Friends of the Carrboro Libraries.

Additionally, the preferred candidate will be comfortable working in a shared workspace and learning in a fast-paced changing environment. The individual will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and be eager to assist our customers.

Examples of Duties:
A position may not include all the work examples given, nor does the list include all that may be assigned.

Provides direct public service at the circulation/ reference desk. Manage the workflow for the Carrboro Branches to ensure the consistency and efficiency of library branch functions. Oversee the collection of fines and fees for the library. Supervise, including hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating performance of permanent and temporary staff. Manage an annual temporary staff budget.

Process delinquent accounts for the Library in accordance with the County policy and coordination with the County Attorney’s Office.

Resolve customer concerns or problems. Interaction with customers regularly and communications frequently contain confidential / sensitive information necessitating discretion.

Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Library policies and procedures, including designing new services or concepts.

Participates as a member of the Library management team.

Serve as library point person for public computer maintenance and trouble shooting.

Serve as the Library’s liaison to Main for planning and coordinating library events.

Serve as Facilities management liaison with Carrboro Parks and Recreation and Carrboro McDougle Middle School.

Typical Qualifications:
Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, including modern office technology.
Knowledge of library policies and procedures.
Knowledge of reference resources, including computer-based and automated systems.
Knowledge of library collections and materials.
Knowledge of the geography of the county.
Skill in operating a personal computer and utilizing a variety of software..
Skill in dealing with the public with tact, courtesy and good judgment.
Skill at handling multi-assignments.
Skill in decision making and problem solving.
Skill in supervision.
Skill in interpersonal relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.

Assignments are provided by defining objectives, priorities, and deadlines. Additional assistance is provided for unusual situations that do not have clear precedents. Position supervises multiple positions.

Distinguishing Factors
This classification is distinguished from the Library Associate by the responsibility of supervision and facility management.

Ideal candidate will excel in the following five (5) Core Professional Attributes that contribute to the success of the Orange County Public Library.

Accountability – Making a commitment to the organization, meeting obligations, adhering to policy and accepting responsibility, demonstrating personal integrity, earning trust, modeling ethical behavior, and understanding perceptions of behavior.
Communication – Expressing ideas, listening for understanding, giving feedback, and facilitating open communication.
Customer Service – Meeting customer expectations, providing proactive service, resolving customer concerns, managing customer expectations, and following up to ensure satisfaction.
Initiative – Identifying what needs to be done, taking action, adding value and participating in change.
Teamwork – Contributing to the team, working cooperatively, resolving conflict, building team capability and celebrating success.

Minimum Qualifications
Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associates Degree in business and three years of related public library experience.

Supplemental Information:
Physical Activities
N = Never; R = Rarely (Less than 25%); O = Often (25% – 75%); A = Always (More than 75%)
Standing O Sitting O
Walking O Bending O
Stooping O Kneeling O
Crawling R Climbing R
Typing O Grasping O
Talking O Hearing A
Repetitive motions of hands/wrists O Handing O
Repetitive motions of feet O Reaching O

Average number of pounds through a normal day that are pushed, pulled, etc. and the distance over which the weight is moved:
Activity Average Number of Pounds Distance Weight is Moved
Pushing 150 200 ft
Pulling 150 200 ft
Lifting 100 200 ft
Carrying 100 200 ft

Examples of physical activities required in this position:
Typing on computer
Shelving Books
Walking through library
Book drop pick up

Possible Hazards (chemicals, dangerous machinery, etc.)
None known.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Women/Minorities/Veterans/Disabilities

Must apply in neogov.

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Head of Service, Application & Digital Services – Joyner Library – East Carolina University, Greenville NC

TITLE: Head of Service, Application & Digital Services
LIBRARY: Joyner Library – East Carolina University
CITY: Greenville, NC 27858

NOTE: The Head’s primary roles will be as a project manager for new and existing development projects and manager of the staff in the department (currently 6 people). Knowledge of and ability to institute and communicate a development process to analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate each project will be critical. Key skills in the position will be effective communication and decision making, as well as the ability to work with stakeholders to maintain and improve tools and interfaces. Knowledge of these technologies support instruction/learning throughout the university.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

QUALIFICATIONS: · A master’s degree in library/ information science or an alternative relevant degree, such as a master’s in computer science, management information systems, technology systems, or network technology
· Demonstrated leadership ability
· Success at developing and communicating a vision using existing data for long range planning
· Knowledge of project management methodologies, principles and practices
· Managerial/supervisory experience, preferably of technical staff
· Recent project management experience
· Ability to prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced environment
· Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects of different sizes simultaneously and deliver successful products/solutions
· Client-facing experience
· Excellent oral and written communication skills
· Knowledge of trends in application development and web design.

Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited insitutions and conferred by the time of hire.
· At least two years’ work experience in an academic library, archives, or museum IT department
· Experience with open-source software, such as Dspace or Blacklight
DUTIES: Additionally, this person will collaborate with colleagues to establish and manage metrics for measuring, analyzing, and optimizing user satisfaction. An important role for the Head of ADS will be to monitor trends in web design/development within the library environment and plan strategically to implement innovative changes for the Libraries, and implement information technology and/or multimedia approaches that directly support instructional delivery. Also important is the responsibility of setting priorities, ensuring professional growth of the members of the department, and managing department activities to assure the best use of time and resources to meet project-defined objectives and deliverables.
AVAILABLE: Immediately
APPLY BY: Open until filled
TO APPLY: Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names/addresses (postal & e-mail) of three current references online to:

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Library Associate/Early Childhood Outreach – Southern Pines Public Library

TITLE: Library Associate/Early Childhood Outreach

LIBRARY: Southern Pines Public Library

CITY: Southern Pines, NC

NOTE: The Town of Southern Pines seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of Library Associate. This individual performs specialized professional library work requiring application of educational theory and technique in coordinating library services to pre-school and primary school age children and their caregivers, as well as general library reference and circulation tasks.

SALARY: Minimum starting salary $35,106, negotiable based on skills, background, and experience. Excellent medical and retirement benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS: Undergraduate degree required, preferably in Early Childhood Education. Master’s level degree in relevant field preferred. B-K certification and classroom teaching experience preferred. Some experience in library work preferred.

DUTIES: Duties will include designing and conducting programs for children age birth to five in a variety of settings; engaging in community outreach activities; providing reference and readers’ advisory assistance to library users; and creating an engaging, interactive environment in the library for young children and their parents.

AVAILABLE: Immediately
APPLY BY: Open until filled.
TO APPLY: Visit the Town of Southern Pines Website employment page:

Fill out the Employment Application, and submit to: Town of Southern Pines, Personnel Department, 125 S.E. Broad Street, Southern Pines, NC 28387

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Town of Southern Pines Personnel Department 910-692-7021.

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Librarian II/Youth Services position #LIB0050 – Cliffdale Branch – Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center, Fayetteville NC

TITLE: Librarian II/Youth Services position #LIB0050 – Cliffdale branch

LIBRARY: Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center

CITY: Fayetteville, NC

SALARY: $41,132

QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Library Science degree (MLS) with 18 months experience as a MLS professional librarian in a public library. Six months supervisory experience preferred. Experience in providing services to youth is preferred.
Trainee candidates must have at least 12 months experience as a MLS professional librarian in a public library.
North Carolina Public Library Certification within 18 months of employment.

CONDITIONS: Selected applicant must have or obtain, and maintain a valid North Carolina driver’s license with an acceptable driving record; must have access to transportation; 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.

DUTIES: Supervises, hires, trains, evaluates and schedules Youth Services staff within a regional location or Headquarters Library to ensure policies and procedures are followed, customers are given efficient, prompt, and competent assistance, and pleasant working conditions are maintained. Assists customers in computer labs. Develops and conducts age-appropriate programs within and outside the library, including but not limited to coordinating and delivering deposit collections to local child care centers during outreach visits. Provides assistance to customers at the service at the Youth Services desk or Adult Information Desk by assisting with information requests and readers’ advisory. Assists customers with computer labs. Oversees Youth Services collection development including print and electronic materials under the direction of the Youth Services Coordinator, and contributes to system wide collection development areas, including responsibility for expending a designated portion of Youth Services materials budget; purging obsolete and worn materials; and making recommendations for replacement materials. Develops plans for Youth Services programming to ensure adequate number of programs for children and their caregivers are provided and effectively promotes programs using system resources. Acts as person in charge and mediates customer service issues in the absence of location manager. Discusses with supervisor work methods, problems, short- and long-range developments and/or plans. Actively participates in Youth Services Council and coordinated programming among all locations as determined by the Youth Services Coordinator, and makes recommendations for programs, policies, and procedures. 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. Compiles, prepares and maintains departmental reports, records, statistics, and budget information. Participates in professional training and activities to keep current on issues and trends and to further professional development. Provides Youth Services training under the direction of the Youth Services Coordinator, including, but not limited to: Children’s literature, puppetry, storytelling, book talking, programming skills, reader’s advisory and reference. Participates in planning special events, including but not limited to: Summer Reading Club, Children’s Book Week, and Teen Read Week, and other special events. Maintains an attractive and inviting department. Works collaboratively with community agencies serving youth. This job description in no way implies that the duties listed here are the only ones the employee can be required to perform. The employee is expected to perform other tasks as directed by their manager or supervisor.

AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY BY: Open until filled

TO APPLY: We accept on-line applications only. You may complete the application from our website at
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed county application.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Ms. Dagmar Aerdelman at (910) 483-7727 extension 1305, fax: (910) 486-5372, or e-mail: or the Cumberland County Human Resources Department at (910) 678-7653;
Library website:

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University Library Technician, Teaching Resources Center – Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville NC

TITLE: University Library Technician, Teaching Resources Center

LIBRARY: Joyner Library, East Carolina University      CITY: Greenville, NC

NOTE: #942451

SALARY: $35,000

QUALIFICATIONS: Established in 1988, the Teaching Resources Center (TRC) contains children’s and young adult materials, K-12 North Carolina state adopted textbooks, the Schwarzmann Production Center, mixed-media, teaching aids, education databases, and more. In addition to resources, the department provides research, instruction, and tours to students and faculty in the College of Education, the Department of Human Development & Family Science, and classes integrating children’s literature. The TRC also supports K-12 educators in eastern North Carolina.

Preferred qualifications include graduation from a four-year college or university; previous work experience in a curriculum materials center or school library; teaching and/or instruction experience; familiarity with North Carolina Essential Standards, Common Core State Standards, or comparable K-12 standards; experience creating displays; experience installing art exhibits.

DUTIES: Under the supervision of the faculty department head, the chosen candidate will be primarily responsible for assisting customers at the service desk, coordinating art exhibits within the department, creating book displays, creating and managing bibliographies and guides, providing in-depth instruction on the use of equipment and software in the Production Center, and managing supplies. Additional responsibilities include providing basic instruction classes, providing tours of the TRC and production center, processing damaged materials, processing gift materials, and other duties as assigned.

The person in this position is required to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

AVAILABLE: Immediately
APPLY BY: September 28, 2015
TO APPLY: All applicants must apply online through ECU’s employment website at

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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