Research & Education Intern – Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives, Duke University, Durham NC

POSITION: Research & Education Intern
LOCATION: Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives
AVAILABLE: Summer or Fall 2018

The Research & Education Department of the Duke University Medical Center Library provides reference and research services, classes, consultations, and systematic review services for organizations and individuals within Duke Health. The Research & Education Intern will support all areas of the department, such as reference, research, instruction, consultations, and systematic review searches. The Intern will gain experience in a progressive academic health sciences environment and will develop practical skills in health sciences and academic librarianship.


  • Assist patrons via chat, email, service desk
  • Create and manage EndNote libraries
  • Compile analytics on Duke authors
  • Develop and update database searches for systematic reviews and other research projects within PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Scopus, PsycINFO and more
  • Maintain Library guides and Web pages
  • Capture data on library activities
  • Assist with teaching classes in graduate programs
  • Contribute to Library’s blog
  • Create or revise Web-based tutorials
  • Pull articles
  • Contribute to service improvement initiatives
  • Contribute to other projects as needed

20 hours/week
1 year with potential to extend
Hours are flexible, but they must take place between 8am and 6pm

Must be a Master’s degree or PhD student in Library/Information Science or Public Health graduate program. Preference for students who have completed at least one semester of coursework and are comfortable with database searching (i.e., controlled vocabularies and Boolean operators). Internships may be completed as field experiences for credit or as not-for-credit experiences.

Please send cover letter, CV, and three references to: Emily Mazure, Biomedical Research Liaison Librarian at

APPLY BY May 15, 2018


Because diversity is essential to fulfilling the university’s mission, Duke is committed to building an inclusive and diverse university community. Every student, faculty, and staff member – whatever their race, gender, age, ethnicity, cultural heritage or nationality; religious or political beliefs; sexual orientation or gender identity; or socioeconomic, veteran or ability status – has the right to inclusion, respect, agency and voice in the Duke community. Further, all members of the University community have a responsibility to uphold these values and actively foster full participation in university life.

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Digital Technologies Development Librarian – Digital Library Initiatives, NCSU Libraries, Raleigh NC

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Digital Technologies Development Librarian in the Digital Library Initiatives department. Digital Library Initiatives develops and delivers an information environment that significantly advances end-user resource discovery and use of library services. Digital Library Initiatives has produced a number of unique and widely used systems to improve service to library users, including the Lentil photographic social media archival collecting system and the QuickSearch bento-box style single-search system. The department is currently developing new projects in areas including library service and resource discovery, assessment and analytics, data visualization, social media archives, research services, application virtualization, visualization services, and support for digital research and scholarship. The Digital Library Initiatives department maintains a culture of collaboration, with a focus on supporting everyone’s professional growth, providing opportunities for mentorship, and welcoming diverse perspectives.

The Digital Technologies Development Librarian works as an active participant in a team that advances library services through applied research and application development and manages the entire life cycle of projects, from requirements gathering to deployment. S/He provides technical leadership and hands-on programming expertise for a portfolio of library projects. In close collaboration with technical and non-technical partners across the Libraries, she or he identifies emerging technologies that have potential for new and improved library services. Working both independently and in team settings, the incumbent develops new digital library services through an iterative, data-informed, and test-driven process that emphasizes usability, sustainability, and performance. The Digital Technologies Development Librarian maintains and provides enhancements to existing library applications and collaborates closely with Information Technology staff to develop and maintain supporting infrastructure. S/He participates in library planning, serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. This position reports to the Associate Head, Digital Library Initiatives.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent advanced degree
  • Demonstrated potential to develop expertise in current and emerging digital technologies
  • Server-side application development experience with one or more open source programming languages such as PHP, Python, or Ruby
  • Experience developing database-backed applications
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues
  • Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using client-side web technologies including HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, and related technologies
  • Familiarity with version control systems such as Git
  • Experience indexing and querying search platforms like Solr or ElasticSearch
  • Knowledge of user-centered design processes, including applying analytics to support data-informed decision-making
  • Experience applying systems analysis techniques to solving novel problems
  • Enthusiasm for contributing to open-source software projects
  • Experience working in an academic library

Salary and Benefits
The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. See the Benefits and Leave Administration page for more information.

Application Process
Review of applications is underway; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. See vacancy announcement with additional information and application instructions at

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable. Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website. For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office (919) 515-3522.

Please contact Brooke Bailey Peters at or (919) 515-3313.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.

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Librarian Archivist – Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Charlotte NC

TITLE: Librarian Archivist
LIBRARY: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room
LOCATION: Charlotte, NC


Performs professional and technical library work in one or more specific areas such as Adult, Teen, Children’s, Technical Services, Materials Management or regional history/genealogy. Assists customers in accessing the full spectrum of library resources in multiple formats – print, digital, media, programs and classes.   Responds to reference, research/homework and readers’ advisory requests.  Explains and interprets the library’s services, policies and procedures.  Develops, manages and promotes the library’s collection of materials.  Assists in the planning and implementation of programs and classes that provide opportunities for lifelong learning, early literacy, educational support and workforce development.


• Meets customers’ informational, research and pleasure reading needs by matching requests to appropriate resources
• Determines the timeliest, authoritative and appropriate information source for each customer, based on questions asked, the information required and the format (print, non-print) that provides the most effective delivery.
• Trains customers in the use of electronic reference resources, internet searches, e-books and digital downloads; provides guidance and instruction for both general and specific requests.  Enables customers to operate PCs, tablets, mobile devices to access digital materials. Troubleshoots problems or instructs customers in the use of software and hardware. Assesses the level of instruction needed to use technology
• Manages and maintains library materials in specific, assigned areas of the collection by noting community needs and customer requests, consulting reviews and bibliographies, checking lost and missing reports and recommending purchases
• Performs relevant collection management tasks to ensure that resources are available to meet the informational and recreational needs of the community
• Provides quality programming for a targeted audience; creates promotional materials and merchandises collection with displays
• Develops varied and creative programs, publications and displays to enhance library services. Determines when to
• Continues professional development through workshops, classes, webinars, conferences, retreats, etc. request marketing assistance
• Chooses activities to enhance or develop skills needed to meet professional or learning goals
• Performs administrative duties that may include serving as manager on duty, scheduling employees, submitting maintenance and IT tickets, dealing with customer concerns, reserving meeting rooms, interpreting and enforcing library policy
• Acts within policy.  Exercises sound judgment and uses available resources to determine the action needed


Education: A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution
Licenses and Certifications: Valid NC or SC driver’s license and NC Public Library Certification


• Knowledge of the reference interview process.
• Familiarity with the library’s classification system, cataloging interface of the Online Public Access Catalog and OCLC/MARC records.
• Technological adeptness with PCs, tablets and mobile devices, internet and database searching, email, Office products and templates.
• Familiarity with readers’ advisory and reference resources
• Excellent customer service, including strong verbal and written skills
• Working with a diverse population
• Assessing a customer’s needs and abilities in order to match them with the appropriate information or materials
• Decision- Making – Identifying and understanding issues, problems and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probably consequences.
• Collaboration – Working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintain good working relationships.
• Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills – Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.
• Planning and Organizing – Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
• Managing Work – Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.


  • Experience in processing archival collections and creating finding aids, which will be approximately 30-50% of the job responsibility
  • Experience with digitizing collections is preferred
  • Experience in materials management, particularly serials and government documents
  • Ability to work independently with the public to help them find resources in a very large and special collection
  • Ability to provide answers to complicated reference questions, using a variety of resources in various formats
  • Interest and knowledge in history and genealogy is very important
  • Must have excellent attention to details
  • Must have excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Must be able to initiate and participate in programs for the public
  • Must be able to work independently, particularly at night and on weekends
  • Will work evenings and weekends on a rotating schedule
  • Work in other departments as requested


Please go to  or  contact Jane Johnson, 704-416-0152 or for more information and to apply.

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Senior Librarian – Conover-Claremont Branch, Catawba County Library, Conover and Claremont NC

TITLE: Senior Librarian
LIBRARY: Catawba County Library, (Conover-Claremont Branch)
LOCATION: Conover and Claremont, NC
SALARY: $46,547.43 (Negotiable, Dependent Upon Qualifications)

Are you a Professional Librarian with a Master’s of Library Science degree from an accredited school and two years of professional Librarian experience?  Do you have excellent customer service, programming and information service skills and are you enthusiastic about the value of early literacy, lifelong learning and community engagement?  Catawba County Library System is currently recruiting for a Professional Senior Librarian.  We invite you to join our efforts to empower lives and build our community by bringing people, information and ideas together.

As the Senior Librarian, this position facilitates and provides professional library services to customers of all ages, meeting the needs of the Conover and Claremont communities.


  • Provide a full range of circulation services, including customer registration and transactions.
  • Provide reference, reader’s advisory and instructional services in individual and group settings using print and electronic information resources.
  • Troubleshoot problems and ensure cash register and coin-op reconciliation as needed.
  • Provide highly interactive Every Child Ready to Read story programs to ensure children start school ready to learn and positioned to excel, and promote caregiver engagement in early literacy learning.
  • Provide engaging hands-on learning opportunities to enhance Catawba County students’ interest and knowledge in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) concepts.
  • Work with the Summer Reading team to plan, implement and coordinate the Summer Reading program for children, teens and adults at the Conover and Claremont Branches.
  • Create and implement a regular schedule of computer workshops, job skills training and one-on-one assistance to ensure technology access across the community, bridge the digital divide, and to support personal growth and further career readiness for citizens.
  • Develop, publicize, and implement a regular schedule of culturally and intellectually diverse life-long learning opportunities and events for all age groups which encourage reading, viewing, and listening and the use of the library facilities and materials.
  • Participate on the Collection Development team to evaluate and select materials for library acquisition.
  • Participate on the Technology Team to maintain, evaluate and update branch technology resources, and assist customers individually and in groups.
  • Engage in outreach and serve as a liaison to community agencies that serve children and their caregivers, including schools, daycares and preschools, and other community organizations to build community presence and raise awareness of the library’s essential role in early literacy, lifelong learning, and economic revitalization.
  • Work collaboratively with Catawba County School systems to support student learning through implementation of collaborative access and learning project plans.
  • Collaborate and communicate with a wide variety of individuals including library staff, Friends of the Library, City and County agencies and community leaders to develop strategies for engaging the community and moving the Library forward.
  • Facilitate a welcoming library facility and responsive public services by proactively maintaining library facilities, services, collections, and equipment that are convenient, accurate and meet community needs:  promptly addressing facility issues, opening and closing the library, handling emergency situations.
  • Facilitate and contribute in a work environment that encourages high performance, collaboration, innovation and customer service, modeling and ensuring excellence in service with staff and volunteers.
  • Serve as manager for and supervise and conduct annual evaluations for staff at Conover and Claremont Libraries.
  • Prepare statistics and reports related to programming and reference services, and facilitate performance measurements demonstrating successful achievement of library outcomes.
  • Seek and develop grants and other sources of funding for programs.

A Master’s Degree in Library Science (ALA accredited preferred) and two years of professional library experience, with a preference for prior supervisory experience. NC Public Library Certification (may obtain following hire)


  • A valid driver’s license with a safe driving record
  • Ability to maintain excellent working relationships with staff, other County employees, community leaders, and the general public, which includes promoting community interest in library services
  • Considerable knowledge of library services and reading materials for all ages
  • Extensive experience with technologies including Internet web browsers and productivity software including Microsoft Office Suite, and resume and job searching skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong analytical thinking skills
  • Ability to perform research using library equipment and resources
  • Highly motivated, with initiative and ability to work successfully independently as well as in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to instruct staff and public in use of library resources and technology
  • Position is considered light duty, lifting up to 20 pounds on a regular basis

Please go to or contact Jenny Gerami-Markham, Branch Services Management, at 828-466-6827 or

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Librarian II / Library Manager (Part-Time) – Franklinville Public Library, Randolph County Public Library, Franklinville NC

TITLE: Librarian II – Franklinville Library Manager (part time)
LIBRARY: Randolph County Public Library / Franklinville Public Library
SALARY: Based on Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree, and one year experience working as a librarian or experience working in a field related to the specialized nature of the position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

DUTIES: Provides research assistance using electronic and print resources to patrons. Provides computer assistance for patrons. Provides readers advisory services to patrons. Provides circulation assistance to patrons (checks out library materials, issues library cards, assesses fees and fines, addresses problems related to patron records); Plans, schedules, promotes, conducts and evaluates programs for patrons; selects materials for library collection; serves on committees, boards and teams, and works with outside organizations as necessary.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Manages day-to-day operations of small branch library. Develops and provides weekly storytime and other programming for children and families. With support of library administration and headquarters staff, develops library collection and manages materials budget. Maintains communication with town board and engages with community. Supervises 10-hour per week library assistant. Hours are 2-6 Monday-Friday; may include some Sundays 2-5; and occasional work outside regular hours for meetings, events, etc. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required. Valid North Carolina driver’s license required. Candidates may be asked to present a pre-K storytime. This is a 24/hour per week, part-time, paraprofessional position.

AVAILABLE: June 1, 2018

APPLY BY: 5 pm. Friday, April 27, 2018

TO APPLY: Applications are available in the Randolph County Human Resources Office or from the Randolph County website, A Randolph County application is required and must be received in the County Human Resources Office at 725 McDowell Road, Asheboro, NC 27205 by 5pm on the closing date listed in order to be considered.

For specific inquiry or special assistance request, contact Sarah Pack at (336)318-6600.

SELECTION PROCESS: Selection procedures will include detailed review of applications, interviews, and reference checks on the top candidate(s). Employment offer for any position requiring college credit or degree will be contingent upon verification by official transcript. Employment offer contingent upon satisfactory results of pre-employment drug screening and criminal background checks.

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Librarian II / Youth Services – East Regional Library, Wake County Public Library, Knightdale NC

Libraries Administration
Auto requisition ID: 4381BR
Assignment: Regular

Work Schedule: Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Work Location: (149) East Regional Library

Salary Min – Max: $50,440 – $90,792
Expected Hiring Range: $50,440 – $70,616

How to Apply: Submit fully completed application, resume, and cover letter at prior to 11:59pm on April 22, 2018. Reference Auto Requisition ID 4381BR.


Department Manager: Regional Library
Department Managers in WCPL Regional Libraries have the primary responsibility for the development and implementation of the program of service, as well as the supervision of staff in either the Adult Services or Youth Services Department. Staffing consists of Librarians and Library Assistants. Program of service in a Regional Library includes collections, public computers, programs and services for adults, and programs and services for youth. The Adult Services Departments present 16-18 programs and book discussions per month and offer an array of services for adults including customized reading lists, job search assistance, Book Club Kit assistance, library tours, and research assistance. The Youth Services Departments present approximately 17 core storytime , school-age, and teen programs and book discussions on a weekly basis, with the addition of special monthly programs for the school-aged child and the Teen Leadership Corps. Each Department Manager works with their Regional Library Manager, the Deputy Library Director, and Senior Library Managers to plan for services, staffing, and programs at their location.

Key Responsibilities of a Department Manager:
• Supervise and evaluate department staff
• Act as “Manager on Duty” as needed
• Evaluate programs and services to best meet the needs of the community
• Work with Regional Library Manager to address library collection and
staffing needs
• Work with system peers to set the direction for programming and services
on a system level
• Work with groups of Librarians to plan adult or youth programs and services
to implement on a local level
• Communicate and liaise with program partners
• Plan and facilitate staff meetings
• Provide training and professional development opportunities for staff
• Contribute to the creation of daily, weekly and monthly schedules
• Communicate system priorities, decisions, and policies to staff in a timely

WCPL is currently hiring a Youth Services Department Manager for:

East Regional Library (closed for renovation, reopening 4/28/18)
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC 27545

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Competencies:
• Supervise and evaluate department staff
• Act as “Manager on Duty” as needed
• Evaluate programs and services to best meet the needs of the community
• Work with Regional Library Manager to address library collection and
staffing needs
• Work with system peers to set the direction for programming and services
on a system level
• Work with groups of Librarians to plan adult or youth programs and services
to implement on a local level
• Communicate and liaise with program partners
• Plan and facilitate staff meetings
• Provide training and professional development opportunities for staff
• Contribute to the creation of daily, weekly and monthly schedules
• Communicate system priorities, decisions, and policies to staff in a timely

Minimum Requirements:
Master’s Degree in Librarianship or related field: MLS, MLIS, MIS, ML from an ALA accredited program or NC program and one year of professional public library experience.

Preferred Experience, Skills and Training (beyond the minimum requirements):
Two years of professional public library experience; Experience with current Youth Services practices and trends.

Background/EEOC Policy: Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Wake County:
Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the second-most populous county in the state, with approximately 1,000,000 residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve four-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.063 billion, employs approximately 3,800 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award -winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Questions: Please contact Rea Brown, Wake County Human Resources Office, at 919-856-6097 or

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Circulation Manager – Ashe County Public Library, Appalachian Regional Library, West Jefferson NC

TITLE: Circulation Manager
LIBRARY: Ashe County Public Library, part of the Appalachian Regional Library
CITY: West Jefferson, NC


QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree required; additional appropriate graduate courses desirable. A minimum of 2 years appropriate library experience preferably in a public library. Some supervisory experience required.

DUTIES: Assumes full responsibility for the administration, operation, and development of the library’s Circulation Department.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Administers circulation system, continually analyzes circulation activities and practices, and maintains an up-to-date circulation procedures manual. Manages activities at the library’s main desk including patron registration and maintenance of patron records, charge-out and check-in of library materials, reserves, overdues, and maintenance of circulation records and statistics. Helps patrons become more knowledgeable about circulation procedures and judiciously resolves problems that involve patron complaints and/or interpretation of circulation policies. Interviews candidates for the circulation staff, and together with the County Librarian, makes hiring decisions for the Circulation Department. Schedules, supervises, and evaluates the performance of the Circulation Department staff and Outreach Specialist. Serves as the liaison between the Library and Appalachian Regional Library with respect to the regional database. As part of the “management team” periodically assumes full responsibility for the operation and security of the library. Manages supply line of state budget. Oversees training of Circulation Department staff and Outreach Specialist. Generates automated cash reports and oversees all other reports associated with circulation, including statistics.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and effectively with the public and other employees. A basic knowledge of library procedures, operations and services – especially in the areas of circulation and acquisition. The ability and willingness to assume responsibility, make decisions, and solve problems. Ability to set priorities, organize and budget time effectively. Ability to supervise and motivate personnel. Ability to speak and write effectively. Familiarity with bibliographic databases. Attention to detail.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and references to

QUESTIONS: Please contact

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