Library Assistant (Part-Time) – Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC

TITLE: Library Assistant, Part-Time
DEPARTMENT: Wilson County Public Library
HIRING SALARY: $10.20/hour

The Part-Time Library Assistant for Adult Services for the Wilson County Public Library is responsible for assisting patrons with Internet searches, accessing materials using the online catalog, providing information regarding library programs and services, arranging and maintaining book displays, planning and presenting educational programs, and performing other related work as needed.  The job includes regular nights and weekend work.

The Wilson County Public Library has for its Main Library a beautiful 43,000+ square foot brick building fronted by a spacious lawn and flanked by a beautiful rose garden.  Areas of the county are served by five branch locations and a bookmobile.  The Library provides a wide range of Youth, Adult and Teen’s programs and services.

The City of Wilson is North Carolina’s first Gigabit city and owns its fiber optic system, Greenlight.  Leveraging the power of high speed internet, Wilson is one of five city recipients of the NCInnovate Award used to develop its local innovation economy. The nationally recognized Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park has become the center of downtown revitalization and includes the construction of Whirligig Station, a historical warehouse restored for residential living.

An impressive list of national pharmaceutical, industrial manufacturing and banking corporations provide a solid employment environment.  Wilson County Schools offer the International Baccalaureate Program, Wilson Early College Academy, and Wilson Academy of Applied Technology.   Barton College, a private liberal arts college located in Wilson, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the NC Association of Colleges and Universities.  Barton College’s Hackney Library has a reciprocal borrowing agreement with Wilson County Public Library.

The minimum qualifications for this position are an Associate’s or Technical degree and experience providing service to the public.

Please submit Cover letter, Application and Resume. Applications will be received until January 26, 2018, at 11:59 pm and may be filed online at:

Questions: Please contact Molly Westmoreland, Director, at 252-237-5355 ext 5024 or

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Reference Librarian – Watauga County Public Library, Appalachian Regional Library System, Boone NC

TITLE: Reference Librarian
LIBRARY: Watauga County Public Library
CITY: Boone, NC

NOTE: Located in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, Watauga County Public Library is part of the Appalachian Regional Library system.

SALARY: $29,469 minimum plus benefits

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum requirements include Masters in Library Science and 1 year of public library experience. Spanish language skills a plus.

DUTIES: Looking for an individual to be part of the adult services team. Responsible for assisting the Adult Services Librarian in planning, organizing, directing and promoting services for older teens and adults to include excellent customer service, programming, collection development, computer training, publicity, displays and community collaboration.

AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY BY: Open until filled.

TO APPLY: Submit letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to: Monica Caruso, Watauga County Public Library, 140 Queen Street, Boone, NC 28607,

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University Archivist & Records Manager – Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville NC

TITLE: University Archivist & Records Manager #942012
LIBRARY: Joyner Library – East Carolina University
CITY: Greenville, NC 27858

NOTE: The University Archives, a component of the Special Collections Department, a unit of Academic Library Services, is the official repository for the records of East Carolina University. The University Archives operates according to the management of all records created, received and maintained by the university, and ensures that the records determined to have enduring value are preserved and made available for research.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in library or information science (or international equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program or a master’s degree in public history, archival studies, history, or a closely related field; minimum of 3 years of experience in the application of current archival standards for appraisal, selection, acquisition, arrangement and description of archival records, records management experience; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of records management standards, including legal and fiscal issues governing university records; including electronic records; knowledge of and experience with the identification and management of confidential and other sensitive records; knowledge of electronic records management and digital preservation issues; public service experience; knowledge of database systems and applications; working knowledge of metadata and encoding standards; superior interpersonal and written communication skills; ability to work in a collaborative environment. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

DUTIES: Academic Library Services at East Carolina University invites applications for the position of University Archivist and Records Manager. The University Archives is part of the Special Collections Division within Joyner Library and is the repository for ECU official records as well as other materials that document the university’s history. In addition to its archival function, the department operates the university’s records center which houses records from various offices and departments in accordance with federal and state law and the University General Records Retention and Disposal Schedule. The University Archivist and Records Manager is a department head with supervisory responsibility for staff and student employees. The Archivist/Manager reports to the Assistant Director for Special Collections, is part of the Special Collections Division leadership team, and serves on the library Director’s Council.

Archivist functions for which this position is responsible include developing and executing procedures pertaining to archival collection development, arrangement, maintenance, and preservation for both physical and electronic materials; developing and maintaining campus partnerships that ensure the growth and use of University Archives for instruction and research; working with donors of alumni, faculty, and staff papers; developing physical and digital exhibits; and collaborating with campus partners on special projects relating to ECU’s history. The Archivist also provides regular reference service and instruction relating archival materials and serves in a regular rotation on the Special Collections service desk. Some weekends and evening hours will be required.
Records Manager functions for which this position is responsible include ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations and university procedures governing physical and electronic records; managing the Records Center; liaising with off-campus records storage facilities; advising the university community on their records management responsibilities including application of the University General Records Retention and Disposal Schedule; and managing the disposition of records that have been transferred to the Records Center in accordance with the Schedule.

Finalists may be asked to make a brief presentation during the on campus interview. For complete description, see

AVAILABLE: Immediately
APPLY BY: January 30, 2018

TO APPLY: All Applicants must apply online at

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please attach a resume, cover letter and list of three references (include email, complete mailing addresses and phone numbers).
Copies of MLS transcripts will be requested at a later date, if invited for an on campus interview.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Mary Sweatte, Library HR Coordinator, at 252-328-5336 or

ECU seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration. Academic Library Services strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.

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Librarian IV / Regional Branch Manager – Cliffdale Regional Branch Library, Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center, Fayetteville NC

TITLE: Librarian IV/Regional Branch Manager #117000038
LIBRARY: Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center
BRANCH: Cliffdale Regional Branch Library
CITY: Fayetteville, NC
SALARY: $49,267.00/Year

This position is being reopened and previous applicants do not need to reapply to be considered.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Library Science degree (MLS) required. Must have 4 ½ years experience as a MLS professional librarian in a public library and two years of library supervisory experience.

Trainee candidates must have at least 4 years experience as a MLS professional librarian in a public library and 1 ½ years of library supervisory experience.

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: An employee in this position is responsible for performing complex professional library work and administering a Regional Branch Library. Considerable independent judgment and initiative as well as interpersonal skills are needed to coordinate work of others. Tact and courtesy are required. Responsible for the supervision of subordinate staff. Position includes supervision of a Community Branch Manager/Librarian III and/or other significant system wide service. Work is performed under general supervision and is evaluated in conferences and by review of reports and work plans.

  • Hires, supervises, trains, and evaluates, department managers, and branch staff to ensure policies and procedures are followed and library goals are met.
  • Oversees all branch services including Information and Outreach Services, Youth Services, Circulation Services and Paging.
  • May be given responsibility for materials selection for the library system as a whole.
  • May be responsible for expending an assigned portion of the library collections budget.
  • Provides advanced reference and readers’ advisory services for customers in the public services areas.
  • Chairs task forces and/or ongoing committees, and oversees special projects as assigned; e.g. grant-writing.
  • Ensures safety and security for all staff and customers, and that the building and grounds are maintained.
  • Purges the collection of obsolete and/or worn materials.
  • Reviews branch purchase requests from customers and reviews customer donations to determine which material is added to collection.
  • Participates in Public Service Managers’ and Directors’ Advisory Council Meetings monthly.
  • Keeps staff informed of system wide initiatives; promotes library trends and new technologies to branch staff.
  • Maintains a well-organized, current, Branch collection by making recommendations for new and retrospective materials to the Division Manager for Collection Development & Technology Innovation.
  • Identifies characteristics of the branch service area in order to recommend materials and to plan and present needed programs, services, and community outreach activities in response to the changing needs of the community.
  • Consults with Community Branch Manager concerning the needs of their service area. Compiles, prepares, and maintains essential reports, records, and statistics.
  • Submits a monthly report of section activities to the Deputy Director.
  • Submits monthly report to Director highlighting customer transactions and branch successes.
  • Participates in budget preparation process by submitting recommendations for equipment, personnel and supplies.
  • Discusses with supervisor work methods, problems, and short and long-range developments and/or plans.
  • Hires, supervises, trains, and evaluates Community Branch Manager.
  • Maintains membership in N.C. Library Association.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities to keep abreast of current library trends.
  • Maintains an oversight relationship between regional and community branches; schedules regional staff to assist community location during staff shortages.

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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Adult Services Specialist – Watauga County Public Library, Boone NC

TITLE: Adult Services Specialist
LIBRARY: Watauga County Public Library
SALARY: $8.73 per hour
WORK HOURS: 20 hours per week, some evenings and Saturdays
DEADLINE: January 19, 2018

Bachelor’s degree, at least one graduate-level library science course which would be relevant in serving adult library users, and at least one year of public library experience.

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

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Instruction Librarian / Archivist for Special Collections & University Archives – J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte NC

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is seeking an Instruction Librarian or Archivist to work collaboratively to deliver instruction with rare books, manuscripts, local documents, other special collections materials, and university archives.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing research intensive University offering over 28,500 students a variety of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in seven academic colleges. UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library is a comprehensive research library with over 1.9 million printed books, 930,000 e-books, over 400 databases, approximately 75,000 journals and an annual budget of over $10 million.

UNC Charlotte is located in the largest city in North Carolina, a beautiful southern city of 775,202 with over 1.5 million in the greater metropolitan area, in one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Located on a 1,000 acre wooded campus, the University is accessible to the city’s performing arts and cultural and sports events and to recreational lakes.

Essential Duties
• Coordinates instruction activities in Special Collections & University Archives in collaboration with teaching faculty and other librarians.
• Develops and conducts library instruction sessions for a diverse student body using Special Collections and University Archives materials.
• Provides reference services in the Special Collections & University Archives reading room.
• In collaboration with colleagues in the library, plans events and conducts other outreach activities on campus and in the community to promote the integration of Special Collections and University Archives materials in instruction, research, and community engagement.
• Creates LibGuides and other instructional aides to promote the use of Special Collections and University Archives materials to support the curriculum.
• Participates in the selection of rare books and the collection of manuscripts to
meet the ongoing curricular and research needs of the university and the
• Participates in, and may coordinate, the unit’s social media presence and/or
online and physical exhibits.
• Engages in professional service and scholarship; participates in committees and
faculty governance in the library and on campus.
• May supervise staff and/or students.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education/Experience Requirements
• The minimum academic credential required for applicants for faculty positions at
Atkins Library is completion of a master’s degree in the field of library and
information science from a program accredited by the American Library
Association by time of interview.
• Graduation with master’s degree in a specialized area directly relevant to the
position description may be an acceptable substitute in certain situations if
approved by the Dean. A second masters in another discipline or an earned
doctorate is highly desirable.

Preferred Skills and Experience
• Minimum one year of experience providing instruction in an academic library or
other higher education setting.
• Experience providing reference services in a Special Collections reading room or
another service point in a library or archives.
• Commitment to fostering an environment of mutual respect and inclusion in the
classroom and workplace.
• Demonstrated understanding of active learning pedagogies and/or inquiry-based
• Demonstrated knowledge of recent trends and practice relating to teaching with
primary source materials in colleges and universities.
• Excellent organizational and communication skills.
• Commitment to assessment and employing assessment data to improve services.
• Experience creating digital and/or physical exhibits.
• Experience with the analysis and development of a rare book and/or manuscript
• Experience with outreach activities, including employing social media in the
service of promoting or creating awareness of library or archival collections and

Standard workday is generally 8:30am – 5:30pm. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required.

Reports to: Associate Dean for Special Collections and University Archives.

To apply:
ONLY ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED: (Search Faculty Vacancies – Position # 008973)

The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission:
• Cover letter
• Resume/CV
• Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers,
and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. The Search Committee
will not contact references before verifying permission with the candidate.

The review of applications will begin February 15. Anticipated start date is July 2, 2018.
Appointment requires successful completion of background check.

J. Murrey Atkins Library supports and affirms diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. Through our collections, services, policies, and programs, we strive to support these values, and we encourage applications from professionals who can help us achieve this goal. AA/EOE

For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our Web site:

For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our web site:

Questions: Contact Dawn Schmitz, Associate Dean for Special Collections and University Archives, at or 704-687-1674.

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Business/Non-Profit Specialist – Greensboro Public Library, Greensboro NC

TITLE:  Business/Non-Profit Specialist (2184)
LIBRARY: Greensboro Public Library
CITY: Greensboro, NC
JOB TYPE:  Active Full-Time
DEPARTMENT:  Libraries
JOB NUMBER:  00947
SALARY: $37,018.00 – $44,422.00 Annually – Please see City Website for benefits information

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree with 1-3 years of experience providing reference services in a public library setting
  • Or Bachelor’s degree 5-7 years of experience providing reference services in a public library setting
  • 2 years of  experience coordinating adult-programming in a library setting
  • Experience using Microsoft Office software (i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)
  • Valid Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies (MLIS)
  • Experience providing business and/or non-profit reference services
  • Community outreach experience

Work Schedule
40 hours weekly. Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM with one night per week 12 noon – 9:00 PM, and every third weekend.

Primary Duties/Brief Description of Work:
This professional librarian position in Greensboro Public Library’s Information Services section provides both: 1) traditional reference / information services, and 2) specialized assistance to both the business and non-profit communities we serve. The business / non-profit specialist both sustains ongoing business / non-profit programs and services and develops new ones designed to assist businessmen and entrepreneurs in accessing the information they need to further economic development. The business / non-profit specialist works with a very diverse clientele, including both external customers, such as local entrepreneurs, as well as internal customers, such as the City of Greensboro’s EDBS office, in order to facilitate economic development. Settings include one-on-one consultations, small and large group presentations, as well as educational seminars and programs. To help further the Library’s business / non-profit programs and services, the business / non-profit specialist also actively networks with external and internal customers, establishing mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships with business and non-profit communities, staff, and other members of the community at large. A significant portion of the incumbent’s time will be spent providing traditional reference services and representing the library to the community. Strong communications, organizational, presentation, website content management and marketing skills are required.

This job is Exempt and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

APPLY BY: Closing:  1/18/2018 11:59 PM Eastern Application deadline.
TO APPLY: iApply Greensboro – City of Greensboro Job Board
POC: Robin J. Toler, HR Rep, Libraries Department/Administration, Tel: 336-373-2475

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