Librarian II / Library Awareness Coordinator – Headquarters Library, Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center, Fayetteville NC

TITLE: Librarian II/Library Awareness Coordinator #117000067

: Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center
BRANCH: Headquarters Library
CITY: Fayetteville, NC

: $41,954.64/Year

QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Library Science degree (MLS) and two (2) years of public library experience, (Awareness) or Master’s degree in marketing, communications, education, management or related field and two (2) years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Trainee candidates must have at least 12 months of professional public library 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 developing and cultivating community partnerships that increase the library’s capacity to reach underserved populations. Works with senior managers to identify key groups and agencies that serve them to provide library services or information about services. Identifies community events and recommends library participation. Conducts agency visits to determine if library services will enhance or supplement their services and/or provides an information exchange. Facilitates new partnerships through intake and assessment process.

• Works closely with senior managers, adults and youth services division managers and community relations to extend library services to the community.
• Represents the library in the community by attending meetings, outreaches and events.
• Identifies underserved populations and the agencies which serve them.
• Provides intake feedback to senior managers and communicates program requests to appropriate division manager (e.g. computer skills training, story times).
• Monitors, evaluates and reports the effectiveness of outreach activities.
• Maintains a knowledge base of system wide activity and community contacts.
• Provides Friends of the Library members with opportunities to volunteer at outreach events.
• Assists all service areas in promotion of programs and services to outside agencies (e.g. delivering summer reading program materials to agencies serving children in the summer).
• Provides senior staff with leads to extend deposit collection service and delivers community engagement materials to agencies.
• Manages library staff participation in county campaigns (e.g. United Way, American Heart Walk) and other county department’s system wide requests for library support (e.g. Board of Elections voter registration drives, blood drives).
• Develops presentations, training and programs for groups of various sizes.
• Communicates library awareness plan, its purpose and its value to the library staff.
• Works closely with the Learning & Innovation Coordinator to ensure that staff obtain skills for conducting outreaches.
• Presents annual update of outreach activities to Board of Trustees in coordination with supervisor.
• Submits monthly report to senior staff; provides photos of events for Board of Trustee monthly meetings.
• Serves on councils and committees as assigned
• Ensures a steady communication flow of library outreach activities, solicits ideas, and builds staff relationships
• Assists in the creation of publicity and public information:
• Helps develop content of promotional materials to enhance library awareness.
• Identifies needs for and coordinates materials to promote library resources.
• Provides social media updates on outreach activities to include agency visits, events.
• Keeps current with trends and issues in librarianship via professional reading and participation in library-related listservs, webinars, etc., attends professional, workshops, trainings, and conferences.

AVAILABLE: immediately

APPLY BY: May 31, 2018

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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State Librarian – State Library of North Carolina, NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Raleigh NC

*As per G.S. 126-5, this Position is designated as Exempt Policymaking. This position is subject to the State Government Ethics Act. The leading applicant(s) must complete a statement of economic interest, which must be filed and evaluated by the State’s Ethics Commission, prior to the applicant being employed in this position. *


18-05871 ADM60083811
Salary Grade: GN19
Salary range is $72,172 – $129,910

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources seeks a visionary, energetic leader to serve as State Librarian at the State Library of North Carolina.

This position is located at the State Library of North Carolina, in the Archives and History/State Library Building at 109 East Jones Street in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.

Agency and Division Information:
The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational, and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries, and nature throughout North Carolina. The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state’s history, conserve the state’s natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development. Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state’s diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team.

The State Library of North Carolina (SLNC) is the principal library of state government, with a mission to build the capacity of all libraries in North Carolina and to provide access to specialized collections for its residents. The State Library is comprised of three major programs: the Government and Heritage Library (GHL), the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH), and Library Development (LD).

The GHL provides services and information related to North Carolina government, history, demographics, statistics, and cultural heritage. It is the permanent repository for state agency publications and collects, preserves, and provides public access to current and historical state publications in print and digital formats. The GHL consists of two units, Content and Information Delivery (reference, access, education and outreach, and digital information management services), and Content Management and Access (cataloging, collection development, State Publications Clearinghouse, and acquisitions). The GHL is a member of NC Cardinal, a consortium of North Carolina public libraries that share an online catalog and integrated library system (ILS), and share resources with member libraries.

The North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) provides library programs and services to North Carolinians who cannot read standard print due to a visual or physical disability. The NCLBPH is a part of the network of regional libraries operated by the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) that performs the functions of a public library. The library circulates 500,000 volumes annually to over 12,000+ eligible patrons through special deposit collections in libraries, hospitals, rest homes, and other institutions and the direct delivery of specially designed playback equipment and books and magazines in large print, Braille, and audio formats to individuals directly free of charge via U.S. Mail. The library manages a volunteer services program, records local North Carolina publications and magazines for circulation, publishes and distributes quarterly library newsletters, and sponsors reading and other library programs and a descriptive video service with support from the Friends of the NCLBPH.

The Library Development section provides statewide programs, services and resources for the entire library community in North Carolina. Library Development works to fulfill the vision of the State Library of North Carolina in which all North Carolinians have access to exceptional services and to the information resources they need to achieve their personal, educational and professional goals by thoughtful and well researched administration of statewide projects, programs, special grant programs, library networks, and public library support.

The Role:
The State Librarian serves as the primary representative of the State Library of North Carolina and as a representative for libraries across the state. As such, this position works and collaborates with different library types across North Carolina, including public, academic (public and independent), community college, and special. The position also represents North Carolina with the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies and is an ex officio member of the NC LIVE Governance Committee and North Carolina Library Association Executive Board. The State Librarian is DNCR’s principal representative to the State Library Commission, serves as the primary liaison to public library directors and other members of the North Carolina library community and collaborates with state and local government officials and their staff. The State Librarian works closely with other Divisions within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, as well as with other state agencies, including the Department of Public Instruction, Department of Commerce, and Department of Information Technology. As such, this position regularly attends local, state, regional and national meetings to represent the State Library and North Carolina libraries. Specific duties include:

State Library Director:
• Initiating and carrying out strategic planning for the State Library, including the establishment of a long-term vision for the State Library and its programs within the context of the rapidly changing environment of digital media.
• Establishing goals and objectives for the State Library to efficiently carry out its mission, meeting its mandated functions, and effectively serving state government and the people of North Carolina.
• Contributing to the departmental strategic plan to ensure that the role of the State Library is incorporated into the overall mission of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
• Establishing, interpreting and communicating State Library policies and procedures.
• Directing the organizational development of the State Library in times of varying funding levels, ensuring a balanced and effective organizational structure with trained staff to support its mission.
• Ensuring that library programs and staffing reflect established and newly evolving library technologies, programs and procedures, and leads change to ensure that the State Library continues to provide innovative, user-driven library resources and services over time.
• Establishing and carrying out a statewide communication program to promote State Library programs, resources, and services through appearances, written reports, webinars and use of social media as needed.

Strategic Leadership for North Carolina Libraries
• Providing strategic leadership of collaborative and statewide programs for the various types of libraries within the State.
• Determining eligibility requirements for State Aid and State Library services through the rulemaking process; updates NC Administrative Code governing State Library programs as necessary.
• Serving as ex-officio member and Secretary of the State Library Commission; guiding the development of statewide library policy and public library standards through the Commission and its various committees.
• Ensuring that the State’s public libraries are directed by fully qualified professional librarians through support of the North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission.
• Working with local government at the county and municipal level to ensure the effective establishment and development of public libraries in North Carolina.
• Informing and advising the Secretary of Cultural Resources on library issues of statewide importance.
• Establishing partnerships and effective working relationships with national organizations (American Library Association, Institute of Museum & Library Services, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, Lyrasis); with state organizations (North Carolina Library Association, North Carolina Public Library Directors Association, Friends of North Carolina Public Libraries, NC LIVE); and with other library support organizations including public library trustees and friends groups at the local level.
• Preparing and delivering speeches and other presentations regarding issues of importance to North Carolina libraries at international, national, regional, state and local conferences and programs.
• Advocating for public library funding and the development of libraries in North Carolina in conjunction with the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Legislative Liaison.
• Advocating for federal funding for libraries through National Library Legislative Day in Washington, D.C.

Human Resources and Fiscal Management
• Supervising the Government and Heritage Library Director, the Library Development Director, the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Director, and the Assistant State Librarian; monitors work performance and administers performance management system according to procedures and schedules.
• Overseeing the supervision of over 60 State Library employees located in two facilities in Raleigh; leading planning and implementation of organizational development, including organizational structure; staffing level requirements; reduction in force, and other aspects of human resource management;
• Overseeing the management of fiscal resources to ensure program funds are used effectively and neither over nor under expended; leading planning for the State Library’s budget and the federal Grants to States allotment.
• Administering State Aid to Public Libraries, including the development of eligibility requirements to ensure public libraries meet basic standards and the implementation of a distribution formula that meets the mandate to equalize library services across North Carolina.
• Administering the allocation and distribution of State Aid allotments to regional, county and municipal public libraries in North Carolina; ensuring that all reporting and audit requirements are met.
• Administering the federal Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) Grants to States Program annual allotment under the auspices of the Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA); ensures that North Carolina meets all eligibility requirements, determines the uses of federal library funds through the preparation of the required Five-Year Plan, and conducts the required Five-Year Evaluation.
• Overseeing statewide LSTA-funded programs carried out by the State Library as well as the administration of the State Library’s annual competitive grant program available to all eligible public, academic and school libraries in North Carolina.
• Applying for and overseeing the administration of grant funds from other organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and federal agencies such as the National Endowment for the Humanities. Supervising the Assistant State Librarian who serves as the State Library’s Chief Operating Officer.

Candidate Profile:
The State Librarian is a visionary leader who is dynamic, collaborative, innovative, and knowledgeable about the challenges and opportunities that exist within diverse library communities and the different roles libraries play in the solutions, especially as they pertain to rural communities. The ideal candidate is a strong communicator who can provide leadership and strategic thinking for the SLNC and its three sections. He or she values and regards diversity and will represent the needs and interests of a variety of people and backgrounds for libraries and communities in North Carolina. The successful candidate will have knowledge and understanding of:

• Practices and trends in library and information science and in management and administration, issues experienced by public, academic, community college, and special libraries, issues facing urban, suburban, and rural communities within North Carolina.
• Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with local, state, and national organizations to facilitate the accomplishment of project or institutional goals.
• The role the State Library plays in assisting and advising regional, county, municipal public library systems across the state and the local governments that support them.
• Implications and impact of decisions made by the State Library on libraries in North Carolina and their local communities.
• Promoting library services for all citizens of North Carolina at the local, state and national levels.

The successful candidate will also have skills and abilities with:
• Creating strategic and long-range plans for a library, library consortium, or related organization, planning and implementing short and long-term change initiatives in the context of rapidly evolving technologies, complex library services, or challenges such as reorganization or funding changes.
• Project planning, management, and evaluation to develop innovative, user-oriented library services.
• Extensive leadership experience working with small rural libraries to large organizations.
• Writing documents such as white papers and reports on complex issues unique to library and information science that effectively articulate issues, describe alternative actions, and provide recommendations.
• Delivering speeches and presentations that clearly and concisely present complex and technical information regarding library and information science to audiences with varying levels of technical knowledge.
• Managing a highly educated workforce of professional and technical experts, and lead initiatives that create a collaborative and high-performance work environment.
• Overseeing supervisors to ensure compliance with human resources regulations, policies and procedures.
• Directing budget development, implementation, and management; and ensure compliance with policies and procedures.

Required for the position:
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, Library Science, and/or Information Resources and Library Science from an appropriately accredited institution and six years of experience as a professional librarian, three of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree must be received from appropriately accredited (ALA) institutions or regionally accredited programs in North Carolina.

Management prefers ten years of experience as a professional librarian, with at least five in a leadership, managerial, or administrative capacity, experience working in more than one library type, and at least two years of involvement in a professional organization.

To apply:
Applications may be submitted at
or emailed directly to Selected candidate must complete a North Carolina state job application prior to hire. Applications must include a cover letter, three professional references, and a curriculum vitae that includes all relevant professional experience, professional organizations, committees, and other community involvement.

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Assistant Branch Librarian – Elkin Public Library, Northwestern Regional Library, Elkin NC

POSITION: Assistant Branch Librarian
PLACE: Elkin Public Library, Northwestern Regional Library
HOURS: 40 hours per week. Daytime with some evenings and Saturdays required.

SALARY: Beginning salary $24,121, increasing to $24,727 after the successful completion of six-month orientation period. Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave. Medical insurance paid in full by library. Membership in the NC Retirement System.

NATURE OF JOB: Perform basic computer-based library tasks: reference questions, readers’ advisory, book circulation, collection maintenance. Assist public with Internet use and electronic devices; plan and execute library programs for adults. Manage library & supervise library staff in the absence of the Branch Librarian. Additional duties as assigned. Work is performed under the direction of the Branch Librarian.


Required: Associate’s Degree; excellent computer skills, including Internet searches, experience with productivity software, familiarity with mobile electronic devices and social media; 2 years experience working with the public; 2 years planning and executing programs; 1 year supervisory experience; or, any combination of training and experience providing the required skills and knowledge. Must be a team-player, have outstanding customer service and managerial skills, enjoy working with the public, and be detail-oriented. Must be able to multi-task, lift 30 lbs, and stand for extended periods of time.

Preferred: 4-year bachelor’s degree.

CONTACT: Send application with cover letter and resume to above address to the attention of Martha Smith, Branch Librarian, Elkin Public Library,, 336-835-5586; or to Joan Sherif, Director, Northwestern Regional Library,, 336-835-4894.


APPLICATION FORMS AVAILABLE: All libraries in the Northwestern Regional Library System. Online at — click on Employment tab.

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Librarian I / Youth Services – Northeast Regional Library OR West Regional Library, Wake County Public Libraries, Raleigh OR Cary NC


Libraries Administration
Auto requisition ID: 4404BR
Assignment: Regular

Work Schedule: Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (except for regular night and weekend rotations)
Work Location: (311) Northeast Regional Library OR West Regional Library

Salary Min – Max: $18.98 – $32.27
Expected Hiring Range: $18.98 – $25.62

How to Apply: Submit fully completed application, resume, and cover letter at prior to 11:59pm on May 23rd, 2018. Reference Auto Requisition ID 4404BR.

Position Description: Youth Services Librarian I

Youth Services Librarians in a Regional Library have the primary responsibility of providing programs in a Youth Services department. Department Managers rely on Librarians to develop, promote and present programs in one of the following four age groups: Baby and Toddler (babies and walkers to age 3), Preschool (3 to 5 years), School Age (K-5th graders), Teen (6th to 10th graders). All Young Child programs are based on the pre-literacy skills of Every Child Ready to Read. Depending on the age group assigned, Librarians can expect to deliver between 2-7 weekly programs with support from Library Assistants.

In a Community Library, Librarians develop, promote and present programs for a wider age group (Babies-Teens) and can expect to deliver between 2-9 weekly programs with support from Library Assistants.

In addition, Librarians work on a public service desk providing excellent customer service. They assist members with reference, readers’ advisory, and technical assistance, and are responsible for the maintenance and merchandising of areas of the library collection.

Librarians meet monthly with a Youth Services Manager and other Librarians who work within the same programming areas to collaborate and share ideas about successful programs. Youth Services Librarians are expected to participate in system-wide initiatives, such as the Storytelling Festival, Summer Reading Kick-Off, and Halloween Hoot.

Key Responsibilities of a Youth Services Librarian:
• Plan, promote and present multiple weekly programs for children, teens and/or families
• Work directly with the public on a service desk providing excellent customer service
• Collaborate with peers and managers to develop programs
• Work with Library Assistants assigned to assist in the delivery of Librarian developed programs
• Provide homework help, reference and reader’s advisory services for the public
• Assist the public with basic technology and online searching skills
• Act as Manager on Duty when the Library Manager is away from the library

Multiple positions available:

Northeast Regional Library
14401 Green Elm Ln.
Raleigh, NC 27614

West Regional Library
4000 Louis Stephens Dr.
Cary, NC 27519

*Please note that the Wake Forest Community Library is currently closed for expansion and will reopen August/September 2018. The Librarian will be temporarily assigned to a different location.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Competencies:
• Enjoys working with children birth through teens and their caregivers
• Is skilled at presenting programs to children
• Excels at providing customer service
• Is energetic, motivated, detail-oriented, and flexible
• Has excellent communication skills
• Demonstrates leadership on a local and system level
• Maintains a knowledge of library trends in Youth Services
• Has great technology skills
• Builds and maintains positive and productive relationships in team environments

Minimum Requirements:
Master’s Degree in Librarianship or related field: MLS, MLIS, MIS, ML from an ALA accredited program or NC program.

Preferred Experience, Skills and Training (beyond the minimum requirements):
* Coursework in youth services
* One year of professional librarian experience

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: Rea Brown, Human Resources, at 919.856.6097 or

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Youth Services Librarian – Onslow County Public Library, Jacksonville NC

** This is a repost. New submission deadline is June 1, 2018.
Previous applicants must reapply to be considered. **

TITLE: Youth Services Librarian
LIBRARY: Onslow County Public Library
LOCATION: Jacksonville, NC
SALARY: $1,731.85 – $2,251.42 Biweekly, $45,028.00 – $58,537.00 Annually
CLOSING DATE: 06/01/18

Performs intermediate professional work overseeing youth service areas in the public library system, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the Library Director. Continuous supervision is exercised over subordinate library personnel and volunteers.

Within established system policies and procedures, the Head of Youth Services directs and supervises personnel, programming, and patron services of the Onslow County Public Library Youth Services Department. The staff member in this position plans and implements traditional and non-traditional/innovative children’s programs and services along with introducing new technologies into Youth Services programs and activities.

Other responsibilities of the position include collection development of children’s and young adult materials to develop/maintain vibrant collections designed to meet/exceed the needs and expectations of the surrounding communities. Serving as a liaison between the Library and community groups and schools is also a responsibility of the Head of Youth Services.

The Head of Youth Services works closely with Youth Services Staff to set schedules, coordinate programs and outreach events, present Storytimes, and guide Youth Services Staff in serving the patrons of Onslow County Public Library.

Besides supervising the planning and implementation of children’s and young adult programs and services for the Main Library, the Head of Youth Services assists in the planning and implementation of Youth Services programs and services for the Swansboro, Sneads Ferry and Richlands Branch Libraries.

Some evening and weekend work will be required.


  • Assisting in the supervision of public service areas in the library.
  • Develops and implements age-appropriate programs, outreach, and classes for library patrons.
  • Performs cataloging of print and digital media using MARC format.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of operational policies and procedures.
  • Evaluates and purchases library materials; assists with collection development and inventory maintenance.
  • Provides patrons with customer service and assistance with library resources.
  • Answers patron questions and resolves complaints.
  • Evaluates staff performance; takes personnel action and implements disciplinary actions; counsel staff regarding performance and employee personnel policies.
  • Performs departmental orientation and staff training.
  • Compiles data, prepares reports, and maintains files.
  • Performs assigned functions as a Disaster Ready Team (DRT) member, if appointed or volunteer.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of modern library operation; thorough knowledge of reader interest levels; thorough knowledge of library reference, adult, children’s and other library services; thorough knowledge of library system computer applications; thorough knowledge of library reference materials and research techniques; ability to analyze records and statistics and compose reports; ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment; ability to communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing; ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a team environment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library customers and associates; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Master’s degree in in library science from an ALA accredited college and moderate experience in supervision of subordinate personnel, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Applications may be filed online at or sent to 234 Northwest Corridor Boulevard,  Jacksonville, NC 28540. 910-347-7600

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Library Circulation Supervisor – North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount NC

North Carolina Wesleyan College seeks a reliable service-oriented individual to manage Circulation functions, supervise library student assistants, and help to maintain the library’s collections to ensure that library materials are well-organized and easily accessible. The Circulation Supervisor is effectively responsible for developing and maintaining systems that assure the library runs smoothly during all operating hours.

The Circulation Supervisor:
• Plans, organizes, and manages circulation functions and procedures.
• Supervises library student assistants and manages the work-study payroll.
• Oversees the maintenance of all library stacks areas to ensure that library materials are well-organized and easily accessible to patrons.
• Develops good relationships with library users and promotes use of the library to the community.
• Understands library services and resources and assists users with basic reference and technology questions.
• Helps staff the library during evening and weekend hours.

Candidates for this position should have: A bachelor’s degree with three years of work experience. Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills to build relationships with faculty, staff, and students, and to work effectively with library staff and student assistants. The ability to supervise others effectively and to develop appropriate training and support systems for student workers. Strong organizational skills and technology skills including a high degree of comfort with MS Office applications (especially Word, Excel, and Access), the Internet, and electronic mail. Strong attention to detail with the ability to handle multi-tasking and to work in a busy office setting with frequent interruptions. Effective oral and written communication skills. The ability to work as a member of a team and independently. The ability to climb stairs and handle some light lifting. Supervisory experience, library experience, and familiarity with library circulation functions are desirable.

This position will be available August 1, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send a letter of application, résumé, and list of references to or mail to:

Dr. Esther Burgess
Director of the Library
North Carolina Wesleyan College
3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

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Librarian III – Lee County Library, Sanford NC

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $41,538 – $66,045

The Lee County Library is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Librarian III. Performs complex professional and administrative work within the library system, as apparent or assigned. Departmental supervision is exercised over all personnel within the department in the absence of the Director of Library Services. Work is performed under the direction of the Director of Library Services.

Essential Functions:

  • Assumes responsibility of oversight of library staff, volunteers and interns in the absence of the Library Director.
  • Researches, implements, and maintains technologies in the library system.
  • Plan and facilitate technology training, workshops and classes for staff and patrons.
  • Well versed in the various online library resources and able to train staff and patrons in their use.
  • Addresses technology issues with library equipment including, but not limited to: OPACS, ILS Evergreen, MFDs, PC Reservation station, Print Stations, digital microfilm reader/scanner, etc.
  • Troubleshoots minor computer and related peripheral issues.
  • Maintains website content and calendar. Assists with the library’s web and social media presence.
  • Responsible for the effective development, promotion, implementation and assessment of a variety of programs relating to adult services.
  • Ability to offer quality customer service with a positive upbeat attitude and sensitivity to diverse populations with varying needs.
  • Assists with development of policies and procedures of library service throughout the system.
  • Assists with personnel functions including training, managing and evaluating staff.
  • Able to perform skilled administrative work preparing required and requested reports and schedules for distribution, working with budget documents/systems, and related work as apparent or assigned.
  • Assists with the preparation of annual operating budget and monitors and controls approved budgetary expenditures; prepares a variety of reports.
  • Assigns or conducts library tours as needed.
  • Manages collection development in assigned areas including digital materials.
  • Provides support to the library cataloger and with the consortia’s resource sharing process.
  • Willingness to serve on various library, county and state committees as well as participate in training and projects as they arise.
  • Establishes, maintains and represents the library on various civic and community groups and with the general public.
  • Provides general library services at circulation desk; registers patrons; checks in and out books and other materials; empties book drop, reshelves books and materials; shelf reads and straightens shelves, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of modern library science, the organization, and department; of reference source material; and of equipment and materials utilized in library operations and as a service to patrons. Thorough knowledge of books and authors, periodicals, reference media and library media; thorough knowledge of cataloging procedures and problems; ability to analyze library service problems and participate effectively in solving them; ability to plan and supervise the work of staff; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons, associates and the general public.

Master’s Degree in Library Science from a college/university accredited by the American Library Association, minimum of 3 years of experience working in a public library, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with computers, web based Content Management System (CMS) and social websites, social media, and ability to teach computer classes preferred.

North Carolina Public Librarian certification within six (6) months. Valid driver’s license in the State of North Carolina.

Submit a cover letter, resume and a Lee County application to Lee County Human Resources, PO Box 1968, Sanford N.C. 27331- 1968. Position will remain open until filled. Females and minorities are encouraged to apply. Lee County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disabling condition in employment opportunities. Pre-employment drug testing is required.

Please contact Beth List, Director, at

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