Librarian II, Young Adult Services – Main Library, Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC

Title: Librarian II – Young Adult Services
Department
: Wilson County Public Library
Hiring Salary: $45,624
Position Salary Range: $45,624 – $77,124

Description:
The Young Adult Services Librarian for the Wilson County Public Library is part of the Adult Services Department and reports to the Assistant Library Director. The YA Librarian is responsible for selecting library materials of interest to young adults, and may be assigned to select for other areas of the collection, including E-books, DVDs and Spanish language materials. This position is also responsible for the effective development, alignment, promotion, implementation and assessment of Young Adult programs. In addition to specific responsibilities, the YA Librarian provides reference assistance to library customers in locating information and materials primarily at the main library and occasionally at the branches. Includes regular nights and weekend work.

A more detailed job description of the Young Adult Librarian’s duties may be found at the application website.

Environment:
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. Other 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.

Qualifications:
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school required as well as considerable experience working in a library (public preferred) and supervisory experience. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Required Materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Application
  • Resume

Applications will be received until October 31, 2017, at 11:59pm and may be filed online at
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wilsoncountync.

For additional information: Please contact Molly Westmoreland, Library Director, at 252-237-5024 or mwestmoreland@wilson-co.com.

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Assistant Library Director – Main Library, Wilson County Public Library, Wilson NC

Title: Assistant Library Director
Department: Wilson County Public Library
Hiring Salary: $55,464
Position Salary Range: $55,464 – $93,744

Description:
The Assistant Director for the Wilson County Public Library works closely with the Director in planning, administering, and evaluating public services in the Main Library, and is responsible for ensuring the efficient management, operation and strategic alignment of the following Library departments: Circulation, Adult Services and Youth Services. The Assistant Director also oversees programming at the Main Library and coordinates with the Extension Services Manager to ensure effective development, alignment, promotion, implementation and assessment of all Wilson County Public Library programs. In addition to specific responsibilities, the Assistant Director has system-wide administrative responsibility as delegated by, and in the absence of, the Director.

A more detailed job description of the Assistant Director’s duties may be found at the application website.

Environment:
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. Other 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.

Qualifications:
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school required, as well as NC Public Librarian Certification or the ability to obtain certification within six (6) months of hire.
Also required: Minimum of three (3) years of professional library experience (public preferred) that includes supervisory experience (public preferred).

Required Materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Application
  • Resume

Applications will be received until November 3, 2017, at 11:59 pm and may be filed online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wilsoncountync.

For additional information: Please contact Molly Westmoreland, Library Director, at 252-237-5024 or mwestmoreland@wilson-co.com.

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Library Director – Beaufort Hyde Martin Regional Library, Washington NC

JOB TITLE: Library Director, Beaufort Hyde Martin Regional Library

The Beaufort Hyde Martin Regional Library is seeking a forward-thinking and experienced librarian to serve as Library Director.  BHM is the oldest regional library system in the state and includes eight rural branches that range from Williamston to Ocracoke Island.  The library headquarters is located in Washington, a historic waterfront community about 30 minutes from Greenville.

SALARY: $50,000 – $54,000

DUTIES:
The Regional Director is the executive officer responsible for the administration, planning, and daily operation of the three-county library system and its member libraries.  The Director’s responsibilities include fiscal management, personnel management, and professional library work.  The Director also represents the library to the community and works closely with town and county administrators, elected officials, and other library trustees.  The Director reports to the Board of Trustees and supervises the Branch Managers and the Regional Headquarters staff.  Illustrative examples of work include creating and presenting the library’s annual budget, hiring and developing staff, managing the library’s print and online collection development, and implementing strategic planning for the library.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited or approved equivalent graduate school, North Carolina Public Librarian Certification within one year of employment, a minimum of 5 years professional library experience, with at least three years of administrative or supervisory responsibility

ADDITIONAL QUALITIES:
A passion for serving communities, strong communication skills and the ability to build relationships with diverse groups, the ability to lead and motivate others, flexibility, and experience adapting to and initiating organizational change

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  December 31, 2017.

TO APPLY:  Please send a resume, cover letter, and completed BHM Library application to: Erin Gathercole, Interim Director, egathercole@bhmlib.org

 

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Evening Scholars’ Studio and Research Support Specialist – Hunter Library, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC

TITLE: Evening Scholars’ Studio and Research Support Specialist #2979
LIBRARY: Western Carolina University/Hunter Library
CITY: Cullowhee, North Carolina

QUALIFICATIONS:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma or equivalency and two years of experience in library services, office support, or related field; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
* Experience providing customer service in a library or academic environment.
* Knowledge of or experience with technical troubleshooting.
* Knowledge of or experience with presentation design software and/or audio and graphics editing software.
* Knowledge of or experience with library reference/research support services.
* Ability to perform work requiring accuracy and attention to detail without close supervision.
* Ability to work independently and prioritize work flow.
* Bachelor’s degree.

DUTIES: The primary purposes of this position are to provide staffing at the Library’s reference desk and support for the Research & Instruction Services-related offerings in the Library’s Scholars Studio. The successful candidate will work 12pm to 9pm Monday through Thursday, a negotiable shift Friday (possibility of some 4/10 shifts). Some 2pm to 9pm Sunday shifts are required.

Regular work includes: providing responsive customer service; providing research support; helping with technical troubleshooting; assisting with graphical design queries; gathering data and preparing statistical reports; working with and moving physical items (books, book carts); preparing schedules; assisting with event planning and preparation; other duties as assigned.

APPLY BY: October 31, 2017
TO APPLY: Applications must be made online through our employment system at: https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/7837.

You will be required to attach a letter of application, resume, and names and telephone numbers of three references.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please visit http://www.wcu.edu/hunter-library/ or contact Sarah Steiner at sksteiner@wcu.edu or 828-227-3417.

THE UNIVERSITY
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.

THE LIBRARY
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.

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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Community Engagement Specialist II – Catawba County Library, Newton NC

POSITION: Community Engagement Specialist II
LIBRARY: Catawba County Library
LOCATION: Newton, NC
SALARY: $48,882.99 (Negotiable Dependent upon Qualifications)
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

ABOUT THE POSITION:

Catawba County Library is looking for a highly motivated communications professional with a passion for service to manage communications, community engagement, and marketing.

The Community Engagement Specialist works with the director and assistant director to fulfill the Library’s Strategic Plan by developing the strategy of overall community engagement and communications, and leading the effort to develop collaborative relationships with other organizations. The Community Engagement Specialist works to increase the library’s visibility within the community and increase the community’s awareness of the library as an empowering community resource. This position is responsible for engaging both current users and potential users and seeking out ways that the library can connect more widely and deeply with the community. The Community Engagement Specialist oversees communications and marketing materials reflecting key messages, features and benefits. Promotional materials include press releases, social media, website, various publications, radio and television programs, photographs, and others.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Promotes Library services, collections and programs: increases communication with current Library customers about services, collections and programs; identifies underused services and develops strategies to increase usage; identifies nonusers and develops strategies to increase number of cardholders and participants
  • Coordinates and executes outreach programs and events: identifies opportunities for and coordinates library participation in community events; collaborates with staff from other locations and organizations on Library and community wide initiatives and programs
  • Manages customer communications: develops design of and context for monthly print and e-newsletter; coordinates social media presence and targeted email communications; develops relationships with local media and writes press releases to promote library services, events, and resources; promotes library events on community calendars and with other local organizations; creates high quality content for library website; manages customer comments and responses
  • Liaison to community organizations: Serves as library’s ambassador to the community, representing the library in a positive manner and maintaining community partnerships; identifies strategic new community partners and develops relationships with them to share library information; collaborates with other County staff to achieve library and countywide strategic goals
  • Serves as member of library management team: contributes to development of annual planning and marketing initiatives, and development of services, programs, and policies
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates the marketing plan for the library system
  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the library’s brand and graphic guidelines, as well as integration and alignment with the County brand.
  • Leads the library’s comprehensive Turning Outward program, facilitating an array of community conversations to gather public knowledge around community aspirations, as well as facilitating the sharing of this knowledge with community leaders and organizations in a collaborative effort to affect positive change and continued innovation.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, English, Library
    Science, or a related field and a minimum of three years of professional level experience in public relations, communications, or marketing; OR  Master’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, English, Library Science, or a related field and a minimum of two years of professional level experience in public relations, communications, or marketing

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Community engagement, public relations, media relations and marketing techniques
  • Communications planning and program evaluation
  • Strategic social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the ability to create content, manage platforms and analyze impact
  • Graphic design
  • Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop

ABILITY TO:

  • Think strategically and creatively about ways to achieve short and long term organizational goals.
  • Clearly and effectively communicate – in written, oral and graphic forms – to a variety of audiences, including other County departments, library stakeholders, and community groups.
  • Organize, manage, and execute both small and large scale projects, using sound judgment to plan and prioritize many competing priorities.
  • Liaison with Community partners, general public, media, other departmental staff, etc.
  • Use independent judgment to make decisions.
  • Lift 10-20 pounds on a regular basis

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/APPLY

For more information regarding this position or to apply go to:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/catawbacountync/default.cfm

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Children’s Librarian – Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Charlotte NC

TITLE: Children’s Librarian
LIBRARY: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
CITY: Charlotte, North Carolina
SALARY: $43, 232 – 56,700 annually plus competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, supplemental benefit options, NC Local Government Retirement System, optional 401(k) with employer matching.
SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week including a rotating weekend schedule and some weeknights.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s in Library Science from a program approved by the American Library Association.  Licensing Requirements:  NC Public Librarian Certification.

DUTIES:
The incumbent is responsible for planning and overseeing all library services to Children (birth to 11) with a heavy focus on programming.  Must have strong technology knowledge & skills, including knowledge of computers, digital devices, digital library resources, and how to download digital content to digital devices.  Incumbent must be able to assist individuals of all ages with reference, reader’s advisory, technology, and all circulation functions.

ADDITIONAL QUALITIES:
A flexible and collaborative work style, ability to work as part of a team, strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse customers; strong written, verbal, listening and alpha/numeric skills; strong customer service orientation; ability to effectively work with community partners to plan programming, special events and other initiatives.

Experience developing, planning and facilitating programs strongly preferred.

Incumbents are responsible for providing professional level work for a library.  Duties include: performing reference and reader advisory, training customers on online resources and technology access, developing and maintaining assigned collections, planning programming, performing outreach activities, and serving on and/or facilitating committees/teams.  Serving as manager on duty, handling monies and handling security issues may be required.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/APPLY:

For more information regarding this position please contact Charity Harris, Human Resources Consultant for Mecklenburg County Government at 980-314-2718 or Charity.Harris@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

To apply, please visit the website at: https://cmlibrary.org/about/work-library.

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Children’s Librarian – Granville County Library System, Butner/Creedmoor NC

TITLE: Children’s Librarian – South Branch Library
LIBRARY: Granville County Library System
CITY: Butner/Creedmoor
SALARY: Starting range of $25,890 – $38,062, plus benefits

LIBRARY SYSTEM BRANCH MANAGER – Granville County is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Children’s Librarian – South Branch Library. The South Branch Library is located in the Butner/Creedmoor area. While enjoying the small town feel, the library is located only minutes from the shopping areas of downtown Durham and Chapel Hill.

DUTIES: The Children’s Librarian – South Branch is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, promoting, and supervising public library programs and services. Work includes coordination and implementation of programs, advising and assisting in activities and special events, collection development, readers’ advisory services, technology assistance and assisting customers with their information needs.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a MLIS/MLS from an ALA-accredited library school. Candidate must be eligible for NC Public Librarian Certification. Requires strong communication skills, the ability to work independently as well as being an effective team player. The preferred candidate will have 2 -3 years experience working with children and teens as well as a proficient knowledge of computer applications and a working knowledge of automated library systems. Some nights and weekend hours required.

TO APPLY: submit a Granville County employment application along with a resume and cover letter to the Workforce Solutions office at 111 Hilltop Village, Oxford, NC 27565. The position is available immediately and will be open until filled. Granville County is an equal opportunity employer.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: contact Jonathan Bradsher, at 919-693-1121 or Granville County Library System, attn Jonathan Bradsher, PO Box 339, 210 Main Street, Oxford, NC 27565.

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