Youth Services Librarian – Harnett County Public Library, Lillington NC

The Harnett County Public Library is in search of a highly-engaged, creative, customer service driven Youth Services Librarian. Under limited supervision, the successful candidate will be responsible for planning, organizing, promoting, directing, and supervising programs and services for children and teens. Work also involves coordination and supervision of outreach services to schools and daycares. Other duties include collection development, readers’ advisory, reference and assisting patrons with their information needs. Reports to the Library Director.

Annual Salary
Minimum: $38,763.00
Job Rate: $46,515.00

Examples of Duties:
Schedules, plans, and presents weekly, age appropriate programs for pre-school and school-aged library patrons. Schedules, plans and presents special events and seasonal programs including an annual Summer Reading program. Designs and disseminates publicity materials such as newsletters and flyers. Promotes library services, programs, and resources through creative displays, marketing, and social media.

Reviews journals and catalogs to select appropriate library materials for the children’s and young adult collections and recommends material for acquisition based on needs of the library and community. Deselects outdated or damaged materials as appropriate. Provides reader’s advisory and reference assistance to youth, parents, and caregivers. Coordinates outreach and community engagement opportunities.

Supervises the youth services specialist and other staff members assigned to the youth services department. Maintains data pertaining to attendance and program participation, and prepares records and reports pertaining to children’s services for submission to Library Director and/or state, as required or otherwise deemed appropriate. Determines program needs and ways to improve or expand children’s services, and prepares recommendations for library director.

Minimum Requirements:
This position requires a Master’s degree in Library Science, eligibility for NC Library Public Library Certification and at least 2 years working with children and teens in a library setting.

Supplemental Information:
Possession of a North Carolina Public Library certification. Possession of a valid North Carolina’s Driver’s license may be required.

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Librarian – New Hanover County Public Library, Wilmington NC

POSITION: Librarian

LIBRARY SALARY: $48,508.00 /Year

CLOSING DATE: 07/29/16 11:59 PM

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
New Hanover County Public Library seeks a customer-focused Librarian to provide informational and reader advisory assistance to a diverse population in an urban environment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Engaging with other county departments and community organizations to meet the legal and business needs of New Hanover County residents
• Initiating, planning and conducting regular and special programs related to finance, law and business
• Creating informative and inviting online legal and business related content for our virtual branch
• Assisting at all service points to deliver relevant and innovative library services The successful candidate must be:
• A compassionate individual dedicated to public service
• Committed to the values stated in the American Library Association Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics
• Passionately committed to literacy and lifelong learning
• Intellectually curious and an avid researcher
• Confident and competent in using current technology
• Able to communicate well with and relate easily to coworkers, supervisors and the public
• Willing and able to lift up to 30 pounds; bend, stoop and reach; stand for several hours per day

The vision and commitment of the New Hanover County Public Library is to provide an exciting destination where people gather, ideas flourish, and the information and technology resources needed for a community to prosper are made freely available. We are passionate about creating a caring, inviting and welcoming place; developing the technology and information resources needed for people of all ages to Learn, Grow and Prosper; and preserving and making accessible our rich history and diverse cultural heritage. If this sounds like you, then come and be a part of the exciting and progressive team at New Hanover County

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s in Library Science from an accredited institution of Library Science. Professional librarian experience in a public library preferred.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Hours: 8AM-5PM weekdays with one evening per week and weekends on a rotating basis; must be available for evening and weekend hours on a rotating basis and during emergency situations.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.nhcqov.com/HR/Pages/JobOpportunities.aspx

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
230 Government Center Drive – Suite 135 Wilmington, NC 28403
910-798-7178
910-798-7178
cknips@nhcqov.com

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Technical Services Assistant (Part-Time Temporary) – Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown NC

Requisition #: 2016 – 1432
Appointment Period: Contracts for regular positions are renewable each June 30th after successful completion of probationary period (unless otherwise specified.)

SUMMARY
Guilford Technical Community College offers more than 80 programs of study and continues to support success through innovative education, training and partnerships. The college offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates as well as noncredit courses in professional development, personal enrichment, job training, career development and basic education. As the third largest of 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System, GTCC serves students from its Jamestown, Greensboro, High Point, Aviation, and Donald W. Cameron campuses as well as its Small Business Center in Greensboro and High Point.

The Library provides services to students, staff, faculty, and GTCC community members. In the 2014-2015 school year, over 135,000 visits were made to the college’s libraries.

The library assistant will work in technical services, which includes collection development, acquisitions, journals management, and more. The Technical Services Assistant will also serve as backup for circulation and other public-facing services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/FUNCTIONS

  1. Process acquisitions.
  2. Deselect (weed) approved materials.
  3. Assist with journals management.
  4. Answer basic library reference questions and/or refer patrons to more senior staff.
  5. Answer library patrons’ basic computer/software questions.
  6. Shelve library materials; participate in shelf-reading and inventory projects.
  7. Work with Technical Services department to achieve projects in collection development, acquisitions, and ILS management.
  8. Compose and maintain documents online and physically as requested.
  9. Provide backup for public services.
  10. Maintain orderly collection.
  11. Work with library staff on special projects as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Educational & Certification Requirements

Minimum Requirements: Associates degree or B.S. degree

Preferred Requirements: MLIS degree or credits towards degree

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Professional Experience

  1. Be detail-oriented, including keeping accurate records and filing neatly and accurately.
  2. Have basic typing and computing skills.
  3. Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  4. Customer service experience.
  5. Meet GTCC employability skills of adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility, and teamwork.

Departmental/Job Specific Requirements:

  1. OCLC experience preferred, but not required.
  2. Ability to learn and perform accurate shelving according to the Dewey Decimal System.

Upon employment and within first 30 days of hire, must complete the following college training matrix but not limited to: Discrimination & Anti-Harassment; Personal Information Protection (PIP); Ethics, and “Shooter on Campus.” Annual refreshers are required thereafter.

Working Conditions:

  • May be asked to travel to any campus library.
  • Ability to lift boxes of print materials and to manipulate a full wheeled book cart.
  • Ability to shelve books.
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods.

**All GTCC job descriptions reflect duties and responsibilities of the particular job and are subject to change with limited notice.

Application Deadline: Open until an adequate pool of applicants is received.

How to Apply: A GTCC application must be submitted in order to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an application form. When applying for a position that requires a degree, copies of unofficial transcripts must be attached to a completed application.

*If your education credentials are from a country outside of the United States & if you are extended an offer of employment you will be required to submit a translation/evaluation of your transcript.

To apply, please visit https://jobs.gtcc.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=1113.
Application for Evaluation is available:
1. By clicking the Login link at the top of the screen.
Or, if you are logged in
2. By clicking the Review & Submit Application button at the bottom of the screen.

Questions: Please contact Kimberly D. Hill, Human Resources Specialist, at kdhill@gtcc.edu or 336-334-4822 ext. 50549.

ALL EMPLOYEES PAID BY DIRECT DEPOSIT ONLY!
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, GTCC is strongly committed to diversity & welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, particularly minorities and faculty under-represented in higher education. EOE

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Associate Dean of Library Services – Hunter Library, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC

TITLE: Associate Dean of Library Services
LIBRARY: Western Carolina University/Hunter Library
CITY: Cullowhee, North Carolina
SALARY: Salary is commensurate with qualifications. This is a twelve-month, non-tenure-track position with a generous 24 days of vacation leave annually.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements
Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution; demonstrated educational leadership experiences, including supervision; successful administrative experiences in an academic, research, or similar library setting; thorough understanding of academic libraries and the ways in which current and emerging technologies are affecting traditional services and collections; exceptional human relations and communication skills; strong commitment to diversity; demonstrated abilities to recruit, develop, and retain a talented staff; expertise in strategic planning and project management; and experience with and knowledge of human resources, assessment, and business and data analysis principles as applied to libraries.

Preferred Qualifications
Second post baccalaureate degree in a related field; demonstrated professional growth through involvement in state and/or national organizations; record of disciplinary scholarship; and history of high-energy leadership with enthusiasm for problem-solving, risk-taking, and innovation. Experience conducting assessments of spaces, programs, and services.

DUTIES

This position functions as the deputy administrator for the library and is responsible for assisting with strategic planning and program development; assessing library programs and services; overseeing facilities management and space planning; leading library communications, publicity, and marketing programs; and representing and acting on behalf of the dean in campus and community activities.

To apply, access our online employment system at https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/5068. You will be required to attach a letter of application, resume, and names and telephone numbers of three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, contact Sarah Steiner at sksteiner@wcu.edu.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

About the University
Western Carolina University (WCU) is an enrollment growth campus within the University of North Carolina system and is situated in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, west of Asheville and near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While in a rural setting, the university is one hour from Asheville, and only three hours from Atlanta and Charlotte. WCU’s mission is “to improve individual lives and enhance economic and community development in our region, state, and nation through engaged learning opportunities in our academic programs, educational outreach, research, and creative and cultural activities.” The university library is at the core of this mission and the university’s strategic plan (adopted in 2012).

A “Carnegie Engaged” university, WCU has important educational and service connections to the Western North Carolina region. This region of the Southern Appalachians is famous for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee reservation (the largest east of the Mississippi), the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (one of the most popular parks in the US), the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Asheville.

About the Library
The university library is housed in Hunter Library on the WCU campus and extends services to distance education and instructional sites in Asheville and Cherokee. WCU’s library has a long, respected record of providing excellent service to the university community. Library staff are dedicated to the thoughtful integration of print and digital resources and to supporting the information literacy development of students and the teaching and research needs of faculty.

The library has three departments comprised of 19 faculty and 30 staff members. The Content Organization and Management (COM) department selects, acquires, organizes and manages intellectual content to support the learning, teaching, and scholarship activities of the WCU community. COM includes 5 librarians and 10 support staff members and is responsible for a collection budget of approximately $1.5 million. The collection includes approximately 610,000 print and 455,000 e-books and provides access to more than 62,000 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.

Western Carolina University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. In addition, Western Carolina University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. Final candidates for employment are subject to a criminal background check. All new employees are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment.

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University Library Specialist/Electronic Resources Access Coordinator – Hunter Library, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC

TITLE: University Library Specialist/Electronic Resources Access Coordinator
LIBRARY: Western Carolina University/Hunter Library
CITY: Cullowhee, North Carolina
SALARY: $35,791 – $36,406

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements
Graduation from a four-year college or university and one year of experience in a library or archives and/or records management; or high school and five years of experience in a library or archives and/or records management; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with an integrated library system, preferably Innovative Interfaces.
  • Demonstrated work experience maintaining access to electronic resources such as electronic journals and/or databases.
  • Demonstrated work experience gathering library-relevant numeric data.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information standards and practices relevant to electronic resources, including OpenURL linking, the COUNTER code of practice, and/or the SUSHI protocol.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel spreadsheets.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize work flow.
  • Solid organizational skills, flexibility and initiative.
  • Initiative and desire to learn in an innovative, evolving environment.

DUTIES

  • This position has primary responsibility for establishing and maintaining access to electronic resources.
  • Setting up and maintaining access to electronic resources, including working with knowledge bases, open URL resolvers, proxy configuration and Sierra maintenance is a major function of this position.
  • The position is responsible for working closely with vendors and publishers to clarify the library’s holdings and access rights.
  • Another major purpose of this position is to assist the Electronic Resource Librarian in maintaining the resource management systems and gathering, loading, and maintaining statistics.
  • Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the supervisor.

To apply, access our online employment system at https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/4981. You will be required to attach a letter of application, resume, and names and telephone numbers of three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, contact Tina Adams at tmadams@wcu.edu.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

About the University
Western Carolina University (WCU) is an enrollment growth campus within the University of North Carolina system and is situated in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, west of Asheville and near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While in a rural setting, the university is one hour from Asheville, and only three hours from Atlanta and Charlotte. WCU’s mission is “to improve individual lives and enhance economic and community development in our region, state, and nation through engaged learning opportunities in our academic programs, educational outreach, research, and creative and cultural activities.” The university library is at the core of this mission and the university’s strategic plan (adopted in 2012).

A “Carnegie Engaged” university, WCU has important educational and service connections to the Western North Carolina region. This region of the Southern Appalachians is famous for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee reservation (the largest east of the Mississippi), the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (one of the most popular parks in the US), the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Asheville.

About the Library
The university library is housed in Hunter Library on the WCU campus and extends services to distance education and instructional sites in Asheville and Cherokee. WCU’s library has a long, respected record of providing excellent service to the university community. Library staff are dedicated to the thoughtful integration of print and digital resources and to supporting the information literacy development of students and the teaching and research needs of faculty.

The library has three departments comprised of 19 faculty and 30 staff members. The Content Organization and Management (COM) department selects, acquires, organizes and manages intellectual content to support the learning, teaching, and scholarship activities of the WCU community. COM includes 5 librarians and 10 support staff members and is responsible for a collection budget of approximately $1.5 million. The collection includes approximately 610,000 print and 455,000 e-books and provides access to more than 62,000 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.

Western Carolina University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. In addition, Western Carolina University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. Final candidates for employment are subject to a criminal background check. All new employees are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment.

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Library Director – Caldwell County Public Library, Lenoir NC

SALARY: $48,687.00 – $81,146.00

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requires Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Possession of (or qualified for) North Carolina Public Librarian Certification issued by the North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission prior to appointment.
  • Five years of experience as a librarian within a public library setting. Minimum of three years of supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Knowledge of library science and administration.
  • Knowledge of county and library policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of managerial and supervisory principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of financial management.
  • Knowledge of personnel management.
  • Knowledge of library technical resources, including on-line databases, internet, library automation systems and products.
  • Skill in management and supervision.
  • Skill in planning.
  • Skill in interpersonal and public relations.
  • Skill in report preparation and presentation.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

DUTIES:

  • Plans, organizes and directs all phases of County Library programs and services; works in cooperation and coordination with County officials, staff, library support organizations and patrons in planning the progressive development of the library; develops and executes strategies and programs to develop and maintain positive image and relations between the Library, Library staff and residents of the County which may be accomplished by, but not be limited to, a willingness to be involved by participation in community civic and cultural organizations and activities.
  • Prepares and makes oral presentations before civic and community groups to promote library staff, programs and services and to facilitate a positive library image within and outside the community.
  • Supervises and conducts personnel administration duties including hiring and terminating, training, evaluating, and scheduling that is inclusive, fair, and supportive of staff development.
  • In coordination with the Supervisory Librarians, supervises the work of library staff ensuring adherence to established policies, procedures and standards; advises and assists subordinates, as necessary, in resolving non-routine problems.
  • Conducts staff conferences and meetings to provide guidance in the development of new programs and activities.
  • Coordinates the purchase and distribution of materials and supplies; maintenance of library equipment and facilities; plans, implements and supervises expenditures and administers and manages the Library operating budget.

AVAILABLE: Position available immediately.

APPLY BY: Position open until filled.

TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a Caldwell County application to Human Resources, P.O. Box 2200 Lenoir, NC 28645.

Applications may be obtained at https://ccgov.s3.amazonaws.com/portal/5589fc0e09edf.pdf.

For questions, contact Human Resources at (828) 757-4820.

Caldwell County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Librarian I / Information Services – Cliffdale and Bordeaux Branch, Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center, Fayetteville NC

TITLE: Librarian I / Information Services positions LIB0011 & LIB0062
LIBRARY: Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center
BRANCH: Cliffdale and Bordeaux Branch
CITY: Fayetteville, NC
SALARY: $37,580/yr

QUALIFICATIONS:
Master of Library Science degree (MLS) required. Must obtain North Carolina Public Library Certification within 18 months of employment.

Trainee: Applicants must have completed at least 75% of required course work towards a MLS and submit a letter from the dean of the library school that states the number of credit hours already obtained and that the candidate can complete all master’s degree requirements within twelve months.

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 providing advanced library services to customers at the Information Service desk.
  • Responsible for the supervision, training, and scheduling of staff. May regularly act as Person-in-Charge in absence of branch manager.
  • Staffs a public service point and provides immediate customer assistance; performs proactive reference; answers complex customer questions about information and technology resources; performs intermediate troubleshooting of library equipment.
  • Trains the public in the use of library resources and equipment, including online catalog and databases.
  • Resolves intermediate customer complaints; refers more complex issues to branch manager or Information Services Manager.
  • Knows, enforces, and interprets rules governing the use of the library; provides in-depth readers’ advisory services; staffs the online chat reference as assigned.
  • Provides one-on-one instruction/training for customers on an appointment basis (Book-a-Librarian).
  • Prepares, presents, and schedules classes on basic and intermediate computer skills for the public; prepares and presents programming for adult and all-ages audiences; hosts and facilitates library book clubs.
  • Prepares and presents training for staff on work-related topics (fundamentals of reference, database searching, readers’ advisory, new technology, etc.).
  • Serves as a working member of councils and committees as assigned (adult programming committee, online presence team, innovation review team, information services council, e-resource and database team, etc.).
  • Working with immediate supervisor, will hire, supervise, train, evaluate, and schedule assigned subordinate staff.
  • Provides input on performance evaluations of subordinate staff not directly supervised.
  • Participates in collection maintenance, including weeding and discarding items and identifying and recommending replacement titles and new materials; participates in publicity and marketing of library resources and events.
  • Assists in creating and maintaining branch displays of library materials.
  • Writes library-related newspaper columns; creates brochures and bibliographies on library resources.
  • Performs outreach to community groups and organizations.
  • Hosts and facilitates library book clubs.
  • Assists in compilation and reporting of statistics.
  • Acts as key holder/Person-In-Charge in absence of branch manager or department manager.
  • Keeps up with current trends and issues in librarianship via professional reading and participation in library-related listservs, webinars, etc.
  • Attends off-site professional workshops, trainings, and conferences.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY BY: July 28, 2016

TO APPLY: We accept on-line applications only. You may complete the application from our website at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/cumberlandcountync/default.cfm.
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: daerdelman@cumberland.lib.nc.us or the Cumberland County Human Resources Department at (910) 678-7653;
Library website: http://www.cumberland.lib.nc.us/ccplsite/

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