Librarian (part-time) – Lucy Cooper Finch Library, William Peace University, Raleigh NC

Title: Librarian (part-time)
Library: Lucy Cooper Finch Library, William Peace University
City: Raleigh, NC

Salary: $15 per hour
Notes:  15 hours per week, mostly evenings and weekends, though schedule flexibility is important.

• Master of Library Science or equivalent
• 3 combined years of experience in customer service oriented positions
• Knowledge of basic library operations; familiarity with computers, especially Microsoft Office and Google products; excellent interpersonal skills and commitment to customer service

• 2 years of experience in an academic library; supervisory experience
• Knowledge of online research databases
• Familiarity with Macintosh computers

The Librarian is responsible for providing exceptional library service to students, faculty, and staff. Typical duties include providing walk-in, telephone, and email reference services and assisting patrons with finding and using appropriate research resources. Librarians also provide circulation services, direct the work of student employees, and assist with other duties such as ILL services, library instruction, and basic computer troubleshooting.

WPU is under the leadership of Dr. Brian C. Ralph, who assumed office in August, 2015. The institution is in a season of exciting change and completed a comprehensive strategic planning process in 2016 – 2017 academic year. The ideal candidate will have the ability to embrace the five core values of William Peace University:

• Focus on Students
• Excellence with Integrity
• Diversity, Inclusion and Respect
• Creativity & Innovation
• Commitment to Community

Available: August 1, 2017

Apply By: Open until filled; however, priority given to qualified candidates who apply by Tuesday July 11, 2017.

To Apply: Please submit the following information to and reference PTL062717: Cover letter, resume/CV, contact information for three professional references, and application.

Questions: Please email

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Associate Head, Access Services, Ask Us Librarian – D.H. Hill and Hunt Libraries, NC State University, Raleigh NC

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Ask Us Services Librarian, a role that also serves as Associate Head for the Access Services department. Access Services develops and implements services that connect users with experts, collections, technology, and spaces, when and where they’re needed. The department manages the Ask Us service points at the D.H. Hill and Hunt Libraries, providing answers in person, through chat, and throughout the Libraries, whether it’s finding a book or signing up for a tech consultation. Ask Us lending includes a textbook program with a copy of every required textbook and an expansive technology lending service including laptops, cameras, circuit kits, virtual reality devices, and everything else users need to study, learn, and explore their passions in photography, music, programming, making, designing, or whatever they love. Access Services manages the 5+ million volume collection on the D.H. Hill and Hunt open shelves and in the Hunt Library bookBot. Access Services manages print and electronic reserves at both main libraries, and supports interlibrary loan services, borrowing 28,000 books and articles this year from libraries all over the world for the NC State community. Access Services operates the D.H. Hill and Hunt Libraries, keeping them open, fun, and safe 24 hours a day, five days a week, 361 days a year for 2.25 million visits.

This position provides leadership and management for the Ask Us services across two main library locations, the D.H. Hill and Hunt Libraries. S/He develops proactive services to support the academic, professional, and personal success of a diverse student population. The incumbent directs and coordinates 24/5 in-person and virtual reference, lending, and technology support, and maintains high customer service standards across services. S/He directly supervises ten paraprofessional staff and a significant budget for student assistants, and coordinates the work of Ask Us Services Managers from all departments within the Student Success Division: Access Services, Learning Spaces & Services, and User Experience, fostering a collaborative and creative work environment with strong communication. The Ask Us Librarian engages with users and analyzes and acts on feedback and library usage trends. S/He designs workflows, maintains internal controls and documentation, and collaborates with the Head of Access Services to set forward-thinking departmental goals and objectives. S/He recommends policies and establishes procedures to support the university community in an effective and accountable manner. The Ask Us Librarian works in close cooperation with Branch Directors, Information Technology, and other public services managers and staff to advance services. S/He works with Building Services staff and the University Police Department to ensure safety and security in round-the-clock operations. As Associate Head, the incumbent is responsible for the department in the absence of the Head. This position serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. The position reports to the Head, Access Services.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent advanced degree in library science or information science.
  • Relevant professional experience, such as experience in delivering information and research services in an academic library, or teaching, training, library instruction, or outreach.
  • Management/supervision experience.
  • Ability to provide leadership for the delivery of excellent customer service to a diverse clientele.
  • Ability to initiate, develop, and assess innovative services and programs that advance organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated record of engagement with a user community and commitment to creative, high-quality library services and facilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to lead and excel in a team environment.
    Demonstrated record of ongoing professional development.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to direct and coordinate technical projects and personnel involving other library departments, campus partners, vendors, consortia, bibliographic utilities, and software developers.
  • Experience with digital media including some combination of video and audio production, 3D modeling, data visualization, and/or game design.
  • Experience with reference, circulation, and/or interlibrary loan operations.

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

Application Process
See vacancy announcement with application instructions at

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

Please contact Nellie Maurer,, 919-513-3394.

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

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Reference/ Adult Services Specialist – Watauga County Public Library, Boone, NC

Title: Reference/Adult Services Specialist
Library: Watauga County Public Library
Salary: $8.73 per hour
Hours: 24 Hours per week; some evenings and Saturdays
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree

Experience using a variety of online and printed resources for research; some public library/bookstore experience preferred. Strong customer service skills are a necessity.

Assisting with programming; answering reference questions; providing computer instruction; collection development, digitization/archival work as assigned. Some evening and weekend work.

Apply by: July 7, 2017

To Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter and three references to Monica Caruso, Watauga County Public Library, 140 Queen Street, Boone, NC 28607 or via email at

Questions: Contact Monica Caruso, County Librarian 828-264-8784, ext. 4.

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Assistant Circulation Manager, Ashe County Public Library, West Jefferson, NC

TITLE: Assistant Circulation Manager
LIBRARY: Ashe County Public Library, part of the Appalachian Regional Library
CITY: West Jefferson
STARTING PAY: $8.73 hr
DATE LISTED: June 27, 2017
APPLY BY: July 10, 2017

QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school, preferably supplemented by appropriate college courses.

DUTIES: An employee in this position assists the Circulation Manager in the administration, operation, and development of the library’s Circulation Department. Duties involve all circulation functions, including training of Circulation Department staff.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Charges and discharges materials. Registers new patrons. Exercises leadership toward circulation assistants. Assists in the maintenance of the local database. Aids in the selection and processing of new materials. Responsible for the daily cash report. Trains circulation assistants. Assists the public in using the online catalog. Supervises one or more shelvers. Performs ready reference and readers’ advisory as needed. Trains the public in the use of other computer-related activities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and effectively with the public and other employees. Thorough knowledge of the ARL database. Ability to use a computer. Ability to train others—staff and public. Working knowledge of reference source materials

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

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University Library Specialist, Hunter Library, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

TITLE: University Library Specialist
LIBRARY: Hunter Library, Western Carolina University
DEPARTMENT: Office of the Dean
LOCATION: Cullowhee, NC


The position performs cataloging of digital projects’ items using software such as CONTENT dm and ArchivesSpace. Creates access points (name, subject, and genre headings) using LC Name Authority File, LC Subject Headings List, Art and Architecture Thesaurus, RDA/LC PCC-PSS cataloging rules, and the guidelines established in the LC Subject Headings Manual. The position assists as needed with regular catalog database maintenance tasks related to authority and bibliographic record uploads and corrections in the Library’s Sierra ILS. Assists with other projects as determined by the Cataloging Unit’s workflow, for example, weeding and cataloging of print books. Occasionally provides instruction on internal procedures to others in the Cataloging Unit or Library. Occasionally writes drafts of procedures. Responsible for planning own day-to-day workflow and establishing own day-to-day priorities.


Must have mastery of RDA/LC-PCC PS and AACR2/LCRI rules which govern choice of main entry/authorized access points such as what name, geographic, corporate, and title headings are to be added to a record as well as the construction of those headings. These rules can be both complex and require judgment. Must have mastery of Library of Congress Subject Headings and LC Subject Headings Manual. Creation of subject headings can be highly technical, for example, creation of the heading for Judaculla Rock required close reading of the section of the LC Subject Headings Manual dealing with formulating Geographic Headings (H690), the section dealing with Qualification of Geographic Headings (H810), and research on the U.S. Board of Geographic Names decision on this name.

Must master the aspects of MARC coding that relate to name and subject headings and searching OCLC name and subject authority databases. Must be able to search and interpret other authority files such as Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus, U.S. Board on Geographic Names, and LC Thesaurus for Graphic Materials. Must keep up with evolving software tools needed for cataloging such as Connexion, CONTENTdm, and III Sierra.

Must be able to perform work requiring accuracy and considerable attention to detail without close supervision. Must be able to work in a production-oriented environment. Must have a proven ability to maintain effective working relations with coworkers and supervisors.


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’ experience in a library or archives and/or records management; or equivalent combination of training and experience.


Knowledge of and experience with OCLC. Knowledge of RDA/LC-PCC PS, AACR2/LCRI and LC Subject Headings. Familiarity with the MARC format. Familiarity with using digital content management systems such as CONTENTdm, ArchivesSpace, and cataloging tools such as RDA Toolkit and LC Subject Headings Manual. Familiarity with using other authority files or controlled vocabularies/thesauri lists such as the Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus, U.S. Board on Geographic Names, and LC Thesaurus for Graphic Materials. Ability to perform work requiring accuracy and considerable attention to detail without close supervision. Ability to work in a production-oriented environment.

POSITION TYPE: Permanent Full-Time
SALARY BAND RANGE: $31,025 – $61,720
OPEN DATE: 06/20/2017
CLOSE DATE: 07/21/2017


To be considered, applicants must apply online. A cover letter, resume, and list of references are required attachments that are needed in order to complete the application process.

To view this posting and apply got to

For questions regarding this posting please contact Paromita Biswas, Metadata Librarian, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC at 828-227-3721 or


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University Library Technician – Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville NC

TITLE: University Library Technician, Tech. Mgr. #942338
LIBRARY: Joyner Library, East Carolina University
CITY: Greenville, NC

NOTE: A Technology Manager is needed in the Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Department of Joyner Library (Academic Library Services). The position maintains circulating equipment (e.g. laptops, cameras, ereaders, chargers, adaptors, and calculators) and trains department staff on the use of equipment. Damaged equipment is investigated and sent for repair or replacement. Assistance is provided to department staff with software, computers, printers, and other equipment under the direction of IT Operations personnel. This position programs the cash register, monitors webpages for needed content updates, and performs patron account database maintenance. The position serves patrons at the Circulation desk, which includes: circulating library materials and equipment; processing new patron registrations and material renewals, holds, and recalls; supervising student employee desk assistants; independently interpreting and applying procedures; explaining library procedures to patrons; and solving problems and disputes.

SALARY: $35,236


Minimum: High school diploma or equivalency.

Preferred: Completion of a bachelor’s degree; two years of full-time office, tech support, or library public services work experience; demonstrated familiarity with using and maintaining various types of technology; comfort with learning and explaining technology and software to diverse persons; proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially advanced features of Word and Excel; demonstrated ability to follow established procedures, to enforce rules, and to perform work requiring considerable detail and accuracy; demonstrated initiative and ingenuity; knowledge of academic library services; experience with library systems, such as Symphony and ILLiad; supervisory experience; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form; ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with library patrons and library personnel; demonstrated ability to work consistently and reliably in an unsupervised capacity; demonstrated problem solving skills; and ability to learn complex tasks quickly.

DUTIES: This position is responsible for making decisions that affect the immediate borrowing privileges of patrons, accepting payments for fines and fees, maintaining computers in the learning commons area, referring patrons to appropriate personnel to ensure customer satisfaction, and, in the absence of Research & Instructional Services personnel, providing basic research service using the library’s website, online catalog, library research databases and tools, and basic internet resources. The position tracks department supplies inventory and processes supply orders. The position also assists the Stacks Manager with the maintenance of the general circulating collection, including with performing routine shelving and cleaning, with inventorying and shifting projects, and with the supervision of student employees performing stacks duties.

AVAILABLE: As soon as possible

APPLY BY: June 26, 2017

TO APPLY: All applicants must apply online through ECU’s employment website at


QUESTIONS: Please contact Mary Sweatte, Library HR Coordinator,, (252)328-5336.

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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Deep Collaboration Project Librarian, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Raleigh, NC

TITLE: Deep Collaboration Project Librarian
LOCATION: NCICU, Raleigh / Negotiable
HOURS: Part Time

North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) seeks a leader to support collaboration activities for member libraries. Using Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, the successful candidate will support the NCICU Deep Collaboration Steering Committee in establishing priorities for this new initiative; create and support inter-library affinity groups at the direction of the Steering Committee; foster conversations among library members about collaboration opportunities; support reporting requirements for the LSTA Grant; and support application for a subsequent LSTA Grant.


  • Significant experience in academic libraries—ALA accredited library degree preferred
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Demonstrated experience managing and organizing projects
  • Experience writing grant proposals and managing grants, preferred
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience fostering collaboration


Libraries that are part of NCICU are partnering to develop effective structures and systems to support deep collaboration. This project will help participating libraries determine the best structure and tools for developing and maintaining effective long-term collaboration to benefit all participating libraries. Deep collaboration will enable participating libraries to leverage the knowledge and skills spread among our institutions; sharing ideas, information, and skills to improve the workforce; working together to strengthen our operations and build more effective infrastructure. Together, we will resolve issues so that our libraries can work together to do more for our users and provide the best possible service to our users. This grant is made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-00-17-0034-17).


LSTA grant funding supports a part-time staff member for $25-30 per hour (depending on qualifications and experience). The staff member will report to the executive board of the NCICU Deep Collaboration Steering Committee and the President of NCICU. Depending on the success of the initial year of the grant and the success in obtaining additional grant funds, this position could become a full-time position supporting NCICU libraries.


Please send a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references to using the subject line “Library Deep Collaboration Project.” Review of applications will begin June 25th and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

For additional information about the position, contact Laura Davidson (

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