Librarian for Public Policy and Political Science – Duke University Libraries, Durham NC

DATE LISTED: 7/2/15

TITLE: Librarian for Public Policy and Political Science

LIBRARY: Duke University Libraries

CITY: Durham

ENVIRONMENT: Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university’s intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its branches: Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections, Lilly, and Music and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke’s library holdings of 6.1 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke’s hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.

Duke offers a comprehensive benefit packages which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at: http://www.hr.duke.edu/benefits/index.php.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary and rank dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 20 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training.

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY: The Librarian for Public Policy and Political Science actively engages with faculty, students, visiting scholars, and staff in the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Political Science Department. S/he collaborates with colleagues in the Duke University Libraries, the Goodson Law Library, and the other professional school libraries as appropriate to provide and promote library resources and services in public policy, political science, international relations, and government information to meet Duke University teaching and research needs. S/he manages the Libraries’ collections in these areas, including collections issuing from and dealing with international governmental and non-governmental organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS: It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.

Education Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced degree in a relevant subject area.

Preferred: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program and an advanced degree in a relevant subject field.

Experience Required: At least three years of experience as a subject librarian in an academic library for a related discipline. Proficiency with information resources in a variety of formats and subject areas, and teaching or library instruction experience. Experience with social science research methods including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods.

Must be flexible and a self-starter; have the ability to work successfully in a highly collaborative environment; possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills as well as a strong commitment to public service; interest in and aptitude for learning emerging technologies and web applications; commitment to data-informed decision-making.

Preferred: Advanced degree in public policy, political science, international relations, or closely related discipline. Experience developing collections in public policy, political science, international relations, and/or government information. Experience providing research support, preferably in an academic setting; experience with data management and knowledge of issues related to open access.

WORKING CONDITIONS: • Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible
• Occasional bending, crouching, stooping
• Normal office environment
• Occasional weekend and/or evening shifts required.

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

DUTIES: Engagement
• Serves as primary liaison to and actively develops professional relationships with faculty, students and staff in assigned areas
• Provides in-depth, specialized research consultation for students, faculty, and visiting scholars in assigned areas
• Teaches research tools and skills relevant to the discipline
• Connects faculty and students with and promotes library services related to scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, digital collections, and information literacy
• Collaborates with Data & Visualization Services to develop, promote, and teach discipline-based best practices for data literacy and effective data management practices
Collections
• Proactively and systematically develops and manages collections in relevant formats and languages in assigned areas to support the research and teaching needs of the Duke University community
• Promotes resources using current tools and technologies
• Collaborates with colleagues in related fields to acquire materials
Collective Responsibilities
• Participates in assignment to service desks, instant messaging and first-year instruction
• Contributes to the development of and access to library websites, research tools and other applications of technology
• Participates in or contributes to the ongoing evolution of the Libraries’ services
• Maintains awareness of national standards, best practices, and trends of data management within the discipline
• Displays continuing growth in professional and subject knowledge and takes an active interest in the profession. Growth and interest should be demonstrated through continuing development of professional knowledge and abilities, membership and participation in professional organizations, and service to the library, University, or community in a professional capacity
• Participates in development and fund raising efforts as appropriate
• Performs other tasks as designated by the department head or library administration
Supervisory Responsibilities
• None

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

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

APPLY TO: Send cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to: Teresa Tillman, Library Human Resources, at library-jobs@duke.edu. Please include PUBLIC POLICY in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Visit our website at: http://library.duke.edu/about/jobs.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

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Library Circulation Manager – Montreat College Library, Montreat NC

Title: Library Circulation Manager

Library: Montreat College Library

City: Montreat, NC

Salary: $27,500. Full-time, 12-month position.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree is required. Excellent customer service skills; strong verbal and written communication skills are required. Familiarity with word processing and Microsoft applications required. Ability to learn the online circulation system required. Scheduling flexibility and ability to work independently on evenings and weekends required as well as an ability to work cooperatively within a small team. Library experience preferred.

Duties:
• Supervises all circulation desk functions, including checking in/out materials, registering new patrons, and patron assistance. Serves as primary point of contact for library users.
• Provides basic reference assistance, including assistance with accessing and locating information through the public access catalog and computer databases.
• Manages organization and access to course reserves.
• Supervises, trains, and schedules library student assistants.
• Works at least one evening a week in the library.
• Provides oversight of the circulation desk as needed to cover scheduling gaps. Must have flexibility to work during lunch time and from 5 to 7 p.m. as needed in the absence of student workers. Occasional evening shifts from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. may be required.
• Works on a weekend rotation with other library staff.
• Assists with opening the library at 8 a.m. as needed.
• Oversees shelving of library materials and shelf reading.
• Manages audiovisual equipment circulation.
• Assists with processing gifts and donations.

Available: July 1, 2015

Note: Montreat College is a 4-year, Christian liberal arts college committed to Christ-centered teaching and learning. To learn more about Montreat College’s history, mission, vision, and values, please visit: http://www.montreat.edu/about-us/.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a professional and personal commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Montreat College. That commitment includes general support for Christian liberal arts education and the ability to integrate faith and learning.

To Apply: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates are requested to send the following materials:
• Letter of application
• Resume
• Transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work
• Statement of faith
• Statement of philosophy of Christian higher education
• List of three references with contact information

Application materials may be sent to:
Ms. Elizabeth Pearson
Library Director
epearson@montreat.edu

or by mail to:
Ms. Elizabeth Pearson, Library Director
Montreat College Library
PO Box 1297
Montreat, NC 28757

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Assistant Library Director – Randolph County Public Library, Asheboro NC

TITLE: Assistant Library Director

LIBRARY: Randolph County Public Library

CITY: Asheboro, NC

SALARY: Based on experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association in library or information science or related field and three to five years’ experience in library management, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be eligible for NC Public Librarian Certification. Must have valid NC driver’s license. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.

DUTIES: Takes responsibility for operation of the library in absence of the director; advises and participates in library operations, management, human resources management, and planning; serves as headquarters library manager; advises and assists colleagues and branch library staff as needed; promotes the library in the community and serves on community boards and committees.

AVAILABLE: August 17, 2015

APPLY BY: July 10, 2015

TO APPLY: A Randolph County application is required and must be received at the above address by 5pm of the closing date to be considered. Applications are available in the Human Resource Office or from our website at http://www.co.randolph.nc.us. Selection procedures will include detailed review of applications, interviews and reference checks on the top candidate(s). Applicants for positions that require the use of county-owned vehicles or personal vehicle will be subject to a Department of Motor Vehicle check.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Randolph County Human Resources Department, 336-318-6600.

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Library Night Supervisor, Part-Time – Pearsall Library, Rocky Mount NC

DATE LISTED: July 1, 2015

TITLE: Library Night Supervisor, Part-Time

LIBRARY: Pearsall Library, North Carolina Wesleyan College

CITY: Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804

NOTE:
North Carolina Wesleyan College seeks a reliable service-oriented individual to manage circulation operations at night Sunday through Thursday, to provide basic reference and technology assistance to users, and to help maintain a safe, secure, and positive environment in the library. Collaborates with Circulation Supervisor to supervise library student assistants. Assists Circulation Supervisor in training, supervising, scheduling and evaluating part-time student assistants. Works at the Circulation Desk assisting patrons with circulation, reference, and technology questions and develops good relationships with library users. The Night Supervisor works about 20 hours per week Sunday through Thursday nights when school is in session, late August to early May.

SALARY: Competitive hourly rate.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates for this position should have at least an associate degree or two years of college; an undergraduate degree is preferred. Computer skills including familiarity with MS Office applications and the ability to troubleshoot computer and printer problems. Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills to work effectively with college students, faculty, library student assistants, and other staff. Ability to supervise others effectively. Good organizational skills. Effective oral and written communication skills. The ability to climb stairs and handle some light lifting. Library experience, familiarity with library circulation functions, familiarity with electronic resources including online databases, and supervisory experience are desirable.

DUTIES:
• Maintain and supervise Circulation Desk activities and monitor behavior of library users at night. Develop good relationships with library users, helping them with information and technology skills and working with them to keep noise and loud music in control.
• Supervise library student assistants working at night ensuring that they provide appropriate service to library users and smooth and efficient operation of public services. . Help to teach student assistants the skills they need to be effective library assistants and to develop into productive professionals.
• Check library materials in and out, including books, audiovisual media, and reserve items. Receive fines and make change for users. Maintain patron information in the automation system. Assist users with faxes
• Interact with student assistants in a positive manner; give clear oral and written instructions; be effective in training these students, motivating them, and helping them develop effective work skills. Ensure that students adhere to library policies and procedures. Consult with the Circulation Supervisor about student performance problems, and work with the Circulation Supervisor to find ways to solve them. Refer any serious disciplinary problems to the Circulation Supervisor.
• Develop good relationships with library users, including students, faculty, and staff, as well as library student assistants.
• With support from Campus Security, maintain a safe and secure environment for users and staff in the library and help assure library resources are secure. Remain alert for behavior issues and for damage to facilities, furniture, and equipment.
• Communicate regularly with the Circulation Supervisor to keep up on college and library issues and on information pertinent to circulation operations in order to assist the Circulation Supervisor in management of circulation functions. Make the Circulation Supervisor and the Director of the Library aware of any issues that arise during late night hours.
• Be familiar with library services and resources and provide basic reference and technology assistance to library users.
• Help maintain library computers, printers, and copiers, and ensure that the library is in order at closing and ready for the next day.
• Help maintain library usage statistics.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of the Library or the Circulation Supervisor.

AVAILABLE:
This position will be available August 17, 2015.

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

TO APPLY:
To apply, please send a letter of application, résumé, and list of references to:

Katherine R. Winslow
North Carolina Wesleyan College
3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
kwinslow@ncwc.edu

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Kathy Winslow, Director of the Library
kwinslow@ncwc.edu
252-985-5134

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Circulation Supervisor – Pearsall Library, Rocky Mount NC

DATE LISTED: July 1, 2015

TITLE: Circulation Supervisor

LIBRARY: Pearsall Library, North Carolina Wesleyan College

CITY: Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804

NOTE:
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.

SALARY: Competitive hourly rate.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates for this position should have: A bachelor’s degree with two years of work experience or an associate degree with four 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.

DUTIES:
• Plan, organize, maintain, and manage the processes and operations of the Circulation Desk. This includes maintaining patron records, managing fines and fees, and handling library cash and deposits.
• Supervise library student assistants ensuring that they provide appropriate service to library users and smooth and efficient operation of public services. Responsibilities include hiring, training, scheduling, and managing payroll. Interact with student assistants in a positive manner; give clear oral and written instructions; be effective in training these students, motivating them, and helping them develop effective work skills. Establish effective training and support systems for student workers including online guides and manuals; provide clear explanations of library policies and procedures; and provide appropriate supervision and discipline for student workers. Work with other staff to teach student assistants the skills they need to be effective library assistants and to develop into productive professionals.
• Manage the work-study payroll, including managing student schedules to meet the budget, teaching student workers how to complete time sheets, making sure student time sheets are accurate and submitted for payment on time, and tracking spending to assure spending does not exceed the available funds.
• Work with other staff to develop, implement, and administer library circulation policies, procedures, and services that are clear and effective in guiding staff members in service to the institution.
• Develop good relationships with library users, including students, faculty, and staff, as well as library student assistants. Promote use of the library, its programs and services to the community. Maintain the service image of the library, assuring good basic services and providing effective signage about library hours and services.
• Oversee the maintenance of all library stacks areas to ensure that library materials are well-organized and easily accessible to patrons. Teach student assistants to shelve library materials correctly, to maintain library collections, to perform regular shelf-reading, and to shift collections as needed. Develop effective systems for stacks maintenance.
• Maintain appropriate library use and circulation statistics.
• Be familiar with library services and resources and provide basic reference and technology assistance to library users. Help staff the library during evening and weekend hours.
• Manage office equipment including library security control systems, copiers, printers, reader-printers, and fax machine. Train other staff and student assistants to use library equipment.
• Manage mail delivery, establishing a regular schedule for pick-up and delivery of incoming and outgoing mail. Maintain library supplies, including toner for printers as well as office supplies.
• Manage reservations for library rooms and equipment.
• In consultation with other staff, manage the sale and disposal of withdrawn and gift books.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of the Library.

AVAILABLE:
This position will be available August 1, 2015.

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

TO APPLY:
To apply, please send a letter of application, résumé, and list of references to:

Katherine R. Winslow
North Carolina Wesleyan College
3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
kwinslow@ncwc.edu

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Kathy Winslow, Director of the Library
kwinslow@ncwc.edu
252-985-5134

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Senior Library Assistant – Cabarrus County Public Library, Concord NC

DATE LISTED: 6/29/15

TITLE: Senior Library Assistant

LIBRARY: Cabarrus County Public Library

CITY: Concord, NC

NOTE: Schedule involves rotating nights and weekends.

SALARY: $34,630-$40,114 plus benefits

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires graduation from an appropriately accredited college or university with major course work in literature, history, or related field with considerable experience in library work. An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered. Supervisory experience preferred.

DUTIES: This position will supervise the high-traffic Reference department of the Concord branch, part of the Cabarrus County Public Library. Performs basic professional and administrative work; provides assistance to patrons locating materials, using technology, and instructing patrons on various library services. Plans and implements programs for teens and adults. Maintains records and prepares reports; tracks statistics and measures outcomes. Supervises and coaches two full-time and three part-time employees, answering to the Branch Manager. Other duties as assigned.

AVAILABLE: July 10, 2015

APPLY BY: July 10, 2015

TO APPLY: Visit https://www.cabarruscounty.us/government/departments/human-resources/Pages/Employment-Opportunities.aspx

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Emery Ortiz at emortiz@cabarruscounty.us

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Reference/Instructional Services Librarian – Lenoir Community College, Kinston NC

DATE LISTED: June 24, 2015

TITLE: Reference and Instructional Services Librarian

LIBRARY: Lenoir Community College Learning Resources Center

CITY: Kinston, North Carolina

SALARY: $40,000-$48,000 annually

QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Library Science degree from a regionally accredited institution required. The successful candidate must have a strong working knowledge of library reference techniques within an academic environment. Knowledge of SIRSI library system, LibGuides, Web 2.0 resources, and the Microsoft Office platform preferred.

DUTIES: Duties of the Reference and Instructional Services Librarian includes, but is not limited to, the following: Provide library reference service to the college community, including suggested search strategies and guidance in the use of electronic, Web-based, and print resources; Provide library instruction in an academic environment and library orientation presentations; Assist faculty with the integration of library research and information retrieval skills in their courses; Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner; Participate in collection development and management responsibilities; Participate in appropriate professional development activities as well as in staff and college meetings contributing through appropriate committee assignments and professional activities; Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.The proposed work schedule is Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Evening and/or weekend duties may be assigned as necessary.

AVAILABLE: August 3, 2015

APPLY BY: July 8, 2015

TO APPLY: To apply, visit www.lenoircc.edu/jobs/ and follow instructions to submit all required materials.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Call (252) 527-6223, ext. 390, or email humanresources@lenoircc.edu.

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