Library Associate (Research Services Division) – High Point Public Library, High Point NC

TITLE: LIBRARY ASSOCIATE (Part-time w/Benefits) (Research Services Division)
LIBRARY: City of High Point – Public Library
CITY: High Point, North Carolina
SALARY: Salary starts at $14.19 hourly with excellent benefits depending upon qualifications and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: Position requires Formal education, which includes completion of an undergraduate degree in liberal arts studies. Training and experience in the use computers, word processing, database management, and additional computer software. Must have valid appropriate driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina. Must be able to relate to and communicate effectively with the public, other employees, and supervisors to maintain a positive customer service and work environment. Must have good listening skills. Must be able to follow written and oral instructions. Must have and maintain thorough knowledge of current computer software. Must be able to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends. Public library experience and some retail experience preferred.

DUTIES: The City of High Point’s Public Library seeks to fill a part-time (34 hrs/wk) Library Associate position in the Public Computing Center. Individual will provide computer assistance and reference service to the public, which involves communicating in person or on the telephone; assist the public to use software and computer equipment provided in the Public Computing Center; monitor equipment and reports any problems to the supervisor; take responsibility for daily operation of Public Computing Center in conjunction with other unit staff members; assist the unit supervisor in planning and presenting training for the public and library staff as requested; maintain knowledge of and proficiency in use of current and emerging computer software and equipment; and accepts cash, check and credit card payments for copies and faxes.

TO APPLY: Interested applicants must apply through NEOGOV, the City of High Point’s new job application system. To apply, please type the following link into your web browser: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/highpointnc. This process will require you to have an email address which will be used to contact you throughout the hiring process. If you have already created your GovernmentJobs.com personal account, please login. If not, please click on the link to create an account (registration is free). The Online application must be completed on or before the closing date of March 2, 2018. Applicant is required to upload a Cover Letter and Resume with Application.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Malissa Dance, HR Recruitment Analyst, at malissa.dance@highpointnc.gov or 336-883-3255.

The City of High Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Evening Librarian – Robeson Community College, Lumberton NC

JOB TITLE: Evening Librarian
LIBRARY: Robeson Community College
LOCATION:
 Lumberton, NC
SALARY RANGE: $47,346.00 to $70,132.00.

REQUIREMENTS: 

Minimum Qualifications:
The candidate will be a currently matriculated student in a Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.  Has completed at least eighteen (18) credits of relevant academic library coursework and who will receive his/her terminal degree on or before August 15, 2019.

Preferred Qualifications:
Masters of Library Science (MLS) or Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.  A minimum of three (3) years of experience in an academic library.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The incumbent will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • The Librarian functions with direction and supervision from the Director of Learning Resource Services and interacts with College employees in coordination with appropriate vice presidents and/or other management personnel.
  • Normal work schedule is 9:30 am – 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday, but is subject to change as needed.
  • Providing quality customer service and reference assistance to all library patrons, including supervision of evening library staff, circulation desk rotations, conducting orientation tours, and issuing College IDs.
  • Using SIRSI WorkFlows to circulate, catalog, and inventory the library’s holdings, as requested.
  • Assisting with the development, and presentation of, training workshops, research handouts, seminars, and online research guides for the library’s community of users.
  • Participating in the library liaison program, collection development, and establishing and improving avenues of communications between the library and the RCC faculty. Serving on assigned college campus committees.
  • Assisting in the oversight of the library’s FabLab, including the provision of related instruction and support for the same.
  • Participating in the institutional planning process, as requested by the Director of Learning Resource Services, including preparing and providing statistics and other reports.
  • Identifying and authoring appropriate supplementary grants, programs, projects, and proposals for funding from local, state, federal and/or private sources, as requested by the Director of Learning Resource Services.
  • Pursuing an active and ongoing program of professional development, research, and service.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Director of Learning Resource Services.

 SALARY:
The salary will be determined in accordance with RCC’s Salary Plan and the applicant’s education and work experience.  Salary Range: $47,346.00 to $70,132.00.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Candidates for the position should complete a RCC Application for Employment and submit a professional resume, photocopy of transcripts, and any other supporting documentation related to the minimum qualification requirements.  Interested parties may obtain applications on the college’s website at www.robeson.edu.  Robeson Community College reserves the right to perform consumer background checks on applicants who are considered for employment and the College may administer personality testing as part of the selection process.

CONTACT:
for information regarding this position please contact Personnel Services, Robeson Community College, 5160 Fayetteville Road, Lumberton, NC 28360. 910.272.3531

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Reference Librarian – Neuse Regional Library, Kinston NC

TITLE: Reference Librarian (Librarian II)
LIBRARY: Neuse Regional Library, Kinston, NC

NOTE: A well-funded, three-county public library system located one hour from major beach resorts and thirty minutes from the state’s third largest university.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience; excellent benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS: MLS; eligible for NC Public Librarian Certification; strong commitment to high-quality public service and teamwork; demonstrable technology experience or training including proficiency using electronic resources, the Internet, and troubleshooting for computer hardware and software; strong oral and written communication and organizational skills.

DUTIES: Provide comprehensive reference services for a diverse clientele; provide readers advisory, develop designated areas of the collection; develop and implement programs and services; write press releases and publicity materials, informational materials for patrons, and other documentation; provide Internet and software training for staff and public; assist with PC and software maintenance; employ excellent interpersonal and communication skills; requires rotating evening and weekend hours.  Supervisory position may be available for candidates with sufficient experience.

TO APPLY: Submit a letter of interest, resume, and the name, mailing addresses, and e-mail addresses of three references to:  Mrs. Agnes W. Ho, Director of Libraries, Neuse Regional Library, 510 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC  28501 or e-mail to nrl@neuselibrary.org

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Interlibrary Requests Assistant – Duke University Libraries, Durham NC

TITLE: Interlibrary Requests Assistant, Library Assistant, Senior
LIBRARY: Duke University Libraries
CITY: Durham, NC

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: $15.60 per hour (minimum). Comprehensive benefits package upon eligibility includes vacation, 13 holidays, sick leave, health, dental, disability, life insurance, educational assistance, and tuition grants.

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY
Performs duties required to obtain material for the research needs of the Duke community and assists in the processing of Duke materials requested by other libraries. Responsibilities include processing borrowing and lending requests in ILLiad and assisting users both onsite and online with policy and informational questions regarding document delivery requests.

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: Two years post-secondary education or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Experience:
Required: One year of library experience to obtain a specialized knowledge of library systems and procedures; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to work effectively with bibliographic information in a variety of languages in addition to English; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; demonstrated proficiency using computer-based technology and the ability to adapt to new technologies; ability to effectively organize and prioritize daily work; demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service.

Preferred: Prior experience working in an academic research library; basic knowledge of interlibrary loan/document delivery operations; experience in bibliographic searching, cataloging, or other technical services functions; familiarity with OCLC, ILLiad, and/or other online bibliographic/acquisitions databases; knowledge of electronic resources, license, and copyright issues; reading knowledge of one or more European or Asian languages.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Must be able to lift 30 pounds and unpack, shelve and shift large quantities of library materials
• Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible
• Frequent bending, crouching, stooping
• Normal office environment

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:
Manages ILLiad, Borrow Direct and Document Delivery Borrowing activities (50%)
• Verifies the accuracy of request citations; locates material using OCLC, other bibliographic tools, and various electronic databases; confirms the availability of requested material by investigating individual library catalogs through ILLiad, Relais and related systems and selects best possible lending libraries based on reciprocal agreements.
• Converts ILLiad requests into Aleph holds when material is available in a Duke University Library or notifies users of availability of items at Duke.
• Generates ILLiad overdue notices on a weekly basis and resolves all resulting patron inquiries.
• Assists patrons with questions regarding submission, verification, retrieval, and delivery of document delivery requests and materials; forwards complex issues to supervisor or to department head.

Assists with ILLiad and Borrow Direct Lending and Document Delivery activities (30%)
• Downloads, prints, and updates lending requests from ILLiad, Borrow Direct and related systems on a regular basis throughout the day; searches the online catalog to determine the availability of requests and to provide accurate call number and location information for retrieval.
• Searches electronic databases for requested articles and verifies citations through OCLC; consults as needed with subject selectors to clarify citations and availability.
• Monitors select ILLiad queues on a regular basis to ensure prompt responses to requesting libraries.
• Processes requested material for scanning and desktop delivery through ILLiad Odyssey.
• Provides backup support to the unit for stack retrieval and other document delivery tasks.
• Provides backup support for delivering returned items to Shipping & Receiving for packaging and postal delivery to owning libraries.
• Serves as back-up to the Lending and Holds Assistants in their absence.
• Other duties as assigned to support unit operations.

Provides general customer assistance (20%)
• Manages the ill requests listserv, responding to patron inquiries and directing issues to appropriate ILR staff members or to subject selectors.
• Assists patrons in the ILR office and with questions concerning submission, verification, retrieval, and delivery of interlibrary loan and document delivery requests and materials.
• Troubleshoots and resolves patron complaints; forwards more complex or serious issues to unit supervisor or department head.
• Assists at the Perkins Library Service Desk.

Supervisory Responsibilities
• Trains and directs student assistants in specific assignments to ensure efficiency and productivity.

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

APPLY TO: An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of references should be submitted at https://hr.duke.edu/careers/apply. Refer to requisition #401385928.

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

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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Conservation Technician – Duke University Libraries, Durham NC

TITLE: Conservation Technician
LIBRARY: Duke University Libraries
CITY: Durham, NC

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: $15.60 per hour (minimum). Comprehensive benefits package upon eligibility includes vacation, 13 holidays, sick leave, health, dental, disability, life insurance, educational assistance, and tuition grants.

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY
Performs a variety of treatments for the repair and rehousing of library materials. Oversees the sorting of materials from circulation points in Perkins and the branch libraries, and the distribution of finished work back to those areas. Assists with student and volunteer training and supervision, and performs quality review for their work. Has an active role in staff and patron education and training regarding the proper treatment and handling of library materials. Works with a moderate degree of independence.

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: Two years post-secondary education and/or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Experience
Required: One year of library experience to obtain a specialized knowledge of library systems and procedures; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; able to work independently and as a member of a team; demonstrated proficiency using computer based technology and ability to adapt to new technologies; ability to effectively organize and prioritize daily work; demonstrated commitment.

Demonstrated manual dexterity required to perform assigned tasks; able to handle sharp tools and large bindery equipment; effective organizational skills; able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Preferred: Prior experience working in an academic research library. Prior conservation experience; applied knowledge of library or archival preservation. Prior student supervisory experience.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Must be able to lift 30 pounds and unpack, shelve and shift large quantities of library materials with or without reasonable accommodation;
• Must be able to push a full book truck;
• Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible;
• Frequent bending, crouching, stooping;
• Normal office environment;
• Occasional weekend shifts required in the case of an emergency affecting the library collections.

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:
• Using judgment, experience and knowledge of structures of library materials, selects for and carries out basic, intermediate, and advanced treatments primarily on circulating collections; binds pamphlets using accepted materials and techniques; constructs custom fitted enclosures for library materials from circulating and special collections following established guidelines and procedures. Works independently but consults with the Head of Conservation Services Department and/or the Senior Conservator as needed to resolve problems. (70%)
• Retrieves damaged materials and shelf-preparation requests from the Perkins re-shelving area, branch libraries, and Perkins Technical Services in the Smith Building; assesses damage to library materials; triages damaged materials according to appropriate repair workflows. (10%)
• Assists Head of Conservation Services Department in providing training, technical assistance, quality assurance, and guidance to other staff, student assistants and volunteers. (10%)
• Provides quality assurance for student/volunteer work including pamphlet binding and CoLibri workflows; ordering and application of shelf labels; and distributing finished work to Perkins re-shelving and to branches. Conducts these functions when student assistants are not available or as needed. (5%)
• Assists in developing workflow for conservation program and department; assists in presenting preservation education and outreach programs for the library; participates in lab tours. (3%)
• Participates in disaster response team for the Library, and in training other members of the disaster response team. (1%)
• Performs other duties as assigned. (1%)

Supervisory Responsibilities
• With Head of Conservation Services Department, trains, supervises and/or makes work assignments for student assistants and volunteers. Conducts quality assurance for student work.

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

APPLY TO: An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of references should be submitted An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of references should be submitted at https://hr.duke.edu/careers/apply. Refer to requisition #401385532.

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

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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Senior Librarian (Children’s Services Manager) – North Regional Branch, Durham County Library, Durham NC

TITLE: Senior Librarian (Children’s Services Manager)
LIBRARY: Durham County Library North Regional
CITY: Durham, NC

SALARY
: $ 43,560 – $ 78,408

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Considerable public library experience, including some supervisory experience
• Thorough knowledge of the purposes, principles and practices of public library administration, knowledge of the principles and methods of supervision and training
• Ability to analyze problems, recommend solutions and make decisions
• Ability to use good judgment in daily services
• Ability to relate library services to the needs of the community
• Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the public and other employees
• Ability to speak Spanish, a plus

This position requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited library school and six months of experience in professional library work. Some supervisory and/or administrative experience desired.

Special Requirement: Must obtain certification from the North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission

DUTIES: Coordinates the implementation of age specific reader programs. Trains, supervises and manages North Regional Children’s staff. Performs professional and administrative library work developing and providing library services and programs that support the library’s strategic plan. Assists with preparation and monitoring of children’s services budget. Provides excellent customer service in a team-based environment. Develops proactive relationships with appropriate community organizations. Serves on the regional library management team and committees as assigned. The individual in this position will work with independence under the supervision of the North Regional Library Manager. Although the position is based at the North Regional Library, the successful candidate may be asked to work at other locations.

APPLY BY: Friday, March 2, 2018

TO APPLY: Please visit durhamcountylibrary.org/about/employment to view the full job announcement and to complete the required application for employment.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For additional information about Durham County Library, visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Lakesia W. Farmer, Human Resources Analyst, at 919-560-0162 or lfarmer@dconc.gov.

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Librarian II / Early Childhood Literacy Coordinator – Randolph County Public Library, Asheboro NC

TITLE: Librarian II – Early Childhood Literacy Coordinator
LIBRARY: Randolph County Public Library
CITY: Asheboro, NC

SALARY: Based on experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree in any field and one to three years experience working as a librarian, or equivalent combination of education and experience

DUTIES: Plans, schedules, promotes, conducts and evaluates programs for children and parents/caregivers; provides readers’ advisory services to children and parents/caregivers. Assists with selection of material for children and parents/caregivers. Provides research assistance using print and electronic resources for children and parents/caregivers. Provides computer assistance for children and parents/caregivers. Serves on committees, boards and teams, and works with outside organizations as necessary. Performs related duties as required.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Background/education in early childhood education preferred. Responsible for planning and providing services to children from birth to age six, their parents and caregivers, teachers and agencies serving the early childhood community; coordinates and conducts training for parents and caregivers in early literacy development; keeps current with trends and services in early childhood development and education. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, with at least one night per week and one Saturday per month required. This is a full time/40 hour per week position. Valid North Carolina driver’s license required. Candidates will be asked to present a pre-K storytime.

AVAILABLE: March 16, 2018
APPLY BY: 5 pm. March 2, 2018

TO APPLY: Applications are available in the Randolph County Human Resources Office or from the Randolph County website, www.RandolphCountyNC.gov. A Randolph County application is required and must be received in the County Human Resources Office at 725 McDowell Road, Asheboro, NC 27205 by 5 pm on the closing date listed in order to be considered. For specific inquiry or special assistance request, contact Sarah Pack at (336) 318-6600.

SELECTION PROCESS: Selection procedures will include detailed review of applications, interviews, and reference checks on the top candidate(s). Employment offer for any position requiring college credit or degree will be contingent upon verification by official transcript. Employment offer contingent upon satisfactory results of pre-employment drug screening and criminal background checks.

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