Library Director, City of Hickory, Hickory, NC

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The City of Hickory, a three-time All America City, is recruiting for the position of Library Director. Hickory is the hub of a four-county metro area in the foothills of NC, located conveniently an hour east of Asheville and an hour north of Charlotte, NC. With a municipal population of 40,010, Hickory is also the service center for approximately 302,000 persons who shop, work or access services within the area.
Hickory Public Library includes two facilities – Patrick Beaver Memorial Library (40,347 sq. ft.) and Ridgeview Branch Library (4,000 sq. ft.). Library visitors in FY 2013-2014 totaled 340,065, with 359,647 items circulated. The City of Hickory has a very active program schedule that reached 19,302 people last year.
The position supervises a department of 20 full time staff and 19 part time staff and manages a budget of $2 million. The successful candidate will possess a Master of Library Science Degree with at least 5 years of progressively responsible library management experience. The successful candidate will plan for changing technology, demonstrate outstanding customer service skills, and have experience in managing personnel, as well as marketing the library in the community.

SALARY:

$70,638.38 /Year

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited university.
Possession of (or qualified for) North Carolina Public Librarian Certification issued by the North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission
Requires thorough understanding of the diverse objectives and functions of the divisions in order to direct and coordinate work within the department, usually interpreted to require five years of related experience.
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 city 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.
Supplemental Information:
Physical Demands: The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table, or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects.
Work Environment: The work is typically performed in an office, library, or computer room.

DUTIES:

Serves as staff liaison to Library Advisory Board and Friends of Hickory Public Library
Provides programming for outside groups as requested
Provides customer service to internal and external patrons.
Plans overall activities of library based on patron needs, City Council goals, and budgetary guidelines.
Networks and partners with other departments and organizations to pool resources.
Develops and monitors library budget.
Trains and provides professional development opportunities for staff.
Attends workshops and conferences; serves on statewide committees.
Identifies and pursues outside funding sources; prepares grant applications; manages special grants and projects.
Plans, prepares, and presents qualitative and quantitative reports as needed.
Develops and implements department policies and procedures.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

APPLY BY:

05/07/15 11:59 PM

TO APPLY:

Applications may be filed online at:
http://www.hickorync.gov/employment

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University Library Technician – Interlibrary Loan Lender, University of North Carolina – Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

SALARY:

$31,191 – $42,768

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or equivalency and two (2) years of experience in Library Services, Office Support, or related field; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelors Degree
• Interlibrary Loan (ILL) experience
• Customer service experience
• Supervisory experience

DUTIES:

The ILL Lender is the responsible for all aspects of the lending process:
• Downloading requests from the ILLiad software,
• Retrieving materials from the book stacks;
• Selecting electronic copies or photocopying/ scanning articles for electronic delivery,
• Checking items out to the ILL patron in the circulation system,
• Preparing materials for mailing using several different carries,
• Updating ILLiad/WorldShare ILL records,
• Hiring, training, and supervising ILL student employees,
• Performing other duties as defined by supervisor.

AVAILABLE:

June 1, 2015

APPLY BY:

For the full announcement and to apply, go to: https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/postings/2241

TO APPLY:

May 6, 2015

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Contact Kathy Bradshaw at akbradsh@uncg.edu

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Teen Librarian, Durham County Library Stanford L. Warren Branch, Durham, NC

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Durham is a colorful, creative and entrepreneurial community that continuously earns accolades as one of the best places in the world to visit, live and do business. With nationally acclaimed restaurants, shopping, historical sites, and myriad other things to do, Durham is the place where great things happen.

SALARY:

$ 36,000 – $ 64,800

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Knowledge of current library practices
• Ability to effectively use library technology and electronic resources, such as NC LIVE
• Excellent customer service skills
• Ability to work well with people of all ages
• Ability to speak Spanish, a plus
This position requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited library school. One year of professional experience in a public library desired.

DUTIES:

Organize and implement age-specific programs and promote library activities in the community. Work will all age groups at the public service desk providing reference assistance, readers’ advisory services, computer and internet research assistance, and programming services to library customers. Provide excellent customer service in a team-based environment. The individual in this position will work with independence under the supervision of the Stanford L. Warren Branch Library Manager. Although the position is based at the Warren Branch Library, work at other locations is required on a scheduled weekend rotation and sometimes on an “as-needed” basis.

APPLY BY:

Friday, May 1, 2015

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:

The mission of Durham County Library is to encourage Discovery, connect the Community and lead in Literacy. For additional information about Durham County Library, visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

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Library Assistant I – Part Time, Graham Public Library, Graham, NC

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful applicant will possess a proven dedication to providing excellent customer service. Candidates must possess strong leadership qualities, excellent computer and communication skills and a strong work ethic. Candidates should be detail-oriented, organized, and dependable. Must be able to work at a brisk pace, both independently and as part of a team. Applicants must possess a working knowledge of standard library principles, methods, routines and practices.
Flexibility in scheduling is required. A high school diploma is required, some college is preferred. Previous library experience is desired.
Applicants must be able to stand for extended periods of time, reach the top and bottom shelves, lift 40 lbs, as well as push and pull loaded book carts.

DUTIES:

This position’s primary responsibility is working at the desk at Graham Public Library, but this person may be assigned to work at other library branches as needed.
This position’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting library patrons with directional and reference questions, checking library materials in and out, issuing library cards, taking payments for fines and fees, calling holds, answering the phone, preparing carts for shelving, and other clerical tasks as needed.
This position works 25 hours per week, including at least one night per week and every other weekend. The remainder of the hours will be scheduled as needed to cover the library.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

For additional information, contact Heather Holley-Hall at Graham Public Library, 336-570-6730.

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Director of Development, Major Gifts, NCSU Libraries, Raleigh, NC

SALARY:

The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. 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. More benefits information is available at http://www.ncsu.edu/human_resources/benefits/

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree. Relevant professional experience in fundraising or a closely related field. Knowledge and understanding of the nature and purpose of public higher education. Understanding of the mission of a research university and ability to articulate the role of the academic library to an external audience. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with a wide range of people; exceptional written and oral communication skills. Evidence of independent initiative and sound judgment. A valid driver license; an ability to travel (locally and nationally); ability to work evenings and weekends on occasion.
Preferred qualifications:
Master’s degree. Knowledge of and experience with all aspects of major gift solicitation, including various planned giving opportunities; demonstrated success in professional fundraising and development. Knowledge of North Carolina and the UNC system; demonstrated understanding of the mission and role of an academic research library. Experience working in a University-wide campaign.

DUTIES:

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Development, Major Gifts. The Libraries’ development staff works to build relationships with individuals, foundations, and corporations in order to build private support for the mission and strategic priorities of the NCSU Libraries.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Director of Development will work to establish and develop a broad fundraising program aimed at securing private support for the NC State University Libraries. The Director will serve as a frontline fundraiser, building relationships with individuals including alumni, faculty, and friends. The Director will manage both major gift and discovery portfolios, and will develop and execute long- and short-term strategies to cultivate, solicit, close, and steward major gifts ($25,000+) in support of the Libraries’ mission and strategic priorities. This individual will work closely with development staff in the Libraries and across the University and will provide direction for the Libraries’ comprehensive fundraising programs in support of a University-side capital campaign.

APPLY BY:

Review of applications is underway; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

TO APPLY:

See vacancy announcement with application instructions at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/epa/ddmg.

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Development Officer, Friends of the Library, NCSU Libraries, Raleigh, NC

SALARY:

The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required qualifications:
Bachelors degree. Relevant professional experience in fundraising, annual giving, donor relations, membership management and/or event management. Knowledge and understanding of the nature and purpose of public higher education. Understanding of the mission of a research university and ability to articulate the role of the academic library to an external audience. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with a wide range of people; exceptional written and oral communication skills. A valid driver license; ability to travel; ability to work evenings and weekends on occasion.
Preferred qualifications:
Master’s degree. Demonstrated success in development, particularly in annual giving and program building; experience in planning and coordinating constituent-focused events; experience with relevant technologies for donor and gift management, web editing, e-communications, etc. Knowledge of North Carolina and the UNC system; demonstrated understanding of the mission and role of an academic research library. Experience working in a University-wide campaign. Experience directing staff and other resources.

DUTIES:

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Development Officer to serve as Development Officer, Friends of the Library (FOL). The Libraries’ development staff works to build relationships with individuals, foundations, and corporations in order to build private support for the mission and strategic priorities of the NCSU Libraries. With over 1600 members, and led by a board of directors, FOL advocates and raises funds for the improvement of the NCSU Libraries.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Development Officer will work to build the Friends of the Library (FOL) constituency and extend the Libraries’ outreach and promotional activities. This individual will have primary responsibilities for administering FOL membership programs, planning fundraising events, managing annual giving efforts, including membership drives and end-of-year mailings, and will work to strengthen outreach to young alumni and new prospects in order to build the Libraries’ major gift pipeline for the NC State University’s capital campaign. The Development Officer will also, under the guidance of the Executive Director, staff and manage meetings and activities for the FOL Board of Directors. This individual will work closely with the Director of Program Planning and Outreach to leverage public programming opportunities in order to build FOL membership and the donor pipeline, as well the Libraries’ communications team to design and update membership and events brochures, coordinate e-communications to members and donors, and promote FOL and development activities in Focus, the Libraries’ quarterly magazine.

AVAILABLE:

This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable.

APPLY BY:

Review of applications is underway; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

TO APPLY:

See vacancy announcement with application instructions at https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/epa/dofol.

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TRLN Executive Director, Triangle Research Libraries Network, Chapel Hill, NC

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The Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), a consortial organization of Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks a creative, dynamic, and committed leader to marshal the financial, human, and information resources of its member libraries.

SALARY:

This is an At Will Appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Qualifications
•ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or an advanced degree in a relevant subject area
•Knowledge of academic and research library trends and of the issues confronting higher education in today’s rapidly changing environment
•Leadership skills confirmed by prior success in research libraries, library networks, or consortia
•Ability to articulate a vision for collaborative resources and services to member libraries, funding agencies, and to the academic community
•Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as oral and written communication skills
•Ability to communicate and work effectively with institutional senior administrators, library directors, faculty, staff, and other professionals
•Ability to manage time, budget, and personnel, set priorities, manage projects, and work under pressure
•Creative problem solving skills, strong analytical skills, diplomacy and the ability to negotiate solutions with diverse groups
•A proven service orientation
Preferred Qualifications
•Experience working in a collaborative library setting
•Progressively responsible management and supervisory experience

DUTIES:

•The Executive Director reports to the TRLN Governing Board and to the Executive Committee.
•The Executive Director receives minimal routine direction and is expected to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position with vision, initiative, and self-sufficiency.
•The Executive Director makes decisions and takes action within the scope of the position and the framework of TRLN. The TRLN Governing Board and Executive Committee approve significant policy directions and decisions, and the Executive Director is responsible for assuring that the objectives, strategies, and public face presented by TRLN are in alignment with them.
•The Executive Director manages a staff of one administrative assistant and two Program Officers who direct and support the work of the programmatic committees.

AVAILABLE:

May 1, 2015

APPLY BY:

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

TO APPLY:

Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/68009 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of which must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

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