University Library Technician, US Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park, Chapel Hill, NC

NOTE:

The School of Information and Library Science seeks to advance the profession and practice of librarianship and information science; to prepare students for careers in the field of information and library science; and to make significant contributions to the study of information. Faculty members further these goals by teaching, advising, publishing research and scholarly works and by service to the school, university, state, and professional communities.

SALARY:

$30,000 to $35,000

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalency and two years of experience in library services, office support, or related field; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
– Understanding of library organization and structure
– Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word & Excel)
– Demonstrated ability to work with and train graduate student interns
– Strong attention to detail
– Excellent oral and written communication skills; Ability to communicate professionally with library patrons via telephone and email
– Ability to think analytically and solve problems with minimal guidance.
Preferred Qualifications:
-Associate’s Degree and two years of experience in library services
-Experience working in interlibrary loan or reference services
-Experience with Illiad
Special Physical and Mental Requirements:
Ability to navigate small step stools and move library materials.

DUTIES:

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the University Library Technician for the Environmental Protection Agency Library in Research Triangle Park, NC. The EPA Library is staffed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science. EPA has established a variety of research facilities around the country and the location in RTP is one of the four largest and its focus is to establish standards for air pollutants emitted from stationary sources such as power plants, and chemical plants. The library supports the information needs of researchers and staff, and also serves as a repository library for air related EPA documents. The library has a staff of 6 permanent positions and several library school interns. The duties of this position include but are not limited to supporting the needs of the Interlibrary Loan and Reference departments. The Interlibrary Loan and Reference Assistant is responsible for the receipt of requests from EPA staff, the processing of electronic (tiffs, PDFs, etc.) articles received from other libraries, the handling and distribution of mail delivered to the library, placing and fulfilling interlibrary loan requests using ILLiad, OCLC WorldShare, Docline and other resources, in-depth searching for obscure documents and providing training as needed to graduate student interns. The Interlibrary Loan & Reference Assistant is also responsible for creating and maintaining library and patron records in databases, scanning articles and documents into electronic formats and delivering overdue notices via email. The Interlibrary Loan & Reference Assistant will also provide reference assistance to EPA patrons and assist with providing content for the website and blog. This position will also assist with training activities and managing on-site class registrations. This position will also perform other duties as assigned by the Library Director.

APPLY BY:

05/29/2015

TO APPLY:

http://unc.peopleadmin.com:80/postings/76049

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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Head of Media Services, Carlyle Campbell Library, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

NOTE:

Chartered in 1891, Meredith College opened with just over 200 women. Today, our student body has grown to nearly 2,000 and includes men at the graduate level. Meredith challenges students to explore their interests, expand their skills, and build on their strengths. The College is located near the Research Triangle area in Raleigh, North Carolina.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree or equivalent; have three or more years of relevant experience, including teaching, supervision, and budget management; and have significant knowledge of emerging trends and best practices in classroom and instructional technology implementation and support. They will have experience leading major college events. They will be a dynamic, user-oriented professional with demonstrated strong communication, analytical, interpersonal, and leadership skills; and have experience in developing partnerships and collaborating with other campus units.

DUTIES:

Meredith College’s Carlyle Campbell Library is looking for an innovative leader for its Media Services Department. The department provides audiovisual technology for Meredith classrooms, students, faculty, and staff members. This includes the selection, maintenance, and installation or lending of appropriate equipment that is compatible with existing college resources. They provide training in the use of that technology. They support the audiovisual collection in the library, working with faculty to select video and audio recordings that support the curriculum. They make archival video records of select Meredith College events including dance and theatre performances, convocations, presidential lectures, and graduation. They support the music department’s NASM accreditation needs. They support the campus digital cable TV distribution system—negotiating contracts with potential vendors and maintaining the infrastructure.

The Head of Media Services oversees a staff of three. They stay abreast of developments in the audiovisual and classroom technology fields and how those trends affect college practices. They manage the Media Services budget and collaborate with other campus units to select and pay for needed equipment upgrades. They support the work of the Convocation Committee and the Major Events committee. Finally, as a faculty member, the Media Specialist serves on college committees, advises students, and occasionally teaches within an academic department.

The successful candidate will report to the Dean of Library Information Services.

AVAILABLE:

The position will be available on or after August 1, 2015.

TO APPLY:

To apply, complete the online application http://meredith.hiretouch.com/default.cfm?page=job&jobID=16871&returnPage=joblist.  Please attach letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Address application materials to the chair of the search committee, Laura Davidson, Dean of Library Information Services. Review of applications will begin on May 30, 2015.

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Library Technician for Patron Services, Perquimans County Library, Hertford, NC

NOTE:

Full-time, 35 hour week position,
Occasional nights and weekends required

SALARY:

$10.15 per hour, with benefits

QUALIFICATIONS:

– Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience in reader’s advisory or interest in literature is a plus.
– Excellent communication skills. A friendly, helpful attitude and use of tact and diplomacy when dealing with patrons.
– Willingness to seek answers to patron questions. Ask for input/refer questions to supervisor or other staff members as appropriate.
– Serve as a team player in support of the library.
– Excellent organizational skills
– Computer skills including Microsoft Office; ability to learn the online circulation system and fax machine, photocopier, printer, scanner, laminator
– Assist patrons with a computer, public access catalog and online resources.
– Handle security issues. Open and close library.
– Understand, follow, and enforce policies and procedures.

DUTIES:

Perquimans County Library is seeking an intelligent, customer-service focused individual who enjoys being part of a team that strives to meet the needs of a diverse community. A keen interest in libraries and a friendly manner are required. The Library Technician for Patron Services is a highly visible position and serves as one of 3 full-time staff members working under the direction of the librarian. Primary duties include working at the circulation desk, assisting patrons in person and on the phone; participating in library projects, program planning, and collection maintenance; assisting with publicity; and contributing to team decision-making. Specific duties may vary depending upon the individual’s skills and aptitudes.

AVAILABLE:

6/1/15

APPLY BY:

Open until filled.

TO APPLY:

E-mail cover letter and resume to abennett@pettigrewlibraries.org

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Assistant Director/County Librarian, Sandhill Regional Library System, NC

SALARY:

Starting range: $45,000-$47,500, 37.5 hours per week
Health, dental, and life insurance, 401K plan, NC Retirement

QUALIFICATIONS:

A MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited or State University institution. At least 3-5 years of paid public library supervisory experience is required. Experience working with local government and/or community groups is also required. Must qualify for certification by the North Carolina Public Library Certification Board.

DUTIES:

Assists the Director in administering the work of the Region, which includes Anson, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, and Richmond Counties. Will be acting Director in the absence of that official. Performs administrative and supervisory work. Also, will have the sole responsibility of planning and directing the activities and programs of the branches in Richmond County. There are three branches in Richmond, which are located in Rockingham, Hamlet, and Ellerbe. Manages staff, acts as a representative of the library, and seeks library involvement throughout the county, and Region. Will serve as County department head, responsible for budgeting, selection of materials, requisitioning funds, and evaluating personnel. A technology-driven, detail-oriented team player is needed for this position. Reports to the Library Director, as well as the Regional Board of Trustees and the County Board of Trustees.

AVAILABLE:

Review of applications will be on going.

APPLY BY:

Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, June 30th 2015, or until filled.

TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a SRLS application. Applications are available on our web-site http://srls.info/careerCenter.html
Mail to:
Jesse Gibson, Director
Sandhill Regional Library System
412 East Franklin Street, Rockingham, N.C. 28379
E-mail to: jesse.gibson@srls.info
Fax to: 910-997-2516

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Editor/Bibliographer, NoveList, Durham, NC

NOTE:

Are you passionate about readers’ advisory? This is your opportunity to join NoveList and become part of an award winning, dynamic readers’ advisory team. We are looking for someone who is as comfortable collaborating with a team as they are working on individual projects. Someone who lives and breathes teen and children’s literature and is energized by pulling together reading recommendations librarians will use to help their readers find their next great book. Are you a person who knows the difference between writing for the web and email, who knows the importance of exciting and persuasive copy, and has an eagle eye for editing? We want you on our team!

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Masters in Library Science.
• 3 or more years public library experience working directly with patrons (reference and/or Readers’ Advisory).
• Strong writing and editing skills.
• Wide familiarity with popular fiction and nonfiction genres, particularly at the teen and juvenile audience levels.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Readers’ Advisory theory and practice
• Experience in creating bibliographies and selecting books
• Understanding appeal factors in Readers’ Advisory as well as knowledge of genres and the ability to make connections between books.
• Attention to detail
• Demonstrated experience with MS Word and Excel
• Database and file management skills
• Ability to exercise independent judgment within a team environment
• Ability to work as an effective team member demonstrating strong collaborative skills to work towards a common goal
• Searching skills across a variety of resources, especially NoveList, BIR, WorldCat, and library catalogs
• Knowledge of school libraries
• Ability to produce a substantial volume of engaging, high-quality, highly visible work under multiple tight deadlines.
• Ability to work at a personal computer 7+ hours a day
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in person, by telephone, and via email

DUTIES:

Plan, create or coordinate, process, and deliver customized content for librarians and readers who use NoveList products via multiple channels. Per department standards and guidelines, create, deliver and continually modify/improve communications with customers in order to deepen their engagement with NoveList products. Write enticing author/series descriptions and recommendations for titles, authors and/or series for use in the NoveList databases and Select.
• Monitor trade journals, blogs, and listservs to identify trends in popular fiction and nonfiction and collaborate with editorial team to plan and create engaging content based on key trends.
• Coordinate and supervise contributors and, as appropriate, recruit new contributors.
• Plan, create, monitor, and update lists created for readers based on established update procedures, as assigned.
• Write engaging recommendations for NoveList content per trends and guidelines:
• Define, create, and/or maintain Readers’ Advisory support content, school content, landing pages and curated content pages in NoveList and NoveList Plus, NoveList K8 and K8Plus.
• Work on and collaborate with cross-departmental teams.
• Select juvenile titles to be used on the NoveList interface carousels per defined standards. Write recommendations for selected titles.

APPLY BY:

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

TO APPLY:

Please visit https://www.ebscohost.com/careers1/jobs.php to view the complete job announcement for position the editor/bibliographer position requisition # 6866.

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Library Associate (Part-time w/Benefits), City of High Point – Public Library, High Point, NC

SALARY:

Salary starts at $13.64 per hour with excellent benefits depending upon qualifications and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Position requires an undergraduate degree in liberal arts studies; training and experience in the use computers, word processing, database management, and other computer software; 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; be able to follow written and oral instructions 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 (28 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.

APPLY BY:

The Online application must be completed on or before the closing date of May 15, 2015. You must upload a Cover Letter and Resume with Application.

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: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/highpointnc/default.cfm. 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). You must upload a Cover Letter and Resume with Application. The City of High Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Evening Public Service Assistant, Gaston College, Morris Library, Dallas, NC

NOTE:

Part-Time, Up to 28 Hours/Week
Work hours: 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., two nights per week. In addition, Saturday work during the College’s fall and spring semesters is required.

SALARY:

$12.00/Hour

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Education Qualifications:
Associate degree (or higher) from an accredited institution required.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution preferred.
Minimum Experience Qualifications:
One year of library experience preferred.
Community college library experience preferred.
Must be able to report promptly to work and deal with the public in a calm and courteous manner.
Must be able to handle the collection of monies responsibly (i.e., library fines and fees).
Familiarity with word processing and Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. required.
Business casual dress is required to maintain a professional atmosphere.
Physical Requirements:
Must be able to lift, carry, push, and or pull at least 30 lbs.
Occasional stooping, kneeling, bending, and overhead reaching required.

DUTIES:

Assist during the evening hours of operation by providing public services associated with circulation, reserves, serials, and interlibrary loans, and with reference services when necessary. Report to the Public Services Librarian. Saturday work required during fall and spring semesters.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide services associated with the circulation module which includes checking in/out materials, issuing library cards, and requesting payment of overdue fines.
Assist in organization and access to reserve materials for faculty.
Assist with serials management in the automated library environment.
Assist with organization of periodicals collection, including shelving current and back issues.
Assist in processing interlibrary loans.
Assist library users in accessing and locating information through the public access catalog and computer databases, including the Internet.
Assist with stack maintenance by performing shelf reading, organizing materials to be shelved by the work study student, and shelving materials when no work study student is available.
Maintain records of usage statistics.
Participate in closing procedures.
Perform other related duties incidental to work described herein.

TO APPLY:

https://gchr.gaston.edu/public/

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