Reference Services Assistant – Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

JOB CLASS TITLE: Library Technician
DEPARTMENT: Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources
DIVISION/SECTION: State Library / Government & Heritage Library

SALARY RANGE:  $25,900 – $32,863 Annually
RECRUITMENT RANGE: $25,900 – $32,863

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time


CLOSING DATE: 03/25/18 5:00 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational, and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries, and nature throughout North Carolina. The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state’s history, conserve the state’s natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development. Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state’s diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team.

Division Information:
The State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government, with a mission to build the capacity of all libraries in North Carolina and to provide access to specialized collections for its residents. The State Library is composed of three major programs: the Government and Heritage Library (GHL), the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and Library Development.

The GHL provides services and information related to North Carolina government, history, demographics, statistics, and cultural heritage. It is the permanent repository for state agency publications and collects, preserves, and provides public access to current and historical state publications in print and digital formats. The GHL consists of two units, Content and Information Delivery (reference, access, education and outreach, and digital information management services), and Content Management and Access (cataloging, collection development, State Publications Clearinghouse, and acquisitions). The GHL is a member of NC Cardinal, a consortium of North Carolina public libraries that share an online catalog and integrated library system (ILS), and share resources with member libraries.

Description of Work: 
This position is a part of the core reference unit and focuses on customer service and library operations. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Providing basic reference assistance via chat, in-person, email, and mail.
  • Providing library instruction, one-on-one and in groups
  • Circulating library materials, including interlibrary loan and via the NC Cardinal Consortium
  • Working with patrons (in person and online) to provide reference on databases, digital content, as well as online search strategies
  • Preparing and updating print and online instructional materials, including resource guides and tutorials.
  • May require clerical work such as shelving and photocopying
  • Working at least one Saturday a month and some weekend or evening hours for special events or travel.

 ** To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. **

To qualify for this position, you must meet ALL the following KSAs listed below:

  • Demonstrated skill with customer service
  • Skills with training or public speaking, in-person and/or online
  • Demonstrated intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Must possess a valid NC driver’s license or the ability to obtain one for employment
  • Must have the ability to communicate and interact with diverse library clientele
  • Ability to successfully work independently and in teams
  • Ability to adapt to changing technologies
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as required
  • May require occasional travel

High school diploma or equivalency and two years of experience in library services, office support, or related field
Equivalent combination of training and experience.

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence.

Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. “See Resume” or “See Attachment” will NOT be accepted and will render your application incomplete.

Information should be provided in the appropriate areas, to include the following: Education, including high school and all degrees obtained, Work Experience, and Certificates & Licenses. It is critical to our screening and salary determination process that applications contain comprehensive candidate information.

Answers to Supplemental Questions are not a substitute for providing all relevant information within the body of your application. In order to receive credit for the supplemental questions, you must provide supporting information within the “Work Experience” section of the application, to support your answers

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, and degree evaluations may be uploaded with your application.

To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders.

Technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627.

Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax. Please call the human resources office for assistance.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click on “Application Status”. Upon the closing date, applications are “Under Review” and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants. The hiring process may take an average of 6 – 8 weeks.

It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment.   We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).

N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Division of Human Resources
4603 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4603
Phone:  919-807-7373


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Outreach Services Senior Librarian – Catawba County Library System, Newton NC

Located in the heart of the foothills of North Carolina, Catawba County Government offers many exciting opportunities to learn and grow in a career while making a difference in the lives of citizens in our community. We are bound together by a philosophy of a strong work ethic, compassion, diversity, and teamwork in a supportive, progressive work culture. Catawba County is a great place to live and work!

Do you love connecting with your community? County Library System is recruiting for an Outreach Librarian for our new PopUp Library. The Outreach Librarian plans, promotes, and implements programs, services, and outreach in collaboration with community partners; bringing the mobile library to wherever there is a gathering of people–travelling to community spaces, strengthening and building our community, and engaging people with positive and empowering experiences while improving our citizen’s ability to connect, explore, and grow.

We are seeking an enthusiastic networker with excellent customer services, programming, collaboration, technology, and outreach skills, who is passionate about the value of early literacy and lifelong learning. We invite you to join our efforts to empower lives and build our community by bringing people, information and ideas together.

JOB TITLE: Outreach Services Senior Librarian #1762
LIBRARY: Catawba County Library System
CITY: Newton, NC
NOTE: This is a grant funded position through June 30, 2019 and ongoing dependent upon continued local government funding.
SALARY: $46,547.43 (Negotiable Dependent upon Qualifications)

Education and Experience
• Master’s Degree in Library Science (ALA accredited preferred), with two years of professional library experience, preferably in a public library
• May consider applicants with less than 2 years of experience (Would be hired at a Librarian level in this case)
• NC Public Librarian Certification (may obtain following hire)

• A valid driver’s license with a safe driving record
• Ability and willingness to complete County’s defensive driving course and to operate a large vehicle safely, driving to all parts of Catawba County
• Experience with technologies including Microsoft Office Suite, and resume and job searching skills
• Willingness to work days, evenings and weekends as needed and vary the work schedule according to community needs
• Position is considered medium duty, lifting up to 45 pounds on a regular basis
• Ability to push, pull, lift, carry and otherwise move books, furniture, and equipment by hand, basket or cart as well as climb, bend, reach above one’s head and stand for lengthy periods of time

Library Services
• Oversee and facilitate the operations and services of the Pop-Up Library, identifying areas of need and partnering in the community to develop, publicize, and implement a robust program of library services and resources
• Provide engaging hands-on experiences in a mobile version of the library: register citizens for library cards, provide materials to checkout, provide digital services demonstrations and training, serve as ambassador for the library sharing information about library services and programs, provide programming in the community, including early learning story times, STEAM, information literacy, technology, and job/career services.
• Take the mobile PopUp Library to community events and to traditionally underserved audiences including targeted neighborhoods, low income housing communities, early learning organizations, school sites, assisted living facilities, and other community human services agencies.

• Work closely with the library’s Community Engagement Specialist to collaborate and communicate with a wide variety of individuals including library staff, Friends of the Library, City and County agencies and community stakeholders to develop strategies for engaging the community with the PopUp Library
• Contribute in a work environment that encourages high performance, collaboration, innovation and customer service, modeling and ensuring excellence in service
• Administer surveys, prepare statistics and reports related to PopUp Library services, demonstrating successful achievement of library outcomes
• Participate in grant seeking and grant project implementation and management

Customer Service, Communications
• Excellent customer service and strong interpersonal skills, with a positive upbeat attitude and sensitivity to diverse populations with varying needs
• Welcoming reference and readers’ advisory skills
• Outstanding written and public speaking/presentation skills
• Excellent time management and organization to plan and publicize PopUp Library locations and services

Collaborative Programming and Project Management
• Demonstrated initiative in developing and implementing solutions, programs, projects to connect with the community
• Ability to continually assess community needs in relation to providing services and programs
• Ability to effectively build relationships, develop collaborations, and facilitate successful programming and events with community partners
• Ability to successfully manage projects, troubleshoot, resolve problems to develop and achieve program and organizational goals
• Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with a wide variety of community stakeholders, colleagues, focusing on shared solutions and outcomes
• Ability to create appropriate and appealing displays with PopUp Library resources and ongoing public relations work

Library Policies & Procedures, Philosophy and Ethics
• Good working knowledge of adult, teen and children’s literature and related media
• Initiative in maintaining current awareness of professional issues and innovations impacting libraries and communities, and sharing and applying related solutions in a team environment
• Knowledge of library policies, procedures, and service standards
• Ability to proactively defend free access to information and effectively resolve issues related to intellectual freedom
• Ability to represent the library and communicate the library’s mission, strategic plan, and philosophy with internal and external audiences
• Ability to continually manage and review PopUp Library collections to serve the ever changing needs of communities served

• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement curriculum to provide digital literacy and technology workshops in individual and group settings
• Innovative skill in finding ways to remove technological barriers and facilitate information access for customers and in using and providing assistance with the library’s digital resources

APPLY BY: Open Until Filled

TO APPLY: Apply on line at For questions, call (828) 465-8383. Although accompanying resumes are welcome, a completed Catawba County application is required in order to be considered. Catawba County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pre-employment drug tests and criminal background checks are required on final internal and external candidate(s) applying for positions with the County.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For questions, call (828) 465-8383.

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Librarian I / Youth Services – Multiple Library Locations, Wake County Public Library, Apex/Cary/Wake Forest NC

Auto requisition ID: 4323BR

: Regular
Work Schedule: Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (except for regular night and weekend rotations)
Work Location: TBA – To Be Assigned (see below)

Salary Min – Max
: $18.98 – $32.27
Expected Hiring Range: $18.98 – $25.62

How to Apply
: Submit fully completed application, resume, and cover letter at prior to 11:59pm on March 25th, 2018. Reference Auto Requisition ID 4323BR.

Position Description:
Youth Services Librarians in a Regional Library have the primary responsibility of providing programs in a Youth Services department.
Department Managers rely on Librarians to develop, promote and present programs in one of the following four age groups: Baby and Toddler (babies and walkers to age 3), Preschool (3 to 5 years), School Age (K-5th graders), Teen (6th to 10th graders). All Young
Child programs are based on the pre-literacy skills of Every Child Ready to Read. Depending on the age group assigned, Librarians can expect to deliver between 2-7 weekly programs with support from Library Assistants.

In a Community Library, Librarians develop, promote and present programs for a wider age group (Babies-Teens) and can expect to deliver between 2-9 weekly programs with support from Library Assistants.

In addition, Librarians work on a public service desk providing excellent customer service. They assist members with reference, readers’ advisory, and technical assistance, and are responsible for the maintenance and merchandizing of areas of the library collection.

Librarians meet monthly with a Youth Services Manager and other Librarians who work within the same programming areas to collaborate and share ideas about successful programs. Youth Services Librarians are expected to participate in system-wide initiatives, such as the Storytelling Festival, Summer Reading Kick-Off, and Halloween Hoot.

Key Responsibilities of a Youth Services Librarian:
• Plan, promote and present multiple weekly programs for children, teens and/or families
• Work directly with the public on a service desk providing excellent customer service
• Collaborate with peers and managers to develop programs
• Work with Library Assistants assigned to assist in the delivery of Librarian developed programs
• Provide homework help, reference and reader’s advisory services for the public
• Assist the public with basic technology and online searching skills
• Act as Manager on Duty when the Library Manager is away from the library

Multiple positions available:

Eva H. Perry Regional Library
2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Dr.
Apex, NC 27502

Southeast Regional Library
908 7th Ave.
Garner, NC 27529

Wake Forest Community Library*
400 E. Holding Ave.
Wake Forest, NC 27587

*Please note that the Wake Forest Community Library is currently closed for expansion and will reopen August/September 2018. The Librarian will be temporarily assigned to a different location.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Competencies:
• Enjoys working with children birth through teens and their caregivers
• Is skilled at presenting programs to children
• Excels at providing customer service
• Is energetic, motivated, detail-oriented, and flexible
• Has excellent communication skills
• Demonstrates leadership on a local and system level
• Maintains a knowledge of library trends in Youth Services
• Has great technology skills
• Builds and maintains positive and productive relationships in team environments

Minimum Requirements:
Master’s Degree in Librarianship or related field: MLS, MLIS, MIS, ML from an ALA accredited program or NC program.

Preferred Experience, Skills and Training (beyond the minimum requirements):
*Coursework in youth services
*One year of professional librarian experience

Background/EEOC Policy: Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Wake County:
Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the second-most populous county in the state, with approximately 1,000,000 residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve four-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.063 billion, employs approximately 3,800 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award -winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Questions: Please contact Rea Brown, Human Resources Office, at 919-856-6097 or

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Adult Services Supervisor – Macon County Library, Fontana Regional Library, Franklin NC

TITLE: Adult Services Supervisor
LIBRARY: Fontana Regional Library (Macon County Library)
CITY: Franklin, NC

NOTE: The Macon County Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative, and energetic candidate to fill the position of Adult Services Supervisor. Macon County Public Library is a member of Fontana Regional Library, a public library system with six member libraries and one bookmobile providing service in Jackson, Macon and Swain counties. The ideal candidate for the Adult Services Supervisor will be a team player who can provide library services to meet the needs of the public. If you thrive in a rapidly changing environment while maintaining a friendly and helpful attitude, this may be the job for you.

SALARY: Salary range is $29,000-$31,000 annually accompanied by a generous benefits package.

QUALIFICATIONS: required for the Adult Services Supervisor include an Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience, with a Bachelor’s degree preferred. Two years’ library experience and two years’ customer service experience are required. At least one year’s supervisory experience is strongly preferred. The successful candidate should have a commitment to quality customer service with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. A thorough knowledge of current reading trends and interests of diverse populations is needed. Proficiency in using a variety of technology is required. Strong leadership and coaching skills are a must.

DUTIES: Responsibilities for the Adult Services Supervisor include supervising and training adult services staff, overseeing and participating in daily operations at the Reference Desk, assisting patrons in the use of library services, facilities, and equipment, and interpreting library policies for patrons. The Adult Services Supervisor is responsible for the planning, delivery, and promotion of programs, activities, and displays. This position is responsible for developing and managing adult library collections to maximize access and use. The Adult Services Supervisor works cooperatively with staff throughout Fontana Regional Library to plan, implement, and evaluate long and short-term goals and objectives.

AVAILABLE: The position is available May 16, 2018.

APPLY BY: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

TO APPLY: Please submit the application found at

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Karen Wallace, Director, at or call 828-524-3600.

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Adult Services / Reference Librarian – South Rowan Regional Library, Rowan Public Library, China Grove NC

TITLE: Adult Services/Reference Librarian
LIBRARY: Frank T. Tadlock South Rowan Regional Library, Rowan Public Library
CITY: China Grove, NC

NOTE: Established in 1911, Rowan Public Library is a progressive 3 branch system consisting of the Library Headquarters in Salisbury, Frank T. Tadlock South Rowan Regional Library in China Grove, and East Branch in Rockwell. RPL has a very active Friends of Rowan Public Library and strong Rowan Public Library Foundation. The library serves a population of 139,142. Located in the heart of North Carolina’s Piedmont, Rowan County is attractively and conveniently nestled between the Charlotte and Raleigh. It is home to Dan Nicholas Park, NC Transportation Museum, Lazy 5 Ranch and Waterworks Visual Arts Center and Cheerwine.

SALARY: Starting Salary $39,000-42,900 (commensurate with experience). Benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science; ALA accredited. All degrees must be from an accredited college or university. Public Library experience preferred; Experience teaching adults preferred.

DUTIES: Provides high quality reference, reader’s advisory and instructional services utilizing a variety of print, digital and online resources; determines information service needs and assists in developing ways to improve services; Actively engages in outreach and building relationships with appropriate agencies and organizations to build the library’s community presence in South Rowan and raise awareness of the library’s essential role in lifelong learning and economic revitalization; Identifies and responds to outreach opportunities, promotes library resources and services to community organizations, initiates, plans and implements relevant activities that will promote the library; Participates in the promotion of information resources and new technologies by developing and teaching resource and technology programs for library staff and the public both one-on-one and in a group setting; Participates in planning, promoting and delivery of year-round adult programming; Assists with supervision and training of branch staff and volunteers; Assists at the circulation desk; Responsible for RPL’s Facebook page and posts; Assists library PR Coordinator in designing, editing and proofing promotional materials; Assists with visually exciting displays, collection maintenance, shelf-reading and weeding; Performs other duties as assigned; May be assigned to work at other departments and branches as needed.

Requires knowledge of adult reference services and resources, internet and social media platforms; Proficiency in the use of electronic personal devices, laptops and computers; Excellent time management and organizational skills; Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; Ability to speak confidently and effectively to large groups.

AVAILABLE: Immediately. Regular schedule is 40 hours per week, including night and Saturday rotations.

APPLY BY: Submit application to Rowan County Human Resources, 130 W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28144. Open until Filled. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed county application. Applications are available at

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Rowan County Human Resources, 704-216-8101 or Melissa J. Oleen, Library Services Manager, Rowan Public Library, 704-216-8245,

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Systems Research Instructional Services Librarian – Thomas F. Holgate Library, Bennett College, Greensboro NC

TITLE:  Systems Research Instructional Services Librarian
JOB CODE:  18-0307BJW
REPORTS TO:  Director, Thomas F. Holgate Library
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled

GENERAL SUMMARY:  The successful candidate will provide research and instructional services to library users, including planning, development, implementation with assessment of the library’s synchronous and asynchronous research services with co-curricular information literacy workshops; faculty/staff in-service offerings. This candidate will also provide oversight of library systems related functions, including planning, development, implementation, management, and assessment of the library’s web presence, related systems, databases and electronic resources, and instructional technologies. Assist in the planning, implementation and assessment of library programs, policies and procedures.


Research and Instruction Duties:

  • Support the planning, development, implementation, management, and assessment of the library’s research and instruction services to support the library and college’s strategic plan.
  • Participate in the planning, development, implementation, and assessment of related library technologies and web resources pursuant to delivery of effective library services
  • Collect and analyze data and statistics for reporting and budgeting of library services
  • Support the planning, development, implementation, and assessment of the library’s instructional services
  • Develop and present the library’s orientation, co-curricular, and faculty/staff in-service workshops
  • Collaborate with faculty and other academic support services to develop new and innovative instructional services and supports pursuant to increasing the presence of information literacy instruction in campus life

Systems related duties:

  • Coordinate the planning, development, implementation, management, and assessment of related library systems such as the library ILS, OPAC, discovery layer, link resolver, proxy server, databases and electronic resources, online forms, wikis and blogs, and social media accounts
  • Identify, evaluate, and implement emerging technologies that support student and faculty research; improve access to the library’s programs, services, and collections; and extend the library’s online and mobile presence
  • Identify, evaluates implement, and maintain library hardware and software and all related items
  • Collect and analyze data and statistics of website, database, electronic resource, and technology use for budgeting and reporting
  • Provide assessment of user experience to ensure efficient and effective content discovery and delivery

Miscellaneous duties:

  • Collection development
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of emerging trends in academic reference services, especially with regard to asynchronous/virtual reference and collection development.
  • Knowledge of information literacy pedagogy and best practices, including familiarity with the ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies and their application to both synchronous and asynchronous reference and instructional services. Knowledge of issues related to the management of electronic resources, including ever-changing electronic publishing environment, copyright and intellectual property rights, acquisitions and cataloging principles, usage data, and remote access issues.
  • Knowledge of web design, development, and implementation, including HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, and content management systems such as ContentDM.
  • Strong service orientation with excellent organizational, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of academic library assessment best practices, especially with regard to reference and instructional services.
  • Knowledge of academic library branding and marketing best practices and emerging trends.
  • Strong service orientation with excellent organizational, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects.


  • MLS/MLIS degree from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited program.
  • Reference and/or teaching experience in a college, university, or community college library.
  • Experience with research, design, and implementation of library technology initiatives such as online learning resources, Web 2.0 applications, wikis, blogs, and related technologies.
  • Experience with Google Apps, including Sites, Docs/Drive, Forms, and Picasa.
  • Experience with Techsmith Camtasia Studio, Techsmith Snagit, and Scirra Construct 2.
  • Experience with student response systems such as eInstruction CPS.
  • Experience with OCLC WMS.
  • Strong interest in user interface and user experience design.

HOW TO APPLY:  Interested candidates should submit a complete applicant packet, which includes the following documents:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • application for employment (found at
    • reference Job Code 18-0307BJW
  • three (3) recent letters of recommendation (all letters must be signed and dated within one (1) year)
  • unofficial transcripts from every college and university attended
    • official transcripts are required if an offer of employment is accepted

Applicant packets must be received ONLY by email at:

Resumes received without the job code will not be considered.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

E-Verify, an online program which is administered through the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration, are used to verify employment eligibility.

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Associate Director for the Digital Library – NCSU Libraries, NC State University, Raleigh NC

Title: Associate Director for the Digital Library
Position number: 00005089

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Director for the Digital Library. Comprising the departments of Information Technology (24 FTE), Digital Library Initiatives (9.5 FTE), and Data & Visualization Services (5.5 FTE), the Digital Library division designs, develops, manages, and maintains an innovative, flexible, and reliable technology environment that enables access to research collections and facilitates user-centered services, along with a robust computing and data storage infrastructure that supports the library as a repository and research platform, both physically and virtually.

The Associate Director for the Digital Library provides vision and leadership for the Digital Library division, playing a leading role in shaping the future of the NCSU Libraries as an essential competitive advantage for learning and research. With administrative responsibility for digital library strategy and technology in one of the nation’s most forward-thinking libraries, s/he leads in creating a cutting-edge environment that enables students, faculty, and researchers to discover and create new knowledge and develop multidisciplinary solutions to contemporary challenges. The Associate Director is a member of the senior administrative team, reporting to the Vice Provost & Director of Libraries.

This position collaborates with the university’s Office of Information Technology and with Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications, participates in the university’s collaborative IT governance structure, and builds relationships with other research and technology partners such as the Data Science Initiative. S/He represents the NCSULibraries in the Triangle Research Libraries Network, national forums, and international initiatives, and seeks opportunities for partnerships with university faculty and external organizations, including sponsored research. Current projects include a Mellon-funded, multi-institutional collaboration focusing on the advancement of tools and techniques for developing and sharing large-scale visual content for research. As a member of the Libraries’ senior administrative team, the Associate Director participates in library planning, policy development, resource allocation, and personnel management. NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent advanced degree
  • Significant and progressively responsible, relevant professional experience
  • Significant, successful management and leadership experience, including budget and personnel management
  • A thorough understanding of technology in higher education and the library’s role at a forward-looking research university
  • Skill in advancing digital initiatives and information technology services
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably, orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to set priorities effectively and resolve competing demands

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful record of securing and managing grants

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

To Apply
Visit for more information and to apply.

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

Please contact Nellie Maurer, HR Specialist, at 919-513-3394 or

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

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