Library Circulation Technician, Part-time – Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown NC

Library Circulation Technician (Part-time, 20 hours)
Requisition #: 2017 – 1566
Location: Any Campus

Appointment Period:
Contracts for regular positions are renewable each June 30th after successful completion of probationary period (unless otherwise specified.)

Summary:
Guilford Technical Community College offers more than 80 programs of study and continues to support success through innovative education, training and partnerships. The college offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates as well as noncredit courses in professional development, personal enrichment, job training, career development and basic education.

The Library provides services to faculty, staff, students, and GTCC community members. The Circulation Technician works at the service desk assisting patrons with circulation, basic reference, and technology questions. The Circulation Technician assists the Librarians and help to maintain a safe, secure, and positive library environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, as well as a willingness to work cooperatively.

Essential Duties/Functions:
Public Services
· Assists customers with locating library resources and provides basic reference assistance.
· Maintains patron information in the library management system.
· Generates circulation reports using OCLC-WMS.
· Processes over-due notices, interlibrary loans, and reserves.
· Assists customers with copiers, computers, and general technical issues.
· Collects fines, fees, and follows policies to document financial transactions.
· Contributes to the maintenance and implementation of circulation policies and procedures.
· Routes books, periodicals, and other materials to various campus locations.
· Participates in inventory, shelf-reading, and deselection of books and materials.
· Monitors customers to help maintain a safe, secure, and positive library environment.

QUALIFICATIONS
Educational & Certification Requirements:
Minimum requirements:
· Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution.

Preferred requirements:
· Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Professional Experience:
Minimum requirements:
· One year experience working in a library.
· One year experience working in a library with circulation, interlibrary loan, or public services.

Preferred requirements:
· One year experience working in an academic library.
· Experience using a library management system, such as OCLC –WMS.
· Experience using a student information system, such as Datatel Colleague and Moodle.

The Library Circulation Technician shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Technical Services Technician must be able to:
1. Create Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and Microsoft Word documents.
2. File and shelve according to the Dewey Decimal System.

Departmental/Job Specific Requirements:

Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed):
1. Reporting Requirements
2. Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
3. Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
4. Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
5. Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
6. Safety training (Bloodborne Pathogens and E-Vac Chair)

Working Conditions:
1. Must be able to get to other offices, buildings, campus locations and off-site locations as necessary to complete requirements of the job.
2. 40-hour work week, but must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings if needed.
3. Physical requirements include periods of sitting at a computer and standing.
4. Must be able to lift, pull/push and up to 20 pounds.

Other:
Criminal history checks, with acceptable results, are required.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities
:
· Serve on college committees as assigned.
· Participate in job-related workshops and training to enhance job performance.
· Attend departmental meetings and the college’s All Personnel meetings.
· Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.

**All GTCC job descriptions reflect duties and responsibilities of the particular job and are subject to change with limited notice.

Application Deadline:
Open until an adequate pool of applicants is received

How to Apply:
A GTCC application must be submitted in order to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an application form. When applying for a position that requires a degree, copies of unofficial transcripts must be attached to a completed application.

*If your education credentials are from a country outside of the United States & if you are extended an offer of employment you will be required to submit a translation/evaluation of your transcript.

Application for Evaluation is available:
https://jobs.gtcc.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=1250
1. Click the Login link at the bottom of the screen.
Or, if you are logged in
2. Clicking the Review & Submit Application button at the bottom of the screen.

Questions: Please contact Kimberly D. Hill, Human Resources Specialist, at 336.334.4822 ext. 50549 or kdhill@gtcc.edu.

ALL EMPLOYEES PAID BY DIRECT DEPOSIT ONLY!
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, GTCC is strongly committed to diversity & welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, particularly minorities and faculty under-represented in higher education. EOE

Applicants must be immediately eligible to work legally in the United Sates at the time of application. Guilford Technical Community College does not sponsor any VISAs.

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Humanities Librarian, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

TITLE: Humanities Librarian
LIBRARY: J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
LOCATION, Charlotte, NC

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte invites applications for a Humanities Librarian to provide research support for students and faculty in the departments of English, Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Languages & Culture Studies. As an engaged faculty librarian in Research & Instructional Services, the person in this position will design and teach instructional sessions, provide in-depth, specialized research consultation and reference services, and assist with collection development for assigned academic programs.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing research intensive University offering over 28,500 students a variety of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in seven academic colleges. UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library is a comprehensive research library with over 1.9 million printed books, 930,000 e-books, over 400 databases, approximately 75,000 journals and an annual budget of over $10 million.

UNC Charlotte is located in the largest city in North Carolina, a beautiful southern city of 775,202 with over 1.5 million in the greater metropolitan area, in one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Located on a 1,000 acre wooded campus, the University is accessible to the city’s performing arts and cultural and sports events and to recreational lakes.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Actively engage with academic programs, and university and external communities in English, Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Languages & Culture Studies
  • Teach research instruction sessions for assigned subjects and academic programs
  • Develop appropriate instructional and informational aids for students, faculty, and community patrons
  • Serve as collection development liaison for assigned subjects, and expend budget lines for acquisition of materials
  • Provide research and reference support for assigned subjects to students, faculty, and community patrons
  • Conduct collection evaluations for all proposed new courses and curriculum changes in assigned departments
  • Engage in professional service and scholarly contributions; participate in committees and faculty governance in the library and on campus
  • Communicate effectively and positively with diverse groups of individuals

 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in the provision of in-person and virtual research services and of instruction for first-year undergraduate students
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association
  • Degree or significant coursework in one or more disciplines of the Humanities, or professional experience working with Humanities students and faculty in a research library setting

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION, SKILLS AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE:

  • Two or more years of instruction or liaison experience in an academic research library
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in the humanities, including familiarity with digital humanities research tools and methods
  • Knowledge of the research needs of students and faculty at a Doctoral Intensive Institution
  • Knowledge of the structure, use, and preservation of information resources in assigned areas
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and to create an environment of mutual respect
  • Knowledge of relevant professional and technological issues in assigned areas
  • Ability to work effectively in an organization in which change is both necessary and constant
  • Demonstrated commitment to exceptional public service
  • Intellectual curiosity and adaptability
  • Proficiency in a language other than English

 

TO APPLY:

Only electronic applications will be accepted: https://jobs.uncc.edu/ (Search Faculty Vacancies – Position # 008960) or use direct link https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/16926

The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. The Search Committee will not contact references before verifying permission with the candidate.

 

The review of applications will begin August 28. Anticipated start date is January 1, 2018. Appointment requires successful completion of background check.

 

  1. Murrey Atkins Library supports and affirms diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. Through our collections, services, policies, and programs, we strive to support these values, and we encourage applications from professionals who can help us achieve this goal. AA/EOE

For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our Web site: http://www.uncc.edu.

For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our web site: http://library.uncc.edu.

Questions? Please contact Amanda Binder, Social Sciences + History Librarian, at 704.687.1771 or abinder3@uncc.edu.

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Records Manager – Duke University Libraries, Durham NC

TITLE: Records Manager
LIBRARY: Duke University Libraries
CITY: Durham

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

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

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

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

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY: The Records Manager provides vision, leadership and oversight to the Duke University community in effectively managing permanent and non-permanent records according to legal requirements and best practices. S/he advocates for and coordinates appropriate transfer of permanent records to the University Archives.

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: ALA-accredited MLS and/or advanced degree in archives, records management, or other relevant field or combination of relevant education and experience.

Experience:
Required: One to three years of professional experience; knowledge of archival standards, theory, and practice; experience with implementing records schedules; familiarity with record keeping systems; working knowledge of the issues surrounding electronic record-keeping systems, such as electronic imaging, email systems, content management systems, and personal digital archiving; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; ability to exercise good judgment and discretion, and maintain confidentiality; ability to edit/proofread complex and lengthy materials with attention to detail; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service.

Preferred: Prior experience working in an academic research library, ideally in an academic archives; understanding of higher education administration and management; Certified Records Manager certification.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Must be able to lift 25 pounds
• 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
• Occasional travel required

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

DUTIES:
• Meets with departments and staff served by the Duke University Archives to appraise records, suggest solutions, and help arrange transfers to the University Archives. This work is done in close consultation with the University Archivist, Technical Services Archivist for University Archives, and Digital Records Archivist.
• Creates records retention schedules in collaboration with the Office of Legal Counsel, campus departments, administrators, and the University Archives. Periodically updates and reviews these schedules to reflect changing legal requirements and university policies.
• Offers training, outreach, and leadership to campus constituents in understanding records schedules and best practices in handling restricted records.
• Works with the University Archivist to survey campus departments and offices for university records of enduring legal, administrative, and historical value.
• Works with the Digital Records Archivist to identify appropriate records transfer schedules for digital records and facilitate their transfer.
• Works with the Technical Services Archivist for University Archives to ensure best practices for transfers of permanent records to the University Archives.
• Stays current with records management practices as well as with laws and policies that affect university records.
• Documents cost savings and other benefits to the university resulting from the Records Management Program.
• Displays continuing growth in professional and subject knowledge and takes an active interest in the profession. Growth and interest should be demonstrated through continuing development of professional knowledge and abilities, membership and participation in professional organizations, and service to the library, University, or community in a professional capacity.
• Participates regularly in staffing the reference desk, as well as on weekend and holiday reference desk rotations.
• Conducts and contributes to departmental outreach when needed, such as presentations, exhibits, and publications.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities
• May supervise interns and/or student assistants

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

APPLY TO
: Cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references should be submitted to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9383.

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

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

QUESTIONS: Please 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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Part Time Benefitted Librarian Associate I, Adult Reference – Rowan Public Library, Salisbury NC

TITLE: Part Time Benefitted Librarian Associate I – Adult Reference
LIBRARY: Rowan Public Library, Headquarters
CITY: Salisbury, 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. 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.

SALARY: Starting Salary $13.33 – $14.66 per hour, plus benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts, Business Administration or related field; One year of experience working in a library or public service setting. Customer service experience preferred. All degrees must be from an accredited college or university.

DUTIES: Provides reference services using print and electronic resources; plans and presents technology based adult programs; assists with information requests from patrons, and shelf reading.

Requires general knowledge of library practices and procedures; knowledge of reference tools; knowledge and experience with technology including computers, tablets, internet, cloud computing, social media platforms and other electronic personal devices, the ability to prepare and present programs to the public; and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

AVAILABLE: Immediately. Regular schedule is 20 hours per week, including Tuesdays 5-9 and 3-4 Saturdays per month.

APPLY BY: Open until filled.

APPLY To: Submit application to Rowan County Human Resources, 130 W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28144. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed Rowan County application. Applications are available at www.rowancountync.gov/hr.

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

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Management and Policy Analyst – Wake County Public Library Administration, Raleigh NC

Title/Subtitle: (1086__02) MANAGEMENT AND POLICY ANALYST
Hiring Department: (40) Community Services
Auto requisition ID: 3840BR
Assignment: Full Time
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00; may require occasional night and weekend work
Work Location: (041) Wake Library Administration
Salary Min – Max: $55,484.00 – $99,871.00
Expected Hiring Range: $55,484.00 – $77,678.00

How to Apply:
Submit fully completed application, resume, and cover letter at www.WakeGov.com/Employment prior to 11:59pm on August 1, 2017. Reference Auto Requisition ID 3840BR.

Position Description:
The Management and Policy Analyst (MPA) provides broad support for WCPL’s Program of Service and the management of administrative operations. This position reports directly to the Deputy Library Director and provides general leadership and support services on a variety of system initiatives.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Management and Policy Analyst (MPA) has several major job responsibilities and a variety of miscellaneous tasks that arise occasionally:

Project Management (50%): Currently this position provides project management, leadership and support to system special initiatives. In each of these initiatives the position takes a lead on timeline, communication, budget, outside partnerships, and administrative oversight.
o Administering Special Experiences
o Leading Special Projects
o Presenting progress updates

Data & Statistical Analysis (20-25%): The Management and Policy Analyst serves as the chief statistical staff member in the library system. The position creates and manages complicated Excel spreadsheets and presents regularly on data and performance to library groups. The MPA organizes the implementation of pilot projects to test ideas and initiatives or investigate questions from library leadership. This position takes a lead in the library system on proposing, creating, and maintaining statistics and models. The position routinely conducts staffing and timing studies; and analyzes data & statistics.
o Creating & Maintaining Statistical Models
o Presenting data to a variety of audiences
o Implementing and managing pilot projects

Administrative Assistance/Management Support (15-20%): The Management and Policy Analyst provides general support for Library Administration and Library Managers. Support is provided to the Library Directors and Senior Library Managers to administer WCPL’s Goalscape tactical plan. The MPA provides guidance to Library Commissions and other committees. The objective is not necessarily to be a content expert on any given subject, but rather bring a unique non-MLS skill set to the discussion while guiding a larger committee group.
o Supporting the Tactical Plan (Goalscape)
o Serving as a Liaison with the various Library Commissions
o Leading Data & Policy Commission

Policy (10%): Policy in WCPL in generally created through the office of the Management and Policy Analyst. The MPA researches, drafts, and recommends policy solutions or guidance on a diverse array of library and management issues. The MPA reviews and recommends improved business practices or identifies best practices. The position interprets the implementation of County and Library policy, serving as a general resource for library leadership and staff members. This position heads the WCPL Data and Policy Commission made up of library managers.
o Researching & Drafting Policy Statements
o Interpreting (and aiding in implementation) of selected County Policies
o Identifying Best Practices

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Competencies:
The Management and Policy Analyst (MPA) requires flexibility with schedule and shifting priorities, the ability to work independently, yet also with teams, and the capability of anticipating needs and identifying gaps within the organization. Specific skills include:

Communication: This position communicates information in a variety of formats—verbally, written, and with data. The ability to recognize the most appropriate format and to successfully master these formats is important for success. The forum settings include: discussions with individuals, small groups gatherings, and large group meetings. In addition, the meeting attendees range from internal staff—WCPL staff and Managers, Community Services staff, internal county departments, and our funding authorities; to external groups—Library Commission, local governments, vendors, and citizens.

Statistical Analysis: The MPA requires an expertise in Excel beyond the basics and to have a comfort with tables, Pivot Tables, advanced formulas (index/match, sumifs, etc), and macros.

Research: For WCPL to continue its success, it is important to vet and integrate innovative management, business, and library ideas. Likewise, it is important to identify best practices—both internally (WCPL and Wake County) and externally (the Library Profession and County Government). The ability to introduce these ideas for discussion (and possible implementation) brings added value to WCPL.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration or related field and two years of experience in fiscal, policy, and/or management analysis.

Preferred Experience, Skills and Training (beyond the minimum requirements):
Master’s degree in Public Administration; public library experience; local government experience.

Background/EEOC Policy:
Position may require a background check. 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.
http://www.wakegov.com/employment/benefits/Documents/Wake%20County%20Benefits%20Summary.pdf

 

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Librarian – Southwest Branch Library, Catawba County Library, Hickory NC

TITLE: Librarian
LIBRARY: Catawba County Library – Southwest Branch Library
CITY: Hickory, NC

NOTE: Catawba County Library System is recruiting for a Professional Librarian with excellent customer service, programming and information service skills, who is enthusiastic 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. This librarian position facilitates and provides professional library services to customers of all ages, meeting the needs of the community, and oversees branch operations and personnel at the Southwest Branch Library.

SALARY: $20.30 Hourly, $42,221.90 Annually, including benefits (full benefits description available at job ad.)

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master’s Degree in Library Science (ALA accredited preferred)

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• NC Public Library Certification (may obtain following hire)
• A valid driver’s license with a safe driving record
• Ability to maintain excellent working relationships with staff, other County employees, community leaders, and the general public, which includes promoting community interest in library services
• Considerable knowledge of library services and reading materials for all ages
• Extensive experience with technologies including Internet web browsers and productivity software including Microsoft Office Suite, and resume and job searching skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong analytical thinking skills
• Ability to perform research using library equipment and resources
• Highly motivated, with initiative and ability to work successfully independently as well as in a collaborative team environment
• Ability to instruct staff and public in use of library resources and technology
• Position is considered light duty, lifting up to 20 pounds on a regular basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

CUSTOMER AND LIBRARY SERVICES
• Provide a full range of circulation services, including customer registration and transactions.
• Provide reference, reader’s advisory and instructional services in individual and group settings using print and electronic information resources.
• Trouble shoot problems and ensure cash register and coin-op reconciliation as needed.
• Provide highly interactive Every Child Ready to Read story programs to ensure children start school ready to learn and positioned to excel, and promote caregiver engagement in early literacy learning.
• Provide engaging hands-on learning opportunities to enhance Catawba County students’ interest and knowledge in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) concepts.
• Work with the Summer Reading team to plan, implement and coordinate the Summer Reading program for children, teens and adults at the Southwest Branch.
• Create and implement a regular schedule of computer workshops, job skills training and one-on-one assistance to ensure technology access across the community, bridge the digital divide, and to support personal growth and further career readiness for citizens.
• Develop, publicize, and implement a regular schedule of culturally and intellectually diverse life-long learning opportunities and events for all age groups which encourage reading, viewing, and listening and the use of the library facilities and materials.
• Participate on the Collection Development team to evaluate and select materials for library acquisition.
• Participate on the Technology Team to maintain, evaluate and update branch technology resources, and assists customers individually and in groups.
• Engage in outreach and serve as a liaison to community agencies that serve children and their caregivers, including schools, daycares and preschools, and other community organizations to build community presence and raise awareness of the library’s essential role in early literacy, lifelong learning, and economic revitalization.
• Work collaboratively with Catawba County School systems to support student learning through implementation of collaborative access and learning project plans.

LEADERSHIP/SUPERVISION
• Collaborate and communicate with a wide variety of individuals including library staff, Friends of the Library, City and County agencies and community leaders to develop strategies for engaging the community and moving the Library forward.
• Facilitate a welcoming library facility and responsive public services by proactively maintaining library facilities, services, collections, and equipment that are convenient, accurate and meet community needs: promptly addressing facility issues, opening and closing the library, handling emergency situations.
• Facilitate and contribute in a work environment that encourages high performance, collaboration, innovation and customer service, modeling and ensuring excellence in service with staff and volunteers.
• Serve as manager for and supervise and conduct annual evaluations for staff at the Southwest Branch Library.
• Prepare statistics and reports related to programming and reference services, and facilitate performance measurements demonstrating successful achievement of library outcomes.
• Seek and develop grants and other sources of funding for programs.

AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY BY: Open until filled.
Apply online at www.catawbacountync.gov. 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 or QUESTIONS: Go to www.catawbacountync.gov click on the link for job openings on the left hand side of the page.

You can also contact Siobhan Loendorf, Catawba County Library Assistant Director, at 828-465-8292 or SLoendorf@CatawbaCountyNC.gov.

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Library Manager I – West Davidson Branch, Davidson County Public Library, West Davidson NC

Title Library Manager I
Position Number 03214-01-53-01-451
Department Library
Salary Range Grade 67; $39,655.46 – $49,569.03
Closing Date Open until filled
Type Full-Time with Benefits
Location West Davidson, NC

Duties
Performs responsible professional librarian and managerial work at one of the smaller Library Branches (i.e. Denton or West Davidson). An employee in this class is responsible for planning, organizing and managing all operations at the Denton or West Davidson Library Branch including supervising staff. Work generally requires the employee to plan and implement programs to meet the public’s needs; develop, maintain and weed the library’s collection; and train, schedule and supervise staff. Work is performed under general supervision of the Library Director. Oversees, directs and participates in all operations of the Library Branch including circulation, reference, technical services, and adult/children’s programming. Develops, implements and monitors the progress toward long range objectives, strategies and plans. Monitors expenditures of various budget allocations and provides written budget requests with justification and costs for material, equipment and personnel. Plans, selects and coordinates collection development and evaluates and maintains the collection of library books and materials within budget constraints. Promotes library services, activities, news and special events. Gathers and maintains financial reports and deposits of all monetary transactions of the library. Ensures the library facility and all equipment are in good and safe working order. Knowledgeable of computer hardware, software and peripherals utilized in automated library systems. Performs some cataloging of materials. Provides assistance to patrons in the use of the library’s automated system. Troubleshoots the computers, printers, copier and other equipment problems; if no resolution reports the problem to the library Administrative Assistant/Technical Support person or IT for assistance. Remains up to date in the use of electronic devices in an ever changing technological environment; trains staff in the usage of new electronic devices and their use with the library resources. Hires, trains, directs, schedules, supervises and evaluates the work of staff and volunteers at this location; sets goals with staff and monitors progress. Gathers and maintains statistical information to prepare reports, surveys and other documentation to determine and support the needs of this Library Branch.Works with other Library Managers in establishing divisional goals, objectives, procedures, policies and training to assure services are responsive to the public needs and interests. Promotes community image of library and public awareness of library services through businesses, schools and groups, public information programs, outreach programs, displays, and public presentations. Develops partnerships with area public and private organizations. Provides instruction and assistance to patrons in reference methods and sources, guidance and direction with the use of the computer and in locating and using library materials and resources. Plans and supervises programs to meet the public’s needs. Ensures adherence to the department’s safety rules and regulations.Performs other related duties as required.

Education & Experience
Graduation from an accredited college with a four year degree or graduate degree in Library Science or Library and Information Studies with a Master’s degree preferred, or related field and some experience managing a library branch or related supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Licenses and Certifications: Eligibility for NC Public Librarian Certificate from State Library Commission preferred.

Special Requirements
Thorough knowledge of laws, regulations, policy and procedural guidelines related to public libraries in order to manage the activities and facility within these guidelines. Possesses general knowledge of community identity and special events or activities. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form. Ability to catalog, shelve and maintain order of library books and materials. Thorough knowledge of library collection, including books and authors. Thorough knowledge of library reference materials and the ability to search for data or information using a variety of media. Thorough knowledge of age appropriate materials. Ability to interpret library rules, procedures and policies. Ability to select appropriate materials for patrons of varying reading levels. Ability to operate computers, automated systems and a variety of equipment. Ability to supervise and direct the work of employees. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, coworkers, schools, community organizations, vendors, volunteers and the general public.

Physical Requirements
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational support functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and repetitive motions. Must be able to perform light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Must possess the visual acuity to read fine print and distinguish small characters, prepare and analyze data and figures, perform accounting and transcription, operate a computer terminal, perform extensive reading visually inspect defects or parts, use measurement devices and assemble or fabricate parts at distances close to eyes. Worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. Worker is subject to one or more of the following atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation. Worker may be in contact with potentially infectious bodily fluids during the performance of his/her duties.

To Apply
Visit http://www.co.davidson.nc.us/HumanResources/Vacant_Employment_Positions.aspx.

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