Head of Digital Research Services – UNC Chapel Hill Libraries, Chapel Hill NC

TITLE: Head of Digital Research Services
LIBRARY: UNC Chapel Hill Libraries
CITY: Chapel Hill, NC

NOTE: The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 6.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.

The Region
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
SALARY: This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.

· ALA accredited MLS or equivalent degree.
· 5 years of experience working in an academic environment, preferably in a research library.
· 3 years of supervisory experience.
· Knowledge of current trends in digital research, digital information and new research technologies.
· Demonstrated ability to evaluate and apply new technologies in research.
· Ability to foster communication and teamwork and effectively partner with stakeholders.
· Ability to manage complex, long-term projects and to prepare accurate and detailed budgets.

· Experience developing and assessing library services and programs.
· Facilities management experience.
· Fund-raising and donor relations skills.
· Public relations and marketing skills.
· Experience negotiating with vendors of equipment and services.
· Advanced degree in or demonstrated knowledge of digital research methodologies for relevant subjects.

DUTIES: The Head of Digital Research Services provides vision and strategic leadership for digital research services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries. Reporting to the Director of Public Services, the Head of Digital Research Services leads a department of 3 librarians and 2 support staff, oversees the Research Hub in Davis Library, and helps develop coordinated services and programming across the other campus Hub locations.

Digital Research Services (DRS) supports research involving geographic information systems (GIS), geographic data, numeric data, statistics, data visualization, and digital humanities. The Head of DRS develops and delivers responsive, innovative, technology-driven services and fosters the exploration and adoption of new tools and approaches to research. The person in this position engages and collaborates with UNC faculty and students to identify and implement emerging technologies and to design support services that incorporate best practices.

The Head of DRS works closely with Library & Information Technology staff, subject specialists in all disciplines, facilities staff and others to design, deliver and assess new research services and support. The Librarian stays abreast of current digital research trends and developments, and works to identify and develop strategic partnerships with other research support providers.

The Head of DRS ensures that the Research Hub fosters and sustains a vibrant research community. This person ensures the Research Hub maintains high visibility at UNC and beyond by providing cutting edge technology, creative and effective information services, and dynamic outreach and events programming. This person works with Library Communications on direct marketing, branding, and outreach efforts, and with Library Development to seek funding, equipment, and potential partnerships.

AVAILABLE: October 1, 2015

APPLY BY: Review of applications will begin on September 23. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

TO APPLY: Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/81658 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://library.unc.edu/personnel/employment
An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Library Associate III – Youth Services Coordinator – Pender Public Library, Burgaw NC

Employment Vacancy Posting

POSITION: Library Associate III – Youth Services Coordinator
LOCATION: Library, Burgaw, NC
POSTING DATE: August 24, 2015
HIRING RANGE: $39,700 – $42,732
JOB TYPE: Permanent/Full-Time/Non-Exempt
CLOSING DATE: September 6, 2015

Performs professional work overseeing and participating in assigned areas such as circulation, personnel, collection
development, youth services, literacy services, and community outreach, providing reference and reader’s advisory
services, planning and conducting programs and activities, helping develop and update collections, instructing customers on
library resources and use of library equipment, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the
general direction of the Library Director. Divisional supervision is exercised over all personnel within the division.

Supervises assigned personnel; prioritizes and assigns work; prepares staff schedules; conducts performance evaluations;
provides feedback on job performance and recognizes accomplishments; monitors workflow; provides staff training
opportunities and ensures staff is trained.
Serves as resource for responding to patron inquiries and complaints; provides information about library services; provides
reader’s advisory services and reference assistance; assists patrons with computer software and available online database
NCLive resources; assesses computer problems; requests technical assistance when required; schedules meeting room for
community groups; processes holds; explains and implements library policy.
Oversees juvenile areas of library; develops and maintains public juvenile collections and services; selects titles for
purchase; reads and weeds shelves; establishes special collections.
Manages programming and actively promotes library through positive interactions; represents the library in the community
by attending meetings, assisting and supporting Friends of the Library; reviews donations and maintains used book sale.
Develops and maintains early literacy outreach collection and services; establishes and communicates procedures and
services; selects titles and supplies for purchase; reads and weeds shelves; selects age-appropriate themes and their
Additional duties as needed or directed.

Thorough knowledge of library procedures, methods and techniques; thorough knowledge of and interest in books
including reader interest levels; thorough knowledge of research techniques and procedures; thorough knowledge of office
procedures and records maintenance techniques; ability to meet the public with poise and self assurance, and to deal
tactfully and courteously with library customers; skill in the use of library equipment, materials and resources; ability to
plan and supervise the work of subordinates; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
associates, library patrons and the general public.

Bachelor’s degree with coursework in library science, English, education, psychology, or related field and moderate
experience as a Library Associate, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Valid driver’s license in the State of North Carolina.

Applications may be printed from the web site at http://www.pendercountync.gov. Applications may also be obtained from and
submitted to Human Resources, 805 S. Walker Street, PO Box 5, Burgaw, NC 28425.
Pender County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Digital Services Librarian – Catawba County Library, Newton NC

Digital Services Librarian

The Catawba County Library is looking for a Digital Services Librarian to join our team and move our library forward as a leader in visioning and creating the next generation public library.

As a key member of the Library Management Team, this person will:

• Help set strategic direction for the Library
• Develop strategies for moving the Library forward in partnership with other key staff and the community
• Analyze data and community information to help prioritize, focus resources and develop strategic plans
• Contribute in a work environment that encourages high performance, collaboration, innovation and customer service
• Collaborate and communicate with a wide variety of individuals including library staff, Friends of the Library, City and County agencies and community leaders.
• Oversee Library information technologies and technology training with an inspirational, forward-looking vision that encourages innovation and best practices while remaining budget-aware and outcomes-oriented

Expectations of this position:

• Expert in technology applications and library digital resources
o NC Live – resources, NC Digital Library
o Microsoft Office Suite, web tools, and other digital services
o Remain current with trends and issues in digital literacy and services
o Liaison with County IT regarding mobile and web applications

• Expert in delivering Technology classes
o Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
o Resume and job searching classes
o Ability to seek out partnerships to facilitate expert trainers for staff and public
o Ability to lead technology team in planning and delivering classes system wide

• Technology Team Leader
o Develop and facilitate implementation of technology plan which incorporates goals and objectives that further the strategic direction of the library
o Plan for meeting and exceeding technology training outcomes
o Develop technology competencies for staff, create staff training and troubleshooting manuals, and hold staff training sessions as needed
o Partner with the county Information Technology department to communicate and coordinate technology needs,troubleshooting, strategic planning, implementation; and evaluation of responsive and innovative technologies
o Recommend technology-related and customer-related policies and procedures and advise on long-term needs in relation to these areas.
o Actively pursue grant opportunities and other special programs for technology based initiatives, and coordinate implementation of those projects (LSTA, Edge Initiative, Tech Soup, etc.)
o Communicate with vendors for technical support and program updates as needed to resolve library computer technology and network issues.
o Maintain an accurate inventory of the library’s computer hardware, software, and electronic resources

• Library Innovation
o Actively network and participate in professional development opportunities to lead library development of cutting edge technology and digital initiatives

• TechConnect Manager
o Manage libraries’ TechConnect space, equipment, and programming
o Coordinate classes with Workforce Development and Manufacturing Solutions Center representatives
o Serve as resident expert for, and train staff on new technologies, including 3D printer, digital cutter, GoPro cameras, large format printer, and related software
o Offer classes for adults and teens in existing and emerging resources and technologies
o Maintain statistics, surveys, and reporting for library technologies, usage, and TechConnect space and other grant commitments

• Adult Reference Services
o Excellent customer service and communication skills to determine patron needs and communicate answers
o Provide reference and readers/audiovisual/technology advisory services
o Liaison with NCknows and State Library supported virtual reference services

Must Have
o Positive, upbeat attitude and good interpersonal skills.
o Ability to work and communicate effectively with library management, colleagues, cross-departmental teams, and key stakeholders in the community.
o Proven project management, troubleshooting and problem resolution skills.
o Ability to simplify complex technological topics for novices.
o Ability to develop and maintain effective knowledge-based relationships with vendors and other partners.
o Ability to work independently and in teams to accomplish shared goals.

o Master’s Degree Master’s Degree in Library Science with two years of library and/or digital services/information technology experience.
o Valid driver’s license
o North Carolina public library certification preferred

Supplemental Questions
o Please tell us about your experience, and how you have excelled, in the areas of digital services and information technologies.
o How do you ensure that you develop and implement technology services that respond directly to customer and staff needs and wants?
o Please describe your experience in facilitating technology learning in the library environment or with other user groups.

TO APPLY: go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/catawbacountync/default.cfm
look at job openings select digital services librarian and click on apply

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Public Services Coordinator, Special Collections – Joyner Library – East Carolina University, Greenville NC

TITLE: Public Services Coordinator, Special Collections #942033

LIBRARY: Joyner Library – East Carolina University

CITY: Greenville, NC 27858

NOTE: J. Y. Joyner Library at East Carolina University (ECU) seeks an experienced, collaborative, and enthusiastic individual to lead and manage public and instructional services for the Special Collections Division at Joyner Library. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Special Collections, the position will be responsible for managing a consolidated research and instruction services program for the Special Collections Division which includes Manuscripts and Rare Books, the North Carolina Collection, University Archives, and Digital Collections. The position is also responsible for leading efforts to encourage expanded use of special collections by faculty, undergraduates, and graduate students at ECU. All applicants must apply online: http://www.jobs.ecu.edu

SALARY: Commensurate with experience


• REQUIRED: ALA-accredited Master’s Degree or international equivalent in library or information science
• Minimum of three years experience providing reference and instruction services in an academic or archival setting
• Experience working in or using special collections
• Strong commitment to excellence in public service and improving the user experience
• Knowledge of online instructional tools, resources, and services
• Commitment to utilizing emerging technologies to improve teaching and learning
• Demonstrated initiative in developing and implementing instructional resources and services
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work effectively with ECU staff and users

DUTIES: • provide leadership and administration for research and reference services, instruction and program planning
• serve as primary liaison to faculty for instruction services and consult regularly with faculty to ensure that services meet their evolving needs
• participate in the design and delivery of research and instructional services, including reference provision, classroom instruction, email and online chat services
• coordinate Special Collection public programs to highlight the collections and services of the division
• participate in the planning and promotion of print and digital collections
• manage the Rhem/Schwarzmann Prize for student research in special collections

AVAILABLE: October 1, 2015

APPLY BY: Immediately

TO APPLY: Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names/addresses (postal & e-mail) of three current references online to: http://jobs.ecu.edu

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: All Applicants must apply online: http://www.jobs.ecu.edu

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Library Assistant – Jamestown Public Library, Jamestown NC

Job Title: Library Assistant

Wkly Hrs: 20 – 27 (will vary as needed)

Reports to: Library Manager

Rate of Pay: $9.50 per hour

Position Overview:
The library assistant is responsible for performing a wide variety of general library duties in order to assist patrons/staff with the daily operational needs of the library. Schedule and hours will vary; some Saturdays (10 am – 1 pm) will be required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
 Assisting co-workers and librarians with different programs and activities
 Assist patrons with any reference questions, requests, or general inquiries
 Circulation as needed – checking in/out materials, placing holds, paying fines, finding books on shelves, etc.
 Opening and Closing the library
 Creating signs, flyers, and publication materials for library services and events
 Marketing programs in-house and online.
 Organizing and cataloging magazines
 Help patrons in computer lab

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
 Organizing books on shelf
 Getting books and materials from the book drop
 Shelving/straightening as needed
 Adding pictures of book jackets to the “new arrival” boards and other displays.
 Art exhibit scheduling and finding artists
 Going through donated materials
 McNaughton removals from system, boxing and mailing back books not needed.

Supervision Exercised:
This position is responsible for overseeing library volunteers in the absence of the manager.

Qualifications & Skills:
REQUIRED: Word processing and computer skills are needed.
PREFERRED: Coursework or interest in Library and Information Studies
PHYSICAL: Must be able to stand and sit for long periods. Must be able to walk up stairs, lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
Interested applicants should submit resume by August 28, 2015: info@jamestownpubliclibrary.com.

Jamestown Public Library
200 W. Main St.
Jamestown, NC 27282
(336) 454-4815

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Director and Head University Librarian – Winston Salem State University, Winston Salem NC

Winston Salem State University is accepting applications to fill the position of Director and Head University Librarian for the C.G. O’Kelly Library

The City
Winston-Salem, North Carolina is a part of the centrally located Triad Region, a region of nearly 1.6 million people. It is situated midway between the state’s Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountains to the west and the Atlantic beaches and Outer Banks to the east. Winston-Salem is the fifth largest city in North Carolina and is called the “Twin City” for its dual heritage and “City of the Arts and Innovation” for its dedication to fine arts and theater and technological research.

The University
Preparing diverse students for success in the 21st Century, Winston-Salem State University offers quality educational programs at the baccalaureate and graduate levels. Students are engaged in active and experiential learning and have access to education through flexible delivery modes. The University is dedicated to the development of students through excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. As a comprehensive, historically Black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, Winston-Salem State University contributes to the social, cultural, intellectual and economic growth of the region, North Carolina and beyond.

The Position
Winston Salem State University invites applications for the position of Director and Head University Librarian. This position is a 12 month, EPA-Non-Faculty position. The University Librarian serves as the strategic and operational leader and chief administrator of the C. G. O’Kelly Library, and is responsible for providing and advancing a vision for the library, including its emerging information technologies, collections, services, budget, personnel and physical environment. Reporting to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, this person will be a dynamic and experienced leader with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in library services and collections and who embraces digital learning and emerging technologies.

The Librarian will play a visible and prominent role in collaborating with the University’s academic and administrative units, faculty, students, and staff on campus and in the community, helping to shape the scholarly communication landscape at WSSU. The successful candidate is expected to grow the Library’s resource development program, with particular emphasis on innovative private- and public-sector fundraising. S/he will facilitate the transformation of the Library into a knowledge commons that fosters and enhances a vibrant research and learning community.


• Provides strategic and operational leadership in the development and fulfillment of the Library’s mission and vision.
• Develops and implements a clear and concise strategic plan to meet the mission and goals of the library, ensuring alignment with the University’s academic priorities, curricula and research.
• Provides leadership for, and collaborates with, campus units in aligning library resources and services with advances in information management, research, instructional delivery, curriculum development and academic study.
• Incorporates clear insights into the evolving role of academic libraries and the use of emerging technologies to support scholarship, teaching, and learning.
• Effectively manages the financial and human resources of the Library to meet current and emerging needs and to achieve strategic priorities.
• Cultivates external relations and fundraising opportunities with public and private sources in support of the Library and its programs.
• Represents the Libraries within the University and engages externally with the academic and research library community at large.
• Develops and maintains strong relationships with University leadership, department heads, faculty, staff, students and the community.
• Creates an environment that facilitates research and scholarly activity with an understanding of innovative and traditional methods of information dissemination.
• Promotes a culture of responsiveness, agility, and innovation.
• Promotes and advocates for library programs that address the needs of students, staff, faculty, and the community.
• Recruits, retains, and leads a diverse, well-functioning professional team, creating an environment that promotes high quality customer service and supports professional advancement.
• Acts as an advocate for the libraries and its faculty and staff.
• Participates actively in local, state and national library organizations.


• Required-Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from ALA and regionally-accredited institution and significant administrative experience in all areas of library and academic support center operations.
• Preferred- Ph.D. in a related field from a regionally accredited university
• Minimum of five years of successful and progressively responsible library leadership.
• Demonstrated understanding of emerging technologies and trends in library science, including open access, open data, scholarly communication, and digital scholarship, and their impact on the Libraries’ success in providing resources and services.
• Ability to engage campus, national and international groups in meaningful discussion of these issues.
• Successful record of fundraising and resource development.
• Strategic planning experience.
• Outstanding communication skills.
• Collaborative and collegial leadership style.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with demonstrated success in developing collaborative partnerships and relationships with internal and external stakeholders and engaging with the academic and research library community at large.
• Proven success in recruiting, developing and retaining a talented workforce.
• Demonstrated accomplishment in fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
• Experience and commitment in advancing community engagement through the implementation of creative outreach and programming.
• Commitment to fostering internal and external communications, marketing and donor relations efforts.

Commensurate with experience and education

Position Available
January 2016

To Apply
This position will be open until a suitable candidate is selected. Review of applications will begin immediately. For priority consideration for this position, please apply online at https://jobs.wssu.edu by September 30, 2015. Applicants will be asked to include a letter of interest that includes a cover letter with contact information, current resume or vita with list of three references who may be contacted in conjunction with an interview. No paper applications will be accepted.

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Instruction & Electronic Services Librarian – Central Carolina Community College Library, Sanford NC

Job Title Instruction & Electronic Services Librarian
Position Number
Department Library
Monthly Salary Range $3200-$4400 (12-month)
Job Location Central Carolina Community College Library  – Sanford Main Campus
Work Schedule
7:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Thursday
7:30am – 3:30pm Friday

Classifications Professional

Position Summary Information

Job Description

Position Summary:
Provides library instruction and reference services for online, traditional, and non-traditional students. Manages all technical aspects of library electronic resources and services, and maintains usage statistics. Develops online research guides and online instructional video tutorials. Investigates and recommends new and emerging technologies. Assists with collection development in assigned areas, basic circulation procedures, library outreach through traditional and social media methods, web page upkeep, and other duties as assigned. Work hours are 7:30am – 4:30pm Monday through Thursday and 7:30am-3:30pm Friday. Hours may vary and may involve occasional travel to other campuses as needed. Summer hours are based on a 4-day work week.

Job Duties:
– Plans, develops, and teaches library instruction classes and orientations that incorporate active learning techniques, information literacy skills, and digital literacy skills at the Lee campus. Develops and implements online library instruction for distance education students. Works with faculty to integrate information literacy skills and library resources into the college curriculum. Works with other librarians on instructional design, teaching methods, and assessment of library instruction. Compiles library instruction data for statistical reports and assessment.

– Provides high-quality reference services to in-house library users and to distance learners. Assists students, faculty, staff, and other patrons with use of the library catalog, print resources, electronic databases, and the Internet through individual instruction and/or research consultations. Assists students in the use of library equipment, computers, software, and other resources.

– Manages and maintains technical access to library electronic resources and services. Troubleshoots and reports access and authentication issues with database vendors. Manages local configuration and functionality for online databases, LibGuides 2.0, LibCal 2.0, and for Summon discovery service. Serves as liaison to local IT department to manage proxy server configuration changes and issues. Compiles, maintains, and reports usage statistics for all electronic resources and library services.

– Develops and maintains online research guides using LibGuides 2.0. Creates online video tutorials (using Camtasia or similar software), bibliographies, and other instructional materials which support student and curricular needs.

– Works with the Director of Library Services, other library staff, and the college webmaster on the design and upkeep of the library web page to ensure site currency and compatibility with current technologies and ADA accessibility standards.

– Promotes library resources and services to students, faculty, and staff through traditional outreach and through social media methods. Maintains the library’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

– Investigates, evaluates, and recommends new and emerging technologies that will improve or expand services and access to library resources.

– Works with the Director of Library Services in selecting and deselecting library materials. Assists with collection development in assigned areas. Assists with inventory of the library collections.

– Works at the circulation desk and opens the library when scheduled or needed. Creates student photo IDs. Oversees the general library study environment.

– Provides assistance and support for library staff at other campuses as needed. Staffs Harnett campus library during staff absences as needed.

– Serves on college committees as assigned. Performs other library duties as assigned by the Director of Library Services.

Essential Responsibilities

Minimum Education
Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of 3 years professional library experience in an academic or community college library setting. Face-to-face teaching experience at the community college level or higher with traditional and non-traditional students incorporating active learning methods. Thorough knowledge of online research databases and print reference sources. Strong experience in technical management and administration of electronic information resources and services. Experience in collection development and evaluating information resources. Strong computer/technology skills. Current knowledge of library technologies and ILS systems, emerging educational technologies, Blackboard, Microsoft Office, LibGuides 2.0, LibCal 2.0, LibAnalytics or LibAnalytics Insight, Camtasia, Adobe Connect, and social media. Familiarity with distance education library services and instruction. Excellent customer service and organizational skills. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Physical ability to do moderate lifting and to push full book carts. Occasional travel between campuses may be required.

Preferred Experience
An understanding of and an appreciation for the concept of the “open door admission policy” and/or community college library experience strongly preferred. Understanding of principles and best practices in information literacy instruction. Strong commitment to help students learn and succeed. Experience assessing library instruction. Experience creating online instruction aids/videos and other instructional/informational materials. Ability to collaborate and work congenially with faculty and staff. Experience researching and planning innovative uses of current and emerging technologies in a library environment, including mobile technologies. Knowledge of effective web page design and of current ADA accessibility standards. Flexibility to adapt and respond to change in an ever-changing environment. Ability to balance multiple priorities and projects. Ability to work well with individuals of diverse backgrounds. Dependability and a strong work ethic.

Special Skills
Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Materials:
Résumé, names and contact information of three references, transcripts, statement of applicant’s information literacy philosophy (1-2 paragraphs, include in Writing Sample section or supplemental questions), and brief description of and current URL for an online video tutorial the applicant has created (optional, but preferred – also to be included in Writing Sample section or supplemental questions). Description should include name of software used, date created, and purpose of the tutorial. Interview will require a teaching presentation.

Posting Details

Posted Date 08/17/2015
Deadline for Applications 09/11/2015

The full job announcement and information can be found at this link: https://cccc.peopleadmin.com/postings/1570 


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