Branch Librarian – Graham County Public Library, Nantahala Regional Library System, Robbinsville NC

Title: Branch Librarian
Library: Graham County Public Library, Branch of the Nantahala Regional Library
City: Robbinsville, North Carolina

Note: The Nantahala Regional Library provides public library services in Cherokee, Clay and Graham Counties in Western North Carolina through four branch libraries and a bookmobile.

Salary: Subject to experience and qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Completion of or working towards a Master’s program in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school preferred.
  • Three years of management experience preferred.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library operation including ILS, OCLC, NCLive and the Internet.
  • Considerable knowledge of and background in various types of literature and information.
  • Ability to plan, promote and implement programs utilizing library facilities.
  • Ability to stimulate interest and encourage participation in reading and other library activities.
  • Ability to guide patrons in making book selections.
  • Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with the general public.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Director, other Nantahala Regional Library employees and the staff of the local funding authority.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have transportation and have and maintain a valid North Carolina driver’s license.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. and the ability to bend, reach and spend up to four consecutive hours standing and walking.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.

Duties:

  • Work involves the management of a branch library including the planning and organizing of special programs, the supervision of circulation activities and reference work, the preparation of displays and the care of the building and equipment.
  • Work includes collection development and reader’s advisory.
  • Work also involves public contact of a promotional nature in working with organizations in our area.
  • Work also involves the supervision of two full-time library assistants, part-time employees, volunteers and others.
  • Works with the Friends of the Library, schools and other community agencies to provide library service to all members of the community.
  • Participates in planning and budgeting for the library branch along with the Director, Finance Officer, Regional Library Board Members and the local funding authority.

Available: February 24, 2017
Apply by: March 3, 2017

To apply
: Submit a letter of interest, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to: Daphne Simmons, Director, Nantahala Regional Library, 11 Blumenthal Street, Murphy, NC 28906, fax 828-837-6416 or email at dchildres@nantahalalibrary.org.

For additional information: Contact Daphne Simmons at 828-837-2025 or at dchildres@nantahalalibrary.org.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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