Wake County Public Libraries (WCPL), a division of Community Services, is a decentralized library system devoted to promoting the love of reading and fostering the pursuit of knowledge among the citizens of Wake County. To be a successful library system, WCPL focuses on three factors: developing products people love, operating facilities that are well thought out, and providing experiences that are pleasant. WCPL products include books and collections that people want; access to the Internet and other digital services that are easy to use; and programs that are engaging and educational. Library services are supportive of the Commissioner’s goals, as evident in the adoption of the Library Master Plan by the Board of Commissioners. In surveys to its customers, 96.6% of respondents rated their experience with the libraries as excellent or good. Per year, WCPL circulates over 10,000,000 books, has over 3,000,000 visitors, and presents over 8,000 programs. Its annual budget is approximately 22.9 million.
WCPL is currently comprised of 239 FTE staff which will expand to 247 FTE by mid- FY17. Administration consists of a Director, Deputy Director, four Senior Managers each responsible for a major system resource, and a Management & Policy Analyst. There are two Staff Development Managers focused on training and development for staff. The library system is made up of 7 Regional Libraries which range in size from 20,000 sq. ft. to 30,000 sq. ft.; 12, soon to be 13, Community Libraries which range in size from 5,000 sq. ft. to 10,000 sq. ft., 2 Specialty Libraries, including a local history and genealogy library, and a Digital Library focused on the libraries’ online presence and PR. Libraries is the only county division to have its own Information Technology department.
WCPL is consistently one of the busiest and most cost effective library systems in NC. Specifically, the library system continues to expand its innovative and popular program of service for the young child, the school age child, teens, and adults of all ages. In 2015, the Deputy Library Director won a prestigious award from the American Library Association for showing exceptional understanding and support of public library service to children. The library system has been fortunate to be the recipient of generous grants over the years that have allowed it to offer special programming and exhibits to enhance its regular schedule of programming.
For more information about WCPL, please visit: www.wakegov.com/libraries.
Part-time Adult Services Librarian I (Temporary)
Richard B. Harrison Community Library
1313 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610
Schedule: 20 hours per week; 3 day shifts, 1 night and a regular Saturday rotation (at least every 3rd Sat.)
Hiring range: $18.98-$25.62 per hour
WCPL is looking for a dynamic and highly motivated Adult Services Librarian I to serve a diverse population in central Raleigh. In addition to providing direct public service, the Librarian will plan and deliver regular programming aimed at an adult audience. These will be both Librarian and Presenter-led programs focused on a variety of topics including job searching/skills, African American/Latin American history and experience, family history, finance, nutrition, parenting, art, music, etc. Please note that this is a temporary position that does not come with benefits or paid leave.
Key Responsibilities of an Adult Services Librarian:
• Work directly with the public on a service desk providing excellent customer service
• Collaborate with Library Manager and an Adult Services Manager to develop, present, and promote programs and professional services to meet the needs of the community
• Provide reference and readers’ advisory services
• Merchandize and market areas of the adult collection
• Assist the public with basic technology and online searching
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Competencies
• Enjoys working with people and excels at providing customer service
• Is energetic, motivated, detail-oriented, and flexible
• Has great technology skills
• Has excellent communication skills
• Demonstrates leadership on a local and system level
• Maintains a knowledge of library trends in Adult Services
• Has the ability to build and maintain positive and productive relationships in team environment
Minimum qualifications: Master’s Degree in Librarianship or related field: MLS, MLIS, MIS, ML from an ALA accredited program or NC program
Preferred qualifications: Coursework in adult services and one year of professional librarian experience
To apply: Please send cover letter and current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 3/10/17.