Circulation Manager – Braswell Memorial Public Library, Rocky Mount NC

JOB TITLE:  Circulation Manager
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:  Circulation/Public Services Division
HOURS:  Full time including evening and weekend hours
MINIMUM SALARY:  $41,000 with benefit package

Directs the operation of the circulation department including supervising staff and volunteers, creating schedules, and overseeing all functions of the department. The circulation manager is also responsible for managing the passport office. The Circulation Manager is responsible for customer service, maintenance of patron records, employee satisfaction, department leadership, and other duties as assigned. This employee will provide customer service at the circulation desk as part of their regular duties. Evening and weekend hours are required. Work is performed under the general direction of the Library Director or Assistant Director.

Master of Library Science degree or equivalent experience. One to three years’ experience in library circulation services with a minimum of one year supervisory experience preferred

Work is typically performed while sitting, standing, bending crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light objects and occasionally lifts heavy objects up to 40lbs. Work has standard vision requirement (with or without correction), ability to speak clearly and hearing (with or without correction) sufficient to perceive information at normal spoken word levels.

AVAILABLE:  Immediately

APPLY BY:  Position open until filled

TO APPLY:  Interested persons must send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to

QUESTIONS:  Please contact Hattie Harrington, Manager for Administrative Services, Office: (252) 442-1951 ext. 231, Email:

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Youth Services Librarian – Rockingham County Public Library, Eden NC

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY GOVERNMENT invites applications for the position of Youth Services Librarian.

SALARY: $40,551.09/Year
CLOSING DATE: 10/10/17 05:00 PM

Rockingham County is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with federal and state statutes regarding discrimination in employment matters.

Performs intermediate administrative duties in Youth Services (YS) programs in four libraries, providing library and outreach programs, YS reference services, planning and conducting programs and activities, developing and updating collection, selecting materials, assisting patrons, assisting with grant funding, maintaining records, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the Library Director. Provides supervision to library personnel assisting YS.

Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Provides programming in all YS age levels such as Story Time (infant to 6th) grade, Teen and Summer Reading.
• Assists with the supervision of the daily operation of a branch library as it pertains to YS; provides general library services including reference, reader’s advisory and other patron assistance services.
• Develops and maintains YS library collections; assists with material acquisitions; evaluates, selects and orders new library materials; processes incoming new materials; sorts and identifies materials for replacement.
• Researches grant opportunities; researches prospects; organizes grant partnerships and collaborations; develops grant budgets; prepares and submits proposals.
• Supervises staff and volunteers assisting YS; assigns, directs, trains and inspects the work of personnel; develops work schedules for YS.
• Enforces policies, procedures and rules to patrons; helps establish procedures for Youth Services; resolves problems when necessary.
• Prepares and submits reports for Youth Services on circulation statistics and library usage; assists with compiling statistics for annual report; assists with the preparation of grant applications and other relevant documentation.
• Aides in monitoring building and grounds; requests maintenance and repair and needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
As it relates to their position, has a thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of modern library operation; thorough knowledge of reader interest levels; thorough knowledge of library reference, and Youth services; thorough knowledge of library system computer applications; thorough knowledge of library reference materials and research techniques; thorough knowledge of the library circulation functions; skill in the use of library equipment, materials and resources; ability to maintain accurate records and statistics and complete accurate reports; ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment; ability to communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing; ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinate personnel; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons, associates, municipal officials and vendors.

Physical Requirements
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires standing, walking and reaching with hands and arms and occasionally requires sitting, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, pushing or pulling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles and exposure to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a quiet location (e.g. library, private offices).

Has a Master’s degree in library and information science, with moderate experience in a public library including supervisory experience, or equivalent experience. Strong education background and/or School Media Specialist is beneficial.

Special Requirements
Possession of North Carolina Public Librarian certification or eligibility to obtain.
Valid driver’s license.


Questions: Please contact Nichole McLaughlin, HR Director, at or (336) 342-8112.

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County Librarian – Tyrrell County Library, Pettigrew Regional Library System, Columbia NC

TITLE: County Librarian
LIBRARY: Tyrrell County Library – part of the Pettigrew Regional Library System serving Perquimans, Chowan, Washington and Tyrrell.
CITY: Columbia, NC

NOTE: The Library is located in historic downtown Columbia, the county seat of Tyrrell County, in Northeastern North Carolina in the area known as the Inner Banks. Columbia is less than an hour from the popular Outer Banks beaches. Tyrrell County is a diverse economic and ecological destination where red wolves, black bear, and bobcats roam and eagles sour. With the Albemarle Sound to the North, the Alligator River to the East and the Scuppernog River going through the town, Columbia is a boater and fisherman’s dream. The town is quaint, beautiful and the library is well attended.

SALARY: $39, 269.00/year plus full benefits, at a minimum, depending on qualifications. A 35 hour per week position.

QUALIFICATIONS: MLS from ALA-accredited institution; minimum three years of public library experience; supervisory experience; eligible for certification by the North Carolina Public Library Certification Board; technology skills and high energy. Must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with community groups and county officials as well as work as a team member with the Tyrrell County Library staff, three other County Librarians and the Regional Director.

DUTIES: Provides leadership, direction and professional guidance in the delivery of library services in Tyrrell County. Supervises staff of four. Responsible for all operations and management of a very active county library. Must have experience in library and office technology. Reports to the Director of the Regional Library.

AVAILABLE: Position open November 1, 2017.

APPLY BY: Position open until filled.

TO APPLY: Send resume with cover letter and three professional references to: Judi Bugniazet, Library Director, Pettigrew Regional Library, 201 East Third Street, Plymouth, NC 27962 or e-mail attachments to

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Visit or contact Judi Bugniazet, Director, at or 252-793-2875.

PRL is an equal opportunity employer.

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Children’s Librarian – Morrison Regional Library, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library System, Charlotte NC

JOB TITLE: Children’s Librarian
LIBRARY: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library- Morrison Regional
CITY: Charlotte, NC
SALARY: Hiring range is $43232.80 to $56,743.05 with benefits.

NOTE: Morrison Regional has recently undergone a major renovation and is slated to open in late fall.  Morrison will be modeling CML’s new service model, with a focus on customer service, cutting edge technology, and strong programming.

Master’s in Library Science from a program approved by the American Library Association.  Licensing Requirements:  NC Public Librarian Certification.

Incumbents are responsible for providing professional level work for a library.  Duties include: performing reference and reader advisory, training customers on online resources and technology access, developing and maintaining assigned collections, planning programming, performing outreach activities, and serving on and/or facilitating committees/teams.  Serving as manager on duty, handling monies and handling security issues may be required.

Special Requirements  The incumbent is responsible for planning and overseeing all library services to Children (birth to 11) with a heavy focus on programming.  Must have strong technology knowledge & skills, including knowledge of computers, digital devices, digital library resources, and how to download digital content to digital devices.  Incumbent must be able to assist individuals of all ages with reference, reader’s advisory, technology, and all circulation functions.

Additional qualities: a flexible and collaborative work style, ability to work as part of a team, strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse customers; strong written, verbal, listening and alpha/numeric skills; strong customer service orientation; ability to effectively work with community partners to plan programming, special events and other initiatives.

Experience developing, planning and facilitating programs strongly preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 40 hours per week including a rotating weekend schedule and some weeknights.

AVAILABLE: November 2017

APPLY BY: October 6, 2017

TO APPLY: For more information, and to apply, visit

QUESTIONS: Walker H. Doermann, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation, 704.416.5403,



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Reference Specialist – Chatham Community Library, Pittsboro NC

JOB TITLE:  Reference Specialist, Part-time (50%)
LIBRARY:  Chatham Community Library
LOCATION: Pittsboro, NC
SALARY:  $13,166
CLOSING DATE: October 12, 2017, 5:00pm

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for providing assistance to public and community college patrons at the reference desk; teaching and assisting with classes on a variety of technology topics (including basic computer skills, eBooks, Microsoft programs); processing interlibrary loan requests; providing readers advisory services; assisting patrons with computers, printer, scanner, and microfilm reader; filling in at the circulation desk as needed; and working on special projects as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience working in a library environment, current enrollment in a library science program, or comparable experience; strong technology and problem-solving skills; working knowledge of online databases and reference sources; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; self-motivated and able to work independently.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Applicants must be able to work evenings and every other Saturday.  Previous reference and instruction experience preferred.

TO APPLY: please send applications to Chatham County Human Resources, PO Box 1809 Pittsboro, NC 27312 or apply online at For more information regarding this position please contact  Dana Haven, (919) 545-8088.

Chatham County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Library Branch Manager – Ridgeview Branch Library, Hickory Public Library, Hickory NC

TITLE: Library Branch Manager – Ridgeview Branch
LIBRARY: Hickory Public Library
CITY: Hickory, NC

Hickory Public Library is a department of the City of Hickory and has two locations, Patrick Beaver Memorial Library and Ridgeview Branch Library.

For doers and makers seeking a well-rounded community, Hickory is a bridge between Asheville and Charlotte at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains along Interstate 40, where a collective spirit of craftsmanship strengthens any endeavor with detail, artistry and quality. Hickory, North Carolina, is a three-time All-America City on the Catawba River approximately one hour east of Asheville and one hour north of Charlotte. More than 40,000 residents call Hickory their home and Hickory is the hub of a 350,000 metropolitan area. Hickory has outstanding school systems, seven recreation facilities, two libraries, several golf courses, theaters, art museums, and eighteen gorgeous parks. Beautiful Lake Hickory is over 4,000 acres and has many public access areas. Please check out Hickory at or for a web portal all about Hickory and the surrounding areas and what makes Hickory a “Well Crafted” City.

Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetics, or the presence of a non-job related medical condition or disability. U.S. Law requires all applicants to furnish proof of identity and right to work in the U.S.

SALARY: $44,889.65 starting salary and a competitive benefits package.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited university; 3 to 5 years relevant experience; Possession of or ability to obtain a valid N.C. Driver’s License. See the full job description at

DUTIES: The Library Branch Manager will oversee operations of the Ridgeview Branch Library. Major duties include supervision of 4 staff (2 full-time, 2 part-time),collection development, library programming, and community outreach to promote awareness of library services.

AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY BY: October 10, 2017

TO APPLY: Find more information and instructions on how to apply on the City of Hickory website:

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact City of Hickory Human Resources at (828) 323-7421 or Sarah Greene, Library Director, at (828) 261-2275.

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Administrative Librarian II, North Regional Library Manager – Durham County Library, Durham NC

TITLE: Administrative Librarian II – North Regional Library Manager
LIBRARY: Durham County Library
CITY: Durham, NC
SALARY: $ 52,707 – $94,873

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate should exhibit excellent management and leadership skills to build a strong, team-oriented environment and ensure superior customer service. He or she must show initiative and be able to work independently to implement policies and procedures. Effective verbal and written communication is essential, and Spanish language skills are a plus.

Position requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited library school and at least four years in professional library work, preferably with previous supervisory experience.

Special Requirement: Must obtain certification from North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission.

DUTIES: Proactively build community relationships by developing and implementing innovative programs, services and special events to foster a positive library image. Supervise the circulation, teen services, children’s and adult services managers to ensure the proper functioning and upkeep of the library facility and equipment. Serve on the library’s Management Council and under the supervision of the Deputy Director. Demonstrate a commitment to professional development, serve on library’s committees and contribute to system-wide initiatives. Although the position is based at the North Regional Library, the manager may be asked to work at other locations.

APPLY BY: Friday, September 29, 2017

TO APPLY: Please visit to view the full job announcement and to complete the required application for employment.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For additional information about Durham County Library, visit

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