Librarian IV/Regional Branch Manager – Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center, Fayetteville NC

TITLE:  Librarian IV/Regional Branch Manager #117000038
LIBRARY:  Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center
BRANCH:  Cliffdale
CITY:  Fayetteville, NC
SALARY: $49,267.00/Year

QUALIFICATIONS:
Master of Library Science degree (MLS) required. Must have 4 ½ years experience as a MLS professional librarian in a public library and two years of library supervisory experience. Trainee candidates must have at least 4 years experience as a MLS professional librarian in a public library and 1 ½ years of library supervisory experience

CONDITIONS:
Selected applicant must have or obtain, and maintain a valid North Carolina driver’s license with an acceptable driving record; must have access to transportation; background check with local law enforcement agency required; and must submit to a drug-screening test and receive a negative result for the use of drugs specified in the county policy. Refusal to submit to testing or a confirmed positive test shall be basis for withdrawal of the conditional employment offer.

DUTIES:
An employee in this position is responsible for performing complex professional library work and administering a Regional Branch Library. Considerable independent judgment and initiative as well as interpersonal skills are needed to coordinate work of others. Tact and courtesy are required.  Responsible for the supervision of subordinate staff. Position includes supervision of a Community Branch Manager/Librarian III and/or other significant system wide service. Work is performed under general supervision and is evaluated in conferences and by review of reports and work plans.

  • Hires, supervises, trains, and evaluates, department managers, and branch staff to ensure policies and procedures are followed and library goals are met.
  • Oversees all branch services including Information and Outreach Services, Youth Services, Circulation Services and Paging.
  • May be given responsibility for materials selection for the library system as a whole.
  • May be responsible for expending an assigned portion of the library collections budget.
  • Provides advanced reference and readers’ advisory services for customers in the public services areas.
  • Chairs task forces and/or ongoing committees, and oversees special projects as assigned; e.g. grant-writing.
  • Ensures safety and security for all staff and customers, and that the building and grounds are maintained.
  • Purges the collection of obsolete and/or worn materials.
  • Reviews branch purchase requests from customers and reviews customer donations to determine which material is added to collection.
  • Participates in Public Service Managers’ and Directors’ Advisory Council Meetings monthly.
  • Keeps staff informed of system wide initiatives; promotes library trends and new technologies to branch staff.
  • Maintains a well-organized, current, Branch collection by making recommendations for new and retrospective materials to the Division Manager for Collection Development & Technology Innovation.
  • Identifies characteristics of the branch service area in order to recommend materials and to plan and present needed programs, services, and community outreach activities in response to the changing needs of the community.
  • Consults with Community Branch Manager concerning the needs of their service area.
  • Compiles, prepares, and maintains essential reports, records, and statistics. Submits a monthly report of section activities to the Deputy Director. Submits monthly report to Director highlighting customer transactions and branch successes.
  • Participates in budget preparation process by submitting recommendations for equipment, personnel and supplies.
  • Discusses with supervisor work methods, problems, and short and long-range developments and/or plans.
  • Hires, supervises, trains, and evaluates Community Branch Manager.
  • Maintains membership in N.C. Library Association.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities to keep abreast of current library trends.
  • Maintains an oversight relationship between regional and community branches; schedules regional staff to assist community location during staff shortages.

AVAILABLE:  Immediately

APPLY BY:  Open until filled

TO APPLY:  We accept on-line applications only. You may complete the application from our website at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/cumberlandcountync/default.cfm.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed county application.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Contact Ms. Dagmar Aerdelman at (910) 483-7727 extension 1305 or daerdelman@cumberland.lib.nc.us or the Cumberland County Human Resources Department at (910) 678-7653.

Library website: http://www.cumberland.lib.nc.us/ccplsite/content/employment-opportunities.

 

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Assessment Librarian – UNC Chapel Hill Libraries, Chapel Hill NC

TITLE: Assessment Librarian
LIBRARY: UNC Chapel Hill Libraries
CITY: Chapel Hill, NC

NOTE
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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 medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 7.5 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 Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage 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.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required Qualifications:
• ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science, or related advanced degree
• Familiarity with the work of academic research libraries
• Knowledge of assessment practices, principles, and trends in libraries and/or higher education
• Knowledge of tools and processes for analyzing and drawing insight from data
• Demonstrated ability to learn and implement new technologies and tools
• A commitment to high ethical standards in data collection and analysis
• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to report about complex data
• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in groups
• Demonstrated ability to manage projects effectively and set priorities
• Strong commitment to user-centered public services

Preferred Qualifications:
• User Research experience, including standard usability methodologies
• Proficient with HTML, CSS, and WordPress
• Experience developing or maintaining internal services and workflows
• Experience with data visualization and data analysis tools
• Experience building, designing, or developing programs, projects, or initiatives
• Experience with national assessment initiatives such as LibQUAL, IPEDs, ACRL, ARL, etc.

DUTIES:
The University Library at UNC Chapel Hill invites applications from enthusiastic, collaborative, analytical, and user-centered individuals for the new position of Assessment Librarian. Reporting to the Head of User Experience and Assessment, the Assessment Librarian is responsible for coordinating, expanding, and enhancing Assessment efforts across the University Library and Health Sciences Library.

The Assessment Librarian works closely with staff from User Experience and Assessment, Library Information & Technology, Research & Instructional Services, the Research Hub, Library Administration and many other units on collecting and reporting data, as well as designing and delivering qualitative and quantitative assessment projects. The person in this position conducts or directs many types of assessment, including ethnographic research, usability studies, usage data collection, user needs assessments, and interviews. The Assessment Librarian designs and develops needed instruments, methods, and workflows to empower library staff to conduct and analyze their own coordinated assessment projects. The person in this position gathers, reports, and publishes statistics for the Library, serves as the Library’s primary contact for the University Institutional Review Board, and helps communicate Libraries’ impact and value in broader University-level goals and metrics.

The Assessment Librarian:
• Coordinates assessment projects across the University Library and Health Sciences Library
• Provides consultation and other support for identifying assessment goals and priorities, data collection, qualitative assessment, and quantitative assessment conducted by library staff, units, teams, and/or committees
• Identifies, captures, and shares stories of Libraries’ impact on the campus community and beyond, based on data and results from assessment projects
• Contributes to library strategic planning and decision-making, using knowledge gained from assessment activities
• Coordinates the collection and management of data for planning, evaluating, and reporting purposes
• Collaborates and coordinates with campus units outside the library on assessment issues, as needed

AVAILABLE: October 1, 2017

APPLY BY: Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2017. 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/125274 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/

QUESTIONS: Please contact Doug Disenhaus, Interim Director of Library Human Resources, at ddiesenh@email.unc.edu or (919) 962-6585.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Legislative Librarian – Legislative Library, Legislative Services Commission of the North Carolina General Assembly, Raleigh NC

Salary $68,537.00 – $127,696.00 Annually
Job Type Permanent Full-Time
Job Number 30325
Location Wake County, NC
Department General Assembly
Closing 9/8/2017 5:00 PM Eastern

Description of Work
The Legislative Library is a central, non-partisan unit of the Legislative Services Commission of the North Carolina General Assembly. As a specialized legislative and law library, its primary purpose is to provide reference, research, and information services to the General Assembly, legislative staff, and legislative committee. It is the repository of state legislative documents. The Library also assists government agencies and the public with legislative research.

The Legislative Librarian supervises Library staff and manages all components of Library operation, including research and reference, the archiving of documents, collection development, technical services, web page development, and records management.

The Librarian reports to the Director of the General Assembly’s Legislative Analysis Division.

Examples of Duties:

  • Plans, directs, and evaluates the work of Library staff, including conducting annual performance appraisals.
  • Participates in the hands-on work of the Library by responding to reference and research requests and conducting orientation programs.
  • Conducts substantive legal research.
  • Supervises specialized Library work such as indexing legislation for the Bill Status System, indexing the Session Laws, and maintaining the Boards and Commissions database of legislative appointments.
  • Manages the collection, storage, and accessibility of legislative documents.
  • Negotiates and manages legal research contracts such as Westlaw, Bloomberg, and RIA.
  • Coordinates training in and the use of legal research services and other library resources.
  • Participates in interdivisional projects and working groups within the legislature.
  • Works closely with the Information Systems Division on technology issues affecting the Library and the delivery of information.
  • Coordinates cataloguing, classification, and clearinghouse services with the State Library.
  • Manages the General Assembly’s records retention schedule.
  • Stays current in North Carolina government and legislative issues, including litigation tracking.
  • Participates in local, state, and national professional organizations related to the Library’s primary mission.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Internet technology, database systems, and familiarity with a broad range of electronic resources.
  • Broad understanding of information storage technologies, archival and preservation issues, and digital collection management.
  • Ability to communicate with information technology staff.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of legal research procedures and resources.
  • Knowledge of copyright law and use of intellectual property.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the legislative process, procedures, and operations.
  • Demonstrated competence to lead and manage people.
  • Demonstrated skill in problem solving and decision making.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including public speaking abilities.
  • Willingness and ability to work extended schedules.
  • Ability to maintain composure, resolve conflicts, and work cooperatively under pressure with legislators, legislative staff, and the general public on a daily basis.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively, build consensus, and maintain excellent working relationships with Library staff and patrons.
  • Ability to work in a non-partisan environment.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Requires a master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited institution and several years of progressively responsible work in library services, including demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Law degree or legal training preferred.

Supplemental and Contact Information
***NC General Assembly positions are NOT Subject to the State Human Resources Act.***

Instructions:
To apply for the Legislative Librarian position, download the NC General Assembly application from the NC General Assembly website and submit the application and attachments through the same website:
http://www.ncleg.net/NCGAInfo/Directories/Jobs.html.

Applicants must also attach a copy of the following documents when submitting the application:

  • A cover letter that includes reasons the candidate is interested in the position, and discussion of relevant experience.
  • Resume.
  • Graduate school transcript.
  • List of three professional references and three personal references including name, address, telephone number, and relationship to applicant.

The Legislative Librarian application packet (cover letter, resume, transcript, references, and application) must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 8, 2017.

Please Note:

  • Online applications are only accepted through the NC General Assembly website.
  • Application packet must contain all attachments or it will be considered incomplete and not accepted.
  • For questions regarding this announcement, please contact the NC General Assembly Human Resources Office at 919-715-1210.
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Electronic Resources Access Coordinator – Hunter Library, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC

TITLE: Electronic Resources Access Coordinator (University Library Specialist Position 2923)
LIBRARY: Hunter Library
CITY: Cullowhee, NC

SALARY: $31,025 – $36,400 plus benefits

Position Summary
This position has primary responsibility for establishing and maintaining access to electronic resources, including working with knowledge bases, open URL resolvers, proxy configuration and Sierra maintenance. The position works closely with vendors and publishers to clarify the library’s holdings and access rights. Another major purpose of this position is to assist the Electronic Resource Librarian in maintaining the resource management systems and gathering, loading, and maintaining statistics. This position also provides support for interlibrary loan. Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position

  • Knowledge of complex serial operations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of computer applications and database management for library procedures.
  • Knowledge of the serials publishing industry and emerging standards for electronic publishing.
  • Knowledge of MARC record format and other bibliographic information.
  • Knowledge of COUNTER compliant statistics standards.
  • Knowledge of SUSHI standards.
  • Technical knowledge of automated systems.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize work flow.
  • Ability to contribute to planning and coordinating department projects.
  • Ability to analyze unique situations and apply problem-solving skills to resolve issues.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, vendors, publishers, and library users.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to keep up with changing requirements through pursuit of professional development and training

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from a four-year college or university and one year of experience in a library or archives and/or records management; or high school and five years experience in a library or archives and/or records management; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with an integrated library system, preferably Innovative Interfaces.
  • Demonstrated work experience maintaining access to electronic resources such as electronic journals and/or databases.
  • Demonstrated work experience gathering library-relevant numeric data.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information standards and practices relevant to electronic resources, including OpenURL linking, the COUNTER code of practice, and/or the SUSHI protocol.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel spreadsheets.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize work flow.
  • Solid organizational skills, flexibility and initiative.
  • Initiative and desire to learn in an innovative, evolving environment.

For complete description and to apply online please visit https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/7395.

AVAILABLE: Start Date is Negotiable

APPLY BY: 8/28/2017

TO APPLY: Online at https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/7395.

Questions: Please contact Tina Adams at tmadams@email.wcu.edu.

WCU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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Librarian II/Information Services – Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center, Fayetteville NC

TITLE:  Librarian II/Information Services
LIBRARY:  Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center
BRANCH:  Headquarters
CITY:  Fayetteville, NC
SALARY:  $41,132/Year

QUALIFICATIONS:  Master of Library Science degree (MLS) required.  Must have two (2) years’ experience as a MLS professional librarian in a public library.  Six month’s supervisory experience preferred

Equivalent Training/Experience:  Trainee candidates must have at least 12 months’ experience as a MLS professional librarian in a public library.

CONDITIONS:   Selected applicant must have or obtain, and maintain a valid North Carolina driver’s license with an acceptable driving record; must have access to transportation; background check with local law enforcement agency required; and must submit to a drug-screening test and receive a negative result for the use of drugs specified in the county policy. Refusal to submit to testing or a confirmed positive test shall be basis for withdrawal of the conditional employment offer.

DUTIES:

  • An employee in this position is responsible for providing advanced library services to customers at the Information Service desk.
  • Responsible for the supervision and scheduling of staff within the Information Services department.
  • Coordinates/facilitates staff training. Acts as branch supervisor in absence of branch manager.
  • Hires, supervises, trains, evaluates, and schedules staff (permanent and temporary).
  • In conjunction with Branch Manager, screens applications for vacant positions; conducts interviews; performs reference checks; completes and submits all recruitment paperwork.
  • Assigns duties for projects and day-to-day activities.
  • Oversees and coordinates branch’s Book A Librarian service.
  • Compiles, prepares, and maintains reports, records, and statistics for the department.
  • Performs proactive reference; answers complex customer questions about information and technology resources.
  • Prepares and presents classes on basic and intermediate computer skills for the public.
  • Prepares and presents programming for adult and all-ages audiences.
  • Performs intermediate troubleshooting of library equipment.
  • Trains the public in the use of library resources and equipment, including online catalog and databases.
  • Resolves intermediate customer complaints; refers more complex issues to branch manager.
  • Acts as Librarian II Trainer for home branch and sister branch, working with Library Learning and Innovation Manager to ensure all staff receive necessary training.
  • Oversees, coordinates, and participates in collection management duties for adult reference, fiction, and nonfiction collections.
  • Keeps up with current trends and issues in librarianship via professional reading and participation in library-related listservs, webinars, etc.

AVAILABLE:  Immediately

APPLY BY:  Open until filled- previous applicants do not need to re-apply to be considered

TO APPLY:  We accept on-line applications only. You may complete the application from our website at   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/cumberlandcountync/default.cfm.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed county application.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Contact Ms. Dagmar Aerdelman at (910) 483-7727 extension 1305 or daerdelman@cumberland.lib.nc.us or the Cumberland County Human Resources Department at (910) 678-7653.

Library website: http://www.cumberland.lib.nc.us/ccplsite/content/employment-opportunities

 

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Library Processing Specialist – Stanly County Public Library, Albemarle NC

TITLE:  Library Processing Specialist
LOCATION:  Stanly County Public Library, 133 E Main Street, Albemarle, NC 28001
SALARY:  $25,776
WORKING HOURS:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 37.5 hours per week
(Hours will include two nights and one Saturday a month.)
RECRUITMENT PERIOD:  July 28, 2017 through 5:00 p.m. August 11, 2017

SPECIFICATION:

  • Work in this classification involves processing a variety of materials and collection for circulation.
  • Processing ordering of automated requests submitted by branch and section librarians.
  • Receiving materials ordered and processing into the library collection using standardized cataloging and classification techniques; accepting and confirming shipments, processing all formats of materials; performing original and copy cataloging; maintaining accurate information in the library system database.
  • Servicing patrons by issuing library cards, reserving materials, and assisting with locating books and other items; checking books and equipment in and out; collecting overdue fines.
  • Mending and repairing books as needed.
  • Collecting materials for bindery, scheduling pickup, creating bindery tickets, and processing bound materials when returned to the Library’s collection.
  • Operating van to deliver materials to various branch locations two mornings a week.
  • Work performed is categorized as medium work with exertion up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects, receiving and loading boxes of books.

DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an associate’s degree in library science, data processing, or a related field with experience sufficient to meet the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  North Carolina Class C Driver’s License.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Stanly County employees who are interested in applying for this position may submit an updated resume and application to the Human Resources Office.  All other applicants must apply at the NC Works Career Center, 994 N First Street, Albemarle, NC 28001. (704) 982-2183.  All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.

Stanly County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Technical Services and Collection Management Librarian – Ethel K. Smith Library, Wingate University, Wingate NC

TITLE:  Technical Services and Collection Management Librarian
LOCATION:  Ethel K. Smith Library
CLASSIFICATION:  Full-Time; 12-month Exempt Staff

The Technical Services and Holdings Librarian reports to the Director of the Library and is responsible for the development of the Library’s collections, act as a liaison between the Library’s collection and the faculty, and work with acquisitions and cataloging ILS modules (EKS Library employs Innovative’s Sierra).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Collection Management, Holdings, and Acquisitions

  • Possesses thorough knowledge of books, authors, periodicals, reference materials and library media formats.
  • Responsible for all activities associated with acquiring and de-selecting books and selected non-print library materials.
  • Coordinates purchase requests, pre-order searching, order input, order receipt, standing orders, order check-in, and processing.
  • Assists with cataloging and processing of holdings.
  • Maintains contact with book suppliers, materials sources, and publishers for informed decisions regarding purchases.
  • Monitors budget allocations.
  • Works cooperatively and collaboratively with the Library Administration Associate concerning budgeting issues/procedures and Inter-Library loan statistics regarding potential collection additions.
  • Provides leadership in the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of:
    – Allocation and acquisitions policies and procedures.
    – De-selection (weeding) practices and projects.
  • Selects honor/memorial gift books.

Other Library Assignments

  • Shares Reference Desk duties with other Librarians by providing assistance to students/faculty/patrons regarding online and traditional searches, etc.
    – Assists at the Reference Desk as needed.
    – Works evenings or weekends, as needed, in the staff rotation.
  • Participates in general collection development.
  • Participates in collection inventories.
  • Functions as library liaison for select academic departments.
  • Supervises student assistants.
  • Assists in Inter-Library Loan as requested.
  • Serves on University committees as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited institution required.
  • Experience with ILS acquisitions and cataloging modules.
  • Managerial abilities, analytical skills, flexibility, and creativity in problem solving.
  • Crafted skill in written and oral communications.
  • Ability to work with Library staff and faculty.
  • At least five years of experience in a college/university library setting with increasing responsibilities in the area of Collection Management.
  • Reference Desk experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Interested candidates should provide via email a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three work-related references to hr@wingate.edu.

QUESTIONS:  Please contact Lisa Ragsdale at l.ragsdale@wingate.edu or 704-233-8710

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: It is the policy of Wingate University to abide by all Federal and State laws prohibiting employment discrimination solely on the basis of a person’s race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age (over 40), sex, marital status or physical handicap, except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.

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