Director, Natural Resources Library and Research Engagement Librarian – Natural Resources Library, NCSU Libraries, NC State University, Raleigh NC

Title: Director, Natural Resources Library and Research Engagement Librarian
Position number: 00102940

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, Natural Resources Library and Research Engagement Librarian. Both the NRL and the Research Engagement department engage with faculty members, students, and researchers across the full lifecycle of research and scholarship, offering dynamic services, spaces, resources, and technologies that enable all forms of teaching, learning, and discovery. The Research Engagement team of nine librarians collaborates with faculty and students in their disciplines and on emerging tools and techniques for visualization, data curation and management, bibliometrics, and computational analysis in an evolving scholarly communication environment. All research librarians build and participate in programs and partnerships that enhance research productivity and competitiveness and support interdisciplinary collaboration.

The Director, Natural Resources Library and Research Engagement Librarian leads and manages the NRL and provides expert services for faculty, students, and staff across the research lifecycle, including information discovery, data management, visualization, application of research tools, and scholarly communication. S/He oversees the services and operations of the NRL, including supervising the Library Technician who is responsible for day-to-day operations. The position serves as liaison to the College of Natural Resources (CNR) and the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) in the College of Sciences, working closely with faculty members and administrators. S/He manages collections in forestry and environmental resources, geospatial science, and marine, earth, and atmospheric sciences, working collaboratively with librarians in Collections & Research Strategy. S/He designs and teaches specialized workshops and seminars that incorporate complex, rapidly evolving research and collaboration tools, data science and analysis, and the use of technology-rich spaces for interactive teaching and visualization. In partnership with university research administration, s/he advises researchers in evaluation of grant opportunities and in meeting funder and university requirements for providing public access to research publications and data. The incumbent participates in library planning and serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. This position reports to the Deputy Director of Libraries and to the Department Head, Research Engagement.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent advanced degree in library science or information science
  • Academic preparation or relevant work experience in the physical or natural sciences
  • Ability to support faculty and researchers across the lifecycle of research, teaching, and learning
  • Knowledge of emerging trends in research services such as data science, visualization, or impact metrics
  • Experience with teaching, training, or instruction
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to manage operations and supervise staff
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both as a team member and independently
  • Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative, working across multiple locations
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational and professional environment and demonstration of the ability to work with a diverse population
  • Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in the physical or natural sciences
  • Demonstrated ability to explore and incorporate emerging technologies into learning and research support

Salary and Benefits
The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. See the Benefits and Leave Administration page for more information.

Application Process
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable. Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website. For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office (919) 515-3522.

To Apply and for More Information

Questions: Contact Nellie Maurer, HR Specialist, at 919-513-3394 or

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.

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Librarian III / Youth Services and Technology Librarian – Lee County Library, Sanford NC

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $41,538 – $66,045

The Lee County Library is seeking qualified applicants for the full time position of Librarian III – Youth Services and Technology Librarian. Performs complex professional and administrative work within the library system, as apparent or assigned. Departmental supervision is exercised over all personnel within the department in the absence of the Director of Library Services. Work is performed under the direction of the Director of Library Services.

The Youth Services and Technology Librarian III works closely with the Outreach Specialist and Library Assistants to set schedules, coordinate programs and outreach events, and guide other library staff in serving the patrons of Lee County Public Libraries. The qualified person for this position will be able to plan and implement innovative programs, workshops and events, incorporating STEAM concepts and traditional methods, to deliver exceptional library services. Other responsibilities include collection development, budget management, cataloging, computer/technology related services and reference/circulation desk tasks. The Librarian III will serve as the liaison between the Library, community groups and county schools.

Essential Functions:
 Responsible for the effective development, promotion, implementation and assessment of a variety of age appropriate programs, outreach and services offered to the Lee County communities.
 Establishes, maintains and represents the library on various civic and community groups and with the general public including but not limited to: public/private schools, daycares, homeschool groups, local interest groups and area businesses.
 Evaluates and purchases library materials; assists with collection development and inventory maintenance.
 Assumes responsibility of oversight of library staff, volunteers and interns in the absence of the Library Director.
 Assists in maintaining technologies in the library system (ILS-Evergreen, MFP, Envisionware, STEAM equipment, etc.)
 Plan and facilitate technology training, workshops and classes for staff and patrons. Well versed in the various online library resources and able to train staff and patrons in their use.
 Assists with maintaining website content, calendar and social media presence.
 Ability to offer quality customer service with a positive upbeat attitude and sensitivity to diverse populations with varying needs.
 Assists with personnel functions including training, managing and evaluating staff.
 Able to perform skilled administrative work preparing required and requested reports and schedules for distribution, working with budget documents/systems, and related work as apparent or assigned.
 Provides support to the library cataloger and with the consortia’s resource sharing process.
 Willingness to serve on various library, county and state committees as well as participate in training and projects as they arise.
 Provides general library services at circulation desk; registers patrons; checks in and out books and other materials; empties book drop, reshelves books and materials; shelf reads and straightens shelves, etc.
 Experience/ability to troubleshoot minor computer and related peripheral issues.
 Some evening and weekend work will be required.
 Performs other related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 Experience and proven record of successful programming and library services in public libraries.
 Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of modern library science, the organization, and department; of reference source material; and of equipment and materials utilized in library operations and as a service to patrons.
 Thorough knowledge of books and authors, periodicals, reference media and library media.
 Thorough knowledge of collection development and able to perform cataloging procedures.
 Ability to analyze records and statistics and compose reports ability to analyze library service problems and participate effectively in solving them.
 Ability to plan and supervise the work of staff.
 Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
 Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons, associates and the general public.

Master’s Degree in Library Science from a college/university accredited by the American Library Association, minimum of 3 years of experience working in a public library in programming/Children’s Services, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with computers, ILS, website maintenance, social media preferred.

North Carolina Public Librarian certification within six (6) months. Valid driver’s license in the State of North Carolina.

Submit a cover letter, resume and a Lee County application to Lee County Human Resources, PO Box 1968, Sanford N.C. 27331- 1968. Position will remain open until filled. Females and minorities are encouraged to apply. Lee County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disabling condition in employment opportunities. Pre-employment drug testing is required.

Please contact Beth List, Director, at

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Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room Manager – Main Library, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Charlotte NC

TITLE: Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room Manager/Main Library
LIBRARY: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
CITY: Charlotte, North Carolina

SALARY: $59,784 – 78,466 annually plus competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, supplemental benefit options, NC Local Government Retirement System, optional 401(k) with employer matching.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s in Library Science from a program approved by the American Library Association. Five years of varied and increasing leadership responsibilities in a large library setting and/or leading a rare book, archives, historical collection in a large library or organization. Knowledge of archival, historical, genealogical collections is greatly preferred.

Licensing Requirements: NC Public Librarian Certification.

The Library Manager/Carolina Room models and inspires a commitment towards achieving the Library’s vision, mission and strategies. The Manager provides leadership within the organization, manages staff and services of the Carolina Room and other departments as needed, develops and mentors staff, and is an effective community engager and relationship builder. The Manager will work diligently to meet and exceed the needs of the community by: developing strategies that include the history/story (physical and digital) of all communities and neighborhoods in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County; ensuring community engagement that reaches every part of the community; developing and strengthening strategic partnerships with the community, government agencies and civic organizations; and by engaging donors in collaboration with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation. The Library Manager/Carolina Room participates in Charlotte Mecklenburg Library special projects and initiatives, accepts and embraces change while effectively and positively managing staff through change.
The manager embodies, interprets, and implements organizational culture to staff by: modeling and encouraging teamwork and camaraderie; ensuring that there is a proactive mindset; providing a work environment that welcomes and encourages innovation; creating a work environment that is fun and safe for staff to share opinions and ideas.

WORK SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week, rotating schedule, including nights and weekends.

AVAILABLE: Currently

APPLY BY: 8/7/18

For additional information, or to apply, please visit our website at:

Job ID: 109829

QUESTIONS: Contact Charity Harris, Human Resources Consultant,  at 980-314-2718 or

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Librarian I / Information Services – Headquarters and West Branch Library, Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center, Fayetteville NC

TITLE: Librarian I / Information Services,  #117000055 and 117000239
LIBRARY: Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center
BRANCH: Headquarters and West Branch Library
CITY: Fayetteville, NC
SALARY: $38,906.57/Year

QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Library Science degree (MLS) required.

Trainee applicants must have completed at least 75% of required course work towards a MLS and submit a letter from the dean of the library school that states the number of credit hours already obtained and that the candidate can complete all master’s degree requirements within twelve months.

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, training, and scheduling of staff. Prepares and presents programming for adult and all-ages audiences. May act as Person-in-Charge in absence of branch manager.

• Staffs a public service point and provides immediate customer assistance
• Performs proactive reference; answers complex customer questions about information and technology resources
• 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 or Information Services Manager
• Knows, enforces, and interprets rules governing the use of the library
• Provides in-depth readers’ advisory services
• Staffs the online chat reference as assigned
• Provides one-on-one instruction/training for customers on an appointment basis (Book-a-Librarian)
• Prepares, presents, and schedules classes on basic and intermediate computer skills for the public
• Prepares and presents programming for adult and all-ages audiences
• Hosts and facilitates library book clubs
• Hires, supervises, trains, evaluates, and schedules assigned subordinate staff
• Participates in collection maintenance, including weeding and discarding items and identifying and recommending replacement titles and new materials
• Serves as a working member of councils and committees as assigned (adult programming committee, online presence team, innovation review team, information services council, e-resource and database team, etc.)
• Prepares and presents training for staff on work-related topics (fundamentals of reference, database searching, readers’advisory, new technology, etc.)
• Participates in publicity and marketing of library resources and events
• Assists in creating and maintaining branch displays of library materials
• Writes library-related newspaper columns
• Creates brochures and bibliographies on library resources
• Performs outreach to community groups and organizations
• Hosts and facilitates library book clubs
• Assists in compilation and reporting of statistics
• Acts as key holder/Person-In-Charge in absence of branch manager or department manager
• Keeps up with current trends and issues in librarianship via professional reading and participation in library-related listservs, webinars, etc.
• Attends off-site professional workshops, training, and conferences

AVAILABLE: August 6, 2018

APPLY BY: Open until July 19, 2018

TO APPLY: We accept online applications only. You may complete the application from our website at
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, fax: (910) 486-5372, or e-mail: or the Cumberland County Human Resources Department at (910) 678-7653.

Library website:

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Emerging Technologies and Outreach Services Librarian – North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount NC

North Carolina Wesleyan College seeks a dynamic and creative service-oriented librarian to collaborate with other librarians and with teaching faculty to develop and implement effective and innovative services for research based courses offered face-to-face or online at all campuses. This librarian will engage with teaching faculty and work with other librarians to create student-centered programs to teach students to find, critically evaluate, and ethically use information sources. This librarian will provide leadership in the design, implementation, support, and assessment of the library’s array of learning tools for online instruction and research assistance. This librarian will also work with other librarians to develop outreach programs to serve the Wesleyan Community at all locations and in online programs.


Candidates must have a master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited institution. 3+ years of reference and instruction experience in an academic library.

Other requirements include:
• Strong technology skills, including knowledge of the full Microsoft Office suite. Experience managing a social networking initiative and providing web outreach.
• Familiarity with web design principles, with LibGuides or other web authoring tools, and with learning management and content management systems.
• Experience using video production hardware and software to produce video tutorials, discovery tools, mobile design, data visualization, 3D printing/scanning, etc.
• Knowledge of reference resources and techniques.
• Experience teaching general and specialized information literacy classes and excellent teaching and presentation skills.
• Knowledge of current and emerging library principles, practices, and technologies.
• A strong commitment to public service and the provision of exceptional service.
• Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; Demonstrated ability to work independently with little supervision and to work effectively in collaborative teams to achieve common goals.

This is a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience and generous benefits package.

Position available August 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to:

Dr. Esther Burgess
Director of the Library
North Carolina Wesleyan College
3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

North Carolina Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer.

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Information Services Librarian (Part Time) – Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville NC


Assist the Director of Library Services and the library staff in the implementation of effective reference assistance, circulation services, program development, information literacy instruction, and the preparation of all resources for library use. Provide reference and information services to students, faculty, staff, and community users of Onslow County; provide circulation services; assist patrons with technology needs; participate in collection development; instruct information literacy classes; assist with book displays; utilize cataloging skills; participate in professional development opportunities; and perform other duties as assigned.

An MLS degree, or equivalent, from an accredited ALA graduate program is required. Excellent communication skills and the ability to bend, stoop and lift a minimum of twenty (20) pounds, required. A strong commitment to high quality customer service and teamwork in the community college setting, desired. Proficient knowledge of computer applications, library resources, and a working knowledge of an automated library system, preferred. Hours may vary slightly but will not exceed 27 hours per week, Monday through Friday, with some evening hours and an occasional Saturday, required.

SALARY: $17 per hour

START DATE: August 1, 2018

CLOSING DATE: July 20, 2018, or open until filled.

TO APPLY: Submit a completed CCCC application to Personnel Services, 444 WesternBlvd., Jacksonville, NC 28546 or download an application at and email to
Phone: 910-938-6145/6214 Fax: 910-455-7027 EOE M/F/DN.

TRANSCRIPTS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS: Transcripts or other official documentation supporting satisfaction of minimum educational requirement(s) are required. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for application purposes and may be submitted under separate cover if application is submitted electronically. The successful candidate must provide official transcripts at his or her own expense within thirty (30) calendar days of being notified of selection.

NOTE: Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application, but may be submitted as a supplement to your application.

QUESTIONS: Call 910-938-6145, 910-938-6214, or email

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Reference / Adult Services Librarian – Harnett County Public Library, Lillington NC

JOB TITLE: Reference / Adult Services Librarian
LIBRARY: Harnett County Public Library
CITY: Lillington

Minimum: $39,630.00
Job Rate: $47,556.00

QUALIFICATIONS: ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science; previous professional library experience and North Carolina Public Librarian Certification.

The Harnett County Public Library seeks an energetic, organized, creative, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic Reference Librarian/Adult Services Librarian. Showing a significant degree of initiative, the incumbent performs professional library work requiring the application of specialized library techniques. Work involves managing and directing reference services offered by the county library, assisting patrons in the use of reference materials and selecting materials for acquisition and withdrawal from the adult print and non-print collections. An employee in this position engages in the community, creates and maintains partnerships to enhance adult services, and develops programs that reach community expectations and standards. Reports to the Library Director.

Other Requirements include but are not limited to:
• Knowledge of public library services and technologies
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Ability to address challenges with creativity and flexibility
• Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement
• Ability to work collaboratively with library staff and community members
• Demonstrated excellence in customer service
• Ability and initiative to promote and market library services, programs, and events via social media, local news outlets, speaking engagements, flyers, newsletters, posters, and displays.

Examples of Duties:
Provides professional reference assistance to library patrons by locating print and digital resources to meet the needs of individuals and organizations in Harnett County. Provides readers advisory and referral services to the community in person, by phone, and email. Assists and instructs library patrons in the use of reference materials, technology, and genealogy resources. Reviews journals and catalogs to select relevant adult materials for collection development. Manages Inter-library loan (ILL) requests. Proactively engages with the community. Creates and maintains partnerships to enhance adult services in the areas of basic technology, literacy, economic development and job seeking, cultural, literary, and other trending activities and programs. Provides leadership in the department and investigates alternate funding opportunities. Maintains a working knowledge of contemporary issues, trends, and technology in the library. Works at a public service desk as needed. Attends professional and community meetings, workshops, and conferences, as required. Performs other duties, as needed. Work schedule includes some evening and weekend shifts.

Other Duties include but are not limited to:
• Directs collection development of system-wide adult fiction, non-fiction, and reference materials
• Develops and executes digital literacy instruction for adults
• Develops and implements a schedule of general interest programming for adults and families
• Provides assistance with local history and genealogy research
• Provides reference and reader’s advisory services to patrons
• Prepares statistical reports related to Adult Services
• Manages an Adult Services program budget
• Participates in community and special events
• Promotes Adult Services through marketing and social media
• Provides electronic resource and reference training to staff members

AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY BY: July 13, 2018

TO APPLY: Apply online at
Direct link to posting at

QUESTIONS: Contact Angela McCauley, Library Director, at or 910-893-3446.

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