Would you like to work in a small, beautiful library located in the North Carolina mountains? Do you believe in the public library as the people’s university, a third space, and a vital resource for all members of a community? We are seeking a candidate possessed of relevant practical experience and a solid foundation in the principles of library science who is interested in providing reference service, delivering programs, designing displays, and generally being a part of our library as it grows and changes to meet the needs of our community.
TITLE: Librarian I or Librarian II, Reference Librarian
LIBRARY: Ashe County Public Library CITY: West Jefferson, NC
SALARY: $29,469 up to $31,000 based on experience
QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years library experience plus the completion of three graduate courses appropriate to this position. Preferred Qualifications: An ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science with a minimum of one year of public library experience and certification by the North Carolina Public Library Certification Board.
DUTIES: Assists the Adult Services Librarian in planning, organizing, promoting, and directing the public library’s program of services for adults in the county. Provides reference services and computer usage instruction for the public and the students of Ashe Campus of Wilkes Community College and assists with collection development, publicity, exhibits, and displays.
EXAMPLES OF WORK: Answers reference, readers’ advisory, and directional questions. Responsible for collection development of a selected subject or buying area(s) as assigned. Performs circulation duties on an as-needed basis. Serves as liaison between the public library and a public/private agency and/or school/home school serving people over 13 years of age. May do public speaking and/or teaching (library orientation, Internet usage, etc.) on behalf of the library.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and effectively with the public and other employees. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to use computers for both internal and external projects and information. Extensive knowledge of reference tools, both print and online.
TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and references to Laura at: firstname.lastname@example.org DATE LISTED: June 15, 2016 CLOSING DATE: June 30, 2016