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Support library circulation functions by registering new library borrowers, checking items in and out, pulling holds, collecting fines and fees, daily intake and delivery of library materials. Work at the adult and children’s information desks as part of cross-scheduling training as assigned. Assist with special projects that further the library’s strategic plan. Serve on system teams and committees as assigned. Provide excellent customer service in a team-based environment. Work is performed under the supervision of the Circulation Manager. Ability to speak Spanish a plus. Although the position is based at the Southwest Regional Library, the successful candidate may be asked to work at other locations on an “as-needed” basis.
Requirements: Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to an associate’s degree in library science or a related field and six months in general library experience
Contract Type: Part-time
Work Percentage: 50.00
Posting Date: 03/03/2014
Closing Date: 03/14/2014
Salary Range: $12.60/HR- $21.69/HR
Position Number: 40006377
Reporting to the Library Director, the Resources & Finance Officer directly supervises six and oversees a total of 17 employees in the areas of: Resources & Technical Services, the NC Collection, Accounting, and Technology Management; completes employee work plans and performance appraisals, offering employee feedback and recognition. Maintains a strong working relationship among staff in all units of the Resources & Finance division. Oversees various vendor contracts, including books, audiovisual materials, electronic resources and computer equipment as well as performance and service contracts. Works closely with Durham County Purchasing, Finance, Budget, Legal and Information Technology departments to complete contracts, formal bids and ensure compliance. Oversees a budget in excess of $9 million working closely with the Library Director to monitor and allocate funds. Maintains a spending plan that exercises good stewardship of County, State and Federal funds. Works closely with the Library’s Development Officer and Grant Writer to process contributions to the Library, the Durham Library Foundation and the Friends of the Durham Library. Works through the budget process and makes budget presentation to County officials. Plans for opening day collection for a renovated Main Library; will also determine and address storage needs of the Main Library’s collection and plan for relocation of Resources & Finance staff during the library’s renovation. Oversees the North Carolina Collection and is actively engaged with the Selena Warren Wheeler Collection at the Stanford L. Warren Branch Library. Works closely with the Assistant Director of Planning & Facilities to allocate storage space for the North Carolina Collection. Works closely with the Assistant Director of Planning & Facilities to compile statistics and complete surveys for the State Library and other entities. Analyzes data and creates reports for staff and the Library Board of Trustees. Works closely with facility managers to determine profile of locations related to collections and technology. Tracks community needs related to collections and technology. Develops short-term and long-term technology plans. Serves as a member of the Administrative Council and is active in system-wide decision making. Serves as a liaison between staff and Library Administration; attends and leads a number of meetings. Attends meetings of the Library Board of Trustees, Durham Library Foundation, Friends of Durham Library and Stanford L. Warren
Friends, as needed. Attends meetings and speaks on relevant topics before the Board of County Commissioners. Works closely with public service staff to ensure an Integrated Library System that is easy to use and meets customers’ needs. Should be politically savvy, a team player and willing to explore new options and take well thought out risks. Should foster an environment of risk taking and innovation as well as be a visionary, forward thinking and able to consider all facets of the organization before decisions are made. Must be well organized and detail-oriented. Must possess a strong knowledge of budget preparation; integrated library systems; and collection development and cataloging, including special collections. Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills and a proven record of accomplishment of delivering service excellence to internal and external customers. Experience with the e-rate process, a plus.
Requirements: Requires a master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school and at least four years in professional library work, preferably with previous automation and supervisory experience.
Special Requirement: Must be eligible for North Carolina Public Library Certification.
Contract Type: Full-time
Work Percentage: 100.00
Posting Date: 02/10/2014
Closing Date: 03/21/2014
Salary Range: $49,052 – $84,444
Position Number: 40001713
Updated: Monday, March 10