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Current Durham County Library open positions are listed below. To apply for a position, click the “Apply Now” link within the position description. You will be taken to the description on the Durham County website where you can apply online.

New positions are posted every Monday.

For a complete list of all Durham County job openings, see the county’s employment page.

Current Openings


The Acquisitions Assistant serves in the Acquisitions/Collection Development unit of the Library’s Resources and Technical Services Division. Performs responsible clerical and paraprofessional work to acquire and receive library materials by using the library computer systems. Opens, inspects and receives all shipments of new books and audiovisual materials. This position is responsible for the screening and sorting of all materials sent from within the library system to Technical Services. Prepares accounts payable forms for invoices as needed. Works a public service desk on a rotational basis. Work is performed under the supervision of the Collection Development Acquisitions Associate. General knowledge of library acquisitions and business math. Knowledge of library materials and authors; excellent customer service, communication, and problem solving skills; the abilityto use library and computer technology and internet tools and resources;ability to physically lift, pack and unpack boxes of library materials weighing up to 50 pounds and push fully loaded book trucks. Ability to type/input accurately at a reasonable rate of speed. Ability to speak Spanish a plus. Experience with Microsoft Office products is required. Experience with integrated library systems is desired. Public library or bookstore experience is desired.

Requirements: Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited community college with study in library science or related field, and some experience in general library services.

Contract Type: Full-time

Work Percentage: 100.00

Posting Date: 09/28/2015

Closing Date: 10/09/2015

Salary Range: $26,620.00 – 47,916.00

Position Number: 40001706


Updated: Monday, October 5, 2015