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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.

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

Current Openings

STANFORD L. WARREN LIBRARY MANAGER

The Stanford L. Warren Branch Library Manager will oversee (hire, supervise, schedule, train and evaluate) a team of both full-time and part-time circulation, teen, children’s and adult services staff. Serve on the library’s Management Council, other library committees and contribute to system-wide initiatives. Develop and implement operational policies and procedures, services and innovative programming. Maintain, promote and coordinate library services, various programs and special events. Participate in the budget preparation process by submitting recommendations for equipment, furnishings, personnel and supplies. Work independently and proactively to build community relationships to foster a positive library image. Ensure that the library facility and equipment is functioning properly and maintain a safe, clean environment for customers and staff. This position is based at the Stanford L. Warren Branch, but candidate could be asked to work at other library locations.

Work is performed under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Library Services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of modern library operation
  • Thorough knowledge of library reference, adult, children’s, teen and other library services
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with library automated systems
  • Excellent management and leadership skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to analyze problems and recommend practical solutions
  • Ability to evaluate library systems and develop new and improved methods
  • Ability to train employees in the use of software and hardware and library equipment
  • Ability to honor and highlight the rich history of Stanford L. Warren while also providing vast array of library services and programming
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and customers

Requirements:

Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited library school and three years of experience in professional library work.

Special Requirements:

Must obtain certification from NC Public Librarian Certification Commission.

Preferred:

Spanish speaking skills

Supervisory experience highly desired

Job Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: 6/10/2019

Closing Date: 6/24/2019

Salary Min: $47,916.00

Salary Max: $86,248.00

Position Number: 40001777

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SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY MANAGER

The Southwest Regional Library Manager will oversee (hire, supervise, schedule, train and evaluate) a team of both full-time and part-time circulation, teen, children’s and adult services staff. Serve on the library’s Management Council, other library committees and contribute to system-wide initiatives. Develop and implement operational policies and procedures, services and innovative programming. Maintain, promote and coordinate library services, various programs and special events. Participate in the budget preparation process by submitting recommendations for equipment, furnishings, personnel and supplies. Work independently and proactively to build community relationships to foster a positive library image. Ensure that the library facility and equipment is functioning properly and maintain a safe, clean environment for customers and staff. This position is based at the Southwest Regional Library, but candidate could be asked to work at other library locations.

Work is performed under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Library Services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of modern library operation
  • Thorough knowledge of library reference, adult, children’s, teen and other library services
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with library automated systems
  • Excellent management and leadership skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to analyze problems and recommend practical solutions
  • Ability to evaluate library systems and develop new and improved methods
  • Ability to train employees in the use of software and hardware and library equipment
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and customers

Requirements:

Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited library school and at least four years of experience in professional library work.

Special Requirements:

Must obtain certification from NC Public Librarian Certification Commission.

Preferred:

Spanish speaking skills

Previous supervisory experience

Job Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: 6/12/2019

Closing Date: 6/26/2019

Salary Min: $52,707.00

Salary Max: $94,873.00

Position Number: 40001812

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ADULT SERVICES MANAGER

The Adult Services Manager will hire, train, supervise, schedule and evaluate South Regional Library Adult Services staff. Prepare and present appropriate programming, outreach and classes for adult patrons. Provide excellent customer service in a team-based environment. Train the public in the use of library resources and equipment, including the online catalog and online resources. Provide in-depth reference and reader’s advisory services for customers via phone, online chat, email, and in person. Create brochures and bibliographies on library resources. Compile, prepare and maintain reports, records and statistics. Serves as the Manager on Duty in the absence of the Library Manager. Enforce library policies and procedures. Stay abreast of library trends. Assist with preparation and monitoring of unit budget. Actively serve on regional library management team and committees as assigned. Develop proactive relationships with appropriate community organizations. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including one evening and a weekend rotation. This position is based at the South Regional Library, but candidate could be asked to work at other library locations.

Work is performed with independence under the supervision of the South Regional Library Manager.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of modern library operation
  • Thorough knowledge of library reference materials and research techniques
  • Thorough knowledge of computer applications
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Comfortable working with diverse populations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library customers and staff
  • Strong commitment to excellent customer service

Requirements:

Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school and six months of experience in professional library work.

Special Requirements:

Must obtain certification of the NC Public Librarian Certification Commission.

Preferred:

Spanish speaking a plus

Public Library experience

Two years of Professional Library work to include at least one year of supervisory experience.

Job Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: 6/17/2019

Closing Date: 7/1/2019

Salary Min: $43,560.00

Salary Max: $78,408.00

Position Number: 40006026

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Updated: June 18, 2019