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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

SENIOR LIBRARY ASSISTANT - STEAM

As a part of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Unit, the Senior Library Assistant will provide support in both of the Main Library’s youth oriented and adult oriented makerspaces assisting with STEAM focused programming for all ages and providing direct customer service.

Work is performed with independence under the supervision of the STEAM Services Unit Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementing programming and outreach activities focused on STEAM topics with emphasis on bridging the digital divide
  • Provides specialized help to the Unit Manager and team in the maintenance and use of technologies within the Main Library; assists in basic inventory and upkeep of supplies for the library’s makerspaces
  • Supports the STEAM Unit’s outreach efforts through preparing materials such as technologies, flyers, and giveaways
  • Assists on service points when needed
  • Provides excellent internal and external customer service in a team-based environment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of library resources, procedures, and systems
  • High degree of comfort learning new technologies
  • Experience with computer coding, programming, circuitry, 3D printing and/or other Maker/STEAM literacy technologies
  • Commitment to excellence in providing customer service to people of all ages
  • Ability to analyze problems, recommend solutions, and make decisions
  • Ability to use good judgement in daily services
  • Ability to relate library services to the needs of the community
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the public and other employees

Education and Experience:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an associate degree and two years of experience of library services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred:

The ideal candidate would possess public library experience and experience with STEAM programming.

Job Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: 1/14/2020

Closing Date: 1/28/2020

Salary Min: $35,395.00

Salary Max: $63,710.00

Position Number: 40009578

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STEAM SERVICES LIBRARIAN

As a part of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Unit, the Librarian will work to develop, coordinate, and implement STEAM focused programming at the Main Library.

Work is performed with independence under the supervision of the STEAM Services Unit Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • The Librarian will be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating a wide range of outreach activities focused on STEAM topics with emphasis on bridging the digital divide.
  • Manages technology in both of the Main Library’s youth oriented and adult oriented makerspaces; providing direct customer service within the spaces, including programming, one-on-one assistance, and staffing open hours.
  • Provides assistance on service points when needed.
  • Demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service in a team-based environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of library resources, procedures, and systems
  • High degree of comfort learning new technologies
  • Experience with computer coding, programming, circuitry, 3D printing and/or other Maker/STEAM literacy technologies
  • Analytical skills and knowledge of tools for evaluating the community and its information needs
  • Experience planning, implementing, and evaluating library programs for a wide variety of customers
  • Ability to plan innovative programs in multiple locations
  • Ability to adapt programming to meet the needs and skill levels of customers
  • Ability to analyze problems, recommend solutions, and make decisions
  • Ability to use good judgement in daily services
  • Ability to relate library services to the needs of the community
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the public and other employees

Education and Experience:

Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school and experience working in a library setting.

Preferred:

The ideal candidate would possess considerable public library experience including experience with STEAM programming.

Job Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: 1/14/2020

Closing Date: 1/31/2020

Salary Min: $43,360.00

Salary Max: $78,048.00

Position Number: 40009576

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BUSINESS SERVICES LIBRARIAN

As part of the Business Services Unit, the Librarian will work to develop, coordinate, and implement Business-focused programming for all ages at the Main Library and system-wide.

Work is performed with independence under the supervision of the Business Services Unit Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating a wide range of outreach activities focused on business-related topics with emphasis on cultivating the library as an asset to Durham’s thriving business community.
  • Provides direct customer service within Main Library’s business-focused spaces including library programming, one-on-one assistance, and staffing open hours.
  • The librarian will also provide assistance on service points when needed.
  • Provides excellent customer service in a team-based environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of library resources, procedures, and systems
  • Analytical skills and knowledge of tools for evaluating the community and its information needs
  • Experience planning, implementing and evaluating library programs for a wide variety of customers
  • Thorough knowledge of businesses and business communities/needs
  • Ability to plan innovative programs in multiple locations.
  • Ability to adapt programming to meet the needs and skill levels of customers
  • Ability to analyze problems, recommend solutions and make decisions
  • Ability to use good judgement in daily services
  • Ability to relate library services to the needs of the community
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the public and other employees

Education and Experience:

Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school and experience working in a library setting.

Preferred:

The ideal candidate would possess public library experience and experience in the business sector.

Job Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: 1/14/2020

Closing Date: 1/31/2020

Salary Min: $43,360.00

Salary Max: $78,048.00

Position Number: 40009577

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STANFORD L. WARREN LIBRARY MANAGER

Responsibilities

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 Requirement:

Must obtain certification from NC Public Librarian Certification Commission

Preferred:

Spanish speaking skills
Supervisory experience highly desired

Job Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: 1/14/2020

Closing Date: Until Filled

Salary Min: $53,118.00

Salary Max: $95,612.00

Position Number: 40001777

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Updated: January 17, 2019