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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

LIBRARY TRAINING COORDINATOR

The Library Training Coordinator will provide and/or coordinate all aspects of staff training for Durham County Library staff. The Coordinator will work closely with public service staff, human resources, and IT. In-depth knowledge of services, technology, and various systems used by the library will be utilized to anticipate training needs. This will include, but not limited to, electronic resources, circulation and reservation systems, and human resource training. The position will also be responsible for ensuring all library staff receive training on County policies and procedures.

To keep abreast of training needs, the position will rotate among all library locations and work at each public service desk. The position will report to the Deputy Director.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of principles and techniques of training
  • Considerable knowledge of capabilities and uses of audiovisual aids and other training tools and resources
  • Experience providing effective training for different learning styles
  • Knowledge of Integrated Library Systems (ILS) and technologies used to deliver library resources and services
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, diplomacy, and tact
  • Excellent customer service skills and knowledge of library resources
  • Strong curiosity and ability to stay abreast of emerging technologies
  • Ability to organize and coordinate training activities; to evaluate student learning; and to maintain accurate records
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form.
  • Ability to work effectively with others and use sound judgment in applying policies, procedures, and training principles

Requirements:

Graduation from a four-year college or university and two years of experience in a human service program, counseling, training, in the subject or specialty area, or in an administrative support role in a staff development and training office; or graduation from high school and five years of progressively responsible experience directly related to training in the subject or specialty area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred:

Minimum 3 to 5 years of library experience
Ability to identify and help resolve workflow inefficiencies
Fluent and proficient in Spanish

Job Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: 10/31/2018

Closing Date: 11/16/2018

Salary Min: $39,600.00

Salary Max: $71,280.00

Position Number: 40001694

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SENIOR LIBRARIAN - COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

Serves as a Collection Development Librarian in the Resources and Technical Services Division. Provides excellent customer service in a team-based environment. Performs professional library work developing and managing library collections that further the library’s strategic plan. Primarily responsible for selection of adult nonfiction materials in print and ebook formats. Participates in selection of electronic resources and digital content. Performs public service rotations as needed. Assists with preparation and monitoring of unit budget. Serves on committees and teams. Work is performed with independence under the supervision of the Collection Development Administrative Librarian.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Possess considerable public library experience
  • Possess training and supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of public library administration
  • Knowledge of various types of informational materials and methods or organizing materials and information
  • Ability to analyze problems, recommend solutions and make decisions
  • Ability to use good judgement in daily services
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the public and other employees

Requirements:

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

Certifications, License, and Special Requirements:

Must obtain certification of the NC Public Librarian Certification Commission

Preferred:

Two years of professional library work with emphasis on collection development preferred.
Ability to speak Spanish.

Job Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: 11/2/2018

Closing Date: 11/16/2018

Salary Min: $43,560.00

Salary Max: $78,408.00

Position Number: 40001709

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LIBRARY CIRCULATION MANAGER

Serves as head of the Circulation Unit at the East Regional Library. Provides excellent customer service in a team-based environment. Performs supervisory and administrative library work developing and providing services that support the library’s strategic plan. Responsible for training, supervision, and management of Circulation staff. Monitors book reserves, daily intake and delivery of library materials, library notices, fee collection, and customer accounts at regional library. Serves on the East Regional Library management team and committees as assigned. Work is performed with independence under the supervision of the regional library manager.

Although this position is based at the East Regional Library, the person in this position may be asked to work at other Durham County Library locations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of business administration procedures and practices; general knowledge of modern office procedures and equipment
  • Knowledge of current library practices
  • General knowledge of standard accounting principles and techniques
  • General knowledge of the operation of business or library computer systems/technology
  • Ability to supervise and evaluate personnel
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of paraprofessional and clerical subordinates
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons and fellow workers
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting policies and procedures

Requirements:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university and two years of paraprofessional experience in business, libraries or local government including six months supervisory or administrative experience; library experience desirable; knowledge of library circulation systems and automation desirable.

Preferred:

Ability to speak Spanish.

Job Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: 11/14/2018

Closing Date: 11/30/2018

Salary Min: $39,600.00

Salary Max: $71,280.00

Position Number: 40002180

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Updated: November 15, 2018