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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

Provides excellent customer service in a team-based environment, including support of library circulation functions such as checking items in and out, daily intake and delivery of library materials, pulling holds, shelving, stocking displays, library notices, fee collection and customer accounts. Assists with special projects that support the library’s strategic plan. Serves on system teams and committees, as assigned. Work is performed under the supervision of the Library Circulation 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:

  • Thorough knowledge of the special service area to which assigned.
  • Thorough knowledge of library policies, procedures, and materials.
  • General knowledge of library principles, methods, materials and practices.
  • General knowledge of reader interests and of books and authors.
  • General knowledge of the theory and objectives of a public library system.
  • Some knowledge of print and electronic reference sources.
  • Some knowledge of the principles and practices of effective supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library employees and patrons.
  • Ability to supervise and motivate subordinate staff.
  • Ability to use personal computers and word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Ability to organize and maintain materials and reference files.
  • Sufficient keyboard experience to use automated system effectively.
  • Possess excellent internal and external customer service skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to work pleasantly and effectively with people of all ages.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.

Requirements:

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited community college with study in library science, journalism or a related field and two years of experience in general library services, journalism or a related field.

Preferred:

Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

Job Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: 8/14/2017

Closing Date: 8/22/2017

Salary Min: $29,282.00

Salary Max: $52,707.00

Position Number: 40002203

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LIBRARY PAGE

Sort and shelve library materials, organize and shift materials on shelves, pull holds, stock displays, empty book returns and check in library materials. Assist with special projects that support the library’s strategic plan. Serve on system teams and committees as assigned. Work is performed under the supervision of the Page Supervisor. Although the position is based at the Southwest Regional Library, the successful candidate may be asked to work at other Durham County Library locations. NOTE: This position will be assigned to the Main Library Children’s Unit once the library renovation is complete.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Should possess excellent customer service skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Functional skills.
  • Ability to work pleasantly and effectively with people of all ages.
  • Physical strength to push fully loaded book carts and lift moderate weights.

Requirements:

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to sixteen years of age and completion of tenth grade.

Preferred:

Ability to speak Spanish preferred.

Job Type: Part-Time, 48%

Posting Date: 8/15/2017

Closing Date: 8/21/2017

Salary Min: $15.00/hour

Salary Max: $18.46/hour

Position Number: 40001733

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Updated: August 16, 2017