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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 WEBMASTER

The Library Webmaster performs difficult technical work in the development, design, implementation, management and maintenance of Durham County Library’s website (virtual branch) and other library web properties, including the public catalog, Summer Reading website, online calendar/room reservation system, staff intranet and more. Works with digital collection platforms such as OverDrive, hoopla, Recorded Books and more to integrate these services into the library’s online presence. Provides training on the library’s websites, electronic resources and other tools to library staff. Maintains and evaluates statistics of library’s websites, digital collections and electronic resources. Collaborates closely with Durham County Library’s Marketing and Development division on website content, social media and marketing the library’s programs and initiatives. Contributes to the library’s social media accounts. Creates graphics for web and social media as needed. Oversees the library’s e-newsletters and designs and solicits content for the systemwide e-newsletter. Provides excellent customer service via email, phone and support ticketing system to internal and external customers. Occasional nights and weekends may be required to support library programming.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Skilled in web design and demonstrated proficiency in HTML, CSS and scripting technologies such as PHP and JavaScript.
  • Knowledge of web design best practices.
  • Experience with WordPress preferred.
  • Familiarity with graphic design software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create online graphics.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to identify requirements, find and evaluate alternatives, present solutions, make recommendations and follow projects through to completion.
  • Ability to take initiative and use creative and innovative thinking to find solutions.
  • Ability to serve as a team leader, providing coordination and leadership to other team members.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with users, peers and department officials.
  • Ability to provide technical training to library staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Requirements:

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in computer science, library science or a related field and two years of experience in developing or managing websites.

Job Type: Full Time

Posting Date: 09/21/2016

Closing Date: 10/07/2016

Salary Min: $39,600

Salary Max: $71,280

Position Number: 40003876

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LIBRARY ASSISTANT - NORTH REGIONAL LIBRARY

Supports library circulation functions such as checking items in and out, shelving, pulling holds, fee collection, and daily intake and delivery of library materials. 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 North Regional Library, the selected candidate may work be asked to work at other Durham County Library locations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • General knowledge of office or work unit procedures, methods and practices.
  • Ability to learn and apply a variety of guidelines applicable to the work process.
  • Ability to use a variety of office equipment.
  • Ability to work with people with courtesy and tact in performing public contact duties.
  • Ability to gather and give information and instructions regarding the work process and procedures.
  • May require ability to coordinate work of other support staff, student workers or volunteers.
  • Computer skills.
  • Ability to work pleasantly and effectively with people of all ages.
  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

Requirements:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an associate’s degree in library science or a related field and six months library experience.

Job Type: Part Time, 50%

Posting Date: 09/21/2016

Closing Date: 09/28/2016

Salary Min: $13.65/HR

Salary Max: $24.57/HR

Position Number: 40003052

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HISPANIC SERVICES COORDINATOR

This position will lead Durham County Library’s (DCL) efforts to expand library services and resources to Durham County’s diverse populations. The Hispanic Services Coordinator will be responsible for the development, implementation, and assessment of multicultural programs and initiatives for DCL with an emphasis on Durham’s growing Latino population. The person will work formally with organizations that support and serve all cultural and ethnic groups in Durham County. He or she will also work with a variety of groups to keep them informed of Library programs and to collaborate on ways to bring more services to those groups. Within the library system, the Hispanic Services Coordinator will work collaboratively with public service staff to develop programs and services. The person will work closely with the Marketing Division and Collection Development to ensure effective communication and a robust, bilingual collection to meet the needs of Durham’s diverse population.

The Hispanic Services Coordinator will be a member of DCL’s Management Council and will report to the Community Engagement Administrator.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in Spanish and English.
  • Exceptional skills in the promotion of cultural sensitivity among library staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, promote, and execute programs and services.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of individuals, groups, and community stakeholders.
  • Ability to analyze, report, and use statistics, demographics, survey results to plan services to the community.

Requirements:

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university and two years of professional experience in business, libraries community or public service agencies; must be fluent in Spanish and English.

Preferred:

  • Master’s in Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited library school.
  • Fluency in additional languages.
  • Experience developing, promoting, and executing programs in libraries, museums or other cultural institutions.

Job Type: Full Time

Posting Date: 09/20/2016

Closing Date: 09/30/2016

Salary Min: $39,600

Salary Max: $71,280

Position Number: 40001819

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Updated: September 22, 2016