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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


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 Main 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.


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


Ability to speak Spanish preferred.

Job Type: Part-Time, 48%

Posting Date: 7/17/2018

Closing Date: 7/23/2018

Salary Min: $15.00 / hour

Salary Max: $18.46 / hour

Position Number: 40001733



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
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, diplomacy, and tact
  • Excellent customer service skills and knowledge of library resources
  • Experience providing effective training for different learning styles
  • Knowledge of Integrated Library Systems (ILS) and technologies used to deliver library resources and services
  • 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


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.


Ability to identify and help resolve workflow inefficiencies
Fluent and proficient in Spanish preferred

Job Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: 7/16/2018

Closing Date: 7/27/2018

Salary Min: $39,600.00

Salary Max: $71,280.00

Position Number: 40001694


Updated: July 18, 2018