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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

CIRCULATION ASSISTANT

**THIS POSITION IS A RE-POST. IF YOU PREVIOUSLY APPLIED, YOUR APPLICATION IS STILL UNDER CONSIDERATION**

Under the supervision of the Circulation Manager at East Regional Library, shares in the responsibility for coverage of the circulation desk, provides reference assistance and guidance in user’s selection of materials, and cross-trains weekly at the information desk. Provides guidance to individuals in the use of the collection; acquaints borrowers with library resources, services and policies; explains use of the Horizon database, Internet, other electronic resources and general reference tools. Assists with pulling daily holds, sorting, shelf-reading, shifting, shelving and maintaining general order throughout the library. Serves as the in-house person who orders supplies both internal and external to keep supply closet stocked. Follows and carries out the library policies, procedures and strategic plan.

The person in this position will work one night each week and will also work every third full weekend. Although this position is based at the East Regional Library, the person in this position may be required to work at other locations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • General knowledge of library principles, methods, materials and practices
  • General knowledge of the theory and objectives of a public library system
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library employees and patrons
  • Ability to use personal computers and word processing
  • Possess excellent internal and external customer service skills
  • Basic computer skills

Requirements:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited community college with study in library science or related specialty area and two years of experience in general library services or the related specialty area.

Preferred:

Ability to speak Spanish
Public Library Experience

Job Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: 10/7/2019

Closing Date: 10/18/2019

Salary Min: $26,120.00

Salary Max: $43,560.00

Position Number: 40001705

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ADULT SERVICES MANAGER

  • Serves as the Adult Services Manager at the North Regional Library and coordinates the implementation of adult programs.
  • Responsible for training, supervision and management of North Regional Adult Services staff.
  • Performs professional and administrative library work and develops and provide library services and programs that support the library’s strategic plan.
  • Assists with preparation and monitoring of unit budget.
  • Develops proactive relationships with appropriate community organizations.
  • Serves on the regional library management team and committees as assigned.
  • Provides excellent customer service in a team-based environment.

Work is performed with independence under the supervision of the North Regional Library Manager.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the purposes, principles and practices of public library administration, knowledge of the principles and methods of supervision and training.
  • Knowledge of various types of informational materials and methods of organizing materials and information.
  • 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.

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:

The ideal candidate should possess considerable public library experience, including some supervisory experience.

Job Type: Full-Time

Posting Date: 10/09/2019

Closing Date: 10/23/2019

Salary Min: $43,560.00

Salary Max: $78,408.00

Position Number: 40003060

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LIBRARY ASSISTANT - TEEN SERVICES

Support functions of the North Regional Teen Services unit by assisting Teen Librarian in planning and executing programs and with special projects that support the library’s strategic plan; answering directional and informational questions; assisting customers in the use of library technology such as public computers, printers and copiers. Perform circulation functions such as registering new library borrowers and pulling holds. Serve on system teams and committees as assigned. Provide excellent customer service in a team-based environment. Work is performed under the supervision of the Teen Librarian. Although the position is based at the North Regional Library, the successful candidate may be asked to work at other locations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of library policies and procedures; general knowledge of library principles, methods, materials and practices.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library employees and patrons.
  • Ability to acquire special competence in a specific phase of library work.
  • Ability to supervise and train subordinate workers.

Requirements:

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

Preferred:

Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

Job Type: Part-Time – 50%

Posting Date: 10/10/2019

Closing Date: 10/24/2019

Salary Min: $15.00 / hour

Salary Max: $24.57 / hour

Position Number: 40004075

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Updated: October 15, 2019