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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

ADULT SERVICES LIBRARIAN - NORTH REGIONAL

Serves as an Adult Services librarian at the North Regional Library. Provides excellent customer service in a team-based environment including reference, reader guidance, programming, and technology assistance. Performs professional library work developing and providing services and programs that support the library’s strategic plan. Performs outreach with appropriate community organizations. Serves on system teams and committees as assigned. Work is performed under the supervision of the Adult Services Manager. Skill with library technology. Although this position is based at the North Regional Library, the person in this position may be asked to work at other Durham County Library locations. Position will require evening and weekend hours.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current library practices.
  • Ability to work pleasantly and effectively with people of all ages is desired.
  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

Requirements:

Requires completion of an accredited master’s program in library science from an ALA accredited library school.

Job Type: Part-Time, 53%

Posting Date: 04/11/2017

Closing Date: 05/05/2017

Salary Min: $18.46/hour

Salary Max: $33.23/hour

Position Number: 40003051

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SENIOR LIBRARY ASSISTANT (CHILDREN'S SERVICES) - NORTH REGIONAL

Under the supervision of the Children’s Services Manager at North Regional Library, provides guidance in the use of the collection to individuals and groups; acquaints juvenile borrowers with library resources, services and policies; explains use of the Horizon database, Internet, other electronic resources and general reference tools. Provides reference assistance and guidance in user’s selection of materials, shares in the responsibility for coverage of the information desk, maintains knowledge of the unit’s holdings by self-reading, examining new acquisitions and reading in the field of juvenile literature. Encourages the use of the library’s resources through imaginative programs, plans and presents special programs and activities, including story times both in-house and as outreach. Prepares bibliographies, book talks, displays and other special tools to increase access to and awareness of library resources. Assists as needed with pulling daily holds, sorting, shelf-reading, shifting, shelving and maintaining general order throughout the children’s unit. Follows and carries out library policies, procedures and strategic plan. Performs other related support assignments and duties as required. Although this position is based at the North Regional Library, the person in this position may be required to work at other 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 author.
  • 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.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish is highly desired.

Requirements:

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to an associate degree and two years of experience in library services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred:

Ability to communicate in Spanish is highly desired.

Job Type: Full Time

Posting Date: 04/11/2017

Closing Date: 05/05/2017

Salary Min: $29,282

Salary Max: $52,707

Position Number: 40001816

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Updated: April 27, 2017