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Would you like to work in a small, beautiful library located in the North Carolina mountains? Do you believe in the public library as the peopleís university, a third space, and a vital resource for all members of a community?

We are seeking a candidate possessed of relevant practical experience and a solid foundation in the principles of library science who is interested in providing reference service, delivering programs, designing displays, and generally being a part of our library as it grows and changes to meet the needs of our community.

DATE LISTED: November 23, 2015

TITLE: Librarian I or Librarian II, Reference Librarian

LIBRARY: Ashe County Public Library

CITY: West Jefferson, NC

SALARY: $29,469 up to $31,000 based on experience


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelorís degree with a minimum of five years library experience plus the completion of three graduate courses appropriate to this position.
Preferred Qualifications: An ALA-accredited masterís degree in library science with a minimum of one year of public library experience and certification by the North Carolina Public Library Certification Board.

DUTIES: Assists the Adult Services Librarian in planning, organizing, promoting, and directing the public libraryís program of services for adults in the county. Provides reference services and computer usage instruction for the public and the students of Ashe Campus of Wilkes Community College and assists with collection development, publicity, exhibits, and displays.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Answers reference, readersí advisory, and directional questions. Responsible for collection development of a selected subject or buying area(s) as assigned. Performs circulation duties on an as-needed basis. Serves as liaison between the public library and a public/private agency and/or school/home school serving people over 13 years of age. May do public speaking and/or teaching (library orientation, Internet usage, etc.) on behalf of the library.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and effectively with the public and other employees. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to use computers for both internal and external projects and information. Extensive knowledge of reference tools, both print and online.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and references to: lmcpherson(at)

CLOSING DATE: December 7, 2015

DATE LISTED:September 1, 2015

VITA Tax Coordinator needed

Watauga County Public Library is looking for a part‐time Coordinator for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The position will run from January - April, 2016 and the selected candidate will train with our Site Coordinator! Tax program runs Friday evenings and Saturday mornings averaging 8‐10 hours per week. A stipend will be paid once the program is over. VITA is a program in which certified volunteers prepare and file federal and state income tax returns for Watauga County taxpayers. Support is provided from Appalachian State Universityís College of Business. The Program Site Coordinator will prepare tax returns, quality review tax returns prepared by other counselors, supervise the site, and be the liaison with the IRS, and others. Training will be provided in obtaining necessary certifications and in preparing tax returns. Computer skills and excellence in communication with the public are highly desired. Experience in tax preparation or tax law is a plus. Please submit a resume to Monica Caruso, Watauga County Public Library, 140 Queen Street, Boone, NC 28607 or at , for questions, call 828‐264‐8784, X 4.
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