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TITLE: Circulation Manager
LIBRARY: Ashe County Public Library, part of the Appalachian Regional Library
CITY: West Jefferson
STARTING SALARY: $24,500 - $27,000
QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree plus a graduate library course in cataloguing required; additional appropriate graduate courses desirable. A minimum of 2 years appropriate library experience preferably in a public library. Some supervisory experience required.
DUTIES: Assumes full responsibility for the administration, operation, and development of the library’s Circulation Department.
EXAMPLES OF WORK: Administers circulation system, continually analyzes circulation activities and practices, and maintains an up-to-date circulation procedures manual. Manages activities at the library’s main desk including patron registration and maintenance of patron records, charge-out and check-in of library materials, reserves, overdues, and maintenance of circulation records and statistics. Helps patrons become more knowledgeable about circulation procedures and judiciously resolves problems that involve patron complaints and/or interpretation of circulation policies. Interviews candidates for the circulation staff, and together with the County Librarian, makes hiring decisions for the Circulation Department. Schedules, supervises, and evaluates the performance of the Circulation Department staff. Serves as the liaison between the Library and Appalachian Regional Library with respect to the regional database. As part of the “management team” periodically assumes full responsibility for the operation and security of the library. Manages supply line of state budget. Oversees training of Circulation Department staff. Generates automated cash reports and oversees all other reports associated with circulation, including statistics.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and effectively with the public and other employees. A basic knowledge of library procedures, operations and services – especially in the areas of circulation and acquisition. The ability and willingness to assume responsibility, make decisions, and solve problems. Ability to set priorities, organize and budget time effectively. Ability to supervise and motivate personnel.Ability to speak and write effectively.Familiarity with bibliographic databases. Attention to detail.
APPLY BY: 08/08/2014
TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and references to: hr@arlibrary.org

TITLE: Librarian I or Librarian II: Reference Librarian
LIBRARY: Ashe County Public Library
CITY: West Jefferson
SALARY: $29,469 up to $34,000 based on experience
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years library experience plus the completion of three graduate courses appropriate to this position.
Preferred Qualifications: A master’s degree in library science is required 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 library’s program of services for adults in the county. Provides reference services and computer usage instruction for the public, and assists with collection development, publicity, exhibits, and displays.
EXAMPLES OF WORK: Answers reference, readers’ 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.
APPLY BY: 08/13/2014
TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and references to: hr@arlibrary.org



TITLE: County Librarian (Librarian III)

LIBRARY: Wilkes County Public Library, part of the Appalachian Regional Library


BEGINNING SALARY:
Range: $34,412-$54,412

QUALIFICATIONS:
A master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution is required with a minimum of three years of public library administrative/management experience and certification by the North Carolina Public Library Certification Board. Excellent oral and written communication skills and management skills are necessary. Experience with managing a budget is required. Must have the ability to plan and direct the work of staff engaged in carrying out generalized and specialized library functions.

DUTIES:
The County Librarian provides professional guidance to a staff of eighteen and is directly responsible for all public services, budget management, and internal operations (including facilities maintenance) necessary to the efficient management of a county library. This employee is the library’s ambassador and is responsible for promoting the library and its services in the community. The County Librarian also participates in planning and budgeting with the Director, works with the other County Librarians in regional activities, plans and facilitates the meetings of the local library board, and maintains a good working relationship with the local library board, local Friends groups, and local funding agencies. The County Librarian directly supervises five employees and reports to the ARL Director of Libraries.

AVAILABLE:
August 11, 2014

APPLY BY:
Open until filled.

TO APPLY and for further information:
Send cover letter, resume, and list of references (or questions) to hr@arlibrary.org
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