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DATE LISTED: June 15, 2016

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 Laura at: lmcpherson (at)

CLOSING DATE: June 30, 2016
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