DATE LISTED: 12/9/19

TITLE/CLASS: Circulation Assistant III/Grade 4 Temporary

Location:  Watauga County Public Library, Boone, NC

SALARY:  $9.52 per hour // 25 hours a week


High School Diploma and previous work experience required.


An employee in this position performs circulation, library account registration and maintenance, and reader's advisory service.

AVAILABLE:   January 2, 2020 through April 23, 2020

APPLY BY: Open until filled


Please specify which position and location you are applying for.  Email resume and cover letter to: hrwatauga(at)arlibrary(dot)org


DATE LISTED: 11/12/2019

TITLE/CLASS: Technical Services Specialist (Library Specialist III)/Grade 8

Location:  Wilkes County Public Library, North Wilkesboro, NC

SALARY:  $12.72 per hour / 40 hours a week


Completion of two years of college and at least five years of library experience which included working with the public and using an automated circulation system.  Completion of the NCCardinal Item Cataloging Assessment and NCCardinal Bibliographic Cataloging Assessment within three months of hire date


The Technical Service Specialist is responsible for cataloging and processing of library materials using regional and consortium standards. This employee performs a variety of technical and specialized functions in relation to the preparation of original bibliographic and item records for all library materials, as well as bibliographic record maintenance in a consortium-level database.


  • Independently catalogs library materials according to Dewey Classification as indicated by ARL guidelines
  • Maintains library catalog by editing, adding and deleting bibliographic and item records as necessary
  • Modifies and creates bibliographic records in consortium-level database
  • Processes and prepares library materials for checkout
  • Generates reports needed by Technical Services team
  • Troubleshoots catalog/circulation system in absence of TS Manager
  • Attends ARL staff committee meetings and NCCardinal cataloging meetings as required

The preceding statements describe the nature and level of assignments normally given job incumbents. They are not an exhaustive list thereof, additional duties may be assigned.


  • Ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and effectively with the public and other employees
  • In-depth knowledge of RDA, AACR2R, MARC, Library of Congress cataloging rules, Dewey Classification System, Library of Congress Subject heading and Genre classification systems
  • Knowledge of general library operations and library technology
  • Knowledge of the ARL Cataloging Standardized Practices
  • Experience with various computer hardware and software applications; for example: variety of printers and scanners, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to maintain concentration and attention to detail for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage detail, and work efficiently and accurately

AVAILABLE:   January 6, 2020

APPLY BY: Open until filled


Please specify which position and location you are applying for.  Email resume and cover letter to:  hrwilkes(at)arlibrary(dot)org