Adult Services/Reference Librarian

Rowan Public Library - South Rowan Regional
Location (City, State): 
China Grove, NC

DATE LISTED: Posted March 2018

TITLE: Adult Services/Reference Librarian

LIBRARY: Frank T. Tadlock South Rowan Regional Library, Rowan Public Library

CITY: China Grove, NC

NOTE: Established in 1911, Rowan Public Library is a progressive 3 branch system consisting of the Library Headquarters in Salisbury, Frank T. Tadlock South Rowan Regional Library in China Grove, and East Branch in Rockwell. RPL has a very active Friends of Rowan Public Library and strong Rowan Public Library Foundation. The library serves a population of 139,142. Located in the heart of North Carolina's Piedmont, Rowan County is attractively and conveniently nestled between the Charlotte and Raleigh. It is home to Dan Nicholas Park, NC Transportation Museum, Lazy 5 Ranch and Waterworks Visual Arts Center and Cheerwine.

SALARY: Starting Salary $39,000-42,900 (commensurate with experience). Benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science; ALA accredited. All degrees must be from an accredited college or university. Public Library experience preferred; Experience teaching adults preferred.

DUTIES: Provides high quality reference, reader’s advisory and instructional services utilizing a variety of print, digital and online resources; determines information service needs and assists in developing ways to improve services; Actively engages in outreach and building relationships with appropriate agencies and organizations to build the library’s community presence in South Rowan and raise awareness of the library’s essential role in lifelong learning and economic revitalization; Identifies and responds to outreach opportunities, promotes library resources and services to community organizations, initiates, plans and implements relevant activities that will promote the library; Participates in the promotion of information resources and new technologies by developing and teaching resource and technology programs for library staff and the public both one-on-one and in a group setting; Participates in planning, promoting and delivery of year-round adult programming; Assists with supervision and training of branch staff and volunteers; Assists at the circulation desk; Responsible for RPL’s Facebook page and posts; Assists library PR Coordinator in designing, editing and proofing promotional materials; Assists with visually exciting displays, collection maintenance, shelf-reading and weeding; Performs other duties as assigned; May be assigned to work at other departments and branches as needed.

Requires knowledge of adult reference services and resources, internet and social media platforms; Proficiency in the use of electronic personal devices, laptops and computers; Excellent time management and organizational skills; Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; Ability to speak confidently and effectively to large groups.

AVAILABLE: Immediately. Regular schedule is 40 hours per week, including night and Saturday rotations.

How to Apply: 

APPLY BY: Submit application to Rowan County Human Resources, 130 W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28144. Open until Filled. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed county application. Applications are available at