Salary: Subject to experience and qualifications
Completion of or working towards a Master’s program in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school preferred.
Three years of management experience preferred.
Must have thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library operation including ILS, OCLC, NCLive and the Internet.
Considerable knowledge of and background in various types of literature and information.
Ability to plan, promote and implement programs utilizing library facilities.
Ability to stimulate interest and encourage participation in reading and other library activities.
Ability to guide patrons in making book selections.
Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with the general public.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Director, other Nantahala Regional Library employees and the staff of the local funding authority.
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must have transportation and have and maintain a valid North Carolina driver’s license.
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. and the ability to bend, reach and spend up to four consecutive hours standing and walking.
Must be able to pass a background check.
Work involves the management of a branch library including the planning and organizing of special programs, the supervision of circulation activities and reference work, the preparation of displays and the care of the building and equipment.
Work includes collection development and reader’s advisory.
Work also involves public contact of a promotional nature in working with organizations in our area.
Work also involves the supervision of two full-time library assistants, part-time employees, volunteers and others.
Works with the Friends of the Library, schools and other community agencies to provide library service to all members of the community.
Participates in planning and budgeting for the library branch along with the Director, Finance Officer, Regional Library Board Members and the local funding authority.
Available: February 24, 2017
Apply by: open until filled
To apply: Submit a letter of interest, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to: Daphne Simmons, Director, Nantahala Regional Library, 11 Blumenthal Street, Murphy, NC 28906, fax 828-837-6416 or email at dchildres [at] nantahalalibrary [dot] org.
For additional information: Contact Daphne Simmons at 828-837-2025 or at dchildres [at] nantahalalibrary [dot] org.