Librarian I/Information Services – Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center – Fayetteville, NC

Master of Library Science degree (MLS) required. Must obtain North Carolina Public Library Certification within 18 months of employment.

Trainee: Applicants must have completed at least 75% of required course work towards a MLS and submit a letter from the dean of the library school that states the number of credit hours already obtained and that the candidate can complete all master’s degree requirements within twelve months.

Selected applicant must have or obtain, and maintain a valid North Carolina driver’s license with an acceptable driving record; must have access to transportation; background check with local law enforcement agency required; and must submit to a drug-screening test and receive a negative result for the use of drugs specified in the county policy. Refusal to submit to testing or a confirmed positive test shall be basis for withdrawal of the conditional employment offer.

Performs proactive reference; answers complex customer questions about information and technology resources. Performs intermediate troubleshooting of library equipment. Trains the public in the use of library resources and equipment, including online catalog and databases. Resolves intermediate customer complaints; refers more complex issues to branch manager or Information Services Manager. Knows, enforces, and interprets rules governing the use of the library. Provides in-depth readers’ advisory services. Staffs the online chat reference and text reference services as assigned. Provides one-on-one instruction/training for customers on an appointment basis (Book-a-Librarian). Prepares, presents, and schedules classes on basic and intermediate computer skills for the public. Prepares and presents programming for adult and all-ages audiences. Prepares and presents training for staff on work-related topics (fundamentals of reference, database searching, readers’ advisory, new technology, etc.). Serves as a working member of councils and committees as assigned (adult programming committee, web team, innovation review team, database task force, etc.). Acts as key holder/Person-in-charge in absence of branch manager or department manager. Working with immediate supervisor, may hire, supervise, train, evaluate, and schedule assigned subordinate staff. Provides input on performance evaluations of subordinate staff not directly supervised. Participates in publicity and marketing of library resources and events. Assists in creating and maintaining branch displays of library materials. Writes library-related newspaper columns. Creates brochures and bibliographies on library resources. Performs outreach to community groups and organizations. Hosts and facilitates library book clubs. Assists in compilation and reporting of statistics. Participates in collection maintenance, including weeding and discarding items and identifying and recommending replacement titles and new materials. Keeps up with current trends and issues in librarianship via professional reading and participation in library-related listservs, webinars, etc. Attends off-site professional workshops, trainings, and conferences.  Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

March 15, 2015
We accept on-line applications only. You may complete the application from our website at

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed county application.

Contact Ms. Dagmar Aerdelman at (910) 483-7727 extension 1305, fax: (910) 486-5372, or e-mail:   or the Cumberland County Human Resources Department at (910) 678-7653;

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