Librarian II/Local & State History Manager – Fayetteville, NC

Position #: LIB0045
Job Title: Librarian II / Local & State History Manager LIB0045
Opening Date/Time:   Wed. 03/25/15 12:00 AM Eastern Time
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Salary: $40,524.00/Year
Salary Grade: 69
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: 300 Maiden Lane Fayetteville, North Carolina
Department: Public Library & Information Center

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Job Overview  Benefits  Supplemental Questions


This position is responsible for the overall supervision of the Local and State History Department, including management of the collection, and supervision, training, and scheduling of staff in the Local and State History department. Co-coordinates the supervision, training, and scheduling of IS staff for general information services. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Headquarters Services Manager. This position regularly acts as Person in Charge in the absence of the Headquarters Services Manager.
 Examples of Duties:
Provides in-depth genealogy and/or family history research services for the public. Orients and instructs the public and staff in the use of the library’s online public access catalog. Supervises, trains, evaluates, and schedules Local & State History and information services staff to ensure policies and procedures are followed, customers are given efficient, prompt, and competent assistance, and pleasant working conditions are maintained. Develops and conducts adult programs through the Adult Programming Council. Works with the Librarian II Youth Services to coordinate curriculum-based programming for school visits. Coordinates scheduling for the second floor information services service desk. Develops and presents proscribed training for the system to ensure the library’s continued delivery of fast, efficient, and accurate reference services through print and electronic resources. Works with the Training Coordinator to develop and schedule training. Oversees collection development work and purging of obsolete and/or worn materials for the assigned areas within the facility. Selects and recommends for purchase printed, audiovisual and electronic material in assigned subject areas to develop and maintain for public use. Supervises and assists with the development of bibliographic and database indexes and brochures to encourage and help the public find needed information in print and electronic formats. As assigned, supervises facility staff and operations in the absence of the manager. Researches, identifies, develops and prepares proposals and applications for public and private grant opportunities. Assesses Local and State History collections to recommend resources for digitization projects. Coordinates the digitization process with outside agencies. Discusses with supervisor work methods, problems, short and long range developments and/or plans. Participates in appropriate councils and committees, making recommendations for system-wide policies and procedures. Provides in-depth reader’s advisory services to the public. Oversees the Local and State History web page on the library’s website. Actively serves on the Web Team. Compiles, prepares and maintains reports, records, statistics and budget information for the assigned department. Evaluates services, programming, and materials collection for assigned department to ensure compliance with library’s five year plan. Works in collaborative efforts with other community agencies. Maintains awareness of library trends in the delivery of services. Periodically reviews the Local and State History Scope of Collection statement and updates as needed. This job description in no way implies that the duties listed here are the only ones the employee can be required to perform. The employee is expected to perform other tasks as directed by their manager or supervisor.


 Minimum Qualifications:
Master of Library Science degree (MLS) and 18 months experience as a MLS professional librarian required. Six months of supervisory experience required. Experience with genealogy and/or family history research resources and methods preferred; experience with archives and preservation of documents is preferred.


Trainee candidates must have at least 12 months experience as a MLS professional librarian in a public library.

 Supplemental Information:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library operations. Knowledge of established genealogical and family history research methods and resources. Knowledge of current preservation and conservation standards. Knowledge of archival and digitization standards and practices. Ability to train and supervise work of others. Ability to plan and schedule the work flow of professionals, paraprofessionals and clerical staff. Ability to analyze problems and to recommend practical solutions. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, customers and the community. Ability to perform library functions via automated public catalog and circulation system and implement back-up procedures when necessary. Considerable knowledge of current materials, literature and trends, technology and developments in library services. Knowledge of relevant periodicals, newspapers and electronic services in assigned area. Ability to plan and provide effective services and programs. Ability to use good judgment in the daily supervision of subordinates. Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing. Ability to communicate effectively with customers. Ability to lift and push moderate weight (e.g. 40 pounds of books or other materials and supplies.). Ability to use, understand, and assign subject headings and indexing schemes. Maintains a working knowledge of circulation policies and procedures.

North Carolina Public Library Certification within 18 months of employment.



Must have access to transportation. Must have or obtain and maintain a valid NC Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record. Background check by law enforcement required. Negative drug test required.