Information Services Librarian (Local & State History)-Fayetteville, North Carolina

Librarian I/Local & State History position #LIB0058
Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center
Fayetteville, NC
Master of Library Science degree (MLS) required. Experience or coursework in genealogy or family history research methods is preferred.

Trainee candidates 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.
Must obtain North Carolina Public Library Certification within 18 months of employment.
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.
Provides advanced library services to customers in the Local and State History Department and at Information Services Department service points.
Staffs a public service point and provides immediate customer assistance. Performs proactive reference; answers complex customer questions about information and technology resources, including genealogy and family history 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 Headquarters Manager or Local and State History Manager. Knows, enforces, and interprets rules governing the use of the library. Provides in-depth readers’ advisory services. 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.). 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 collection maintenance, including weeding and discarding items and identifying and recommending replacement titles and new materials. 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. Acts as key holder/Person-In-Charge in absence of Headquarters manager or department manager. 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. 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.
Open until filled
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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