DATE LISTED: 6/11/2019

TITLE/CLASS: Circulation Manager (Manager II)/Grade 13

Location:  Wilkes County Public Library, North Wilkesboro, NC

SALARY:  $16.70 per hour ($34,736 annually) / 40 hours a week


A Bachelor’s degree. A minimum of 2 years appropriate library experience required, preferably in a public library. Some supervisory experience required.


An employee in this position is responsible for the administration, operation, and development of the library’s Circulation Department.


  1. Administers circulation system, continually analyzes circulation activities and practices, and

maintains an up-to-date circulation procedures manual

  1. Manages activities at the library’s circulation desk including patron registration and

maintenance of patron records, check-out and check-in of library materials, holds, overdues,

and maintenance of circulation records and statistics

  1. Provides all circulation services for the public
  2. Helps patrons become more knowledgeable about circulation procedures and judiciously

resolves problems that involve patron complaints and/or interpretation of circulation


  1. Working with the County Librarian, publicizes for departmental positions, interviews, and

hires staff

  1. Schedules, supervises, and evaluates the performance of the Circulation Department

Staff and volunteers

  1. Oversees training of Circulation staff
  2. Oversees the maintenance of the patron database
  3. As part of the management team periodically assumes full responsibility for the operation

and security of the library

  1. Bills for damaged or lost items
  2. Responsible for mending of books
  3. May order library supplies and materials and manage the budget lines thereof.
  4. Generates reports from ILS as needed
  5. Actively participates in regional Circulation Managers Team


Ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and effectively with the public and other employees

A basic knowledge of library procedures, operations and services

The ability and willingness to assume responsibility, make decisions, and solve problems

Ability to set priorities, organize and budget time effectively

Ability to supervise and motivate personnel

Ability to speak and write effectively

Proficiency with MS Operating System and MS Office Suite

Familiarity with all aspects of NC Cardinal’s circulation module

Attention to detail

AVAILABLE:   August 12, 2019

APPLY BY: Open until filled


Please specify which position and location you are applying for.  Email resume and cover letter to:  hrwilkes(at)arlibrary(dot)org or drop off or mail resume and cover letter to:

Wilkes County Public Library

Attn: County Librarian

215 Tenth Street

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659




DATE LISTED: June 11, 2019
TITLE (Class): Youth Services Manager (Manager III)
LIBRARY: Ashe County Public Library
LOCATION: West Jefferson, NC
SALARY: $19.53 per hour ($40,622.40 annually) / 40 hours per week
BENEFITS: State Health Plan, Retirement and other benefits available
AVAILABILITY: Position available July 24. Open until filled.

QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an ALA-accredited school of Library and Information Science with a Master’s degree in library science and a minimum of 1 year of public library experience in addition to or including 1 year of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Must be eligible for North Carolina Public Librarian Certification.

DUTIES: An employee in this position is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and promoting public library programs and services for youth and teens in a particular county. This employee supervises all staff and volunteers assigned to the Youth Services Department. This employee is considered an expert in the delivery of library services to children and provides guidance and assistance throughout the library system on an as needed basis.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Collection development for print and electronic easy, juvenile, and young adults. Manages budget line items. Develops, implements and evaluates plans for the youth service department (locally and regionally). Serves as a liaison between the library and schools (public, private, and homeschools). Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff and volunteers assigned to the youth services department. Plans, develops, and implements innovative programs, working with county librarian and regional director. Participates in local and regional management teams. Provides reference, readers advisory, and/or circulation services. Periodically assumes full responsibility for the operation and security of the library.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and effectively with the public and other employees. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to use computers for both internal and external projects and information. Extensive knowledge of reading process, reading problems, and readability of library materials. Considerable knowledge of children’s and young adult literature and media, as well as knowledge of current youth culture. Ability to conduct successful reference interviews to assist patrons. Ability to plan, develop, and present programs that meet library objectives and child/growth development needs.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and references to: hrashe(at)arlibrary(dot)org



Watauga County Public Library

Two Temporary Part-time positions; positions open until filled

Youth Services Specialist, temporary and part-time. Watauga County Public Library.

Assists Youth Services Librarian in planning, organizing, promoting, and directing the library's program of services for children and young adults.

Required: Bachelor’s degree, or completion of at least two (2) years of college and three (3) years of public library experience.

19 hrs./week @ $10 per hour.

Apply by sending a resume, cover letter and three references to hrwatauga(at)arlibrary(dot)org

For more information, call Judith Winecoff, 828-264-8784, Ext. 3

For newspaper:

Temp, part-time jobs in Youth Services. See https://www.arlibrary.org/about-watauga-library/employment