DATE ENTERED: November 29, 2017
LOCATION: Caldwell County Public Library, NC
APPLY BY: No date specified

The Caldwell County Public Library is looking for someone to help them grow and change! We are a small library system ready to make an impact on our community, and are looking for like-minded change agents!

Job Description
Develops, administers and coordinates all activities of the Technical Services Department. Performs managerial duties related to Technical Services operations, staff and activities. The work requires that the employee have considerable knowledge, skill and ability in every phase of the public library field, particularly as it relates to library automation and technical services. Reports to the Library Director and works with the State Library Consortium. Supervises technical services full time and part time staff.

Examples of (but not limited to) Duties Performed

  • Catalogs library materials.
  • Knowledge of AACR2, LC Subject Headings, Dewey Classification, and MARC formats.
  • Responsible for on-line cataloging using NC Cardinal standards and criteria.
  • Updates holdings records; attaches holdings records.
  • Trains and supervises all technical services staff.
  • Delegates and oversees technical aspects of cataloging activity and the processing of all materials.
  • Responsible for the withdrawal of all library materials.
  • Coordinates cataloging activities with adult and children's services. Decides if gift materials meet library standards for inclusion into the collection.
  • Prepares informal and formal Technical Services reports for the Director.
  • Plans, organizes and implements special projects as needed, or as determined by Director.
  • Participates in professional organizations and attends continuing education workshops and meetings.
  • Oversees the management of library meeting rooms and reservations. The job may require after hours/on call duties related to emergencies that may arise with use of the meeting rooms.
  • Serves on cross functional, local, regional, and state workgroups and committees, as assigned.
  • Works closely with County Information Technology office on management of computers, software, and coordinates needed updates, inventory, troubleshooting, and maintenance.
  •  Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
ALA accredited MLS preferred, with experience in Technical Services. The Head of Technical Services should have a thorough knowledge of library cataloging and acquisitions, and must be able to work independently and accurately. In addition, the Head of Technical Services must possess the interpersonal and communication skills that will enable them to represent the Library to vendors and library consortia. General knowledge of services and programs provided to public library users, including access to library data, collections and information (electronic and physical). Specialized understanding of integrated library systems and the trends and issues associated with open-source integrated library systems and consortia. Knowledge of computer access, reservation, and print control software. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration as applied to a major library service. Ability to make decisions in an environment of limited resources and competing claims. Supervisory experience preferred.

Physical Requirements
Sufficient strength, agility, visual acuity and verbal capability to perform the core requirements of the position which can require operating a variety of machinery and equipment and the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift and/or move objects.

Minimum Education and Training
Master’s Degree in Library Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association or from a regionally accredited school of higher education which will ensure attainment of N.C. Public Library certification within 6 months. Experience in a public library setting required; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

Salary: 38,000-42,000 (depending on experience)

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