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Braswell Memorial Library: Job Opportunity

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Minimum Qualifications to be Considered for Any Position:

Applicant must be over 18.

Applicant must have High School Diploma or equivalent.

Applicant must have, or have the ability to obtain, a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

Information Technology Coordinator, Full-Time

Position Title: Information Technology Coordinator

Position Salary: Starting annual salary $45,000, commensurate with experience

Position Type: Full-Time, work is typically performed Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Position Summary: The Information Technology Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, coordinating, and maintaining the technological infrastructure of Braswell Memorial Public Library and of affiliated libraries. This position is accountable for improving operating performance, organizational effectiveness, employee satisfaction, and customer service not only within the IT and Technical Service departments, but across the entire organization. The IT Coordinator should display strong technical aptitude to assist the public and staff solve their technical issues as quickly as possible and work with outsourced client support in managing the library’s network. This position utilizes advanced professional skills and management experience to maintain a high level of IT system reliability as well as build a high performance work culture.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Monitor daily operations including server hardware, software, and operating systems
  • Coordinate technology installations, upgrades, and maintenance
  • Select and purchase new and replacement hardware and software
  • Oversee the annual IT budget
  • Test, troubleshoot, an modify information systems so that they operate effectively
  • Ensure all IT activities are performed within the parameters of applicable laws, codes, and regulations
  • Evaluate technology risks in order to develop a network disaster recovery plan and backup procedures
  • Ensure network security protocols are adequate to counter system threats
  • Conduct daily backup operations
  • Install and configure hardware and software components to ensure usability
  • Troubleshoot and performing tests on hardware and software
  • Ensure electrical safety standards are met
  • Repair/replace damaged hardware
  • Upgrade system to enable compatible software on all computers
  • Maintain and manage Help Desk support for staff
  • Analyze IT system needs and requirements and maintain all computers and related equipment, including the Integrated Library Automation System
  • Installing and upgrading anti-virus software to ensure security at user level
  • Remain up-to-date with advances in technology and industry (to include library) best practices
  • Managing technical documentation

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Information, Science, Computer Science, or related field, 2+ years’ experience in computer networks and systems maintenance (equivalent experience to be considered)
  • Proven work experience in IT tools and concepts, computer networks, network administration, and network installation
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows software including server, office, and exchange
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Strong troubleshooting, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with technical and non-technical personnel
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Must have a valid NC Driver’s License or ability to obtain one
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check and agree to DMV records request

Position Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, crouch, and stoop
  • Must be able to lift up to 40lbs.
  • Work has a standard vision requirement (with or without correction), ability to speak clearly and hear (with or without correction)sufficient to perceive information at normal spoken word levels

Position Benefits:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Voluntary supplemental insurance
  • Accrued vacation and sick leave
  • Twelve paid holidays
  • 401(k) plan with 3% employer contribution
  • Pension with the Local Government Employee’s Retirement System
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Position Closing Date: Open Until Filled

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to

Part-time Youth Services Associate: Raising-a-Reader

Position Title: Raising a Reader Children’s Programmer

Position Salary: $17.25 per hour

Position Type: Part-Time, 8:00am-12:00 noon, Monday-Friday, during traditional school year, occasional evening and weekends

Position Summary: The Raising a Reader Associate is responsible for presenting educational and informational programs to children from 18 months to 5 years of age in day care centers in Nash and Edgecombe Counties. In addition, this employee presents workshops on enriched story reading to child care providers and caregivers. This position utilizes professional skills to deliver high quality programs in alignment with Down-East Partnership for Children (DEPC) and Braswell Memorial Library policies, procedures, and expectations. Programmers conduct pre and post program survey assessments with parents to gauge the success of the program. Working together, the team plans and conducts literacy based workshops for parents and teachers to emphasis successful story sharing techniques. Candidates invited to interview will create a story time presentation in response to a prompt.

Position Requirements:

  • Associate degree required, preferably in early childhood education
  • Evaluate all programs and uses those results to improve future presentation style and/or content
  • Establish programs and services for parents, individuals and agencies as caregivers, and other professionals in the community who work with children
  • Design programs for children, based on their developmental needs and interests, while considering the goals/mission of the library
  • Provide outreach programs commensurate with community needs and the library’s goals and objectives
  • Present a variety of programs or brings in skilled presenters to present these programs, including storytelling, book talking, book discussions, puppet programs, and other appropriate services
  • Create bibliographies, book-talks, displays, electronic documents, and other special tools to increase access to library resources and promote their use.
  • Effectively use online and print reader’s advisory resources.
  • Match children and their families with materials appropriate to their interest and abilities
  • Provide reports appropriate to assigned duties
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic computer operations needed to use the library’s circulation system; keeps current with changes
  • Plan, develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate programmed events within the RAR project.
  • Plan, develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate marketing activities required to promote RAR project events.
  • Plan, develop, and implement special project(s) as identified and assigned
  • Maintains supplies and equipment inventories and requisitions new supplies as needed
  • Must have a valid NC Driver’s License or ability to obtain one
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check and agree to DMV records request

Position Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, crouch, or stoop
  • Must be able to lift up to 25lbs.

Position Closing Date: Open Until Filled

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to