Nantahala Regional Library provides public library services in Cherokee,
Clay and Graham Counties in Western North Carolina through 4 branch
libraries and a bookmobile.

$36, 685/year

Completion of a master’s program in Library Science from an ALA accredited
library school.  Eligibility for North Carolina Public Library
required. Five years of management experience required. Must have
thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library
operation including ILS, OCLC, NCLive, and the Internet.  Considerable
knowledge of and background in various types of literature and
information.  Ability to plan, organize and execute programs utilizing
library facilities.  Ability to stimulate interest and encourage
participation in reading and other library activities.  Ability to guide
patrons in making book selections. Ability to deal tactfully and
courteously with the general public.  Ability to establish and maintain
effective working relationships with the Director, other Nantahala Regional
Library employees and the staff of the local funding authority.  Must have
excellent oral and written communication skills.  Must have transportation
and have and maintain a valid driver’s license.  Must be able to bend and
lift 30 lbs.

Work involves the management of a branch library including the planning and
organizing of special programs, the supervision of circulation activities
and reference work, the preparation of displays and the care of the
building and equipment.  Work also involves public contact of a promotional
nature in working with organizations in our area.  Work also involves the
supervision of 2 FTE, part time employees, volunteers and others.  Works
with FOL, schools, senior center, community center to provide library
service to all members of the community.  Participates in planning and
budgeting with Director, Regional Library Board members, local library
boards and local funding authority as needed.

May 1, 2014

Open Until Filled

Submit a letter of interest, resume and the names, address and phone
numbers of three professional references to:  Daphne Childres, Director,
Nantahala Regional Library, 11 Blumenthal Street, Murphy, NC  28906, fax
828-837-6416, [log in to unmask]

Contact Daphne Childres, 828-837-2025, [log in to unmask]
or visit our web site at

Bridget R. Wilson, M.S.I.S.
Youth Services Librarian

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