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Consultant for Public Library Management

Posted by: State Library of North Carolina

Posted date: 2018-Jan-30

Location: State Library of North Carolina

Do you want to help other organizations work and think strategically? Do you have a passion for navigating workplace challenges? The State Library of NC invites applications from enthusiastic and user-focused individuals for the Public Library Management Consultant position. This position provides leadership, expertise, training, support, and resources to North Carolina libraries on management and governance issues. The successful applicant will demonstrate knowledge and experience with management principles, ability to think analytically and strategically, possess prior experience in personnel and managing employee relations, and can effectively prepare and present information to stakeholder groups.

This position is a member of the Library Development section within the State Library of North Carolina. The Library Development section works collaboratively to provide statewide programs, services, and resources for North Carolina's library community. The LD section is composed of 7 subject-area consultants and additional staff devoted to the statewide consortium, NC Cardinal. Together the LD team is committed to ensuring all North Carolinians have access to exceptional library services and to the information resources they need to achieve their personal, educational, and professional goals.

Primary responsibilities:

Provides consultation to library directors, local government officials, trustees, and friends' groups regarding organizational and management issues.

Serves as the in-house expert on library management and governance; aids other consultants in developing responses for public library staff and others; works with other Consultants on management-related programs.

Interprets state and federal rules, regulations, and procedures regarding libraries, including LSTA and State Aid grant programs, to library staff, board members, Friends, government officials, and other individuals interested in library services.

Conducts annual monitoring of State Aid eligible libraries to ensure compliance with all statutes, applicable state policies, rules, and procedures for the Aid to Public Libraries grant program.

Develops, manages, and implements statewide initiatives.

Represents the State Library at State and national meetings and conferences.

Provides guidance to NC library staff on developing project concepts and preparing LSTA grant applications.

Travel will be required.

Occasional night and weekend work will be required.

Division Information:

The State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government, with a mission to build the capacity of all libraries in North Carolina and to provide access to specialized collections for its residents. The State Library is comprised of three major programs: the Government and Heritage Library (GHL), the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and Library Development.

Department Information:

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.
Job Title Consultant for Public Library Management
Start Date
Library/Institution Name State Library of North Carolina
Salary $34,361.00 - $82,891.00 Annually; RECRUITMENT RANGE: $34,361 - $69,000
Certification Required? Yes
City Raleigh
State NC
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Special

** To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. **

3 years or more public library management experience

Experience communicating information to different types of stakeholders at the local and State levels

Strategic planning experience

Outstanding written, verbal, presentation, and training skills

Valid North Carolina Driver's License or ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment

Incumbent will be required to present a topic to the interview panel

Management Preferences:

Management experience in a North Carolina public library

Three or more years' experience at library director or manager level

Experience with grant writing

Experience working with board of trustees, friends' group, or other library stakeholders

NC Public Librarian Certification or eligibility to obtain

Experience demonstrating collegiality and a strong service orientation with co-workers, clients, and third parties

Demonstrated ability to manage projects effectively and set priorities.

Strong commitment to user-centered public services.

If no one meets the advanced skill set management may consider someone who is at a journey level.


Master's degree in library and information science or a related discipline


Equivalent combination of training and experience

Degree must be received from appropriately accredited (ALA) institutions or regionally accredited programs in North Carolina.
Application Instructions Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted and will render your application incomplete.

Information should be provided in the appropriate areas, to include the following: Education, including high school and all degrees obtained, Work Experience, and Certificates & Licenses. It is critical to our screening and salary determination process that applications contain comprehensive candidate information.

Answers to Supplemental Questions are not a substitute for providing all relevant information within the body of your application. In order to receive credit for the supplemental questions, you must provide supporting information within the "Work Experience" section of the application, to support your answers

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, and degree evaluations may be uploaded with your application.

To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders.

Technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627.

Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax. Please call the human resources office for assistance.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click on "Application Status". Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants. The hiring process may take an average of 6 8 weeks.

It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).

N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Division of Human Resources
4603 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4603
Phone: 919-807-7373
Web Link

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence.

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