Programming & Outreach Librarian

Date Posted: 07/20/2020

Department: Library

Compensation: $40,068

Hours: Full-time

Deadline: 08/16/2020

Position Objectives

General Statement of Duties: Under the direction of Library Director, the Programming & Outreach Librarian supports the McDowell County Public Library’s mission of ensuring the community's access to free ideas, information and enrichment by managing and scheduling the library’s programming and outreach services. The Programming & Outreach Librarian duties require considerable judgment and initiative in planning and overseeing these services both within the library and outside the library. The successful candidate will also have the skills to lead and inspire a team of creative programming staff. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Illustrative Examples of Work


Customer Service

Programming and Outreach

Collection Development




Minimum Requirements

Knowledge, skills and abilities: Ability to plan, coordinate and direct work.  Ability to relate tactfully and courteously with the public and to maintain effective working relationships with other employees.  Strong written, verbal, and technology skills.  Demonstrate emotional intelligence and ability to work through difficult situations. Experience using PLA’s Project Outcome to evaluate services.


Qualifications: Master of Library Science from ALA accredited school, required.  At least three years of public library experience, experience leading and providing library programs, and some supervisory experience.  Demonstrated ability to provide virtual programming is preferred.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee may frequently perform these actions:  Stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers to handle books, paper, technology, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


Full-time and Benefited after 90 day waiting period.

Hours vary, some evenings and Saturdays may be required

How to Apply

Pre-employment drug screening and background check is required. 


Applications will be given credit only for information provided in response to this announcement. No additional information will be solicited by McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience. 


McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the County to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, political affiliation or nationalorigin. The County will interactively work with disabled applicants and employees to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow the individual to perform essential job functions. 


McDowell County participates in E-Verify. 


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