Branch Librarian

Company Name: 
Nantahala Regional Library System
Robbinsville, NC
Job Description: 

Library Branch:
Graham County Public Library

Essential Job Functions:

  • 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 includes collection development and reader’s advisory
  • Work also involves public contact of a promotional nature in working with organizations in our area
  • Work also involves the supervision of two full-time library assistants, part-time employees, volunteers and others
  • Works with the Friends of the Library, schools and other community agencies to provide library service to all members of the community
  • Participates in planning and budgeting for the library branch along with the Director, Finance Officer, Regional Library Board Members, and the local funding authority
  • Completion of or working towards a Master’s program in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school preferred
  • Three years of management experience preferred
  • 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, promote and implement 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 courteously and tactfully 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 North Carolina driver’s license
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. and the ability to bend, reach and spend up to four consecutive hours standing and walking
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
How to Apply: 

Submit a letter of interest, resume and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to:

Daphne Simmons, Director
Nantahala Regional Library
11 Blumenthal Street
Murphy, NC 28906

fax 828-837-6416 or email at

For additional information, contact Daphne Simmons at 828-837-2025 or at