Buncombe County Employment

Job TitleLibrary Associate
AgencyLibrary Culture & Recreation
Salary Range$29,910.61
Job LocationEast Asheville Branch Library
Closing Date4/29/2015
Job Details

General Statement of Duties
Employee in this class performs public service work in the library. Work includes responding to patrons’ questions, circulating materials, programming for children and adults, and collection development tasks. Assignments require the application of a good knowledge of standard library methods and procedures and a familiarity with and interest in books and other reading and educational materials. (#1484) 

Examples of Work
Responds to a variety of reference and reader’s advisory questions in person or by telephone; instructs patrons in locating and using library materials; uses the library’s automated system to check out materials, maintain the collection, and assist the public in finding books and other items; assists the public in use of word processing, the Internet and other technology. Evaluates and selects materials to add to library collections. Reviews existing materials in assigned sections of the circulating collection and recommends materials to be discarded, replaced, repaired, or updated. Works as a member of the library’s Children’s Services team to plan and produce children’s programs at the branch library. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of library techniques, systems, and working manuals. General knowledge of library routines and procedures. Working knowledge of standard sources for reader’s advisory and reference assistance. Working knowledge of children’s literature and the ability to plan and perform children’s programming. General knowledge of technology to be able to assist the public with the use of computers and other media devices. 

Minimum Education and Experience
Experience in library work. Graduation from a two-year college or technical school with major course work in library science or a relevant field; or an equivalent combination of experience and training. 

Additional Information
Position includes evening and Saturday hours, as assigned by the supervisor. 

ATTENTION LIFEGUARDS: Buncombe County pools are now under the management of Swim Club Management.  Applicants interested in working at the pools should apply on their website at lifeguardasheville.com, or contact Sarah McKenzie at (828) 348-4770.

How can I apply for County Employment?

Applications are accepted for posted position vacancies only. Please apply online. Paper applications are not accepted.

The full application package contains the Buncombe County application for employment, work history continuation sheet, Buncombe County authorization for release of personal and confidential information and the Buncombe County drug screening through urinalysis applicant consent form.

A college transcript must accompany applications for Social Worker positions. Please attach a copy or have your college send one to:

Buncombe County Human Resources
200 College Street, Suite 403
Asheville, NC 28801

Should you require special assistance to apply for a position, please contact Human Resources at 828-250-4166.


  • Resumes are not accepted in place of applications and will not be accepted via e-mail. A resume may accompany a completed application for a posted vacancy.
  • Drug screen consent & personal information release documents are required with all applications.
  • To apply for more than one position, you must submit a separate application for each position.
  • Be sure to indicate on the application the specific position for which you are applying.