Employment

Your Rowan County Public Library is a great place to work! We welcome applicants from our community who aspire to provide the best possible library service, so that we can work together to stay at the forefront of education and information services and to keep providing the best in programming and materials.

If you’d like to join the RCPL family, just bring a copy of your résumé and an appropriate cover letter to our front circulation desk for our Executive Director and Assistant Director to look over. We keep résumés on file for six (6) months, so if we don’t do any hiring during that time, be sure to give us an updated copy if you’re still interested! We try hard to call everyone back whether you got the job or not, but if you don’t hear from us after a reasonable period, feel free to call us (606-784-7137) to ask about your hiring status or whether there are currently any openings at the library.

RCPL is an equal opportunity employer; no employee or applicant will be discriminated against on the basis of race or ethnicity, gender identity, religious affiliation or lack thereof, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law. Dyed or colored hair, piercings, and tattoos are all perfectly acceptable, so long as any jewelry or imagery which may be considered unacceptable in a professional or family environment can be removed or covered by normal clothing. The library is also a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace. A pre-employment background check is required.


Please Note: RCPL does not have employment application forms. Applicants must submit a résumé in order to be considered for employment.


We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Circulation Assistant

Part-time (20 hours/week), starting at $9/hour

An RCPL circulation assistant must be able to fulfill the following duties, and may be expected to fulfill other related duties as assigned:

  • Provide excellent service to patrons
  • Assist patrons with circulation-related tasks (e.g locating materials, accepting returns, checking out, etc.)
  • Assist patrons in utilizing library tools, including the library’s website and databases, basic internet resources, the online public access catalog (OPAC), computers, genealogy resources, printers, copiers, reader-printers, etc.
  • Courteously answer the phone
  • Interact and communicate pleasantly and effectively with diverse customers and staff, maintaining a positive and professional demeanor and providing friendly, courteous service
  • Possess basic accounting skills, including the ability to count and sort money

Information Technology (IT) Associate

Part-time (20 hours/week), starting at $12/hour

An RCPL IT associate must be able to fulfill the following duties, and may be expected to fulfill other related duties as assigned:

  • Provide excellent service to patrons
  • Perform help desk duties for patrons
  • Generate system reports from our integrated library system and other software, as needed
  • Maintain written maintenance logs for computer work, as completed
  • Assist patrons in use of library equipment and software
  • Remain aware of new technologies applicable to library operations
  • Develop and present technology classes to the public