Job Listings

The SCLA Job Listings is a list of job announcements for any type of library within South Carolina and the Southeast. Libraries, please read the Job Posting Guidelines and submit your new job announcements.

Submission Date: 09/14/2020

Job Title: Librarian III - Outreach Librarian

Job Description: Directs the library system’s outreach and mobile services to the community and is responsible for the planning, training, administration, and implementation of the library’s outreach functions, while ensuring positive customer service and quality interactions. Seeks new avenues for service delivery to underserved populations, and advocates library services through presentations, programs and the development of community partnerships. Supervises, trains, and coaches staff. Assists in Strategic Planning for the department and system. Oversees collection development for the department and assists with system-wide collections targeted to diverse audiences. Guides and assists customers in the use of technology and reference services. Serves on system committees.•Manages all aspects of the department. Ensures department is staffed and operational for the public. Supervises staff including scheduling, training, and evaluating. Coaches and mentors staff in effective community outreach. Assesses unique circumstances and makes informed decisions concerning customer service and vehicle maintenance. Develops budget for departmental initiatives, and manages allocation of departmental resources.•Studies demographics of the county, and works with branch staff and community partners to identify opportunities to expand or initiate services, and to reach underserved populations. Works to understand needs of diverse communities through professional development and networking. •Formulates goals, plans, and procedures for implementing outreach services in accordance with the library’s strategic plan and priorities. Assists in the library’s statistical analysis pertaining to outreach programs, maintains records/statistics and prepares reports.•Advocates for the library by promoting services and programs to individuals, civic organizations, community agencies, and educational institutions. Cultivates partnerships through communication and interaction with community groups, and serves as a liaison to community organizations. Develops and presents dynamic programs, presentations and events for the public in a variety of outreach venues. Provides opportunities for all ages to strengthen economic development, job skills, literacy, and recreation to build lifelong learning skills. •Manages the collection/materials for the department. Develops collection budget based on allocations. Analyzes circulation statistics and trends in order to create a collection development plan. Selects and deselects materials based on community analysis, and serves as system-level advisor for diversity in library collections.•Provides quality customer service adhering to library policies and procedures to successfully fulfill the needs and expectations of the public. Provides circulation, reference and technology services for the public.

Qualifications: - MLIS from an accredited college or university: Supplemented by 3-5 years of professional experience in public libraries, including supervisory and management experience- Requires valid SC Drivers license. Exerting force up to 20 pounds may be required. Requires talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking, repetitive motions, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling and lifting.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Go to https://www.lex-co.com/Applications/HROnline/PUBLIC/VACANCYLISTING.ASPX and apply under the job number #002346

Salary: $46,741.00

Contact: Michelle Williams - [email protected]


Submission Date: 09/08/2020

Job Title: Assistant Librarian

Job Description: The University of South Carolina Lancaster, a regional campus of the University of South Carolina located approximately thirty-five (35) miles south of Charlotte, NC, seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Librarian - 12-month tenure-track, beginning January 1, 2020 or August 16, 2021. The successful applicant will lead the instruction program, manage research and information services and digital humanities initiatives for Medford Library. This position is also responsible for developing and implementing outreach activities that promote library resources, programs, and services. Instruction responsibilities include providing library instruction for students, faculty, and staff. Duties include needs assessment, instructional and pedagogical design, and facilitation of instructional materials for on-site and asynchronous sessions; communicating with faculty to develop customized library instruction sessions, creating and maintaining research guides, and assessment of instructional programs. Outreach responsibilities include identifying and expanding student community and campus life partnerships, conceptualizing, organizing, and implementing programs and events, designing exhibits and displays, and creating print and digital marketing material. The Librarian will also have oversight in resource sharing, acquisitions, collection development, policy development, student personnel recruiting and supervision and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited graduate program, demonstrated knowledge of electronic resources and information literacy, evidence of well-developed interpersonal, customer-service, teaching, research, and problem-solving skills. Key attributes include a commitment to great public service and outreach, professional development, campus and community service, and flexibility in work hours.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Application materials are accepted online: http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/86768 Applicants must complete an application, upload a cover letter that specifically addresses the applicant’s qualifications, provide a curriculum vitae, and share graduate transcripts online. Applicants must also provide contact information, to include an email address, for a minimum of three professional references. Only applications and materials submitted through the online application process will be considered. Graduate transcripts should be uploaded as Other Supporting Documents.

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Contact: Tracey Mobley [email protected]


Submission Date: 08/26/2020

Job Title: County Branch Manager

Job Description: This position serves as Librarian-in-Charge of a single county branch library. Responsibilities include providing leadership for Branch staff and managing the overall service plan and operation of the agency including collection development and maintenance, services and programs, customer and community relations, outreach and developing partnerships and overseeing the general maintenance and security of the library building and grounds.Start Date: November 2, 2020 Location: Two positions availableGilmer County Library | 268 Calvin Jackson Drive Ellijay, GA 30540Pickens County Library | 100 Library Lane Pickens, GA 30143Salary & Benefits: $47,518 - $50,000; salary is based on qualifications and experience.Paid Annual Leave, Sick Leave & Holidays. State Health Benefit Plan, Flexible Benefits and Teacher Retirement SystemSchedule: Full-Time, 40 hours per week. Typical work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8 hours a day, but will include nights and weekends.Responsibilities: 1. Supervise and coordinate the activities of employees including determining work procedures, work schedules and maintaining leave requests; issuing instructions and assigning duties; reviewing work; recommending personnel actions; conducting progress reviews; and conducting departmental training and orientation.2. Oversee all daily operations of the library branch, including programs, financial operations, bank deposits, submission of supply orders and maintenance of library facility and grounds.3. Demonstrate ability to lead teams effectively, including delegating tasks, developing the skills of direct report staff and involving employees in progress reviews.4. Implement and evaluate standards and practices for the delivery of quality customer service treating users in a welcoming, professional manner and providing other staff with an example of positive customer service.5. Manage the library environment to enhance the user experience including organizing the library’s collections, physical areas and work areas to appeal to users, meet their needs and create a positive and welcoming environment.6. Communicate with branch staff regularly and engage in community relationship building to ensure that we offer materials, services and programs designed to meet patron needs.7. Apply effective techniques to address difficult situations with users and encourage users to follow library policies; apply good judgment when deviating from official policies and procedures.8. Promote library programs and services through public speaking, public information programs, presentations, and local media.9. Communicate special problems and needs to library administration, board, and funding agencies and library interest groups. 10. Attend professional conferences, workshops, meetings, and webinars to stay abreast of trends in librarianshipSkills and Abilities: Skill reflecting a high level of comfort with technology.Ability to work with others in a variety of circumstances; to deal tactfully with staff and the public; to communicate effectively with supervisor, staff and the public.Ability to evaluate the changing needs of the system/department and respond.Ability to analyze and to creatively solve problems related to the position.Physical Requirements: Must be able to stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of time; lift boxes and crates of no more than 30 lbs.; move and manipulate inventory; frequent stooping, kneeling and crouching.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited programGrade 5-B or higher certification from the Georgia Board for the Certification of LibrariansValid Georgia Driver’s License and good driving record3 years working in a library setting, with progressively responsible library experienceSupervisory experience preferredKnowledge of library principles, practices, systems, and techniques

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: All offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing the appropriate background checks. Please no phone calls. Questions can be directed to [email protected] online at http://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/jobs/

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Contact: Questions can be directed to [email protected].


Submission Date: 08/26/2020

Job Title: Executive Director

Job Description: The Highland Park Public Library seeks a forward-thinking and energetic leader to serve as Executive Director. Highland Park is located in the northern suburbs of Chicago, an area known for its excellent schools, scenic Lake Michigan shoreline, vibrant downtown and plentiful suburban amenities. Residents also enjoy easy access to all the cultural, historic, and entertainment opportunities in Chicago.Serving approximately 29,800 residents of the City of Highland Park, the library provides a welcoming environment in a freshly updated facility. The library recently completed a large remodeling project that resulted in the creation of new spaces (including study rooms, a Middle School room and a Youth Activity Room) and significant improvements to existing spaces. These renovations also enabled the library to expand its already robust slate of programs and services. This is an exciting time for the library and its next director! Salary $120,000 to $170,000/year, negotiable based on experience and qualifications.Please visit www.johnkeister.com/hppl/ for details and to apply. John Keister & AssociatesExecutive [email protected]

Qualifications:

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Please visit www.johnkeister.com/hppl/ for details and to apply.

Salary: $120,000 to $170,000/year, negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Contact: John Keister & AssociatesExecutive [email protected]


Submission Date: 08/18/2020

Job Title: Public Services Librarian (Instruction & Reference)

Job Description: The Public Services Librarian works collaboratively with colleagues and faculty to coordinate the library’s instruction services and information literacy initiatives, create and maintain a variety of learning objects/tools, and provide high-quality reference and library services. Please note the 9 month salary range is listed on the job ad. However, this is a 12 month positions, so the full salary range for the full 12 months is $49,333-$56,000.

Qualifications: Required: Master’s degree in Library or Information Services from an America Library Association (ALA) accredited university required and two years’ related experience.Preferred: Experience teaching library instruction classes and providing reference services in an academic library; knowledge and awareness of information literacy standards and best practices in instruction and assessment; excellent written and oral communication skills; competence in using technology to find, develop, and deliver information; ability to use technology to create learning objects (tutorials, libguides, etc.); and the ability to work as part of a team with a strong commitment to customer service.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.careers.sc.gov (find the job ad listed in the SCC jobs at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/scc)If assistance is needed, call (864)592-4706.Please submit appropriate transcripts to: Spartanburg Community College, PO Box 4386, Spartanburg, SC 29305, or fax to (864) 592-4692.

Salary: $37,000-$42,000 (9 months salary) - $49,333-$56,000 (12 month salary)

Contact: (864)592-4706


Submission Date: 08/17/2020

Job Title: Library Technical Assistant

Job Description: This is a paraprofessional position under the supervision of the Director of the Library. Responsibilities are centered on providing effective reference and public service at the circulation/reference desk. Duties include: Provide circulation services using automated modules and ensuring adherence to all circulation policies and procedures. Answer basic and intermediate reference questions successfully using an array of reference and information resources, refers questions to reference librarian when necessary or as appropriate. Knowledge and ability to use electronic databases. Assists patrons with the use of photocopiers, printers and computers to include shelving. Ability to use MS suite and other software applications.

Qualifications: Preferred experience: An associate degree with two (2) years' experience in library work, or a high school diploma and four (4) years' experience in library, clerical or customer service related field. Successful candidate should possess the ability to analyze job duties and select the best way to accomplish individual tasks. Demonstrate initiative, exhibit good computer skills, interpersonal and communication skills, and provide excellent customer service. Should also possess the ability to make sound judgment. Knowledge of technology is necessary.

Type: Temporary

How to Apply: Please visit the SC State Jobs website at www.jobs.sc.gov to complete and submit an online application.Position is open until filled.

Salary: Hiring Range: $11.00-$13.00 per hour

Contact: Please contact Human Resource Management at (803) 822-3500.


Submission Date: 08/14/2020

Job Title: Library Administrator - Youth Services Coordinator

Job Description: Leads and directs the county libraries’ services to children, teens, and caregivers. Coordinates initiatives and supports branch staff in providing high quality youth programming and resources. Advises on system-level initiatives such as policy and procedure development, and strategic planning. Responsible for allocation of library resources for youth services, to include budgeting and grants. Serves as liaison to local educational organizations. •Leads youth services by ensuring that staff receive the necessary support and training to achieve youth services goals. Provides mentoring, observation, coaching, and direction to staff. Analyzes the risks and future impact of all decisions. Encourages efficiency and organization on departmental, branch, and system levels. Shares information and resources among branches. Unifies youth services staff to promote internal and external communication and advocacy; fosters collaboration and teamwork on departmental, branch, and system levels; and ensure standard of excellence in programs and services.•Coordinates youth programming for the library system including literacy, advocacy, technology literacy, and life long learning. Manages systemwide youth services initiatives. Develops and evaluates literacy programs for the library system to further the library’s mission and objectives. Identifies professional presenters and negotiates scope of program. Works with other departments to market youth services initiatives and to coordinate outreach services to the community.•Evaluates youth services resources, programs, and procedures. Analyzes service trends and coordinates recommended changes. Compiles data for statistical reports as required. Develops budget for Youth Services initiatives, and manages allocation of youth services resources.•Responsible for the Collection Management and Development for all resources for the library system. Evaluates collections and plans additions and deletions based on community analysis and usage trends. Community analysis includes researching demographics and needs of the general public, students, and local businesses. Assesses online resources on library system website; organizes resources to make more accessible and usable to the customers. •Serves as system-level advisor for youth collection development, and supports and assists staff to evaluate, select, and weed youth services collection. Provides reference services to children, adults, and staff, and refers patrons/staff to other agencies and institutions as appropriate. •As a member of the Library Leadership Team, assists with strategic planning for the system to further the goals of the library. Maintains knowledge on current trends on technology, library services, and equipment through professional development. Recommends changes to the collection and services, including suggesting policy and procedures for the library system. Participates in and chairs system committees as assigned. Seeks out, writes, and submits grant applications; implements grant rewards, tracks outcomes, and reports back as required.•Advocates for the stated mission and goals of the library system by developing and maintaining good working relationships with the Library Board, schools, and other organizations to promote library services. Conducts interviews of library applicants. Represents the library system by serving on and presenting to various external committees and boards. •Acts as the liaison between new and current vendors and staff by evaluating and selecting new vendors and managing current vendors’ upgrades and changes. Recognizes problems or situations that are new or without clear precedent. Communicates with vendors on a regular basis to ensure that staff can use their services with the highest degree of efficiency and accuracy. Provides expert and timely advice and seeks solutions for problems by keeping in contact with staff and vendors.•Must be able to exert force up to 20 pounds. Requires talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking, repetitive motions, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling and lifting.

Qualifications: MLIS from an accredited college or university. Supplemented by 5-10 years for professional experience in public libraries, including supervisory and management experience.Requires a valid SC drivers license. Requires public speaking

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Please head to the County site to apply under Job Posting #000649.https://www.lex-co.com/Applications/HROnline/PUBLIC/VACANCYLISTING.ASPX

Salary: $52,518.00

Contact: [email protected]


Submission Date: 08/13/2020

Job Title: Librarian III - Outreach Librarian

Job Description: Directs the library system’s outreach and mobile services to the community and is responsible for the planning, training, administration, and implementation of the library’s outreach functions, while ensuring positive customer service and quality interactions. Seeks new avenues for service delivery to underserved populations, and advocates library services through presentations, programs and the development of community partnerships. Supervises, trains, and coaches staff. Assists in Strategic Planning for the department and system. Oversees collection development for the department and assists with system-wide collections targeted to diverse audiences. Guides and assists customers in the use of technology and reference services. Serves on system committees.• Manages all aspects of the department. Ensures department is staffed and operational for the public. Supervises staff including scheduling, training, and evaluating. Coaches and mentors staff in effective community outreach. Assesses unique circumstances and makes informed decisions concerning customer service and vehicle maintenance. Develops budget for departmental initiatives, and manages allocation of departmental resources.• Studies demographics of the county, and works with branch staff and community partners to identify opportunities to expand or initiate services, and to reach underserved populations. Works to understand needs of diverse communities through professional development and networking.• Formulates goals, plans, and procedures for implementing outreach services in accordance with the library’s strategic plan and priorities. Assists in the library’s statistical analysis pertaining to outreach programs, maintains records/statistics and prepares reports.• Advocates for the library by promoting services and programs to individuals, civic organizations, community agencies, and educational institutions. Cultivates partnerships through communication and interaction with community groups, and serves as a liaison to community organizations. Develops and presents dynamic programs, presentations and events for the public in a variety of outreach venues. Provides opportunities for all ages to strengthen economic development, job skills, literacy, and recreation to build lifelong learning skills.• Manages the collection/materials for the department. Develops collection budget based on allocations. Analyzes circulation statistics and trends in order to create a collection development plan. Selects and deselects materials based on community analysis, and serves as system-level advisor for diversity in library collections.• Provides quality customer service adhering to library policies and procedures to successfully fulfill the needs and expectations of the public. Provides circulation, reference and technology services for the public.

Qualifications: Minimum Education - MLIS from an accredited college or university: Supplemented by 3-5 years of professional experience in public libraries, including supervisory and management experience Minimum Qualification - Requires valid SC Drivers license. Exerting force up to 20 pounds may be required. Requires talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking, repetitive motions, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling and lifting.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Apply under Job #002346 on the site listed below.. https://www.lex-co.com/Applications/HROnline/PUBLIC/VACANCYLISTING.ASPX

Salary: $46,741.00

Contact: [email protected]


Submission Date: 08/11/2020

Job Title: Reference Librarian - Business and Nonprofit Center (BANC)

Job Description: Summary:Middle Georgia Regional Library invites you to apply for the position of Reference Librarian - Business and Nonprofit Center (BANC). The Reference Librarian will lead the BANC in fulfilling the Library’s mission “to connect all people to the information necessary to improve their lives through excellent services and materials.”The Reference Librarian will work to provide businesses and nonprofits in the Middle Georgia area with the resources, services, and programs necessary to ensure they have the information necessary to be successful and competitive. The successful candidate will have exposure or experience in entrepreneurship, marketing, consulting, and/or business education.This position is housed at the reference desk of Washington Memorial Library, and the workload will vary from day to day. One day you will provide one-on-one training on the Reference USA database to a beginning entrepreneur, and the next day you will host a class on finding grants for nonprofit organizations. Additional Information:Under the general supervision of the Head of Reference, the Reference Librarian provides general and specialized business reference assistance to public library patrons. This position is expected to have knowledge of the library collection, resources (both electronic and print), library policies, and procedures. This position will contribute to collection development, programming, compiling user guides, collection of statistics, and positive overall user experience.The successful candidate will have experience and/or knowledge of a variety of library services and activities. The position requires a high degree of flexibility to produce services that are relevant and accessible to each segment of the population that we serve. They will build community relationships and contribute to community goals.This position will enjoy significant support to attain these goals at Middle Georgia Regional Library with an enthusiastic and committed staff of professionals, management, and paraprofessionals. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Furnishes information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services.Explains and assists in use of reference resources, such as book and periodical indexes, to locate information.Describes or demonstrates procedures for navigating the public access catalog and electronic resources.Answers queries on complicated reference subjects, including formulating and processing online search requests.Provides instruction and actively participates in the development and design of classes on use of the library and its resources.Provides instruction and actively participates in the development and design of classes on computer skills.Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials.Helps organize and maintain reference materials.Compiles bibliographies and develops library user guides, both printed and electronic.Assists in reference collection development, including planning and promoting electronic information resources and services.Helps catalog and classify reference materials.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications:•Bachelor’s in business or business-related field OR Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university•Experience working with the publicPreferred Qualifications:•Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university•Experience working with nonprofit organizations

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: To Apply:E-mail resume, cover letter, contact information for three references, and MGRL employment application (found at bibblib.org/employment) to [email protected]. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.First review of applicants is Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 12:00 PM.

Salary: $42,000.00

Contact: [email protected]


Submission Date: 08/07/2020

Job Title: Library Director

Job Description: The Library Director is responsible for planning and directing the Cleveland County Library System which is a part of the North Carolina Cardinal program. The Library system is comprised of two locations: Cleveland County Memorial Library in Shelby and Spangler Branch Library in Lawndale. The Library works in partnership with Mauney Memorial Library in Kings Mountain, offering a combined collection of 187,624 books, audiobooks, e-books, video, and e-video. Last year, the Library had 120,917 visitors. The Library Director will oversee a department of 16 FTEs and 6 part-time positions. The Library Director is supervised by the Cleveland County Assistant Manager.Plans, directs, monitors and controls a variety of library services and programs.Hires, trains and manages department personnel; monitors and addresses personnel issues as needed in accordance with the Cleveland County Personnel Ordinance.Promotes community awareness of the library’s mission, goals and services by developing a strategic plan and maintaining an active public relations program.Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other governmental agencies, civic and community groups and the general public.Develops policies and procedures for all aspects of library service throughout the system.Prepares, monitors and controls an annual operating budget of $1.5 million.Represents the library in the community.Strategically develops diverse programs designed to meet the needs of the citizens of Cleveland County.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science, or related field and 3-5 years of experience working in the library with 2-3 years of progressive supervisory experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have possession of a Professional Librarian Certificate issued by the North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission. If not currently in possession of a Professional Librarian Certificate, must obtain certificate within 1 year from date of hire. Comprehensive knowledge of related industry, organization, and department policies, practices, and procedures; comprehensive knowledge of departmental legal guides, recommendations, best practices, ordinances, and laws; thorough knowledge of books and authors, periodicals, reference media and library media; thorough knowledge of cataloging procedures and problems; ability to understand and apply governmental accounting procedures; ability to perform mathematical equations; ability to analyze library service problems and participate effectively in solving them; ability to plan and supervise the work of staff; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons, associates and the general public.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Please apply at www.clevelandcounty.com

Salary: $57,348 - $91,740

Contact: Cleveland County Human Resources 704-484-4833


Submission Date: 08/05/2020

Job Title: Library Director

Job Description: LIBRARY DIRECTOR – LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION: Reports to Board of Trustees. Responsible for the operations of multiple libraries throughout Beaufort County, development and implementation of its service programs, and responds effectively to the needs of the community. Manages all library resources and personnel, develops and monitors the budget, assists the Library Board of Trustees with long range planning and policy development and plans, as well as implements overall library goals and objective

Qualifications: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:• A graduate degree in Library/Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)• Five (5) years of library supervisory experience to include three (3) years as a director of a multi-branch library system (experience in a library system in South Carolina preferred).• Eligible for a South Carolina Public Library Certification.• Eligible for a South Carolina driver’s license.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: https://beaufortcountysc.munisselfservice.com/EmploymentOpportunities/JobDetail.aspx?req=40719702&sreq=1&form=1&desc=LIBRARY%20DIRECTOR

Salary: $73,140 to $90,000 annually DOQ

Contact: Ray McBrideLibrary Director - Beaufort County Library


Submission Date: 07/22/2020

Job Title: Library Branch Manager

Job Description: LIBRARIAN BRANCH MANAGER/BLUFFTON: Under minimal supervision, is responsible for the efficient running of the physical plant and service operations of a large branch of the Beaufort County Library. This includes responsibility for hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating staff; analyzing and preparing justifications for personnel, operating and capital line item requests for the annual departmental County budget; preparing supplementary budget requests to the Friends of the Library and other granting agencies; and working in a cooperative team relationship with the administration staff to ensure county-wide development, implementation, and evaluation of policies and procedures and to solve management problems.

Qualifications: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:• Masters of Library/Information Science from an accredited institution.• Six (6) years professional library experience in public service areas.• Two (2) years management and supervisory experience.• Eligibility for South Carolina Public Library Certification.• Must possess and maintain valid driver’s license.• Computer proficiency

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: https://beaufortcountysc.munisselfservice.com/EmploymentOpportunities/JobDetail.aspx?req=10919007&sreq=2&form=1&desc=LIBRARY%20BRANCH%20MANAGER%20-%20BLUFFTON

Salary: $56,222

Contact: Ray McBride, Library DirectorBeaufort County LibraryBeaufort, SC, 29902


Submission Date: 07/20/2020

Job Title: Technology Services Librarian

Job Description: The purpose of this position is to oversee the digital content of the library, including the management, classification, and cataloging of library materials according to relevant bibliographic control standards, and to ensure patrons and staff have optimum access to the collection. Responsible for ensuring digital resources are delivered with attention to user experience and according to library policies and procedures. Provide expertise to patrons and staff regarding the retrieval of information. Coordinate with multiple network services vendors and county IT Department to troubleshoot and resolved access issues. Facilitate the circulation of library materials and maintain statistics and records. Provide supervision to employees and staff in the absence of the Director.Some night and weekend hours required. Will work scheduled times on the public services desk.Open until July 27, 9:00 a.m.

Qualifications: Requires completed Master's in Library/Library and Information SciencePrefer some experience working with ILS vendors, spreadsheets, and electronic materials.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Go to: https://oconeesc.com/human-resources-home/job-opportunitiesPlease attach resume and letter of interest.

Salary: $37,318.00

Contact: [email protected].com


Submission Date: 07/15/2020

Job Title: Dean of the Library

Job Description: Dean of the Library, University of South Carolina UpstateFAC00057PO2020USC Upstate invites applications for the 12-month tenure track position of Dean of the Library from innovative, collaborative leaders passionate about student success. The Dean will join USC Upstate library at a moment of major transition and growth, as the library completes a major renovation of the building and continues implementation of a statewide shared library service platform. Under the direction of the Provost, the Dean of the Library plays a vital role in USC Upstate’s commitment to academic excellence, collaborative teaching and learning, and community engagement, while advocating for the essential role of the library and its 13 faculty and 12 staff members in those endeavors. Key Duties•Direct and manage all administrative, operational, service, and technical functions of the library•Foster a culture of collaboration, collegiality, and hospitality in a learning commons atmosphere•Manage budget and finances•Recruit, develop, and lead outstanding library faculty and staff, providing appropriate mentoring and professional development opportunities•Build successful programs and partnerships within the library, across the university and USC system, and with community partners to support student and faculty success •Participate in the statewide academic library consortiumWe seek a thoughtful communicator; someone with a creative, energetic, and results-oriented leadership style that promotes trust, autonomy, and accountability. The ideal candidate will understand the challenges facing the students we serve and will have the ability to be flexible in a rapidly changing library environment. The University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, SC is a comprehensive public university, a senior institution of the University of South Carolina system, and is among the fastest growing universities in the state with more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing, and education, as well as 17 NCAA Division I sports teams. U.S. News and World Reports recently ranked USC Upstate No. 1 among Top Public regional College in the South. USC Upstate has also been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. In addition, students and faculty from over 25 nations reflect the university’s international character. Located between Charlotte and Atlanta on the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and high-tech regions in the country, the campus is within easy driving distance of the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The university has an enrollment of approximately 6,300 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina. USC Upstate is proud of the diversity of its student body, many of whom are first-generation students. We are an EOE/AA employer and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for faculty, staff, and administrators. We seek a leader committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity at USC Upstate. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications•ALA accredited MLS or equivalent degree•3-5 years of successful progressive library administrative experience•Record of achievement in librarianship, service, and scholarship commensurate with unit criteria for the full rank of Librarian (unit criteria)•Demonstrated experience leading major change and innovation initiatives•Skill and experience in strategic planning, fiscal planning, and budget and resource management•Demonstrated record of inclusive excellence and delivering equitable outcomes•Demonstrated ability to create a culture of and commitment to student-centered services•Excellent communication skillsPreferred Qualifications •Second Master’s or terminal degree in Library Science or related field •At least 5-7 years’ academic library experience at accredited institution(s)•Demonstrated experience pursuing external funding through grants and private fundraising•Experience with physical renovations •Experience serving diverse populations

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Applicant Instructions: Review of applications will begin on August 24, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Submissions must be complete for consideration. For a complete job description and to apply, go to http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/82460

Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Contact: Contact information:Dr. Kim PurdyChair, Search [email protected](864) 503-5779


Submission Date: 07/07/2020

Job Title: Assistant Librarian (Satellite Campus Librarian)

Job Description: This position will be responsible for professional library services at a satellite campus library, includinginformation literacy instruction, collection development, data collection and assessment of services, reference,circulation, and promotion of services to campus community i.e., displays, activities, and generalpresentations. Work is generally performed Monday through Thursday, but Friday, evening, and weekendwork will be required. Occasional travel to satellite campuses, training workshops, and conferences may be needed, and college committee work is expected. Work is in an office setting with heavy computer usage.Must be able to sit, stand, or stoop for extended periods and push a book cart that weighs up to 50 lbs. toshelve or rearrange library materials.Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Graduate degree in library science or in a related field such as learning resources or information technology.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:A Master's Degree in library science from an ALA-accredited college or university and one (1) year library experience at a technical college with information literacy instruction experience.

Type: Part Time

How to Apply: Visit https://gvltec.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/66?c=gvltec

Salary: Based on experience within state guidelines

Contact: Jason Reed at [email protected]


Submission Date: 07/02/2020

Job Title: Librarian I, Five Forks Branch

Job Description: Position: Librarian I (MLIS Degree Required), FT, Five Forks BranchSalary: $40,809 per year, plus benefitsStatus: Regular Full-time, ExemptAvailable: July 2020Location: Five Forks Branch, 104 Sunnydale Drive, Simpsonville, South CarolinaSchedule:: Mon., Tues., & Thurs. 8:30a–5:00p; Wed. 2:00p-9:00p; and alternating Fri./Sat. 8:30a-6:00pFUNCTIONEmployees in this position embody the Library’s code of service by creating an atmosphere where customers and coworkers feel invited, informed, impressed and inspired. They greet customers and coworkers with a welcoming smile, and they enthusiastically provide knowledgeable and meaningful assistance in the discovery and use of Library resources, services and technology. As the person in charge in the absence of the manager, maintains efficient operations by providing support and guidance to paraprofessional staff and volunteers. Work is performed under general supervision, in accord with the Library’s vision and mission, using good judgment in the application of policies and established procedures.EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMEDThese tasks are illustrative only; to carry out the day-to-day functions of the job, other duties may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or logical assignment to the position. Essential job functions designated with (E). •Provides reference service to library patrons, staff and others (E).•Assists customers with identifying, locating and using Library materials. (E)•Assists customers with the use of computer equipment, Windows operating system, MS Office, various Internet browsers, email and the Library’s website; including the online catalog and databases. (E)•Provides general circulation services, including registering new borrowers, updating customer records, placing holds, checking out materials, etc. (E)•Uses the Library’s integrated library system (ILS) to process discharges, fill or clear holds, place or receive items in transit and maintain accurate status of items. (E)•Processes ILS reports to identify and retrieve items to fill hold requests and to return expired holds to the collection. (E)•Uses Library equipment proficiently and instructs and demonstrates use, including self-checkout stations, to customers as needed. (E)•Assists customers with current mobile device technology and assists them in downloading and/or accessing the Library’s online digital materials such as eBooks. (E)•Communicates and enforces the Library’s Code of Conduct and other policies, procedures and rules to customers. (E).•Opens and closes branch according to established procedures. (E)•Directs, assigns and coordinates duties of paraprofessional staff and volunteers, and provides coaching and training as needed. (E)•Reads book reviews and makes acquisition recommendations to supervisor. (E)•Reviews and studies professional literature to keep abreast of developments in library and information science. (E)•Assists in preparing work schedules and job assignments of lower level staff members.•Assists the Branch Manager in planning for changes and improvements in unit operations.•Attends meetings, training programs, workshops, etc. as requested by supervisor. (E)•Makes appropriate referrals to other Library units, agencies, etc., for information or materials not available at work location. (E)•Provides Readers’ Advisory services. (E)•Assists in various aspects of programming for young adults and/or adults, including planning, organizing, preparing materials, presenting and/or providing instruction. (E) •Promotes Library programs and assists customers in registering for them. (E)•Empties materials drops located inside and/or outside the Library. (E)•Assesses Library materials for needed repair or repackaging and identifies items for discard/replacement review. (E)•Collects and maintains appropriate records of fines and fees received. (E)•Accepts meeting space applications in compliance with policy and enters into calendar. If responsible for meeting space reservations, also approves applications and monitors calendar. (E) •Sorts Library materials and shelves them according to their established arrangement. (E)•Checks arrangement of shelved materials to assure they are in proper order. (E)•Assists in conducting inventory of Library collections. (E)•Moves and arranges Library materials under supervision. (E)•Assists in keeping the Library clean and neat and the facility and equipment in good repair; submits Helpdesk requests to resolve problems. (E)•Assists customers in submitting interlibrary loan requests. (E)•May process 14 day and leased books.•May conduct presentations, orientation sessions and tours for groups.•Monitors and stocks brochure display and publicity items.•Notifies appropriate coworker about low levels of supplies or, if assigned to monitor supplies, coordinates the ordering of supplies as needed. (E)•Engages customers by creating and maintaining displays that promote Library resources and services. •Participates in community events on behalf of the Library upon request.•Follows safe work methods to prevent injury. (E) •Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications: REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS/ABILITIES & CHARACTERISTICS(Testing of computer skills may be part of the interview process for this position.) Knowledge:•Knowledge of basic computer, mouse and keyboard use.•Knowledge of Windows operating system, MS Office, various Internet browsers and email.•Knowledge of business English, spelling and arithmetic. •Considerable knowledge of the functions of reference and readers’ advisory services, including the major fields of learning.•Some knowledge of publisher and dealer practices and methods.•Preferred: Knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques.Skills/Abilities:•Ability to operate and care for computers and their peripheral equipment, e.g. RFID pads, barcode readers, printers, etc. •Ability to learn the Library’s integrated system software, i.e. an automation system used to manage library processes.•Ability to demonstrate to customers the use of computer equipment, Windows operating system, MS Office, various Internet browsers, email and the Library’s website; including the online catalog and databases .•Ability to learn and demonstrate the use of current mobile device technology to assist customers in downloading and/or accessing the Library’s online digital materials such as eBooks.•Ability to communicate concepts, general information and task-related information in oral, written and electronic forms. •Ability to learn, implement and maintain complex filing systems including the Dewey Decimal System with a high level of accuracy. •Ability to maintain confidentiality of customer records, security related incidents and other identifiable customer uses of Library resources and services.•Ability to resolve conflicts, problems and complaints with tact and diplomacy.•Preferred: Bilingual – English/Spanish skills.•Preferred: Touch typing skills.Characteristics:•Works well in a team environment.•Enjoys working with people and possesses a strong commitment to customer service.•Enjoys working in a leadership role, providing instructions and directions to subordinates. •Establishes rapport with others in person and on the telephone, and maintains effective working relationships with customers and coworkers. •Works calmly and effectively in stressful situations and in a sometimes noisy and chaotic environment. •Follows established procedures and instructions received from supervisor. •Possesses strong organizational skills and is detail oriented. •Performs routine tasks efficiently and without difficulty.•Uses good judgment and discretion in carrying out duties and responsibilities. •Is receptive to feedback, willing to learn and embraces continuous improvement.•Takes ownership of work, does what is needed without being asked and follows through until task is resolved.•Arrives on time, works hours as scheduled and maintains a good attendance record.MINIMUM TRAINING & EXPERIENCERequired: •Master’s degree in Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited college or university•Coursework or experience emphasizing public library reference, readers’ advisory service and research•Certified or eligible for certification by the South Carolina State Library•Experience working with the public in a customer service position•Experience working in a library or formal learning environmentPreferred: •Supervisory or leadership experiencePHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSMust have the ability to:•concentrate for long periods of time•speak clearly and distinctly•hear and/or comprehend verbal communication•hear audible alarms and notifications•see and interpret all job-related materials•operate Library equipment as assigned•lift up to 25 pounds and push book carts weighing over 100 pounds•sit for long periods of time•stand for long periods of time•walk, bend and stoop•reach, grasp and use hands to finger, handle, or feel

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Visit the Job Openings page on our website at www.greenvillelibrary.org to submit an online employment application and/or for additional information about our application process. Inquiries may be directed to Cindy Quinn at (864) 527-9232 or [email protected] is an Equal Opportunity Employer. GCLS participates in E-Verify.

Salary: $40,809 per year, plus benefits

Contact: Cindy Quinn, Human Resources [email protected]


Job Title: Marketing Coordinator

Job Description: Join Our Team! Marketing CoordinatorAre you a creative communicator with a passion for community? Do you thrive working closely with a team in a fast-paced role?Add your voice to a cause that matters, and put your communication, design, and marketing skills to the test. One day you'll create brochures for a new service and implement website updates, and the next you'll write press releases and work with local media.As Marketing Coordinator at Middle Georgia Regional Library you will work with diverse library staff members and community partners to fulfill the library's mission to "connect all people with the information necessary to improve their lives through excellent services and materials."About This PositionCommunication skills and flexibility are key to your success as Marketing Coordinator. You will work closely with MGRL staff across the region to develop customized marketing solutions and reinforce the library's brand, value, and message in the communities we serve.You will build understanding between the library and the community and contribute to creating a more literate, engaged and enlightened Middle Georgia.Examples Of Duties- Presents a consistent visual identity to distinguish Middle Georgia Regional Library within our local community and region.- Develops marketing strategy for overall library brand as well as targeted events and activities.- Serves as the central clearing point for all library communications to ensure consistent library identity and branding.- Develops measurable objectives to review and evaluate the success of marketing strategies and communications programs.- Edits all written materials for grammar and to develop a unique and recognizable voice for the library.- Creates editorial, graphic, and web content that communicates library services, events, and value to the community.- Communicates library brand, value, and message clearly to media outlets.- Seeks out opportunities for the library to participate in community events.- Seeks out opportunities to garner financial, in-kind, and awareness for library activities, events, promotions, or other needs.About Our CommunityMiddle Georgia Regional Library is anchored in Macon, Georgia. Macon is a vibrant community that values education, lifelong-learning, and is highly invested in library service. The community has a rich history, incredible architecture, stunning southern charm, and a soulful musical heritage. The city is home to 5 colleges and universities, 6 museums, sports teams, Ocmulgee National Monument, and numerous parks and festivals. Macon has all of the benefits of a large city with a small town cost of living.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Marketing or closely related field or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Send resume, cover letter, three references, MGRL employment application (found at bibblib.org/employment), and samples of previous work including a press release and graphic design work (such as a flyer) to [email protected]. First review of applications is July 16, and the deadline for applications is July 24.To learn more about Middle Georgia Regional Library, visit bibblib.org.

Salary: $30,000-$35,000 annually

Contact: [email protected]


Submission Date: 06/30/2020

Job Title: Head of Branch Services

Job Description: Join Our Team: Head of Branch ServicesAre you ready for your next challenge? Are you a leader with a passion for innovation and talent for teamwork? As Head of Branch Services at Middle Georgia Regional Library, you will lead a staff of enthusiastic and committed professionals and paraprofessionals in fulfilling the library’s mission “to connect all people to the information necessary to improve their lives through excellent services and materials.”One day you'll lead a meeting of branch managers and department heads, and the next you'll develop creative solutions to improve staff workflow and patron service. Become an integral part of our forward-leaning, community-embedded library system! Apply today! About This PositionIf you are an experienced, responsible, and creative person who embraces and thrives in an active, fast-paced, and culturally diverse environment, this position is what you've been searching for. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable and energetic with a dedication to public service.The Head of Branch Services directly supervises the branch managers of the Bloomfield, Lanford, Riverside, and Shurling branches. You will also coordinate and manage the day-to-day operations of the Washington Memorial Library, the regional library headquarters.Flexibility is a must to provide services that are relevant and accessible to everyone we serve through our community-embedded library. As Head of Branch Services, you will build relationships in the community and contribute to creating a more literate, engaged and enlightened Middle Georgia.About Our CommunityMiddle Georgia Regional Library is anchored in Macon, Georgia. Macon is a vibrant community that values education, lifelong-learning, and is highly invested in library service. The community has a rich history, incredible architecture, stunning southern charm, and a soulful musical heritage. The city is home to 5 colleges and universities, 6 museums, sports teams, Ocmulgee National Monument, and numerous parks and festivals. Macon has all of the benefits of a large city with a small town cost of living.Examples Of DutiesLEADERSHIPProvides advice to the Director on public services, emerging opportunities, and community impact.Provides advice and consultation to the Director about library policies and procedures including, but not limited to, collection development policy and long-range planning.Interprets, implements, and recommends library policies and procedures.Participates in the development of information literacy objectives and the coordination of library instruction, in addition to providing instruction sessions as needed.MANAGEMENTAdministers the department's budget, develops new funding sources, and engages in grant writing.Prepares budget, program, annual, and special reports for the Director.Compiles, analyzes, and reports library usage statistics.Evaluates, manages, and improves workflows to maintain efficient use of library resources.COMMUNICATIONMaintains communication within Macon-Bibb and Affiliate libraries as well as the local community to develop effective library services.Conducts public relations programs to increase public awareness and support of library programs and services.TRAININGOversees training and support for all public service staff members.Participates in professional conferences and workshops to keep informed of changes in the library field.TECHNOLOGYPlans and implements new information technologies to meet changing needs.Supervises operation of the integrated automated library system.Executes special projects when applicable and performs all other related duties as assigned.Compensation & BenefitsMiddle Georgia Regional Library offers a generous compensation and benefits package. The salary for this position starts at $60,000 annually. Starting salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university4 - 5 years of related public library experienceSupervisory experience

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: E-mail resume, cover letter, three references, and MGRL employment application (found at bibblib.org/employment) to [email protected] learn more about Middle Georgia Regional Library, visit bibblib.org.

Salary: $60,000 / year

Contact: [email protected]


Submission Date: 06/25/2020

Job Title: Information Services Associate

Job Description: General Definition of WorkDo you value libraries and enjoy reading? Would you find interacting with people from all walks of life interesting? Would you find it fulfilling to help customers find what they need using library and community resources? Pender County Library in Burgaw is looking for such a person to join our team of caring, public-service-minded people. You would work primarily from the Information Desk maintaining a welcoming, user-friendly environment, while providing customer service to adults and young adults.The position performs intermediate skilled administrative support work in reference and research assistance for customers’ informational needs in the library. Responsibilities include managing public access Internet services with customers. Planning, promoting, and implementing a diverse series of adult programs, exhibits and services in the library for the community is a responsibility. The position also identifies and promotes community resources and participates in community outreach and collaborative efforts. Work is performed under the general direction of the Library Director. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Essential FunctionsMaintains adult and young adult public services area in a welcoming, user friendly environment, and maintains discipline and order in the library.Provides reference, reader’s advisory and instructional services in individual and group settings using print and electronic information resources.Administers the public access Internet computers assisting customers appropriatelyParticipates in collection development of the reference, circulating and periodical collections, through selection and weeding in assigned subject areas.Manages the periodical collection.Creates library publications, including bibliographies, guides and Web-based resources.Creates and implements a regular schedule of adult programs and events.Promotes library collections, technology and services through presentations, programs, library tours, topical displays and outreach activities such as school and community visits.Shares in the supervision of library public services during night and weekend rotations, which includes opening and closing the library, handling emergency situations, maintaining library equipment, and supervising part-time staff and volunteers. Oversees interlibrary loan requests.Prepares statistics and reports related to programming and reference services.Seeks and develop grants and other sources of funding for programs.Actively develops and practices readers’ advisory skills to promote reading for every age and reading level.Continually seeks new ways to improve efficiency and customer service.Continually develops skills in using existing and new technological tools.Assist with other duties as needed or assigned.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education & ExperienceKnowledge of library policies, procedures and service standards.Knowledge and awareness of issues impacting libraries, and ability to collaborate in finding solutions in a team environment.Wide general knowledge of humanities and science information; reads in a variety of fields and genres.Advanced customer service skills with strong interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated sensitivity to diverse populations with varying needs.Thorough knowledge of interview and readers advisory skills, with welcoming behaviors, ability to assess customers’ needs and abilities, and appropriately identify materials, services, and online resources to match their needs.Thorough knowledge of searching catalogs, using Internet resources and providing assistance with the library’s online resources: OverDrive collections, NC LIVE resources, Ancestry, etc.Able to provide services via phone, online chat, social media, email and in person while providing a high and consistent level of customer service.Ability to find ways to remove technological barriers and facilitate information access for customers.Ability to use technology to contribute to bibliographies, databases, social media and Web pages.Effective public speaking and presentation skills, with ability to use techniques to convey information effectively to people with varied interests, learning styles and ability levels.Project management abilities, troubleshooting, and problem resolution skills.Intermediate ability to proactively defend free access to information and effectively resolve issues related to intellectual freedom.Ability to seek out and schedule series of responsive adult programming.Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with a wide variety of community stakeholders and colleagues.Ability to work effectively independently and in teams to develop and achieve organizational goals.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education with library or customer service experience.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Apply online: https://bit.ly/pender-information-associate

Salary:

Contact: Mike Taylor, [email protected]