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: 12/30/2018

Job Title: Maintenance/Driver

Job Description: Richland Library is seeking a candidate with excellent customer service skills, physical strength for lifting heavy boxes, equipment, etc.; and good driving record for the Maintenance/Driver position at Richland Library Main.The individual we are looking for is flexible in working with others, proficient in managing multiple tasks; and possesses a can-do attitude. This position works with all departments and locations.Sample Duties * Lifting, moving, and delivering to designated locations: books, supplies, furniture, appliances, equipment, materials, and money.* Receiving, processing, sorting, and delivering mail, packages, and materials.* Performing tasks to maintain, install, repair, assemble, disassemble, and otherwise physically work with electrical, mechanical and all other types of library property and equipment, as assigned and directed.* Verifying receipt of materials against packing lists and purchase orders.* Performing cleaning maintenance of buildings and grounds.* Collecting and removing or recycling trash.* Preparing rooms for meetings.* Protecting library buildings, equipment, and materials by practicing appropriate security procedures.* Performing other duties as required or assigned.

Qualifications: Requirements:* High school education or equivalent combination of training and experience.* Valid driver’s license and good driving record. A copy of driving record must be provided upon hire.* Physical strength to lift heavy boxes and equipment.* Aptitude for maintenance work.* Ability to perform job functions.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: APPLY IMMEDIATELY at No deadline is presently established for this Vacancy. When a deadline is determined, the deadline will be announced 24 hours in advance on the Library’s website.

Salary: $975.00 - $1,004.00 biweekly, plus benefits

Contact: Marcia SmithEmail: [email protected]


Submission Date: 12/20/2018

Job Title: Librarian II - Collections and Communications

Job Description: Under general supervision of the Information Services Manager, performs high-level professional duties including: coordinating effective media strategies for informing the public of library programs, services, and resources; assisting with collection management activities; planning and implementing library instruction courses for patrons, providing in-depth reference, research, and reader’s advisory services to library patrons and staff, including specialized areas such as business and non-profit reference services; assisting the Information Services Manager with a variety of other planning and managerial duties; and acting as a coach and mentor for colleagues in the Information Services Department. Work is carried out with a high degree of independent judgment and initiative. Reports to the Information Services Manager.

Qualifications: Minimum Requirements:Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) from a graduate library program accredited by the American Library Association supplemented by at least three to five years of relevant professional library experience (experience received after the MLS), preferably in reference work-or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess or qualify for a Professional Librarian’s Certificate from the South Carolina State Library. Must possess a South Carolina Driver’s License.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Apply online at Instructions for applying: will also be accepted through the Florence County Human Resources office, located at 180 N. Irby Street, Room 605, Florence,SC 29501 (843)665-3054.

Salary: $40,076.40/ Annual

Contact: Florence County Human Resources 180 N. Irby Street, Room 605, Florence,SC 29501 (843)665-3054.

Submission Date: 12/20/2018

Job Title: Director of Talking Book Services

Job Description: Nature of Work:The South Carolina State Library is seeking a creative, detail-oriented person with excellent customer service skills for the Director of Talking Book Services position. This position oversees the Talking Books Services Department, under the division of Statewide Development, comprised of library staff responsible for the development and execution of statewide library service programs for persons with qualifying disabilities. Examples of Work:The Director of Talking Book services will conduct a range of tasks with responsibilities which include:•Plan a public service program of reader advisory, programming, and reference assistance to support the South Carolina State Library mission and goals, and the National Library Service.•Act as liaison to the National Library Service and other national, regional, state, and local organizations.•Provide outreach to community/special interest and library organizations serving client groups. •Speak and exhibit at events and meetings to promote Talking Books Services.•Provide direct services to customers of the Talking Book Services program through reader advisors, reference, and other duties.•Provide special programs to reach different age groups of the current users of the service. •Train and/or assist Inclusive Services staff and programs as needed.•Supervise multiple employees.•Participate in leadership team and agency wide efforts.The South Carolina State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state's libraries. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the State Library develops, supports, and sustains a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger. We serve the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment.

Qualifications: •A masters' degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited college or university •Minimum six (6) years professional library experience, three (3) of which should be in a public services or library services for the handicapped•Experience relevant to the duties for the position.•Knowledge of principles, practices, and objectives of state library programs and of library services and programs for persons with disabilities•Considerable experience using automated library systems•Thorough knowledge of administrative policies and procedures for library public services programs•General knowledge of equal employment practices•Ability to coordinate, plan, and direct work or professional and technical staff•Communicate effectively (orally and in writing); strong comfort level with public speaking to groups large and small•Strong writing skills (writing sample is required – see additional comments)•Prepare and deliver presentations to various audiences and visual presentations•Organize and present through reports•Establish partnerships•Strong management and analytical skills

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Find a full position description and instructions for applying on the South Carolina State Library Jobs List:

Salary: $50,000 - $65,000

Contact: South Carolina State Library1500 Senate StreetColumbia, SC 29201Website:

 Submission Date: 12/20/2018

Job Title: General Library Consultant

Job Description: Nature of Work:Library Consultants at the South Carolina State Library work independently and as part of the Library Development Team to encourage best practices in public library management and operations. Consultants are keenly interested in achieving excellence for all South Carolina libraries. Consultants conduct site visits to libraries to observe, assess, advise, and train on a broad range of library practices and procedures. Each Consultant serves as a resource for public libraries and for the State Library, and contributes significantly to the overall work of the Agency. The Consultant identifies barriers to access and recommends resources, collections, equipment, and facility improvements to address particular library problems. The Consultant acts as a liaison between the State Library and selected state and national forums and local agencies and institutions. The Consultant assesses the need for improvement in public library staff awareness and skills, and works with the Library Development team to identify, create, and directly provide training and other learning opportunities. Examples of Work:The General Library Consultant will conduct a range of tasks with responsibilities which may include:•Consulting with libraries on a variety of topics which may include library finance, library statistics, standards, staff recruitment and hiring, and other operational and administrative concerns•Writing and distributing information about library trends, statistics and finance, including printed pieces and website/libguide content•Generating the public library development content of South Carolina State Library annual reports •Writing and distributing information about library trends, statistics and finance, including printed pieces and website/libguide content•Conducting or coordinating needs assessment activities for the agency; assisting public libraries to conduct needs assessment locallySpecial projects may include:•Updating a statewide Return on Investment report and calculator for public libraries and creating information pieces and website content about ROI•Coordinating a public library salary comparison resulting in a report with recommendations for public libraries •Updating/revising statewide library standards as part of a team comprised of agency and public library staffThe South Carolina State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state's libraries. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the State Library develops, supports, and sustains a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger. We serve the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment.

Qualifications: Minimum and Additional Requirements: •A masters' degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited college or university •Minimum of 10 years professional library experience •Ability to plan and conduct instructional events and presentations in area of expertise •Strong writing skills (writing sample is required – see additional comments)•Experience with field work/consulting preferred

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Find a full position description and instructions for applying on the South Carolina State Library Jobs List:

Salary: Hiring Range: $48,000 - $55,000

Contact: South Carolina State Library1500 Senate StreetColumbia, SC 29201Website:

Submission Date: 12/19/2018

Job Title: Assistant Director of Reference and Education Services

Job Description: Reese Library, on the Summerville Campus of Augusta University in Augusta GA, has a position opening for the Assistant Director of Reference and Education Services. The person in this position will manage activities of the Reference and Education Services Department, including supervision and evaluation of both staff and faculty personnel. Responsibilities include participating in information literacy-centered instruction, serving as a liaison librarian to one or more academic units, acting as the Coordinator of the Federal Depository Library Program, and actively engaging in scholarship, service, and professional development.

Qualifications: An American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree. Supervisory/management skills. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to work collaboratively in an academic community. Ability to apply instructional design principles and technologies successfully in information literacy efforts. Knowledge of Government Documents and the Federal Depository Library Program, or interest in learning quickly. Five years post-MLIS progressively responsible experience.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: For detailed information, and to apply for the position (Job ID #15410), please go to


Contact: Fay Verburg, MSLSAssociate Director, Reese LibraryAugusta University2500 Walton Way, LIBR-134Augusta, GA 30904

Submission Date: 12/18/2018

Job Title: Library Specialist

Job Description: This is a paraprofessional position, with most responsibilities centered on providing effective reference and public service at the circulation/reference desk in a combined library/academic success center environment. Duties include the following: Provide circulation and reference services, maintains accurate shelving of books and periodicals, assists patrons with photocopiers and printers, knowledge of electronic databases and technology and assists with special projects, and supporting librarians when requested. Follows proper procedures for properly closing campus library.

Hours:  Monday-Thursday 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with three (3) years of library experience. Successful candidate should possess the ability to analyze job duties and select the best way to accomplish individual task. Must demonstrate good customer service, communication skills and possess the ability to make sound judgments. Knowledge of computers and technology is necessary.

Type: Temporary

How to Apply: Email or mail your resume and cover letter to:Midlands Technical CollegeAttention: Florence MaysLibraryP.O. Box 2408Columbia, SC [email protected]

Salary: $10.00-$12.00 per hour. Contractual. Eligible MTC temporary employees will be offered health benefits through the State Health Plan, and an option to join the State Retirement System.

Contact: Flo De GuzmanAdministrative Assistant(803) [email protected]

Submission Date: 12/17/2018

Job Title: Job Posting: Assistant Branch Managers -St. Louis County Library (2 Positions Available)

Job Description: Join an award winning team!St. Louis Top Workplaces, 2014-2018Library Journal Four Star Library, 2014-2018 Urban Libraries Council Top Innovator, 2015, 2017What’s Right with the Region for Demonstrating Innovative Solutions, 2016Missouri Library of the Year from MLA 2014 Two Positions Available!Assistant Manager-Meramec Valley BranchAssistant Manager-Prairie Commons BranchKnown as the “Gateway to the West”, St. Louis and the surrounding area offers an array of lifestyles. From hip, trendy cafes and neighborhoods to a plethora of outdoor activities with hundreds of parks and trails to popular sporting events and cultural attractions. St. Louis County is a great place to live, work, and play! St. Louis County Library is a 20 branch system, serving over 860,000 patrons and circulating 14 million items a year. SLCL is in the midst of a multi-year capital improvement project called Your Library Renewed, to upgrade existing structures and open new facilities, as well as enhance library programs and services. Not only do we have state-of-the-art buildings, but our array of programs and partnerships are abundant and diverse. SLCL staff are creative and forward thinking, developing several awarding winning programs geared to enrich individual minds, enhance lives and expand perspectives.Prairie Commons received a full remodel 2 years ago and features a colorful children's area complete with reading nooks and an outdoor discovery patio with hands-on play elements. Patrons can also enjoy private study rooms, a quiet reading room, a laptop bar, and business center. Known for creative and engaging programs and displays, this branch keeps their visitors entertained and excited about what’s next. The community garden, first in the system, is well loved and cared for by a dedicated team of gardeners. Meramec Valley is a small branch currently nestled in the Fenton Community Center. In the Spring, the branch will move into newly constructed, full size location that adds an additional 20,000 square feet. The children’s space will give kids the chance to race cars down a test track in the new hands-on learning discovery zone. Patrons and staff will enjoy taking a lap around the outdoor walking trail and gathering for the expanded program offerings in the new meeting space. Library staff are most looking forward to greeting all the new visitors that will walk through the doors. Working in tandem with the Branch Manager, the management team ensures the library’s mission and strategic goals are continuously implemented at the branch while considering the community’s needs and meeting them with relevant library services and programs. We are looking for a dynamic, energetic and innovative individual intent on providing outstanding customer service, reducing barriers to library access, leading our awesome staff, maintaining thriving community relations, and taking pride in being a part of the SLCL team!Want to work in a library system that is valued by the community?Do you want to work for this awarding winning library system? It is a wonderful time to join St. Louis County Library, where facility innovations and creative public services are always growing! Apply today!Job Purpose: Assists the Branch Manager with the operation and maintenance of the branch and assumes the responsibilities of the Branch Manager in their absence in order to provide quality Library service to all Library customers. Essential Job Functions: 1.Schedules staff and monitors attendance to ensure adequate staffing. 2.Assists with overseeing branch operations, building, and grounds maintenance so the branch is clean, safe, and attractive. 3.Supervises and participates in public service activities including circulation and reference services to meet the needs of customers. 4.Participates in program planning and implementation to meet the needs of existing customers and to attract new customers. 5.Participates in hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining staff to ensure the Library staff is capable of giving the highest quality service. 6.Assists in the development and maintenance of the branch collection to ensure the branch meets the needs of the community it serves. 7.Other duties as assigned. Job Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science Ability to supervise, train, and motivate staff Must possess a commitment to a high level of public service to Library customers Must possess good judgment, analytical, and problem solving skillsMust possess excellent communication and organization skills Ability to work effectively with other Library managers in a professional manner Hours:Monday-Friday, two evenings per weekOne Saturday and Sunday per month Salary:$52,666 and great benefits!Applications and Resumes can be submitted by visiting for each position separately!)


Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Applications and Resumes can be submitted by visiting for each position separately!)

Salary: $52,666

Contact: Amy Hanaway Regional Branch AdministratorSt. Louis County [email protected]

Submission Date: 12/13/2018

Job Title: Digital Initiatives Librarian

Job Description: Tri-County Technical College seeks an innovative, experienced, and highly collaborative Digital Initiatives Librarian. The successful candidate will help promote, develop, and maintain the digital services and resources of the Learning Commons and the interpersonal relationships that make these services and resources possible. The ideal candidate is skilled in the latest technologies that promote the discovery of library resources and is familiar with student success strategies that will engage and empower our learning community. Problem-solving and effective teamwork are essential, and we seek a colleague who is enthusiastic, process-oriented and dedicated to helping shape the future of a 21st Century Learning Commons.Based at the Pendleton Campus, this non-tenured faculty librarian position contributes to and supports the Learning Commons through the planning for and administering of the website, maintaining metadata, developing and conducting outreach initiatives related to electronic resources and services and assessing the effectiveness of digital initiatives, services, and systems. This position serves as the library’s primary resource on copyright, fair use, and open access issues.We seek candidates motivated by a passion to develop transformative library services, knowledgeable of electronic management systems used in academic libraries, and able to demonstrate the ability to plan projects, prioritize, and manage a variety of responsibilities and projects.

Qualifications: Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program. Minimum two years’ experience implementing digital initiatives in an academic library environment. Highly knowledgeable in library management systems, discovery services, and Springshare products.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Closing Date January 6, 2019:

Salary: Commensurate with relevant education and experience

Contact: Human Resources Office at (864) 646-1792.

Submission Date: 12/11/2018

Job Title: Reference and Instruction Librarian

Job Description: The Reference and Instructional Librarian works under the general supervision of the Director of Library Services. Provides reference service and guides library users in identifying, retrieving, and evaluating information in all formats. Designs and conducts subject-tailored instructional sessions. Serve as the collection development liaison to specified departments, working with faculty to develop and maintain the general collection and the reference collection.

Qualifications: Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university or an equivalent degree.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Applicants are requested to submit resume and cover letter which in part addresses the contribution the candidate can make to an African Methodist Episcopal liberal arts HBCU institution. Information is to be emailed to [email protected]

Salary: $32,000 - $42,000

Contact: Director of Library Services 803-765-6030

Submission Date: 12/10/2018

Job Title: Reference Librarian

Job Description: Under limited supervision, provides professional assistance to library patrons of all ages throughout the County who have reference and technology needs at all levels of complexity on a multitude of subjects. Develops specific reading lists and provides guidance in the use of reference materials for all branches. Provides direct assistance to patrons and performs circulation duties as necessary. Acts as manager on duty in absence of Branch Librarian.

Qualifications: •Master’s degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association, supplemented by one (1) to two (2) years of reference and public service experience in a public library; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. •Applicants who have enrolled in an ALA accredited MLS degree program, and have completed or enrolled in at least half the classes necessary to complete the degree, will be considered so long as they have at least one year of public library employment.•Must possess, or be able to receive, a Professional Librarian Certificate.•Must be able to pass required pre-employment background check and physical.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply:

Salary: $38,957

Contact: Horry County Human Resources843-915-5230

Submission Date: 12/10/2018

Job Title: Youth Services Librarian

Job Description: Under limited supervision, provides professional library assistance to children and youths, from infants up to seventeen (17) years of age, their parents and caregivers, at all levels of complexity on a multitude of subjects. Develops reading lists, conducts training, storytelling and book reading, coordinates and implements age-related programs from alternative sources, provides Internet and computer related training and bibliographic instruction. Selects library material for branches, provides direct assistance to patrons and performs circulation duties as necessary.

Qualifications: •Requires a Master’s degree in library science supplemented by one year of Youth Services experience and/or other library experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must have ability to obtain Professional Librarian Certificate from South Carolina State Library upon hire. •Must be able to pass the required pre-employment physical and back-ground check.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply:

Salary: $38,957

Contact: Horry County Human Resources843-915-5230

Submission Date: 12/07/2018

Job Title: Shared Library Service Platform System Librarian

Job Description: Job Responsibilities This posting will be used to fill two positions within the Partnership Among South Carolina Libraries (PASCAL) division of the Commission on Higher Education. The Shared Library Services Platform (SLSP) Systems Librarian is a member of the PASCAL team that supports the implementation and management of the SLSP for participating South Carolina academic libraries. The SLSP is a 55-member library Ex Libris Alma and Primo implementation with a shared "Network Zone" and 53 "Institution Zones." The incumbent is responsible for coordinating and providing direct technical support for the libraries in PASCAL's SLSP, working in close cooperation with a variety of stakeholders through the consortia's Collaborative Management Framework in order to facilitate system implementation and support. Additionally, the incumbent performs the following responsibilities: Coordinates the preparation and planning for SLSP system implementation with individual libraries and assists library staff throughout all stages of the process, including planning, profiling, loading, and testing. Coordinates or provides training and support so that library staff can achieve effective and efficient use of the system. Analyzes, documents, and resolves system issues and coordinates responses with the vendor, PASCAL staff, and the libraries. Coordinates new software releases and evaluates the functionality of optional features for the system. In conjunction with member librarians, researches, evaluates, and makes recommendations relating to external third-party products that may provide enhanced functionality or services based on the shared system. Serves as a functional expert and provides leadership in multiple system functional areas including discovery access and design, fulfillment, metadata, electronic resource management, etc. Provides front-line user support in a variety of formats, including via help desk software. Supports a project management-based approach to advance the adoption and use of the system. Actively participates and represents PASCAL in various internal and external working groups, as appropriate. May be involved in the supervision of graduate student assistants upon occasion. Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications: Minimum and Additional Requirements Minimum Requirements: A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited college or university and at least two to three years of experience in an academic or research library environment, including library automation support experience. Experience in implementing, managing, and troubleshooting information technology systems, including training and support. Additional Requirements: Excellent communication skills. Incumbent must occasionally be able to work non-standard business hours, including weekends, to perform system support and maintenance activities. Incumbent must also be available for day and overnight travel within South Carolina as needed, and for out-of-state overnight business travel several times per year. Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application will be required to bring a copy of college transcript to the interview. A copy of the transcript may also be uploaded as an attachment to the application, if required by the hiring department or if desired by the applicant. Please note that some areas of the Department may require an official, certified copy of the transcript prior to hiring or within a specific timeframe required by that area, after hiring. Failure to produce an official, certified transcript may result in not being hired or termination.Preferred Qualifications At least 2-3 years of additional demonstrated integrated library systems management experience, preferably involving more than one library or institution. Experience managing Alma and Primo. Experience with multiple areas of library operations including systems, fulfillment, discovery, metadata, etc. Interface design experience. Project management training or experience, including use of complex tools. Experience with library migration projects. Experience developing and maintaining user support activities and tools. Experience or familiarity with academic library consortia.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: To apply:

Salary: $45,000 - $65,000

Contact: State Department of Administration HR

Submission Date: 12/05/2018

Job Title: Branch Librarian

Job Description: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:•Develops objectives and key results for the branch, stays informed of the needs and interests of all ages, and ensures creative and innovative programs that meet the needs of the local community•Participates in the interview and selection process for all branch staff•Oversees daily functions of the library including scheduling, building and security needs, patron interactions, and library procedures•Sets standards for the branch to provide superior customer service when assisting patrons of all ages with information requests, reader’s advisory questions, computers, digital devices, and other library equipment•Regularly meets with branch staff to coordinate their training, guide and supervise their work, evaluate their performance and to review policy and procedural information•Oversees the branch programming budget, extra hours budget and any funds from the local Friends of the Library•Builds relationship within the community, attending meetings and connecting to local services outside of the libraryKNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:•Thorough knowledge of professional library principles, procedures, materials and practices •Forward-thinking with the drive to set and accomplish long-term goals for the branch•Excellent written and verbal communication skills•Comfortable and proficient with technology with the ability to work with a variety of devices and audio-visual equipment•Ability to establish deadlines, monitor progress, develop reports, and facilitate communication among teams•Strong work ethic and interpersonal and customer service skills that display a positive attitude, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor with the ability to interface with people from all backgrounds and age groups•Creative, organized and flexible with the ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment•Driver’s license valid in the State of South Carolina with the ability to drive to other libraries or community outreach

Qualifications: EDUCATION: ALA/MLS with a minimum of three years of experience in a public library and supervisory experience. PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTING IS REQUIRED.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Salary: $51689

Contact: Please email your resume and cover letter and any questions you may have to [email protected].

 Submission Date: 12/03/2018

Job Title: Youth Services Librarian

Job Description: Would you like to have a job that lets you make use of your puppet voices? Ever thought it would be great to get paid to sing and dance? Do you want to have fun while making a difference in a young person’s life? This is the job for you! The Youth Services Librarian plans and provides programming, selects materials, performs collection maintenance, coordinates and plans summer reading, trains staff to provide and provides reference services to youth of all ages. This position reports to the Library Director. Duties require independent judgment and action within specific parameters. Puppet voices are encouraged but not required. This position requires the ability and willingness to travel to any branch in the system. Evening and weekend shifts may be required. Essential duties and responsibilities • Develops, coordinates, promotes, and presents youth programming and outreach, with particular attention to early literacy. • Creates and coordinates displays for youth across three branches. • Supervises youth services assistant, ensuring consistent quality of outreach services. • Participates in library planning and committees. • Staffs and supervises service desks as needed, answers reference questions, and provides readers’ advisory services to all ages. • Provides instruction for patrons in the use of library catalog and databases, internet, and basic office software such as word processors and spreadsheets. • Assists in troubleshooting technology problems for public and staff, including issues with smartphones, tables, e-readers, computer applications, and library software. • Represent the library to community groups, schools, and other groups relevant to position. • Evaluate and prioritize the needs of the library’s youth services on a regular basis, and reports these needs to the Director. • Keeps current with information, news, and trends in youth services librarianship. • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, or an equivalent combination of training and experience in public libraries. • Experience developing and implementing programs and activities for children and young adults. • Familiarity with library best practices for providing youth services. • Public library experience working with children and young adults, or any combination of training, experience, and education relevant to the essential duties of this position. • Valid SC driver’s license (can be obtained within the first 6 months of hire). Personal transportation that can be used for business travel is required. Preferred Qualifications • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program. • One year of public library experience as a youth services librarian. • Supervisory experience is strongly preferred, particularly supervisory experience in a public library. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Skills or experience in one or more of the following areas: IT support, ILL, grant writing, fluency in Spanish, peer training, web site maintenance, graphic design, marketing, social media.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit an application for employment, resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts to: Holly Evans, Director Marion County Library System 101 E Court Street Marion, SC 29571 Application form can be found at: Applications should be postmarked by January 4, 2019 for consideration.

Salary: $28,000 - $34,000 and generous benefits

Contact: Holly Evans, Director Marion County Library System 101 E Court Street Marion, SC 29571 843-423-8300

 Submission Date: 11/30/2018

Job Title: Branch Librarian

Job Description: 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.

Qualifications: 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.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Available: December 1, 2018 Apply by: December 31, 2018 at 5 p.m. 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 [email protected]

Salary: Subject to experience and qualifications

Contact: Daphne Simmons at 828-837-2025 or at [email protected]

 Submission Date: 11/27/2018

Job Title: Access & Discovery Director

Job Description: FUNCTION Reporting to the Executive Director, this position: • Provides leadership, direction, and strategy for comprehensive and cohesive access to and discovery of Library services and resources for adults through the Circulation, Reference, and SC Room, bookmobile/homebound services, and eleven branch libraries. • Ensures that Library customers grow in number and usage and increasingly benefit from their relationship and experience with the Library. • Oversees the delivery of a consistently excellent level of customer experience. • Maintains a positive work environment that attracts, retains, and develops high quality personnel who are collaborative, innovative, and inclusive. • Embodies the Library’s code of service by creating an atmosphere where customers and employees feel invited, informed, impressed and inspired. • Performs work in accord with the Library’s vision and mission, using good judgment and ethical behavior in the application of policies and established procedures. • REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS/ABILITIES & CHARACTERISTICS Knowledge: • Comprehensive knowledge of public library services and administrative practices. • Knowledge of current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information in the library industry and field of library and information science. • Thorough knowledge of reference and readers’ advisory sources; of reference practices and techniques, including telephone reference practices and techniques. • Knowledge of digital and information literacy initiatives and relevance in public libraries. • Knowledge of problem solving, leadership and management techniques. • Knowledge of Human Resources policies, procedures, practices and Federal and State labor laws. • Knowledge of library computer systems and applications, online databases, office software, email, and mobile devices. • Knowledge of budgeting processes. Abilities/Skills: • Ability to lead and facilitate the planning of appropriate library services in response to and anticipation of community needs and interests. • Ability to learn and enforce the Library’s policies, procedures and regulations to customers and employees. • Ability to learn and enforce Federal and State laws pertaining to employment and Human Resources policies and procedures. • Ability to clearly articulate expectations, hold others accountable, and listen effectively while being honest, open, and transparent. • Strong leadership and organizational skills and the ability to assign and direct many overlapping projects with stringent deadlines. • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities and multiple tasks. • Ability to lead and operate in a dynamic environment with high expectations for both producing work and managing others. • Ability to maintain confidentiality of customer records and other identifiable customer uses of Library resources and services, security related incidents and personnel issues. • Ability to think critically and use discretion in carrying out duties and responsibilities. • Ability to effectively use independent judgment to resolve staff, patron, and operational problems within established guidelines. • Ability to deal with difficult individuals with tact and diplomacy. • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships at all levels inside and outside the Library. • Ability to build partnerships and collaboration across agencies and organizations that have objectives related to the Library’s mission. • Demonstrated collaboration and consensus building skills as both a team leader and team member. • Ability to use effective verbal, written, and discreet communication with management, co-workers and the public. • Effective and proven skills in public speaking and group presentations. • Ability to formulate annual budgets, monitor expenditures, and evaluate staffing levels. • Ability to interpret and analyze technical and statistical information and reports. • Ability to learn the Library’s integrated system software. • Ability to demonstrate to customers the use of the Library’s website; including the online catalog and databases. • Preferred: Bilingual – English/Spanish skills. • Preferred: Touch typing skills. Characteristics: • Provides a strategic perspective, being able to see beyond the immediate pressures, and stay focused on important long-term objectives. • Results-driven, forward-thinking, and a creative/innovative problem-solver who provides fresh alternatives regardless of their popularity. • Exhibits self-motivation and exceptional time management capabilities. • Remains calm under pressure and is responsive not reactive. • Excellent communicator who is also a good listener, serving as a sounding board and advisor for the Executive Director. • Ethical, approachable, trustworthy, and apolitical. • Enjoys working in a leadership role, providing direction and guidance to staff. • Adaptable to changing community needs. • Follows established procedures and instructions received from supervisor. • Values technology as a tool, staying on top of technology trends. • Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, and embraces continuous improvement. • Maintains regular and dependable personal attendance and punctuality based on a commitment to the Library. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE Required: • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited college or university. • Eight years of progressive, responsible, and innovative professional library experience including at least five years at the supervisory level. • Experience working at a branch library and providing circulation services. • Experience providing reference and reader’s advisory service. • Demonstrably progressive work experience showing an increase in the level of duties and responsibilities. • Certified or eligible for certification by the South Carolina State Library. Preferred: • System-wide managerial experience in a public library. • Experience with digital and/or information literacy initiatives. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Must have the ability to: • concentrate for long periods of time • speak clearly and distinctly • hear and/or comprehend verbal communication • see and interpret all job-related materials • operate library equipment as assigned • occasionally 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 • tolerate dust and mold associated with working with books and other library materials EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED (These 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 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). • Serves as a member of the Library’s management team to formulate and implement organizational goals, objectives, and policies. (E) • Monitors current trends, and anticipates future customer needs, in order to provide the best possible resources and services to the community. (E). • Assists in planning for improvements in system-wide operations, including budget recommendations, Library services and programs, automation, capital improvements, new facilities, policies, etc. (E) • Supervises Discovery Manager, Access Manager, and Circulation Manager. (E) • Assumes the role of Acting Director in the absence of the Executive Director. (E) • Provides training and/or support for subordinates; reviews performance of subordinates and makes recommendations for improvement/growth as appropriate. (E) • Addresses personnel issues and administers disciplinary actions and/or provides guidance to subordinate supervisors regarding personnel matters. (E) • Looks for ways to enhance internal communication throughout the Library. (E) • Provides direction to managers regarding staff schedules and staffing. (E) • Participates in the interviewing, selection, and/or approval of new employees. (E) • Handles sensitive and confidential matters. (E) • Responds to disorderly patrons and policy violations in an effective manner. (E) • Answers questions on Library operations, policies, and procedures. (E) • Handles complaints and inquiries from the public, conferring with the Executive Director in situations that require special attention. (E) • Works with Community Engagement Manager to establish new and deepen existing relationships with local organizations and agencies to enhance the lives of their clients, members, and/or employees. • Works with Human Resources Manager, Staff Development Coordinator and subordinate managers to select, retain, and develop a highly motivated, skilled, and diverse customer-facing workforce whose customer service skills grow continually. (E) • Works with Human Resources Manager and Staff Development Coordinator to develop leadership and supervisory training for supervisory staff. • Works with Human Resources Manager on complex personnel issues such as, but not limited to, complaints of discrimination or harassment, disciplinary matters and organization development. (E) • Works with Operations Manager on issues regarding Library facilities and with Code of Conduct violations/enforcement. (E) • Assists in developing tools to measure impact of Library services in the community, and prepares annual, monthly, and/or special reports and statistics. • Participates in maintenance and development of content of the Library’s website and intranet. • Receives and compiles statistics, reports, correspondence, etc. (E) • Makes oral and written presentations. (E) • Attends library meetings, training programs, workshops, and conferences as appropriate or as requested by supervisor. (E) • Ensures that safe work methods are followed to prevent injury. (E) • Works a schedule that meets the needs of the Library System. (E) • Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications: Required: • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited college or university. • Eight years of progressive, responsible, and innovative professional library experience including at least five years at the supervisory level. • Experience working at a branch library and providing circulation services. • Experience providing reference and reader’s advisory service. • Demonstrably progressive work experience showing an increase in the level of duties and responsibilities. • Certified or eligible for certification by the South Carolina State Library. Preferred: • System-wide managerial experience in a public library. • Experience with digital and/or information literacy initiatives.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Visit the Job Openings page on our website at 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].

Salary: $73,455 per year, plus benefits

Contact: Cindy Quinn - Human Resources Specialist

Submission Date: 11/18/2018

Job Title: Executive Director

Job Description: Charleston County Public Library System seeks a leader to continue blending the area’s historical connections to education with an innovative, collaborative vision that focuses on excellence and growing opportunities for lifelong learning. The CCPL offers rewarding and exciting career challenges for the successful candidate thanks to a $108.5 million building and renovation program funded through a 2014 bond referendum—overwhelmingly approved by three quarters of County voters. The new library leader will expand and improve the system’s superb services, outstanding programs and exceptional customer experiences. The new Executive Director will work with the Board, staff and County officials to complete the construction of five libraries—two new buildings and three replacement facilities—as well as an administrative center and renovations at 13 existing locations. The successful candidate will lead the System’s continuing efforts to grow virtual services, overhaul technologies, create innovative content and build sustainable partnerships with businesses and community organizations. Currently, CCPL’s 16 locations serve more than 389,000 county residents. In 2019, the Library will have an annual budget of $18.9 million provided primarily through a county appropriation, a staff of 298 FTEs, a dynamic Friends of the Library organization, and a recently formed foundation—the Library Foundation of the Lowcountry—helping position it to achieve even greater excellence. Responsibilities. Planning and directing all phases of library operations—financial, personnel, facilities and business for the library system; advising and guiding division heads on successes and solutions; working closely with the Library board, Charleston County administrator, and elected county and municipal officials; understanding and contributing to Charleston’s community, culture, lifestyles and interests focusing on active civic engagement; promoting best practices, library services and programs consistent with community expectations; understanding and supporting innovative library technologies; experience working with capital projects; and proven experience mentoring and developing staff.

Qualifications: Qualifications. Minimum requirements include an MLS from an ALA-accredited program and five years of library experience in increasingly responsible library positions, or an equivalent combination of education, background and experience to enable the candidate to perform the work required effectively. The ideal candidate will have: excellent administrative, financial planning, communication and personnel management skills; the ability to inspire and lead staff; the initiative and vision to develop library services; and skill in building and maintaining effective relationships with the board, staff and community leaders. Successful experience reporting to a governing board, working in a multi-branch environment, and building/renovating libraries are highly preferred. Compensation. The starting salary range is $121,409 to $165,131 (with placement dependent on experience and qualifications) with a competitive benefits package.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: For further information, please visit Bradbury Miller Associates, Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Dan Bradbury, [email protected]. This position will close January 6, 2019.

Salary: $121,409 to $165,131

Contact: Dan Bradbury

Submission Date: 11/16/2018

Job Title: Reference and Instruction Librarian

Job Description: The Reference and Instruction Librarian provides reference services and instruction of various types to students, faculty, staff, and other library users. Reference is done in person, by phone, by email, and by online chat. This librarian’s work directly supports the university’s goal of educating information literate students. This librarian works 37.5 hours a week, primarily afternoons and evenings. Essential Duties: -Staffs the Reference Desk: answers in-person and telephone reference and help desk questions. Instructs users in finding and evaluating appropriate print and electronic resources. Also provides reference assistance via email and chat. -Designs and teaches library instruction sessions for classes in a variety of disciplines. Works closely with faculty members to ensure that library instruction meets student needs. -Collaborates with other librarians to assess the effectiveness of library services. -Creates and maintains LibGuides and other library guides. -Creates library instruction tutorials for specific programs, classes, or assignments. -Creates library displays, library newsletters, and other library outreach materials as needed. -Assists faculty with literature reviews. -Evaluates and develops print and electronic collections for specific subjects. Other collection development activities include evaluating donations and weeding as needed. -Occasionally provides coverage for circulation services including assisting patrons with circulation related transactions, handling fines, printing charges, item check-ins and check-outs, etc. -Responsible for closing the library each weekday night, including supervising support staff to assist in closing procedures. Other Duties: Trains and supervises support staff. Keeps statistics and reports on activities. Participates in professional service. Serves on campus-wide committees. Participates in professional development and scholarship activities. Other duties as assigned; these may include, but are not limited to, shelving, shelf-reading, participating in inventories, tagging books, etc.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited masters degree in library and information science. Reference and Instruction experience. Preferred Qualifications: Recent experience in an academic library. Recent teaching experience, preferably at the college level. Recent experience providing reference services. Working familiarity with Blackboard, LibGuides, Tegrity, WordPress, and bepress Digital Commons or other institutional repository.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply:


Contact: Melanie Hanes- Ramos, Interim Library Director

Submission Date: 11/14/2018

Job Title: Coordinator of Library Technical Services

Job Description: Tri-County Technical College is seeking candidates for the Coordinator of Library Technical Services position. This position, a member of the Learning Commons department, performs and manages specialized functions that support resources and programs for student learning. It requires candidates to have specific knowledge and skills in budget management, cataloging, and information database systems. Routine duties may include, but are not limited to, entering information into an online accounting system, tracking budget balances across multiple accounts, creating brief catalog records, ordering materials, inventory control, training others in system functions, and helping students and faculty in the use of library and tutoring as needed. This position will participate in contributing innovative and progressive solutions as part of a cooperative team to support the function of the Learning Commons at all campuses of Tri-County Technical College.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications Associate’s degree in a related field and two years of experiences in library work; or a high school diploma and four years of experience in library work. Preferred Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree with strong knowledge of spreadsheet, word processing, and database applications; demonstrated ability to perform detailed and complex routines in an electronic information system, ability to work independently and display initiative.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Apply online at:

Salary: Anticipated Hiring Range $26,988 - $38,460

Contact: Mary Orem | Director TriCounty Technical College Learning Commons 7900 Highway 76 Pendleton, SC 29670 864.646.1753

Submission Date: 11/12/2018

Job Title: Job Posting: STEM and Emerging Technologies Librarian

Job Description: The Gregg-Graniteville Library at the University of South Carolina Aiken invites applicants to be the STEM and Emerging Technologies Librarian, a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. The successful candidate will be the librarian liaison to the STEM programs at USCA and participate in reference desk staffing, library instruction, and collection development. This position will act as the library's primary point person for technology-related initiatives, and they will lead the Library Technology Team. As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate will also be involved in research and scholarship and will be an active participant in service to the library, the campus, the profession, and the community.


Type: Full Time

How to Apply: To view the full job ad and to apply, follow this link: Applications received by November 30, 2018 will receive full consideration.


Contact: For more information, please contact Brandy Horne (search committee chair) at [email protected]

Submission Date: 11/05/2018

Job Title: Librarian I

Job Description: Librarian I – Administration/Circulation Manages circulation services under limited supervision of the Director and in consultation with the Systems Librarian and System Training Coordinator. Provides circulation training for staff; collaborates with the systems department on software upgrades; oversees circulation reports. Interprets and communicates to public and staff regarding circulation procedures and policies; provides excellent customer service and effectively resolves issues and problems related to circulation; facilitates quarterly meetings with circulation managers and staff. Works with administration to develop and implement circulation policies and procedures; researches current circulation technologies and trends; participates on and chairs system-wide committees. • Assists in managing circulation services; oversees circulation reports and maintains patron accounts; creates and runs custom reports in SimplyReports. • Provides ILS training for staff through developing training plans, creating training materials and support documents, and scheduling training sessions. Conducts circulation training as part of new hire orientation and for current staff as needed. • Interprets and communicates circulation procedures and policies insuring system-wide consistency; responsible for reviewing circulation forms and suggesting updates; identifies best practices to improve efficiency of circulation services; facilitates quarterly meetings with circulation managers and staff. • Evaluates circulation module of ILS; tests and analyzes new features and troubleshoots workflow issues; creates documentation for upgrades. • Provides excellent customer service and effectively resolves issues and problems related to circulation; performs circulation duties at a public service desk a minimum of 8 hours a month; advocates for the library by promoting services and programs to individuals, civic organizations, community agencies, and educational institutions. Works effectively with staff across the system. Participates on and chairs system-wide committees. • Attends professional meetings, conferences, and workshops to maintain knowledge of current theories and trends in public library operations and technology. • Performs other similar duties as required.

Qualifications: Minimum Education - ALA accredited. MLS/MLIS. Minimum Qualification - Requires public speaking. Requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently. Preferred Experience - MLS/MLIS and 1-3 years of professional library experience.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: To apply, please visit the County of Lexington Job Posting page at

Salary: $39,246 - $42,385 DOQ

Contact: Shelby Koone ([email protected])

Submission Date: 11/01/2018

Job Title: Reference Librarian

Job Description: The mission of the UNCSA Library is to support the educational, artistic and performance objectives, and serve the intellectual, informational, and cultural needs of the students, faculty, and staff of the school, as well as other members of the local community. – Liaises with all shareholders of the School of Design and Production and School of Drama to provide instructional services and collection planning to support the unique needs of the curriculum and classes in these two arts areas. Creates instructional guides on the Springshare platform to support these efforts. -Maintains statistics on instruction and assessment of student learning. Collects and culls all instruction statistics for the Library and Archives to identify opportunities for service improvement and track usage trends. – Conducts outreach and relationship-building with faculty to ascertain their library and curricular needs as well as demonstrate the value of the library across the various campus communities. – Collect user-focused materials in a variety of formats, including print books and journals and online databases, to support the Schools of Design and Production and Drama. Works directly with the Head of Acquisitions to acquire materials outside of Gobi. – In collaboration with the University Librarian, lead overall strategic collection development for the library. This may include tasks such as weeding, selection of new materials through the Gobi interface and workflow tracking to ensure patron access. – Conduct systematic collection analysis by tracking usage statistics of all databases to determine what resources are most-used by the UNCSA community. Participates in retention decisions for existing databases along with discovering new offerings. Helps to promote content in databases through student and faculty training sessions. – Works within the Public Services group, collaboratively with other librarians and staff to provide excellent service to UNCSA Library and Learning Commons users. Works as a part of a team to move the Library forward in innovative use of space and practice. – Supports researchers at UNCSA and external to the institution with an ability to adapt to new research paradigms in the arts and humanities. – Serves on campus-wide committees as needed and remains professionally active to stay current with trends and changes in the profession. Collaborates with a broad spectrum of campus faculty and staff.

Qualifications: - Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. - Arts and/or humanities background; Demonstrated experience working with diverse collections and shareholders; Experience with collection development; Proven ability and enthusiasm for bringing innovation and creative thinking to the workplace.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Please visit: to apply with an application, resume, cover letter and references. First consideration will be made to those who apply by Nov. 15, 2018


Contact: Marquetta Smith, HR Talent Acquisition Manager Email: [email protected] Phone: (336) 770-1377