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: 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]


Submission Date: 06/10/2020

Job Title: Acquisitions Librarian

Job Description: Responsible for acquisition of library materials including vendor negotiations, entering consortial agreements, soliciting discounts, and processing new materials. Tracks library budget and assists with grant writing. Provides face-to-face and online IL instruction, including ENGL 102 Writing Composition, upper level seminar courses, and an online IL course. Provides reference services, including chat; serves as liaison to discipline areas. 12-month, non-tenure position.

Qualifications: MLS (or equivalent) from ALA-accredited program. Adaptable to change, including prioritization of projects & duties.Knowledge & application of emerging trends in collection & fiscal planning. Advanced knowledge of Excel & accounting.Ability to work collaboratively with others. Ability to speak to various audiences & to listen & respond to patron needs with sensitivity, tact, and professionalism. Ability to manage data, documents, & other information locally & via online networks.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Candidates should send a letter of interest, current vita, official college transcripts, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Pam Dennis Dean of the Library P.O. Box 826 Gardner-Webb University Boiling Springs, NC 28017 Electronic submissions should be sent to [email protected]

Salary:

Contact: Dr. Pam Dennis [email protected]


Submission Date: 06/02/2020

Job Title: Branch Librarian

Job Description: Manages and oversees the efficient operation of a branch library, including hiring, developing and supervising personnel, assisting patrons and preparing and maintaining records and reports.Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals; interviews, hires, and trains staff; schedules work; schedules vacations, leave, attendance at workshops and sets goals and priorities for the branch.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association; supplemented by three (3) years previous experience in a library setting with some supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must hold or be eligible for Georgia State Board of Librarians 5B certification.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Visit https://www.claytoncountyga.gov/employment to submit an application.

Salary: $51,557.09

Contact: N/A


Submission Date: 05/20/2020

Job Title: Librarian

Job Description: Librarian SAC req6266 posting: https://alamo.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=2&id=6266 This position will also lead efforts to inspire Open Education Resources (OER) use and raises awareness of faculty and librarians to develop, adopt, and assess OER materials for the benefit of students. The person selected will also assist faculty and librarians with locating and adapting OER and library resources for class curriculum and integrating into Learning Management System (LMS) (e.g. Canvas). They will also develop, coordinate, implement, and assess high impact programming and services aimed at improving student engagement, retention and success.•Posting closes on: 7/31/2020 at 6:00 pm CST•Hours per Week: 40•Hourly or Salaried: Salary •Funding source: Hard Money•Number of opening: 1•Benefits Eligible: YesLocation: Library1819 N Main AveSan Antonio, Texas, 78212United StatesOutside working hours if other than M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: 7:30 am to 7:30 pm, Monday through Sunday or as needed.Job Summary and DescriptionPerforms professional librarian duties in an academic environment. Overall is lead for all library technology development and works on OER implementation. Assists in the planning and implementing of information technologies. Provides technology leadership to library operations. Initiates projects to develop library services and integrate OER across campus. The person selected will also assist faculty and librarians with locating and adapting OER and library resources for class curriculum.QualificationsMinimum Education and Experience:Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program.Preferred Education and Experience:•Experience working as lead in resolving library technology issues.•Leads efforts to inspire OER use and raises awareness of faculty and librarians to develop, adopt, and assess OER materials for the benefit of students.•Experience working with library electronic resources and library technology platforms.•Develops programming to promote OER and library resources to student and faculty scholarship.•Integrates library into other technologies like Canvas LMS.•Experience with EZproxy and resolving off-campus access issues.

Qualifications: QualificationsMinimum Education and Experience:Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program.Preferred Education and Experience:•Experience working as lead in resolving library technology issues.•Leads efforts to inspire OER use and raises awareness of faculty and librarians to develop, adopt, and assess OER materials for the benefit of students.•Experience working with library electronic resources and library technology platforms.•Develops programming to promote OER and library resources to student and faculty scholarship.•Integrates library into other technologies like Canvas LMS.•Experience with EZproxy and resolving off-campus access issues.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Apply Now: https://alamo.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=2&id=6266

Salary:

Contact: Lee LeBlanc


Submission Date: 05/20/2020

Job Title: Head of Public Services

Job Description: Summary:Middle Georgia Regional Library invites you to apply for the position of Head of Public Services. The Head of Public Services 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.”MGRL seeks an experienced, responsible, creative, and enthusiastic individual who embraces and thrives in an active, fast-paced, and culturally diverse environment. The ideal candidate will be a knowledgeable and enthusiastic team leader with a strong commitment to public service.The Head of Public Services directly supervises the branch managers of the Bloomfield, Lanford, Riverside, and Shurling branches. This position also coordinates and manages the day-to-day operations of the Washington Memorial Library.Additional information:This position works under the supervision of the Director and within the parameters of the strategic plan. They have broad decision-making responsibilities for routine operational matters and some decision-making responsibilities for non-routine matters.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. Provides advice to Director on the topics of public services, emerging opportunities, and community impact. Provides advice and consultation to Director concerning library policies and procedures including, but not limited to collection development policy and long-range planning. Interprets, implements, and recommends library policies and procedures. Maintains communication within Macon-Bibb and Affiliate libraries as well as the local community to develop effective library services. Administers 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. Conducts public relations programs to increase public awareness and support of library programs and services. Supervises operation of the integrated automated library system. Oversees training and support for all public service staff members. Participates in professional conferences and workshops to keep informed of changes in the library field. Plans and implements new information technologies to meet changing needs.Participates in the development of information literacy objectives and the coordination of library instruction, in addition to providing instruction sessions as needed.Evaluates, manages, and improves workflows to maintain efficient use of library resources.Executes special projects when applicable and performs all other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: ●Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university ●4 - 5 years of related public library experience●Supervisory experience

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: E-mail resume, cover letter, 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 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 12:00 PM.

Salary: $55,000.00

Contact: [email protected]


Submission Date: 05/05/2020

Job Title: Branch Manager

Job Description: GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASSThe purpose of the class is to manage and supervise daily functions of a branch library of the Pickens County Library system, ensuring safe, effective and efficient operations, and to perform related professional, supervisory and administrative work as required. This class plans, organizes and implements programs within major organizational policies, reporting program progress to executive-level administration through reports and conferences.ESSENTIAL TASKSThe tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.The Branch Manager is responsible for daily operations at the branch including supervising, training, and scheduling staff, providing information and services, and modeling customer service. They ensure that all staff is providing exemplary service to library patrons. The Branch Manager serves as a liaison between the Pickens County Library System and their branch’s community by reaching out to area organizations and promoting the library and its services. The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary. Plans and administers the programs, activities and personnel of the Pickens County Library system’s branch library. Assists the public in a professional and courteous manner. Supervises subordinate staff; supervisory duties include scheduling, instructing, planning and assigning work, reviewing work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, selecting new employees, allocating personnel, acting on employee problems, and recommending employee discipline and discharge as appropriate. Participates in training and development programs for department staff. Plans, coordinates and implements Library activities and programs; presents programs as requested. Assists with collection development; selects books and other library materials, including books, periodicals, government documents and other materials; identifies and updates or replaces obsolete collection data and materials; develops collections for new and emerging areas. Provides readers' advisory services to patrons; answers reference questions; assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library, including the Internet; interprets Library policies and procedures to the public. Works with Outreach Coordinator to plan and direct special projects involving Library promotion and outreach activities. Promotes the Library, its services and programs to the public; gives presentations to various community / civic / school groups. Assists in administering and troubleshooting the Library’s computer automation system; generates system reports as required. Coordinates Library activities with other libraries, local schools, community and special-interest organizations, government agencies, etc., as appropriate. Attends staff, committee, Friends of the Library, County and community meetings as appropriate. Compiles data for, prepares and submits various reports as required. Supervises the receiving and depositing of monies and verifies reporting paperwork. Receives and responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding Library programs and services. Keeps the Assistant Library Director informed of all department issues and concerns. Assists subordinates with duties as required. Performs routine administrative / clerical work as required, including but not limited to attending and conducting meetings, preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, sending and receiving faxes, assembling materials, answering the telephone, etc. Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences, seminars and/or workshops to maintain knowledge of current theories and trends in public library operations and technology. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:Requires a Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited college or university.SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:Must possess Professional Librarian certification from the S.C. State Library. Must possess valid state driver’s license.EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:Requires at least 2 years of library experience.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Full job description and employment application can be found at: http://co.pickens.sc.us/hr/OnlineJobs/default.aspx. Submit Pickens County Employment Application, resume, and cover letter to [email protected].

Salary: $42,040.48

Contact: Ashley Fisher


Submission Date: 05/05/2020

Job Title: Librarian II - Reference

Job Description: GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS The purpose of the class is to plan, supervise and provide reference and readers’ advisory services to County Library patrons and staff, to perform other professional library duties, and to perform related work as required. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings.ESSENTIAL TASKS The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.Provides reference services to Library patrons and staff. The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary. Coordinates, supervises and participates in the provision of reference and readers’ advisory services to Library patrons and staff. Supervises subordinate professional and para-professional staff; supervisory duties include scheduling, instructing, planning and assigning work, reviewing work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, allocating personnel, assisting with the selection of new employees, acting on employee problems, and recommending and implementing employee discipline as needed. Assist the public in a professional and courteous manner. Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for improvement; offers training, advice and assistance as needed. Participates in the development of Library policies and procedures; recommends policy and procedural changes to better meet Library and patron needs. Gathers, evaluates and interprets statistical data concerning both library materials and patron use; prepares routine and special reports and recommendations as requested. Plans, coordinates, supervises and/or conducts programs and specialized services for adult patrons. Provides readers' advisory services to patrons; answers reference questions; compiles lists of materials of interest to children, youth and/or adults. Assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library; interprets Library policies and procedures to the public. Adjust patron accounts as necessary. Supervises the daily staffing and maintenance of public areas and reference service desks. Oversees the recruitment, training and supervision of Library volunteers. Participates in collection development; analyzes current collection for currency, physical condition, general quality and usefulness; recommends books and other library materials. Assists in promoting the Library, its services and programs to the public. Attends staff, committee, County and community meetings as appropriate. Receives and responds to public inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility. Keeps supervisor informed of all issues and concerns encountered. Assists co-workers with duties as required. Performs administrative work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data. Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops to maintain and enhance job knowledge and skills. Provides reference services to Library patrons and staff; compiles lists of materials of interest to children, youth and/or adults; assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library, including print sources, electronic databases and Internet resources. Interprets Library policies and procedures to the public. Receives and responds to public / patron inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility. Assists in coordinating the Library volunteer program; trains, supervises and reviews the work of assigned volunteers. Prepares Library for opening and closing. Participates in collection development; analyzes current collection for currency, physical condition, general quality and usefulness; recommends books and other library materials; creates book orders; checks in newly purchased and processed materials. Assesses the condition of Library materials; determines whether to repair or discard materials as necessary. Monitors and assists with circulation duties as necessary; verifies monies received. Assists in coordinating and participates in both in-house and outreach Library programs. Creates book displays. Maintains accurate and up-to-date records, and prepares various reports as required. Performs other duties as assigned. ; compiles lists of materials of interest to children, youth and/or adults; assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library, including print sources, electronic databases and Internet resources.Interprets Library policies and procedures to the public.Receives and responds to public / patron inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility.Assists the public in a professional and courteous manner.Assists in coordinating the Library volunteer program; trains, supervises and reviews the work of assigned volunteers.Prepares Library for opening and closing.Participates in collection development; analyzes current collection for currency, physical condition, general quality and usefulness; recommends books and other library materials; creates book orders; checks in newly purchased and processed materials.Assesses the condition of Library materials; determines whether to repair or discard materials as necessary.Executes video stock rotation.Monitors and assists with circulation duties as necessary; verifies monies received.Assists in coordinating and participates in both in-house and outreach Library programs.Creates book displays.Assists in promoting the Library, its services and programs to the public.Attends staff, committee, County and community meetings as appropriate.Maintains accurate and up-to-date records, and prepares various reports as required.Keeps supervisor informed of all issues and concerns encountered.Assists co-workers with duties as required.Performs administrative work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data.Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops to maintain and enhance job knowledge and skills.Provides reference services to Library patrons and staff; compiles lists of materials of interest to children, youth and/or adults; assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library, including print sources, electronic databases and Internet resources.Interprets Library policies and procedures to the public.Receives and responds to public / patron inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility.Assists the public in a professional and courteous manner.Assists in coordinating the Library volunteer program; trains, supervises and reviews the work of assigned volunteers.Prepares Library for opening and closing.Participates in collection development; analyzes current collection for currency, physical condition, general quality and usefulness; recommends books and other library materials; creates book orders; checks in newly purchased and processed materials.Assesses the condition of Library materials; determines whether to repair or discard materials as necessary.Executes video stock rotation.Monitors and assists with circulation duties as necessary; verifies monies received.Assists in coordinating and participates in both in-house and outreach Library programs.Creates book displays.Assists in promoting the Library, its services and programs to the public.Attends staff, committee, County and community meetings as appropriate.Maintains accurate and up-to-date records, and prepares various reports as required.Keeps supervisor informed of all issues and concerns encountered.Assists co-workers with duties as required.Performs administrative work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data.Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops to maintain and enhance job knowledge and skills.Performs other duties as assigned.Public Relations (In addition to duties above)Compiles news releases, newsletters and other publications to promote Library services.

Qualifications: VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:Requires a Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited college or university.SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:Must possess Professional Librarian certification from the S.C. State Library. Must possess valid state driver’s license.EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:Requires at least 2 years of library experience.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Full job description and employment application can be found at: http://co.pickens.sc.us/hr/OnlineJobs/default.aspx. Submit Pickens County Employment Application, resume, and cover letter to [email protected].

Salary: $41,216.16

Contact: Ashley Fisher


Submission Date: 05/01/2020

Job Title: Instruction Librarian

Job Description: Gardner-Webb University seeks a creative, service-oriented, self-motivated librarian to collaborate with other librarians and teaching faculty. Reporting to the Associate Dean of the Library, the Instruction Librarian provides face-to-face and online information literacy instruction for Gardner-Webb University students, faculty, and staff. This includes instruction for ENGL 102 Writing Composition, upper level seminar courses, and LIB 301, a one-credit hour online information literacy course. Provides reference services during scheduled reference desk and chat hours. Serves as a liaison to one or more professional schools or departments. This is a 12-month, non-tenure position.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications:Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited programAdaptable to changes in the work environment, including flexible coordination and prioritization of projects and dutiesKnowledge and application of emerging trends and best practices in IL instructionAbility to work collaboratively with Library, campus, and community membersAbility to produce clear written documents for a wide variety of audiencesAbility to speak persuasively and confidently to various sizes of diverse audiences and to listen and respond to patron needs in a manner that shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalismAbility to manage data, documents, and other information locally and via online networks (Google Drive, OneDrive, and Blackboard)Preferred Qualifications:Two or more years instruction experience in an academic libraryKnowledge of Health Sciences and/or Natural SciencesExperience with basic video creation and editing (example – Camtasia)Experience with reference chat services

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of interest, current vita, official college transcripts, and contact information for three references to:Electronic submissions should be sent to [email protected].

Salary:

Contact: Dr. Pam DennisDean of the LibraryP.O. Box 826Gardner-Webb UniversityBoiling Springs, NC 28017


Submission Date: 04/24/2020

Job Title: Library Director

Job Description: This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic library professional who is ready to take on more responsibility and manage one of the Southeast’s premier libraries. The new director of the MPL will have multiple opportunities and challenges managing the re-opening of the MPL after the Covid 19 crisis subsides.The new library director must have a master’s degree in library science accredited by the American Library Association. The MPL is looking for a collaborative and fiscally responsible leader with a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience as a director, assistant director or senior manager in a medium to large public library system. The top candidates should have success at managing and developing budgets, personnel, multiple branches, and system wide strategic planning. The MPL is also looking for a leader with experience planning, designing and managing major capital construction projects. The MPL has 175 employees and boasts an annual circulation of more than 1.55 million and operates with an annual budget of $9.2 million (provided by the City of Mobile, Mobile County, the City of Saraland and the State of Alabama). The Library Director is appointed by and reports to The Mobile Public Library Board, a governing body appointed by the City Council of Mobile.

Qualifications:

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: How to Respond via Email.* To receive a job description and full formal application information package please email pdf or word files of your resume and a meaningful cover letter outlining why you believe you are a top candidate to become the MPL library director to Tim Shepherd at:[email protected] *Application information package and notice of receipt of your credentials will be sent by return email.

Salary: Hiring range: $91,547 to $114,329

Contact: Tim ShepherdShepherd & Associates, [email protected]


Submission Date: 04/17/2020

Job Title: Liaison Librarian/Informationist

Job Description: The Medical University of South Carolina Libraries invites applications for the position of Liaison Librarian/Informationist. Please share with interested colleagues and appropriate lists. The MUSC Libraries seeks an energetic, collaborative, and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Liaison Librarian/Informationist. The Liaison Librarian/Informationist will provide research and knowledge management services to students and teaching, clinical, and research faculty from the College of Pharmacy. This position reports to the Associate Director of Libraries and will work in a flexible, team-oriented, highly collaborative environment. A broad scope of work and activities are within this position, including expert search services, teaching and education, research consultations, and community engagement to MUSC students, faculty, and staff in the health sciences. An ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science is required. New Librarians are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred qualifications, application procedures, and other information are available in the complete position description at http://jobs.library.musc.edu/ The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: An ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science is required.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: http://jobs.library.musc.edu

Salary: 60,000

Contact: Heather Holmes, Associate Director of [email protected]