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POSTING DATE: May 15, 2023
JOB TITLE: Assistant Branch Librarian, Grade 24
LOCATION: Boiling Springs Library
DATE AVAILABLE: July 1, 2023
SALARY: $43,375 yearly (Includes generous benefits package)

HOURS: 40 hours per week

Weeks 1 & 2: Monday 9:00-6:00, Tuesday 9:00-6:00, Wednesday 12:00-9:00, Thursday 9:00-6:00, Friday 9:00-6:00

Week 3: Monday 9:00-6:00, Tuesday 9:00-6:00, Wednesday 12:00-9:00, Thursday 9:00-6:00, Saturday 9:30-6:00

Week 4: Sunday 1:00-6:00, Tuesday 9:00-6:00, Wednesday 12:00-9:00, Thursday 9:00-6:00, Friday 9:00-6:00

(Note: Must be flexible to accommodate schedule changes, may be asked to work other times as needed).

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Master's of Library and Information Science Accredited By The American Library Association with a minimum of three years’ experience in a public library preferred and a minimum of two years proven supervisory experience Must complete pre-employment testing.

  • Supports the Branch Librarian in communicating information to staff, creating schedules, evaluating operations, managing the collection, and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Assists the branch librarian in setting 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.
  • Serves as acting supervisor in the absence of the Branch Librarian.
  • Plans, organizes, promotes, and presents a variety of programming, occasionally seeking grants for local programming.
  • Meets regularly with pages to coordinate training, supervise work, and evaluate performance.
  • Assists in overseeing branch building operations such as communicating needs with the facilities department concerning janitorial services, groundskeeping, and more.
  • Serves as a liaison with the local Friends of the Library and other community agencies as well as fostering new partnerships in the community.
  • Assists the Branch Librarian in maintaining a programming budget generated through Friends of the Library sales, including approving purchases, overseeing petty cash, and making deposits.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Branch Librarian

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited ALA library school
  • Thorough knowledge of professional library principles and practices with public library and supervisory experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of adult literature and movies for all ages
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and pay attention to detail
  • Comfortable and proficient with technology
  • Interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to build teams and exercise initiative, independent judgment, and flexibility
  • Valid driver’s license with the ability to drive to other libraries or community outreach

The library accepts applications with cover letter and resume when a job position is available. Drug Testing is a part of the library’s hiring process. If you require any accommodations in applying for any position, please do not hesitate to ask. The Spartanburg County Public Library is proud to be tobacco free.

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