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POSTING DATE: June 7, 2023
JOB TITLE: Assistant Director of Information Services, Grade 24
LOCATION: Headquarters Library
DATE AVAILABLE: July 1, 2023
SALARY: $43,375 per year (Includes generous benefits package)

HOURS: 40 hours per week

8:30-5:30 Monday-Friday, with one closing night (9:15pm) per week, and occasional weekends (8:45am-6:15pm Saturday, 1:00-6:15pm Sunday). (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 some supervisory experience Must complete pre-employment testing.

  • Oversees daily functions of the Information Services Department including scheduling staff, coordinating programs, and planning for outreach and other special events.
  • Meets regularly with assistants working in the Information Services Department to coordinate their training, guide and supervise their work, and evaluate their performance.
  • Sets standards for the department to provide superior customer service when assisting patrons of all ages and abilities with information requests, reader’s advisory, computers, and other equipment.
  • Assists the director with department meetings and planning processes and participates in relevant committees.
  • Oversees the department’s status as a passport acceptance facility, including maintaining annual certification and assisting with passport appointments as needed.
  • Attends regular training related to information services and other library work.
  • Maintains department statistics and monthly reports.
  • Stays informed of the needs and interests of adults and collaborates with other adult services departments to ensure creative and innovative programs.
  • Maintains awareness of and completes ongoing training regarding safety and security and encourages a safe atmosphere for staff and patrons.
  • Serves as Librarian-in-Charge when assigned

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited ALA library school with knowledge of Information Services in public libraries
  • Thorough knowledge of professional library principles, procedures, materials and practices with public library experience and some supervisory experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of electronic and print information resources
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with technology
  • Ability to establish deadlines, monitor progress, and work well with a team
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • 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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