Assistant Director of Reference Services, Grade 24

Company Name: 
Spartanburg County Public Library
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Job Description: 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: •Manage the day to day operations of the Reference Department, providing staff guidance for patron assistance and evaluating and training staff •Work at public service desks assisting patrons in person, by telephone, or by computer; answering questions, researching topics, and instructing patrons •Connect patron interests with library programs and a library Makerspace •On occasion, serve as the Librarian in Charge, handling patron concerns, issues, and safety matters in conjunction with other library staff


EDUCATION: MLS/ALA and experience working in a public library KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: •Proven management and supervisory experience •Strong organizational and communication skills and ability to complete projects and meet deadlines •Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement •Extensive experience with print and electronic research •Desire and ability to create and implement programs for the current interests of library patrons •Must enjoy working with the public of all ages •Experience and proficiency with current library technology, including Internet, research databases, productivity software, and communications applications •Knowledge of public library principles, procedures, materials and practices •Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons, associates, and external organizations.

How to Apply: 

Application, cover letter and resume should be mailed to 151 South Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306. They can also be faxed to 864-596-3518, emailed to or dropped off at any Spartanburg County Public Library location. Applications can be found on our website at For questions, please contact the human resources department at 864-596-3500.