Librarian

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Company Name: 
Chester County Library
Location: 
Chester, SC
Job Description: 

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: Performs professional library duties under direct or general supervision of Library Director or Office Manager; does related work as required.

Essential Job Functions include but are not limited to:

Creates, plans and coordinates programs both in the library and for outreach dependent on library needs.

Serves as the library’s DISCUS and electronic databases coordinator (including library’s eBooks).

Actively participates in development of long-term goals for the library.

Fills interlibrary loan requests for patrons. Enforces policies and procedures in compliance with SCLENDS consortium rules and guidelines.  Coordinates with staff on processing inter library loan requests between SCLENDS libraries.

Performs collection development and maintenance for the adult services collection including reference and local history in collaboration with other staff.

Assists in training and supervising specified staff and volunteers, and guiding priorities within activities and tasks. May oversee library in absence of higher staff.

Receives and responds to the public and answers information requests.

Writes monthly report and compiles statistics.

Attends SCLENDS meetings for circulation and cataloging and workshops, conferences and training to professional library skills.

May work at the circulation desk, answering reference questions, and providing readers’ advisory services and assisting with other front desk duties.

May assist with content for website and social media in collaboration with other staff.

This position requires the ability and willingness to travel and work at any library location within the county.

Other duties as assigned.

The Candidate: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Demonstrate a strong work ethic, excellent customer service skills and flexibility

Possess solid organizational and communication skills (specifically writing and reading)

Be energetic and enthusiastic with a positive attitude

Have an extensive knowledge and enjoyment of literature

Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, be dependable, and complete tasks on schedule. 

A working knowledge of electronic databases of library materials and computer applications (specifically Microsoft Office and Google) and be comfortable and proficient using current technology. Needs to know how to work and use a cash register. Display knowledge or interest in emerging technologies.

Exhibit creativity, initiative, and passion about developing library services that benefit the entire community.

Genuinely enjoy a diverse population and interact with the public in a positive and constructive manner.

Salary: 

Starting pay for this salaried position is: $37,000

Qualifications: 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

ALA accredited MLS degree. 

Eligible for or holds South Carolina library certification.

Valid driver’s license with safe driving record

Must be able to pass the required pre-employment physical and background check

Must be able to lift 20 pounds

How to Apply: 

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit an application, cover letter, resume, three references and salary requirements. 

Please email or mail your application to:

Email:  Carollewis@chesterlibsc.org

Or write

Search Committee
Chester County Library
P.O. Box 74
Chester, SC 29706