Library Specialist

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Company Name: 
Midlands Technical College
Location: 
316 S. Beltline Blvd., Columbia, SC 29205, Beltline Campus Library
Job Description: 

This is a paraprofessional position under the supervision of the Director of the Library. Responsibilities are centered on providing effective reference and public service at the circulation/reference desk in a combined library/academic success center environment. Duties include: Providing circulation services using automated modules and ensuring adherence to all circulation policies and procedures. Answering basic and intermediate reference questions successfully using an array of reference and information resources: refers questions to reference librarian when necessary as appropriate. Knowledge and ability to use electronic databases. Assisting patrons with photocopiers, printers and computers. Maintenance of photocopiers, printers, computers, etc. Shelving books and periodicals to include shelf reading when required. Assisting with inter-library loan (ILL). Supporting librarians and performing other duties to assist with the efficient operation of the library.

Qualifications: 

An associate degree with two (2) years' experience in library work; or a high school diploma and four (4) years' experience in library work. Successful candidate should possess the ability to analyze job duties and select the best way to accomplish individual tasks, demonstrate initiative, exhibit good computer skills, interpersonal and communication skills, and provide excellent customer service. Should also possess the ability to make sound judgments. Knowledge of technology is necessary.

Knowledge and Skills:

Ability to follow library policies and procedures, aptitude for computers and software applications, excellent communication skills both verbally and written and strong customer service skills. Knowledge of Integrated Library Systems (ILS), preferably SirsiDynix. Hiring Range: $10.00-$12.00 per hour Schedule: 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m., Monday to Thursday (No work when classes are not in session or when college is closed.)

How to Apply: 

Please e-mail resume to Florence Mays, Library Director at maysf@midlandstech.edu. No phone calls please. Position is open until filled.