Richland Library St. Andrews Children’s Librarian

Company Name: 
Richland Library
Columbia, SC
Job Description: 

Richland Library St. Andrews serves northwest Richland County and is located just 7 miles from downtown Columbia. The library is located on Broad River Road and is one of 4 library locations offering Sunday hours. This library location is near Columbia High School, St. Andrews Middle School, and Pine Grove, Sandel, HB Rhame, and Seven Oaks Elementary Schools. Many of the library’s customers use the library for access to technology and Wi-Fi. Do you have an MLIS degree and a passion for providing programs and services for our Library customers, especially for children and families? Are you passionate about the value of early literacy and lifelong learning, and can’t wait to pass that passion on to our customers to enhance their experiences and help increase awareness of the library’s values? Are you a natural born leader and teacher, either one-on-one or in groups? Are you excited by the prospect of engaging with our community, building lasting partnerships, and leaving every customer thrilled about the Library? If your answer is “Yes,” we encourage you to apply to come join the Richland Library St. Andrews staff! The following are among the various duties you may be performing in this position: * Serving as a member of the St. Andrews location’s leadership and management team, including actively supervising branch staff and leading teams effectively and judiciously. * Planning, scheduling and presenting programs, such as storytimes, storytelling, tours, multi-media programs, booktalks, and bibliographic instruction, in the library or as outreach activities in the community. * Assisting the location manager in managing employee performance for success, and with initiating and implementing plans for employee development; and with aspects of interviewing, hiring, and training of new staff and volunteers. * Acting as the primary liaison for a targeted audience, and providing specialized services specific to that audience. * Demonstrating ability to learn quickly and to easily apply new skills and knowledge, including procedures and especially technology. * Coordinating, training, and supervising staff conducting programs. * Developing collaborative partnerships that engage with the community. * Answering directional and informational questions about the Library, including its services, materials, programs, and initiatives. * Recommending, selecting & helping locate materials/services for customers. * Completing complex circulation procedures correctly; interpreting and communicating library policies and procedures to customers and other staff members. * Assisting in overseeing daily operations and maintenance of Library building and grounds, and communicating with appropriate staff to manage issues related to building and grounds. * Maintaining statistical records and reports. * Providing readers advisory services. Please visit our website at for further details.


* ALA accredited MLIS degree. * Preference for specialized subject knowledge, and skills developed through work experience, in the area of children’s/youth services. * Valid driver’s license and safe driving record. * Ability to perform job functions.

How to Apply: 

APPLY IMMEDIATELY at No deadline is presently established for this Vacancy. When a deadline is determined, it will be announced 24 hours in advance on the Library’s website. Please do not send your resume/cover letter separately; only materials submitted through our online system are reviewed. You may attach your resume and/or cover letter; but the resume and/or cover letter will not be acceptable as an alternative to completing the online application fully. Keep in mind that if you are applying for multiple positions, you will need to submit an application for each position.