Library Specialist

Library System/Company Name
Clinton College
Job Description

The Library Specialist assists the librarian in maintaining the library and provide requested assistance to patrons. This individual performs a full range of library activities, provides coverage at the service desk, and assist with clerical and administrative duties for the library and library staff. The Library Technician uses considerable independent judgment in making decisions where guidelines are applied to a variety of situations and serves as a lead worker responsible for assigning and directing the work of student workers/volunteers/interns.


Reserve, circulate, renew, and discharge books and other materials

Register new patrons and update patrons' records on computers

Answer routine reference inquiries and refer patrons needing further assistance to librarians

Guide patrons in finding and using library resources, including the OPAC, computers, and electronic resources

Help select and request the acquisition of library materials

Catalogs books and other library materials

Help create and update online research, course, and subject guides

Maintains records, prepares reports, and composes correspondence related to the work

Train and supervise other staff, volunteers, interns, and student workers

Help plan, promote, and facilitate specialized programs

Design special displays to promote use of library facilities or specific resources at the library

Reads professional literature and participates in in-service training to keep informed on current materials and library developments

Performs related work as assigned by the Director of Digital Library & Learning Commons

DEPARTMENT: Academic Services

SHIFT: 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday

Salary: $30,000 - $40,000 annually

REPORTS TO: Director of Digital Library & Learning Commons



• Bachelor’s degree with a combination of library or customer service


• Demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills

• Strong interpersonal skills with students of diverse backgrounds

• Knowledge of library policies and procedures

• Knowledge of the methods of classifying, cataloging, and shelf-listing


• Strong technical skills and knowledge of computer applications to perform

assignments effectively

• Ability to select and compile data for correspondence and reports.

• Ability to interpret instructions and guidelines to resolve work problems

• Detail-oriented

How to Apply

Applications should include a cover letter and resume and must be sent, preferably in PDF format, to The subject line of the email should read "Library Specialist." The process will continue until the position is filled.

Rock Hill
South Carolina