Reference Supervisor

Company Name: 
Pickens County Library System
Easley, SC
Job Description: 

The purpose of this class is to manage and supervise the daily functions of the Reference Department of the Hampton Memorial Library, as well as the Adult Programming Coordinator and Outreach Vehicle Programming Coordinator. Serves as a member of the library administration team focusing assisting with the development of Reference policies and procedures across the library system.



Manages, schedules, and supervises the daily functions of the Reference Department of the Hampton Memorial Library.

Supervises reference librarians dedicated to Library Programming and Outreach

Manages library database services, including negotiating/renewing database contracts and tracking statistics on database usage.

Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for improvement; offers training, advice and assistance as needed.

Participates in the development of Library policies and procedures; recommends policy and procedural changes to better meet Library and patron needs.

Gathers, evaluates and interprets statistical data concerning both library materials and patron use; prepares routine and special reports and recommendations as requested.

Assists with ordering materials for library collection. Assesses the condition of Library materials; determines whether to repair or discard materials as necessary.

Assists the public in a professional and courteous manner.

Participates in annual budget requests for library system.

Receives and responds to public inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility. Keeps supervisor informed of all issues and concerns encountered.

Addresses patron concerns and/or complaints and makes adjustments to patron accounts as necessary.

Performs administrative work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data.

Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops to maintain and enhance job knowledge and skills. Participates in training and development programs for department staff.

Assists in development of strategic goals and objectives for the County library system.

Prepares Library for opening and closing.

Performs other duties as assigned.

$47,000 per year


VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION: Requires a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited college or university or current enrollment in a Master’s degree program with the intention of completing the MLS degree within 2 years and a minimum of 2 years of experience in a job related field. Must be eligible for Professional Librarian certification from the S.C. State Library. Must possess a valid state driver’s license.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: Must possess or acquire upon acceptance of position: a Professional, Pre-Professional, or Provisional Pre-Professional Certification from the S.C. State Library. Certification levels are based on education and experience.

Must possess valid state driver’s license.


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