Librarian 1

Library System/Company Name
Chester County Library
Job Description

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a position that provides professional library duties to the community under direct or general supervision of Library Director or Director of Finance/HR; does related work as required.
Essential Job Functions include but are not limited to:
Creates, plans and coordinates programs for children, adult, and outreach dependent on the needs of the library.

Performs collection development responsibilities; may be responsible for the selection, and maintenance of particular collections.  May process and catalog certain collections.  Will be working with other library team members to ensure a balanced and well-maintained collection.

May work at the circulation desk, answering reference questions, and providing readers’ advisory services and assisting with other front desk duties as a library team member. May oversee library in absence of higher staff.  May oversee volunteers. 

May collaborate with pre-schools and schools, churches and other community partners to encourage reading and literacy in the community. Will work closely as a team member with other staff.

May serve as the library’s DISCUS and electronic database coordinator.  May order library’s eBooks.

May fill interlibrary loan request for patrons.  Enforces policies and procedures in compliance with SCLENDS consortium rules and guidelines.

Attends SCLENDS meetings for circulation, cataloging and other meeting related to SCLENDS.

Attend workshops, conferences, and training to develop skills that will benefit the community.
Actively participates in development of long-term goals for the library.
Writes monthly report and compiles statistics.
This position requires the ability and willingness to travel and work at any library location within the county.  
Drive the library’s outreach vehicle.

Engage, encourage, and assist diverse customers in all areas of the library in a welcoming, professional, and respectful manner.

Assist with the training of staff in various areas.

Other duties as assigned.
May produce and edit content for the website and other social media platforms depending on the needs of the library. 

Hiring Salary Range: $37,000 - $41,000 annually commensurate with education and experience.
Hours:  This position is a full time salaried position working evenings and weekends as needed. This position has a benefits package including vacation and health insurance.


ALA accredited Masters of Library Science 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, drug test and background check
Must be able to lift 20 pounds and must have stamina for periods of walking, standing, reaching, and bending.

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:

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

If you have any questions, contact Carol Lewis, Director of Finance/HR, Chester County Library.

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