GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The purpose of the class is to plan, supervise and provide reference and library programming services to County Library patrons and staff, to perform other professional library duties, and to perform related work as required. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings.
The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.
Coordinates, supervises and participates in the provision of reference services and creates and coordinates Adult programming and events at the Headquarters library. This position also organizes and manages system wide programming when appropriate.
Acts in management role in absence of supervisor
Assists the public in a professional and courteous manner.
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.
Plans, coordinates, supervises and/or conducts programs and specialized services for adult patrons.
Provides readers' advisory services to patrons; answers reference questions; compiles lists of materials of interest to children, youth and/or adults.
Assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library; interprets Library policies and procedures to the public. Adjust patron accounts as necessary.
Supervises the daily staffing and maintenance of public areas and reference service desks.
Oversees the recruitment, training and supervision of Library volunteers.
Participates in collection development; analyzes current collection for currency, physical condition, general quality and usefulness; recommends books and other library materials.
Assists in promoting the Library, its services and programs to the public.
Attends staff, committee, County and community meetings as appropriate.
Receives and responds to public inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility.
Keeps supervisor informed of all issues and concerns encountered.
Assists co-workers with duties as required.
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.
Provides reference services to Library patrons and staff; compiles lists of materials of interest to children, youth and/or adults; assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library, including print sources, electronic databases and Internet resources.
Interprets Library policies and procedures to the public.
Prepares Library for opening and closing.
Monitors and assists with circulation duties as necessary; verifies monies received.
Assists in coordinating and participates in both in-house and outreach Library programs.
Creates book displays.
Maintains accurate and up-to-date records, and prepares various reports as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Requires a Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited college or university or must be currently enrolled in an accredited MLS/MLIS program.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
Must possess Professional Librarian certification from the S.C. State Library or be able to obtain a certification once hired.
Must possess valid state driver’s license.