FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITY
At the Waccamaw Neck Branch Library, a facility adjacent to an Intermediate School and near to a Middle School, the Adult Services Librarian provides informational and recreational public library services to a diverse customer base: He or she functions in a work environment serving not only highly-sophisticated, mature individuals with educated expectations but also individuals of all ages with more basic, pressing needs. Since this recently-built library is located in an upscale neighborhood of a beautiful resort area, there are additionally many seasonal residents and vacationing visitors with high anticipations of excellent customer service. Basic responsibilities include reference assistance, readers’ advisory services, collection development, computer-area supervision, technology instruction, community outreach, high-interest displays and marketing, special projects, some quality adult programming, and other similar duties as required. The Adult Services Librarian reports directly to the Waccamaw Neck Branch Library Manager and may also have supervisory functions. Work processes involve the utilization of standard office equipment to do research, compile statistics, and create reports. In addition to a regular weekday schedule, the work has some weekend and evening hours on an ongoing basis.
This employee must absolutely shine in the area of excellent customer service for a very diverse clientele. Being consistently helpful, energetic, friendly, accommodating, and outgoing in regards to all customers is a deportment absolutely necessary for the job. This person ought to have also the aptitude to work very well with a team of other creative and dynamic public-service members including a children’s librarian, a teen technology librarian, a programming librarian, and others. This professional should likewise be a flexible, knowledgeable, innovative thinker with strong communication skills. Physically, this individual should also be able to lift, carry, push, pull, or move objects weighing approximately up to twenty-five pounds.
SALARY RANGE: $40,970 - $61,455; FT Grade 128 with benefits
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
The Adult Services Librarian should have an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies or an equivalent level of education and experience. A valid South Carolina Driver’s License is also required.
Qualified persons may apply in writing to the following: Walt Ackerman, Georgetown County Director of Human Resources, PO Box 421270, Georgetown, SC 29442-1270