Circulation Supervisor

Company Name: 
Union County Carnegie Library
Union, SC
Job Description: 

General Summary: The Circulation Supervisor is classed as a Library Specialist, which is an advanced level public service staff position. This employee works under the supervision of the Director, who provides limited direct supervision on a day-to-day basis. The Library Specialist is a supervisory role that has decision-making responsibilities for routine matters. Pay range: $12 - $14 per hour.

Primary Responsibilities: • Serves as a representative of the library while at work and out in the community • Able to perform all of the duties of Library Clerks and Assistants when needed to keep the Library running smoothly o Including but not limited to: helping patrons locate materials, placing and processing holds and ICLs checking in and out materials, handling financial transactions, and providing computer assistance to patrons o Substitutes for absent library employees as required • Supervises Library Clerks and Library Assistants, including assisting with hiring, training, evaluating, and scheduling • Responsible for cash drawer and deposits • Assists in the selection and acquisition of materials • Oversee additional services, including but not limited to public notary and passport applications • Contributes to the current and future success of the library through planning and communication • Plans and conducts library programs, including programs for all ages, story times, group tours, and classes • Effectively communicates with patrons, learning their preferences and needs, in an effort to provide better service • Helps maintain public and staff areas of the Library • Communicates with immediate supervisor frequently, including suggestions and concerns • Attends workshops and conferences relating to primary job functions • Drives library vehicle as necessary • Other duties as needed or assigned by supervisor or Library Director • Serves as a point of contact and source of knowledge for Library Clerks and Library Assistants


• Outgoing, welcoming, and enthusiastic • Easily comprehends written information especially instructions pertinent to duties; Follows instructions and all directions with care and commitment • Able to work effectively and enjoys interacting with people, including both the general public and other staff members of all ages and backgrounds • Exhibits flexibility and a willingness to work in a dynamic, busy, and changing environment • Strong attention to detail • Ability to lift and sufficient flexibility to shelve books and materials repeatedly on all shelves • Maintains an excellent public service attitude and is courteous • Creates a positive image of the library at all times • Ability to use technology easily and effectively • Associate’s Degree required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license • One year customer service work experience desirable • Two years’ supervisory experience preferred

How to Apply: 

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and Library Employment Application to or to the Main Library at 300 E. South St., Union, SC 29739.