POSTING DATE: May 3, 2018 JOB TITLE: Community Connections Librarian, Grade 23 (Reference Area) LOCATION: Reference Services, Headquarters DATE AVAILABLE: July 1, 2018 SALARY: $38,000 minimum yearly HOURS: FLSA exempt position, equivalent to non-exempt 40 hour position. Hours are generally Mon-Fri including some evening and weekend hours. One regular night per week, one Friday night every six weeks, and one weekend (Saturday and Sunday) every four weeks EDUCATION: MLS/ALA and experience working in a public library ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: •Work at public service desks assisting patrons in person, by telephone, or by computer; answering questions, researching topics, and instructing patrons •Connect patron interests with library programs and assist in planning and implementing these programs. •Participate in and learn the basics of activities in the library makerspace – the Spark Space •On occasion, serve as the Librarian in Charge, handling patron concerns, issues, and safety matters in conjunction with other library staff
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: •Strong commitment to delivery of excellent customer service •Strong organizational skills and proven ability to complete projects and meet deadlines •Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement •Extensive experience with print and electronic research •Desire and ability to create and implement programs for the library’s patrons •Ability to teach computer and research classes to the public •Comprehensive knowledge of needs and current interests of library patrons •Must enjoy working with the public of all ages •Experience and proficiency with current library technology, including Internet, research databases, productivity software, and communications applications •Knowledge of public library principles, procedures, materials and practices •Ability to work closely with others or alone •Excellent communication skills, oral and written •Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons, associates, and external organizations.
Application, cover letter and resume should be mailed to 151 South Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306. They can also be faxed to 864-596-3518, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at any Spartanburg County Public Library location. Applications can be found on our website at www.spartanburglibraries.org. For questions, please contact the human resources department at 864-596-3500.