Deputy Director

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Company Name: 
Laurens County Library
Location: 
Laurens, SC
Job Description: 

The Laurens County Library is seeking a Deputy Director who also functions as the Branch Manager of the Clinton Public Library. This is a key leadership position in the library and involves the day-to-day management of a branch library as well as providing backup to the director in management of the library system, including emergency notifications. The Deputy Director works with the director and the management team to plan, implement and evaluate programs and projects and is expected to model and promote excellent customer service. Duties include scheduling and supervision of staff, collection development and management of building and equipment, including technology. Some evening and weekend work is required.

Management: Manages Clinton Public Library including scheduling and supervision of staff, collection development and management of building and equipment. Solves problems that may arise with patrons or community members. Provides backup to director in management of library system, including emergency notifications. Participates as a key member of management team to plan, implement and evaluate projects and programs. Attends conferences and training, and presents opportunities to the library system and assist in staff development. Identifies trends in patrons’ needs and services, and implements steps to enable library to meet those needs.

Public Service: Provides Internet, Office application, and general assistance to patrons using computers at the library. Answers reference questions using print and computer resources. Provides readers advisory assistance and assists patrons in locating materials and placing holds. Instructs patrons on how to use library electronic catalog and tools. Performs circulation duties, such as checking materials in and out. Troubleshoots problems with computer software and hardware.

Collection Development: Selects books and audiovisual materials for adults. May order and maintain lease collection.

Some evening and weekend work required.

Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications: 

Requirements: A master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school is required. Five years of library experience as well as management and supervisory experience is expected. Excellent computer and Internet skills, including knowledge of current library technology is required. The successful candidate will enjoy working with people, be proactive and successful in establishing a good rapport with stakeholders, and must be adept in supervising and leading support staff. Applicant must be eligible for or the holder of a valid SC driver's license and must be physically able be able to lift up to 25 pounds and be able to reach, stoop, and bend without difficulty.

How to Apply: 

Email letter of interest and resume to Ann Szypulski at annszyp@lcpl.org