Hanahan Branch Librarian

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Company Name: 
Berkeley County Library System
Location: 
1216 Old Murray Court Hanahan, SC 29410
Job Description: 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  • Performs a variety of duties, including managing the day to day operations of a library branch.
  • Supervises, trains and evaluates the staff, creates a cohesive team that provides excellent customer service and coordinates the services of circulation, reference and readers' advisory.
  • Performs collection development and evaluation and provides timely and telling narrative and statistical reports to the administration.
  • Serves as a community liaison with the Schools, residents and civic clubs and organizations in and around the surrounding areas.
  • Serves as a member of the library system's management team.
  • Represents the library system at professional conferences.
  • Performs outreach and collaborates with other agencies.
  • Develops programs and activities.
  • Provides support to other departments and frontline staff.
  • Coordinates and participates in outreach opportunities.
  • Attends training, webinars and readings.
  • Orders and stocks materials and weeds collection.
  • Trains staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: 

Minimum Requirements to Perform Work

  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science;
  • Four (4) years of library experience;
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license for South Carolina with safe driving record.

 Special Requirements:

  • Departmental testing may be administered during interview; 
  • A criminal background check will be completed on selected applicant if a current one (less than 3 years old) is not on file.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of personal computer experience including Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of technology trends and understanding their role in providing library services and resources.
  • Knowledge of automated library systems software.
  • Ability to display a demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service.
  • Ability to prepare purchase orders.
  • Ability to manage inventory and property.
  • Ability to manage grant funds.
  • Ability to make budget recommendations and manage the budget.