Library Assistant

Company Name: 
Marian Wright Edelman Public Library of Marlboro County
Bennettsville, SC
Job Description: 

PURPOSE / SUMMARY: Under the direction and general supervision of the County Library Director, performs clerical library duties relating to the daily operations of the library system.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Performs various duties as needed, including assisting patrons in locating and retrieving information, recording statistics, offering reader advisory and reference services to patrons, filing materials, and working at the circulation desk.

Circulation desk responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting patrons with computer use and navigating the Internet, providing assistance for mobile devices, sending faxes, scanning documents to email, operating the microfilm reader, making copies, checking materials in/out, collecting the book drop twice daily, and placing holds on local and consortia-owned materials. • Processes library materials, routes requests, prepares materials for courier pickup, and responds to public requests for information using library resources. • Attends meetings and workshops, and completes no less than eight professional development trainings or webinars annually. • Shelves books and reads shelves to maintain correct order. • Participates in implementing annual library events, including the Summer Reading Program. • Accepts responsibility for keeping the library in excellent operating order. • Creates, writes and updates library publications, such as manuals, guides, bookmarks, and other information literacy/library promotional materials using various software platforms. • Assists Outreach Coordinator in community outreach efforts as needed. • Assists in collection development by adding titles to monthly book order. • Provides facility assistance on night and weekend shifts by reporting any power outages, water leaks, or other facility issues to appropriate emergency personnel. Handles emergency situations using policies and procedures as a guide. • All other duties as assigned.


SKILLS/EDUCATION/OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • Associates Degree or higher; or two years of increasingly responsible experience in a public library. An equal combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered. • Proven ability to work cooperatively, diplomatically, and effectively with citizens, professional peers, affiliated organizations, and in the community. • Must be computer literate with experience in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Documents, and other digital media and file sharing software. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Excellent planning, time management, and decision-making skills. • Willingness to work a variable schedule, including rotating evenings and weekends as required.

How to Apply: 

Your application packet must include the following to be considered: 1) One completed application, signed and dated 2) Official copies of High School and College transcripts (if applicable) 3) Your résumé and three professional references 4) A cover letter referencing: MWE Library Assistant How to apply: A Marlboro County Government application must be completed and submitted for each position for which you apply. You will need to print the application from or pick one up from the Marlboro County Government - William P. Wallace, Sr. Administration Building at 205 East Market Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Please put the correct title of the position on your application. Résumés may accompany an application, but do not take the place of an application. Please read the entire job description including any special instructions regarding your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. This includes unsigned applications. Late applications will not be considered. Please note if the position has a definite closing date. If so, applications are due by 5:00 PM that day unless otherwise stated. Applications received by our office after 5:00pm on the closing date will not be considered. Applicants not contacted within 30 business days of a position's closing date may consider the position filled. Please do not call the Library or County Office about the status of your application. You may mail or deliver your application in person. Mail: Attention: Mr. Grover McQueen - Personnel, Marlboro County Government, PO Box 419, Bennettsville, SC 29512. Hand deliver: Mr. Grover McQueen – Personnel at the Marlboro County Government - William P. Wallace, Sr. Administration Building. All applicants tentatively selected for a position with Marlboro County will be required to submit to a screening for the illegal use of drugs and to a background check prior to appointment. Employment is contingent upon clearing both the drug screening and background investigation. This job will close November 22, 2017 at 5pm.