The Outreach Coordinator promotes the library system at community events or to community groups through programming for all ages, Bookmobile services, and event attendance. In addition to maintaining the functionality and appearance of the Bookmobile and Outreach vehicle, the Outreach Coordinator is also responsible for cultivating and maintaining the Bookmobile collection, cultivating community partnerships, and assisting with in-house assignments as needed. This position reports to the Director of the library system, supervises up to two part-time employees, and works closely with the Youth and Adult Services Librarians, as well as the Mullins Programming Coordinator. The position requires that the Outreach Coordinator fill in at the branches when necessary. The Outreach Coordinator is required to assist patrons of all ages in the use of library resources and in the use of technology, including but not limited to: smartphones, tablets, e-readers, internet, email, and office applications.
Night and weekend shifts are required as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct outreach storytimes at local daycares and schools with the assistance of the Youth Services Librarian.
- Provide out-of-house programming to patrons of all ages.
- Identify opportunities for community partnerships or Library promotions, in collaboration with other library staff.
- Create and maintain the bookmobile schedule.
- Develop and distribute marketing material for the bookmobile, as approved by the Library Director.
- Collecting and reporting community feedback.
- Ensure that the bookmobile gets all service checkups, and brings any maintenance needs to the Library Director.
- Drive the bookmobile and outreach vehicle to locations throughout the county.
- Maintain the bookmobile’s collection and swap out materials as needed.
- Staff the service desk at any location assigned as needed.
- Assist patrons with technology issues.
- Assist patrons in the use of library resources.
- Other duties as assigned.
This position starts at $23,400 per year, commensurate with experience. Compensation package includes health care benefits (100% covered by employer for the employee, partial coverage for dependents/spouse) and paid leave. Participation in the state retirement plan is required.
- Associates degree or higher, or a combination of education, experience, and training relevant to the position.
- Library experience in public services
- Proficiency in standard office applications, such as Word, Excel, and Publisher.
- Customer service experience in a fast-paced environment.
- Demonstrated attention to detail.
- Ability to drive large vehicles.
- SC Driver’s License (CDL is not required.)
Personal transportation that can be used for business travel is required.
- The ability to perceive and discriminate visual cues or signals at least 100% of the time.
- The ability to communicate verbally in English at least 100% of the time.
- Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment including computers and hand-held scanners.
- Must be able to maneuver/lift 50 pounds of library materials.
- Must be able to shelve materials on shelves from ankle level up to about head level.
- Must be able to operate telephones, including a smart phone.
- Must be able to stand and sit for long periods of time.
- Must be able to rapidly and repeatedly climb and descend steps of bookmobile.
- Requires the ability to reach and grasp materials located in all areas of the bookmobile.
- Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in standard English.
- Requires the ability to deal with people effectively when confronted with persons acting under stress.
- Requires driving and working year round in a bookmobile and outreach that has heat/air conditioning.
- Requires participating in community events that take place outside.
- Requires daily travel around the county and loading/unloading materials and equipment in all kinds of weather and climatic conditions.
- Foundational knowledge of vehicle maintenance.
- Familiarity with the ILS system Polaris.
- Background in programming for all ages.
- Previous experience working with children and/or adults in an educational setting.
- Experience, training, or skills in one or more of the following areas: office applications, graphic design, readers advisory, SC historical research, genealogy research, working knowledge ILS backend (such as Polaris).
Interested applicants should submit an application for employment, resume, ten year driving record and two letters of reference to:
Holly Evans, Director
Marion County Library System
101 E Court Street
Marion, SC 29571
Application form can be found at:
The Marion County Library System is an equal opportunity employer.
Position open until filled.