Richland Library Blythewood Manager

Company Name: 
Richland Library
Richland Library Blythewood, Blythewood, SC
Job Description: 

Richland Library invites candidates who are strongly service-minded to apply for the Manager position at our Blythewood location. Our renovated Blythewood location, including a 2,400 square feet addition which resulted in a total of 6,400 square feet, opened to the public in June 2017. Dedicated spaces include: children’s area, courtyard, general use computers, lego wall, meeting spaces, and so much more! The individual we are looking for is a very good communicator who understands the importance of keeping all staff on the same page, and of leading them in effectively modeling enthusiasm and commitment to the Library’s mission, values, and strategic plan. Strong technical, organizational, and problem solving skills are vital. If you believe you are the right professional for this significant career opportunity, we encourage you to apply! Here are some of the things you would be doing if hired for this outstanding career opportunity: * Managing a town library operating 62 hours per week. * Supervising staff, having branch adequately staffed at all hours opened. * Carrying out all personnel duties for branch using automated systems: interviewing, checking references and selecting staff, training staff, preparing and conducting probationary and annual evaluations, approving employee leave and arranging coverage for staff in emergency situations. * Monitoring automated functions and equipment and notifying the Director of Library Experience, Branches and/or IT Director when problems occur with automation process or equipment. Responsible for day-to-day maintenance and operation of automated functions and equipment. * Responsible for overseeing operation and maintenance of library and grounds (HVAC, cleaning, lights, etc.). * Resolving complex circulation problems successfully and interpreting and communicating library policies and procedures to customers and staff. * Identifying and addressing staff disciplinary problems and/or grievances under the direction of Director of Library Experiences, Branches and Personnel Administrator. * Enforcing the Richland Library Code of Conduct and following guidelines established by Safety and Security Manager for library if violation of code of conduct occurs. * Planning and conducting programs for children and adults. Planning, developing, and conducting programs for and with community groups. * Evaluating and analyzing the branch collection as part of an orderly collection development process; maintaining current collection based on needs of customers. * Training staff in proper handling of reference requests and the referral of questions requiring in-depth reference to Northeast, Southeast, St. Andrews or the Main Library. * Assisting in budget preparation and overall planning for branch. * Maintaining statistical records and reports for branch. * Providing advisory services and bibliographic instruction. * Keeping informed of professional developments. * Representing the library at community and group meetings. * Developing and participating in special activities as assigned. * Performing other associated duties as required or assigned. Where: Richland Library Blythewood - 218 McNulty Street, Blythewood, SC 29016 Salary: $1,917.75 biweekly, plus benefits Please visit our website at for further details.


* ALA accredited MLS degree. Transcripts must be presented upon hire. * Eligible for or holds South Carolina certification. * One year of satisfactory professional library experience in library of recognized standing after receiving the degree. * Valid driver’s license with safe driving record. * Ability to perform duties of job.

How to Apply: 

APPLY IMMEDIATELY at No deadline is presently established for this Vacancy. Applications are being accepted now. When a deadline is determined, the deadline will be announced 24 hours in advance on the Library’s website. Please do not send your resume/cover letter separately; only materials submitted through our online system are reviewed. All applicants must submit an online employment application using our online system. In addition to the online application, you may also attach your resume and/or cover letter; but the resume and/or cover letter will not be acceptable as an alternative to completing the online application fully. Keep in mind that if you are applying for multiple positions, you will need to submit an application for each position.