Richland Library Sandhills Children’s Librarian

Company Name: 
Richland Library
Columbia, SC
Job Description: 

Do you have an MLIS degree and love to create incredible experiences for our Library customers, especially for children and families? Are you a passionate and service-minded individual who wants to help our community? Are you a natural born leader and teacher, either one-on-one or in groups? Are you excited by the prospect of engaging with our community, building lasting partnerships, and leaving every customer thrilled about the Library? Richland Library Sandhills serves northeast Richland County. The library is located in the Village at Sandhill, adjacent to Richland School District Two’s R2i2 facility. This library location is also near Spring Valley and Ridgeview High Schools; Summit Parkway Middle School; and North Springs, Rice Creek, Nelson, Pontiac, and Catawba Trail Elementary Schools. Many of the library’s customers are under the age of 18. The following are among the various duties you may be performing in this position: * Serving as a member of the branch’s leadership and management team, including actively supervising branch staff and leading teams effectively and judiciously. * Planning, scheduling and presenting programs, such as storytimes, storytelling, tours, multi-media programs, booktalks, and bibliographic instruction, in the library or as outreach activities in the community. * Assisting the location manager in managing employee performance for success, and with initiating and implementing plans for employee development. * Assisting the location manager with aspects of interviewing, hiring, and training of new staff and volunteers. * Acting as the primary liaison for a targeted audience, and providing specialized services specific to that audience. * Demonstrating ability to learn quickly and to easily apply new skills and knowledge, including procedures and especially technology. * Coordinating, training, and supervising staff conducting programs. * Developing collaborative partnerships that engage with the community. * Answering directional and informational questions about the Library, including its services, materials, programs, and initiatives. * Recommending, selecting & helping locate materials/services for customers. * Completing complex circulation procedures correctly; interpreting and communicating library policies and procedures to customers and other staff members. * Assisting in overseeing daily operations and maintenance of Library building and grounds, and communicating with appropriate staff to manage issues related to building and grounds. * Ensuring that Library interior appears clean, tidy, attractive, and inviting, to customers, including managing and merchandising library collections. * Maintaining statistical records and reports. * Providing readers advisory services. Please visit our website at for further details.


* ALA accredited MLIS degree. Transcripts must be presented upon hire. * Preference for specialized subject knowledge, and skills developed through work experience, in the area of children’s/youth services. * Ability to communicate in Spanish a plus. * Valid driver’s license and safe driving record. * Ability to perform job functions.

How to Apply: 

APPLY IMMEDIATELY at No deadline is presently established for this Vacancy. Applications 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.