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Assistant Director of Reference Services, Grade 24

Posted by: Spartanburg County Public Library

Posted date: 2018-Jan-04

Location: Spartanburg County Public Library

Manage the day to day operations of the Reference Department, providing staff guidance for patron assistance and evaluating and training staff
Work at public service desks assisting patrons in person, by telephone, or by computer; answering questions, researching topics, and instructing patrons
Connect patron interests with library programs and a library Makerspace
On occasion, serve as the Librarian in Charge, handling patron concerns, issues, and safety matters in conjunction with other library staff
Job Title Assistant Director of Reference Services, Grade 24
Start Date 01/04/2018
Library/Institution Name Spartanburg County Public Library
Salary $39,900 minimum yearly
Certification Required? Yes
City Spartanburg
State SC
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications EDUCATION: MLS/ALA and experience working in a public library

Proven management and supervisory experience
Strong organizational and communication skills and ability to complete projects and meet deadlines
Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement
Extensive experience with print and electronic research
Desire and ability to create and implement programs for the current interests of library patrons
Must enjoy working with the public of all ages
Experience and proficiency with current library technology, including Internet, research databases, productivity software, and communications applications
Knowledge of public library principles, procedures, materials and practices
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons, associates, and external organizations.
Application Instructions Application, cover letter and resume should be mailed to 151 South Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306. They can also be faxed to 864-596-3518, emailed to or dropped off at any Spartanburg County Public Library location. Applications can be found on our website at For questions, please contact the human resources department at 864-596-3500.
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