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Continuing Education Consultant

Posted by: South Carolina State Library

Posted date: 2017-Mar-06

Location: South Carolina State Library

Under limited supervision of the Director of Library Development, serves as a Public Library Consultant specializing in the area of continuing education (CE) for public library staff. The Consultant works independently and as a cooperative member of the Library Development Services team. The CE Consultant will:

Create a statewide CE program for public library staff, with the goal of improving the ability of staff to meet the informational needs of South Carolinians.
Work with internal and external content providers to plan learning events. Develop effective delivery models, schedule and facilitate these events, and coordinate promotional efforts.
Consult with public library directors and supervisors via email, telephone, and site visits about CE issues and opportunities for staff.
Develop content and execute trainings in person and in electronic formats for defined audiences.
Prepare public library staff to become peer trainers. Cultivate a community of peer trainers in SC libraries through regular meetings and communications.
Collect, analyze and report data on CE efforts and trainings for the public in libraries statewide.
Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of the State Librarys CE efforts. Encourage and assist in the evaluation of libraries staff and public training efforts.
Support the elements of all agency projects that are related to library staff skill-building and knowledge acquisition.
Serve as SCSLs liaison to CE initiatives, forums and professional groups; represent the State Library at state and national gatherings.

The South Carolina State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state's libraries. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the State Library develops, supports, and sustains a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger. We serve the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment.
Job Title Continuing Education Consultant
Start Date
Library/Institution Name South Carolina State Library
Salary $46,000 - $55,000
Certification Required? No
City Columbia
State SC
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications Masters degree from a library school accredited by the American Library Association. Four years experience in professional library position(s) which includes at least two years of responsibilities related to continuing education for public library staff. Preferred: Prior enrollment in or certification from a recognized trainer preparation program.

Specific knowledge of the principles and practices of continuing education in a library setting. Knowledge of public library services, collections, operations. Knowledge of typical library issues and problems, especially those related to staff skills and CE efforts. Current knowledge of programs, curricula, and resources available to perform assigned tasks. General knowledge of principles and practices of public library consulting. Ability to develop, plan, schedule and implement services that meet the goals of the position.
Application Instructions All applications must be submitted online at
Web Link
Special Notes The State Library actively promotes professional development and learning opportunities for staff. Work takes place in an office environment. No physically demanding requirements, but ability to retrieve library materials is essential. Limited overnight travel required.

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from consideration for employment.
Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work/salary history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed in lieu of a completed state application to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.
Please include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Reference and background check will be conducted.

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