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Librarian / Young Adult Services Manager / Baxter-Patrick James Island
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Full-time position for an energetic, team-oriented librarian. This candidate serves as the Young Adult Services Manager for the new Baxter Patrick James Island Branch. As head of Young Adult Services for the branch, must possess exceptional knowledge and competency of modern principles and practices in Young Adult services and products, both print and electronic. Provide reader's advisory and information services to customers of the Young Adult Department; knowledge of and experience with Young Adult trends and initiatives. Ability to promote use of the library and its services to teens, educators, and advocacy groups through outreach events, school visits, and library tours. Must also be able to develop new as well as maintain ongoing teen programs to include STEAM/STEM programs. Must be comfortable proactively seeking out customers to offer assistance in all areas of the library (desk, roving, e-mail, phone, or additional methods of communication). Participate in collection development and maintenance, including recommending Young Adult materials for acquisition and withdrawal in consultation with Library Collection and Technical Services staff. Contribute content about the Young Adult Department to the Communications and Programming Department for inclusion in the Library’s social media presence. Must have the ability to follow established procedures and to perform work requiring considerable detail; possess the ability to carry out assignments independently, show initiative in making constructive suggestions for improvements in services and collections, as well as ability to interact pleasantly and effectively with staff and the general public. Must have the ability to work well with people in groups and individual settings. Must be flexible to assume additional responsibilities as needed to maintain branch operations. Other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree with one (1) year post-MLS experience. Supervisory experience preferred but not required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite, with the ability to learn and use new methods, policies and technical advances. Experience with SIRSI ILS preferred. Must use tact, courtesy and good judgement when communicating with co-workers and the public. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends. Must have stamina for periods of walking, standing, reaching, and bending. Must be able to lift library materials including books, AV equipment, program materials and maneuver loaded book carts weighing approximately fifty (50) to one hundred (100) pounds. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus
Eligible for or hold South Carolina State Library certification.
Hiring Salary Range: $43,513.60 - $49,004.80 annually depending on qualifications.
Closing Date: Open until position is filled.
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