Full time position. In our fast growing library system, this candidate serves as the Children's Cluster Head for the locations in the Dorchester Road Branch Cluster; must be able to communicate all information from the Children's Services Coordinator, work on designated system wide projects and attend monthly meetings with other children's cluster heads. As head of Children's Services for the branch, must possess exceptional knowledge and competency of modern principles and practices in children's services and products, both print and electronic, for children from infancy to fifth grade. Provide reader's advisory and information services to customers of the Children's Department; knowledge of and experience with parent education initiatives, Every Child Ready to Read, and early literacy skills are desirable. Ability to promote use of the library and its services to youth, their caregivers, educators, and advocacy groups through outreach events, school visits, and library tours is necessary. Must also be able to develop new as well as maintain ongoing children's programs, storytimes/storytelling, puppetry programs, STEAM/STEM programs and outreach opportunities to promote literacy. This person must be able to supervise a staff of one professional and one paraprofessional and occasionally serve as the senior staff person in the facility. Participate in collection development and maintenance, including selecting children's materials for acquisition and withdrawal in consultation with Library Collection and Technical Services staff and Children's Department Coordinator. Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in various computer software; Microsoft Office Suite, with the ability to learn and use new methods, policies and technical advances as they arise. Must be comfortable with emerging technology as well as children's educational and gaming programs. Contribute content about the Children’s Department to Public Relations 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 courteous and possess tact and good judgment. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus. Supervisory experience preferred. Must be flexible to assume additional responsibilities as needed to maintain departmental and branch operations. Evening and weekend work included. Must have the stamina for periods of standing, sitting, walking, reaching, bending and stooping. Must be able to lift books, AV equipment, program materials weighing up to approximately fifty (50) pounds. 

REQUIREMENTS: ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree with two (2) years post master’s professional public library experience. Eligible for or hold South Carolina State Library Certification. Subject specialization or skills developed through work experience and/or education where appropriate.

Hiring Salary Range: $43,513.60 - $59,196.80 annually depending on qualifications.

Closing date: Open until position is filled.

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Human Resources Manager
Charleston County Public Library
68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Fax number: 843-805-6822
Email: [email protected]