Full time entry level position available for an energetic, team-oriented librarian. Majority of time worked will be spent at the South Carolina Room Information Desk assisting patrons and responding to queries received by email, phone, and mail. Other duties may include overseeing the Room’s periodical collection, preparing regular bindery shipments, programing, indexing documents and journals, displays, preservation, outreach to local groups and organizations, preparing user guides and bibliographies, page supervisor. Knowledge and/or interest in local history and genealogy a plus. Familiarity or interest in historic property research also a plus. The ideal candidate will have basic knowledge of materials and databases; basic knowledge of modern library organization, procedure, policy, aims and services; elementary skill in the performance of library tasks; and the desire to learn and stay current with emerging technology, including digital media. Must be able to get along well with others and to communicate pleasantly and effectively with the general public and library staff, orally and in writing, and be flexible to assume additional responsibilities as needed to maintain branch/departmental operations. Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in various computer software – Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher with the ability to learn and use new methods, policies and technological advancements as they arise. Bilingual – English/Spanish a plus. Other duties as assigned. Evening and weekend work included. Must have the stamina for periods of standing, walking, sitting, reaching, bending and stooping.

REQUREMENTS: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree; eligible for or hold South Carolina State Library certification; a valid South Carolina driver’s license with a safe driving record.

Hiring Salary Range: $38,833.60 - $52,832.00 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]