Library Technical Assistant (Reader Advisor) – Columbia, SC

Today’s Date: 08/15/2013

Job Closing Date: 09/15/2013

Job Title: Library Technical Assistant – Reader Advisor

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution South Carolina State Library

Library Location: Columbia, SC

Website (if applicable): www.statelibrary.sc.gov Duties / Job description: Provides comprehensive reader advisory service to Talking Book Services patrons.

Selects recorded, Braille and large type books and matches all to selected reader interests. Responsible for one-to-one contact with patrons via telephone, mail, email and in person. Responds to incoming calls throughout the day as scheduled. Advises patrons in the selection of books. Researches general reference questions. Keeps patron computerized request files current and processes request lists received by mail, phone, or in person.
Keeps patron records accurate and current. Reviews new reader applications and initiates contacts. Creates computer profiles on new readers and updates current profiles.

Qualifications: A high school diploma and relevant library experience. A bachelor’s degree may be substituted for work experience.
A wide ranging knowledge of popular fiction and non-fiction is essential. General understanding of special needs of people with visual handicaps and other disabilities is necessary. Ability to consistently perform detailed work with a high level of accuracy is necessary. The ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and interact with the public is essential. Competence in the use of personal computers and familiarity with library automation processes are essential.

Work occurs in a typical office environment and is primarily sedentary.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $25,6270- $47,413

How to apply? All applications must be submitted online at www.jobs.sc.gov.

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