Today’s Date: 12/03/2014
Job Closing Date: 03/02/2015
Job Title: Senior Library Development Consultant
Anticipated hours per week:
Institution South Carolina State Library
Library Location: Columbia, SC
Website (if applicable): www.statelibrary.sc.gov
Duties / Job description: This is professional library work with responsibility for serving as a general library consultant for public libraries in the state. The candidate will provide consultative services to administrators, staff, library boards of trustees, state, city and county officials, and other library stakeholders. This consultant will need to utilize professional knowledge and excellent judgment to solve problems, provide guidance, and advise libraries on issues of operations, management, best practices, and educational opportunities. Duties are performed in accordance with professional library practices and techniques. Travel is required. This position works with a team of Library Development professionals and under the direction of the Deputy Director of Statewide Development.
General consulting to all types of libraries on topics including but not limited to: contemporary library practice, excellence in customer service, policymaking, board and staff development, technology, budgeting and finance, strategic planning, and advocacy.
Works with other State Library staff in achieving objectives of the State Library’s long-range plan and mission. Participates in the planning and implementation of State Library sponsored statewide programs.
Represents the State Library and LD department at meetings, conferences and presentations. Works collaboratively with partners and in developing new partnerships for the agency.
Works with other State Library staff to assess staff development needs for the library community.
Assists in the planning and organization of State Library sponsored training activities for library staff at all levels. Provide specialized training for library’s staff based on needs and requests of library directors.
Qualifications: MINIMUM AND ADDITONAL REQUIREMENTS
A masters’ degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university and appropriate professional library experience.
Specialized knowledge in library functions and operations. Proficient in project management, interpersonal relations, networking, consulting, planning, priority setting, and technology.
Thorough knowledge of staff development principles. Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written), ability to work independently and exercise initiatives, ability to establish effective working relationships with outside agencies, governing boards, public officials and the general public, and organize and present information through reports and public presentations.
A masters’ degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university and four to six years appropriate professional library experience in an increased supervisory or management role. Preference will be given to those with six or more years of experience in a variety of different library settings, and those with consulting experience.
Will out of state candidates be considered?
Salary Range: $38,703.00 – $56,000
How to apply? Applications must be obtained and filed online at: http://www.jobs.sc.gov. If you should have questions or concerns about this posting, please contact Jessica E. Cornish, Human Resources and Program Coordinator at (803) 734-8656.
State Government Salary Range: $38,703-$71,608, Band 6, CD 40
Agency Salary Range: $38,703.00 – $56,000
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