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The Library accepts applications for available positions only.  An individual must complete an official Spartanburg County Public Library Application Form in order to be considered an applicant for employment. 

NOTE:  A resume CANNOT be used as a substitute for an employment form or work history but may be attached as additional information.

Applicants who do not meet the availability and minimum education and experience requirements indicated in the job posting or do not have the ability to perform the essential functions for the position, with or without accommodation, will not be considered for employment.

Applications are evaluated by the supervisors and the Human Resource Manager after the date listed on the job posting.  A few candidates are selected and contacted for an interview.
We unfortunately cannot contact and interview everyone who applies. If you have not heard from us within thirty days you may assume that the position has been offered to a candidate whose qualifications were best suited for the position.

Call our Jobline at   864-285-9190 for job openings and  updates on job positions.

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Job Application

Job Applications can be submitted in the following ways:

1. Mail your completed form to:

Spartanburg County Public Libraries
Attn: Human Resources
151 S Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

2. Fax to 864-596-3518

3. Deliver application to the library location nearest to you during operating hours.

NOTE: We do not provide interviews on-site or by telephone requests.

NOTE: The library does not accept applications via email at this time.

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Job Postings



    POSTING DATE: April 27, 2015

    JOB TITLE: Adult Services Assistant, Grade 17

    LOCATION: Woodruff Library

    DATE AVAILABLE: June 1, 2015

    SALARY: $1,415 minimum a month


    HOURS: 25 hours per week average (includes some benefits)

    Mondays 2-8pm, Tuesdays 9:30am – 3:30pm, Wednesdays 9:30am – 6pm  [1 hr lunch], Thursdays 9:30am – 3pm

    Must be flexible to accommodate schedule changes (may be asked to work other times as needed, including Friday or Saturday, to cover staff absences).


    EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree required. Prior adult services programming experience preferred.



    Plans, promotes and presents programs for adults including movies, book discussions, crafts and gardening and other programs of  interest to adults

    Responsible for book displays, signage and  bulletin boards

    Makes contacts in the community to promote the library

    Works with the Branch Librarian and the Director of Multimedia and Adult Services to coordinate Summer Reading and other special programs for adults

    Participates in adult services committee meetings, online discussions and book reviews

    Assists public with information requests, reader’s advisory questions, and computers

    Assists with all circulation duties

    Assumes responsibility of building and staff in supervisor’s absence


    Ability to develop, schedule, promote and implement interesting programs for adults

    Must enjoy working with the public of all ages

    Must enjoy reading from all genres for adults, teens, and children

    Comfortable and proficient using technology (specifically Internet, Microsoft Office, and e-readers)

    Ability to provide friendly, proactive customer service

    Ability to take direction and to work independently and in a team environment

    Detail oriented with the ability to prioritize

    Enjoy public speaking

    Solid organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

    Must be comfortable in a supervisory role

    Must exhibit creativity and take initiative

    Ability to push heavy carts and lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.





    POSTING DATE: April 17, 2015

    JOB TITLE: Page, Grade, Grade 3

    LOCATION: Middle Tyger Library

    DATE AVAILABLE: May 16, 2015

    SALARY:      $8.33 per hour minimum ($8.00 per hour training wage)


    HOURS: 16 hours per week:

    Mondays 2:15 pm – 7:15 pm

    Wednesday 1:15 pm – 6:15 pm

    Friday 12:15 pm – 6:15 pm


    EDUCATION: Must have completed 10th grade and be at least 16 years of age.




    • Shelving books; straightening shelves; placing library materials in proper location
    • Places returned and new books on proper shelf
    • Places magazines and newspapers in proper order
    • Reshelves books left on tables and incorrectly shelved
    • Searches for lost/missing items and overdue books; pulls items from shelves
    • Maintains magazine display
    • Empties drop box




    • Good organizational skills, ability to pay close attention to detail
    • Neatness in personal appearance
    • Ability to adapt to new tasks with skill and ease
    • Familiar with Dewey Decimal system, able to alphabetize and arrange items numerically
    • Ability to interact with patrons in a positive, courteous manner and direct patrons to library staff
    • Observant and security minded
    • Ability to work quickly and accurately without close supervision
    • Ability to exert 20lbs. of pressure, to push carts loaded with books, and to lift weights of 30-50 lbs.




     POSTING DATE: April 22, 2015

    JOB TITLE: Library Clerk, Grade 12

    LOCATION: Boiling Springs Library

    DATE AVAILABLE: June 1, 2015

    SALARY: $886 monthly minimum


    HOURS: 20 hours per week:

    Week A & C: Monday 9am – 1:30pm; Tuesday 4pm – 8pm; Friday 2pm – 6pm; Saturday 9:30am – 6pm

    Week B & D: Sunday 1pm – 6pm; Monday 9am – 1:30pm; Tuesday 4pm – 8pm; Friday 2pm – 6pm

    Must be flexible to accommodate schedule changes (may be asked to work other times as needed).



    Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and some clerical or public service experience


    Assists with circulation functions at a public service desk

    Provides general reader’s advisory assistance

    Answers basic information questions

    Helps the public with general computer related questions



    Must enjoy working with the public of all ages

    Ability to work independently or with others

    Detail-oriented and self-motivated

    Enjoys performing a wide variety of tasks

    Good communication and organizational skills

    Internet and Microsoft Office experience

    Knowledge of popular reading

    Experience in customer service

    Cash register experience

    Ability to be flexible in scheduling in order to substitute for others

    Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds & ability to push heavy carts






    POSTING DATE: March 31, 2015

    JOB TITLE: Collection Development Librarian, Grade 23

    LOCATION: Headquarters Library

    DATE AVAILABLE: June 1, 2015

    SALARY: $38,000 per year minimum

    HOURS: 40 hours per week: Monday – Friday 9 AM to 6 PM


    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  ALA/MLS from an accredited ALA library school.

    3 or more years of experience working in libraries as a librarian.

    Minimum of 3 years of experience in Collection Development. Duties must have included selection and weeding of materials.


    Responsible for collection development including selection and weeding system wide for designated areas of the collection

    Evaluates, weeds and sorts collection for repair, replacement or bindery on a monthly basis

    Maintains budget for assigned collection areas

    Evaluates new products such as databases, emerging formats and streaming platforms

    Organizes, tracks and generally maintains vendors contracts

    Assists patrons with troubleshooting downloadable content

    Manages floating collections

    Participates in Collection Development projects

    Evaluates gifts and donations and patron requests for purchases

    Assists Coordinator of Collection Development with management and supervision of departmental activities

    Works public service desks which may include reference, audio-visual, circulation, children’s and branches


    Strong Commitment to delivery of excellent customer service

    Ability to select materials in all formats

    Comprehensive knowledge of needs and current interests of library patrons

    Extensive knowledge of popular culture

    Knowledge of various formats such as CDs; downloadable materials; blu-rays; DVDs and print

    Must enjoy working with the public of all ages

    Extensive experience and proficiency with OverDrive and Polaris

    Knowledge of public library principles, procedures, materials and practices

    Solid organizational, interpersonal and communications skills

    Ability to work closely with others or alone

    Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Experience and ease with current library information technology and Microsoft Office

    Ability to exert up to 40-50 pounds and pressure and up to 20 pounds frequently    

    Valid driver’s license required






    POSTING DATE: March 31, 2015

    JOB TITLE: Learning Engagement Librarian, Grade 23 (Training Department)

    LOCATION: Primarily Headquarters Library with work in all SCPL Locations

    DATE AVAILABLE: June 1, 2015

    SALARY: $38,000 minimum per year.


    HOURS: 40 hour position – Hours are generally Mon-Fri,

                      Including one regular evening per month and other evenings as needed


    EDUCATION: MLS/ALA and experience teaching and developing training content



    Plans, organizes, promotes, schedules, and delivers a variety of programs, activities, and training events for staff,  including New Employee Orientation

    Maintains the digital devices for staff training, including developing training opportunities and  guides

    Responsible for collection development, including selection and weeding for the Professional Collection       


    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:                                           

    Strong commitment to being accessible and open to all staff requests and to delivery of excellent internal and external customer service

    Strong organizational skills and proven ability to complete projects and meet deadlines       

    Strong ability to troubleshoot across a variety of operating systems and library resources

    Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment

    Experience with print and electronic research

    Desire and ability to create and implement trainings for all library staff

    Desire and ability to utilize methodology conducive to adult learning needs, including hands-on application of skills

    Comprehensive knowledge of needs and current interests of library staff and library institutions

    Must enjoy working with a multi-generational staff

    Experience and proficiency with current library technology, including digital devices, Internet, research databases, productivity software, and communications applications

    Knowledge of public library principles, procedures, materials, and practices

    Ability to work closely with others or alone

    Excellent communication skills, oral and written

    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library staff, patrons, associates, and external organizations

    Valid driver’s license required

  • The Library accepts applications when a job position is available.  Applications are available at all checkout desks. Contact the Job Line at (864) 285-9190 for job opportunities.  Drug Testing is a part of the Library’s hiring process.  If you require any accommodations in applying for any position, please do not hesitate to ask. The Spartanburg County Public Library is proud to be tobacco free.

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