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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


    To apply for this position, please submit a letter of interest along with an updated application or resume.


    POSTING DATE: July 29, 2014

    JOB TITLE: Community Engagement/Reference Librarian I, Grade 23

    LOCATION: Reference Services, Headquarters

    DATE AVAILABLE: Immediately

    SALARY: $36,346 minimum per year


    HOURS: FLSA exempt position, equivalent to non-exempt 40 hour position.

    Hours are generally, Mon-Fri including some evening and weekend hours.


    EDUCATION: MLS/ALA and one year experience working in a public library preferred



    Work with local organizations and leaders to promote and impact change in the civic health of Spartanburg County as defined by the Spartanburg Community Indicators project. (http://www.strategicspartanburg.org/civic-engagement.php)

    Responsible for collection development, including selection and weeding, for designated area(s) of the non-fiction collection; maintains budget for collection area.

    Assist with reference transactions by helping patrons find information and research topics in the library, by telephone, or through computer exchanges of email and chat.

    Assists patrons with computer use.



    Strong commitment to delivery of excellent customer service.

    Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and build networks with Spartanburg Community organizations and leaders.                

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

    Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.

    Extensive experience with print and electronic research in order to assist patrons.

    Ability to teach computer and research classes to the public.

    Comprehensive knowledge of needs and current interests of library patrons.

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

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

    Excellent communication skills, oral and written.     


    POSTING DATE: July 23, 2014

    JOB TITLE: Library Clerk, Grade 12

    LOCATION: Inman Library

    DATE AVAILABLE: September 1, 2014

    SALARY: $886 per month minimum


    HOURS: 20 hours per week

    Week A: Mon 3pm-8pm, Tues 4pm-8pm, Wed 3pm-6pm, Thurs 4pm-8pm, Fri 2pm-6pm

    Week B: Tues 4pm-8pm, Wed 3pm-6pm, Thurs 4pm-8pm, Fri 2pm-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm


    Note: Person may be asked to work at other times as needed.



    Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from High School
    • Public service or clerical experience



    Assist with circulation functions at a public service desk

    Answer basic information questions

    Perform a variety of clerical tasks

    Work with a variety of software and library automation programs.

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


  • Experience with PCs, Internet, and Microsoft Office
    • Knowledge of popular books
    • Ability to alphabetize and arrange items numerically
    • Ability to work quickly and accurately with attention to detail
    • Ability to follow instructions
    • Flexibility in scheduling and ability to work extra hours when needed
    • Observant and security minded


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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