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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: May 26, 2015

    JOB TITLE: Library Clerk, Grade 12

    LOCATION: Boiling Springs Library

    DATE AVAILABLE: August 1, 2015

    SALARY: $886 monthly minimum


    HOURS: 20 hours per week:

    Week A & C: Monday 4pm – 8pm; Tuesday 9am –1:15pm; Thursday 9am –1:15pm; Saturday 9:30am – 6pm

    Week B & D: Sunday 1pm – 6pm; Monday 4pm – 8pm; Tuesday 9am-1:15pm; Thursday 9am – 1:15pm;

    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

    Performs a variety of clerical tasks


    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: 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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