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Business and Careers Librarian (Classification Level 111)

We’re seeking to hire a Business and Careers Librarian!

(This position requires MLIS degree)

(VAC# 2440-8)

Richland Library is seeking a library professional who is energetic, outgoing, and possesses a positive attitude to help others pursue their career and/or small business goals at the Business and Careers Department at Main.

At Richland Library Business and Careers you will join a team of highly qualified professionals who make a difference in people’s lives, whether they are seeking help in their job search, looking into advancing their careers, or just utilizing or learning about the wide range of resources available at the library.

If you feel you are the right person for this important career opportunity, we encourage you to apply!

The following are among the various duties you may be performing in this position:

  • Answering reference questions for customers in the library as well as remotely, utilizing print and online resources in the Business and Careers and the Research and Reader’s Advisory departments, as well as all related departments (Walker Local and Family History Center).
  • Providing assistance for customers’ career and workforce skills development via the Library’s Business and Careers and Research and Readers’ Advisory departments and other library resources; including resume preparation, interview practice and online job application.
  • Assisting with the scheduling of customer Career Coaching Appointments.
  • Providing support services for students enrolled in Career Online High School (COHS).
  • Assisting with training of professional and non-professional staff.
  • Providing readers advisory services and bibliographic instruction.
  • Assisting other related departments managers in planning for and operation of the departments.
  • Compiling subject listings and usage guidelines for print and non-print sources.
  • Communicating and interpreting general library policies and procedures to customers.
  • Assisting with planning, developing materials for, and conducting computer, library research, small business and career skills classes.
  • Serving on departmental and library-wise committees.
  • Here are the minimum requirements needed to be considered for this position:

  • ALA accredited MLS degree. Transcripts must be presented upon hire.
  • Specialized subject knowledge or skills developed through education and/or work experience, where appropriate. In this position, such skills may include current technology such as videoconferencing, text messaging, blogging, social networking, and MS Office Products.
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record.
  • Basic information about the job: Location, salary, hours

  • Where: Business and Careers Dept. **1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • Salary: $1,552.50 biweekly, plus benefits
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, including one evening per week every third weekend.
  • (Job Classification Level 111) (FLSA Status: Exempt)

    ** Position may include working in other locations in addition (other Library locations plus various other places in the community as needed). Richland Library may also change location and schedule of any library job dependent upon needs of the system.

    This job involves being “on the move” in our libraries: It will include standing, walking, crouching, stooping, squatting, twisting, climbing, pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds, & lifting up to 25 pounds.

    Why the Richland Library?

  • Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a great variety of literary and cultural programs and 11 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library offers a truly customized, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.
  • Our exceptional, diverse staff are passionate about serving our community. Become a part of our team and help change the way our customers work, play, create, and communicate.
  • We are guided by our shared Vision: “to enhance the quality of life for our entire community”; and by strategic objectives including advancing our community, having an engaged staff who make a significant positive difference, and enhancing the experience and outcomes of customers who interact with Richland Library.
  • APPLY IMMEDIATELY. No deadline is presently established for this Vacancy. Applications being accepted now. When a deadline is determined, the deadline will be announced 24 hours in advance on the Library’s website.

    Please do not send your resume/cover letter separately; only materials submitted through our online system are reviewed. All applicants must submit an online employment application using our online system. In addition to the online application, you may also attach your resume and/or cover letter; but the resume and/or cover letter will not be acceptable as an alternative to completing the online application fully. Keep in mind that if you are applying for multiple positions, you will need to submit an application for each position.

    Click here to begin the application process

    The Richland Library is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. For more information about our Library system, explore the Richland Library website at