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Richland Library Cooper Associate, Part-time

We’re seeking to hire a Richland Library Cooper Associate, Part-time!

(VAC# 3200-15)

Richland Library is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, and customer-service oriented individual to join the Richland Library Cooper as an Associate, Part-time. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, organized, loves to keep everything in tip-top shape to everybody’s satisfaction, and most importantly loves to work with families, teens, and children.

Are you ready to help support and ensure exceptional experiences for all our customers – from a warm welcome to a fond farewell?

If your answer is “Yes!”, we encourage you to apply!

All Richland Library employees are committed to:

  • Effectively demonstrating characteristics of being energetic, outgoing, and strongly customer-service oriented, including the application of Richland Library’s customer engagement standards.
  • Greeting customers & successfully ascertaining individualized needs and/or requirements for each customer.
  • Engaging, encouraging, and assisting diverse customers in all areas of the Library in a welcoming, professional, and respectful manner.
  • Here are some of the things you would be doing if serving in this position:

  • Answering directional and informational questions about the Library, including its services, materials, programs, and initiatives.
  • Understanding and maintaining the material handling system for organizing and moving materials through the system.
  • Assisting with adult and children’s programming.
  • Ensuring that our customer experience expectations are met by guaranteeing our books, media, and music are out on the shelves, look clean and tidy, can be easily found, and are in the correct location.
  • Actively supporting the needs of the Library, including completion of opening and closing procedures, cleaning, checking, and trouble-shooting equipment; shelving materials, shelf-reading, shifting and maintaining the collection, straightening materials, arranging materials on booktrucks, emptying bookdrops, and searching for materials on shelves.
  • May be overseeing Library operations during absence of higher level staff.
  • Performing other associated duties as required or assigned.
  • Interested in what you’ve seen so far? Here are the minimum requirements needed to be considered for this position:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Computer and keyboarding skills.
  • Ability to perform job responsibilities as required.
  • Basic information about the job: Location, salary, hours

  • Where: Richland Library Cooper** 5317 North Trenholm Rd., Columbia, SC 29206
  • Salary: $11.86 per hour
  • Hours: 20.0 hours/week: Mon. & Wed. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Tue. & Thurs. 4:30 - 9:00 pm; Alternate Friday/Sat. 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • (Job Classification Level 102) (FLSA Status: Non-Exempt)

    ** Richland Library may change location and schedule of any library job.

    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, and 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