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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 20, 2016

    JOB TITLE: Page, Grade 3

    LOCATION: Headquarters Library

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


    HOURS: 18 hours per week

    Week 1: Tues, Wed, Fri 8:30-12:30; Sat 2:15-6:15; Mon & Thurs off

    Week 2: Sun 1:15-6:15, Tues, Wed, Fri. 8:30-12:30; Mon & Thurs off

    Week 3: Mon-Thurs 8:30-12:30, Fri 6:15-9:15

    Week 4: Mon-Fri 8:30-12:30



    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 book drop



    • 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 1, 2016

    JOB TITLE: Collection Development Librarian, Grade 23

    LOCATION: Headquarters Library

    DATE AVAILABLE: June 1, 2016

    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.

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

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

    · Experience in Collection Development, including selection and weeding of materials.


    · Will perform selection of materials in a variety of traditional and emerging formats for Children and Teen collections including digital content, video games and graphic novels

    · Will work closely with Director of Children’s Services and Director of Teen Services in selection of materials

    · Analyzes community and library data to inform collection development decisions

    · Evaluates, weeds and sorts Children’s and Teen 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

    · Manages floating collections

    · Participates in collection development projects

    · Evaluates gifts and donations and patron requests for purchases

    · Assists Director of Collection Management with 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

    · Knowledge of and ability to select materials in a wide variety of formats such as downloadable materials; blu-rays; DVDs and print

    · Comprehensive knowledge of needs and current interests of library patrons

    · Extensive knowledge of popular culture

    · 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 29, 2016

    JOB TITLE: Community Connections Librarian, Grade 23 (Reference Area)

    LOCATION: Reference Services, Headquarters

    DATE AVAILABLE: Immediately

    SALARY: $38,000 per year minimum


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

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

    One regular night per week, one Friday night every six weeks, and one weekend (Saturday and Sunday) every four weeks


    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: MLS/ALA and experience working in a public library


    ESSAY RESPONSE REQUIRED: Submit a typed response, 300 words or less, to the following topic: Describe a program you designed based on a community interest. Applications must include the essay response to be considered. Resumes and cover letters strongly encouraged.



    · Identify creative interests of the local community and connect these interests with a library Makerspace

    · Develop and manage projects and timelines for library Makerspace areas including the preparation of a schedule, programming activities, and an annual Maker Faire

    · Develop and maintain contacts with individuals and organizations to partner with the library regarding Makerspace activities and the annual Maker Faire

    · Work at public service desks assisting patrons in person, by telephone, or by computer, answering questions, researching topics, and instructing patrons


    · Ability to create a gathering place for the community that encourages new ideas and learning

    · Desire and ability to create and implement programs

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

    · Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment

    · Ability to communicate clearly, utilizing effective customer service, to establish and maintain positive working relationships with library patrons, associates, and external organizations        

    · Extensive experience with print and electronic research

    · Experience and proficiency with current and emerging technology

    · Interacts effectively with the people of all ages and backgrounds

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

    · A valid South Carolina driver license










  • POSTING DATE: September 11, 2015

  • JOB TITLE: Server Administrator, Grade 23

  • LOCATION: Systems, Headquarters

  • DATE AVAILABLE: November 1, 2015

  • SALARY: $38,000 per year minimum

  • HOURS: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday 8am-5pm and participation in 24/7 on-call support rotation schedule



  • Associate/Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field with 5 years of experience managing a Servers and related hardware in a Microsoft environment. 



Responsible for installing, configuring, monitoring, troubleshooting, upgrading, planning the server infrastructure for the Library.  Servers to include storage, printing, email, application servers, active directory, webservers, DNS. 

Monitor, Maintain, troubleshoot current backup strategy and appropriate logs and make recommendations on improvements.

Participate in incident resolution, problem management, on call support rotation, and end user support as needed.

Help develop, document, communicate operating procedures and help deliver training to end users.

Gather information related to staff use of computers and use the information to make improvements.

Help maintain inventory of computer equipment and licensing of Library software.

Remain aware of safety and security issues and takes appropriate action. Performs related tasks as required

Act as backup support for Desktop Administrator;

Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.                                                                                         


Strong understanding of Microsoft Server Operating Systems and services including Active Directory (Multi-site), Microsoft Exchange, DHCP, DNS, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft SharePoint, Symantec Backup Exec, McAfee E-Policy Orchestrator, Certificate Services, IIS, Group Policy, PowerShell.

Related IT industry recognized certifications (A+, Server+, MCP, CompTIA) a plus

Experience with Server Virtualization platforms (Hyper-V, VMware, Citrix) a plus

Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.

Monitor operation of servers on a daily basis and make recommendations on areas of improvements;

Monitor security of servers and report problems to SC-ISAC task force;

Manage and maintain Polaris Integrated Library System and Comprise SAM server software;

Document server configurations and practices

  • 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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