Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Library Development Consultant, SC State Library

Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: Sourcing
Date Posted: 05/14/10
Location: SC State Library
Company Information SC: State Library
1430 Senate Street
Columbia, 29201
Website: http://statelibrary.sc.gov

Job Description: Works with other State Library Staff in achieving objectives of the State Library’s long-range plan. Participates in the strategic planning and implementation of State Library sponsored statewide programs and the identification of potential partners.

Consults with public library directors on issues of management, including, but not limited to planning, policymaking, budgeting, and personnel.

Consults with public library trustees on advocacy, planning, policymaking, budgeting, and community partnerships.

Maintains awareness of current library trends and developments through professional reading, conference attendance and organization participation.

Works with other State Library staff to assess staff development needs for the library community.

Assists in the planning and organization of State Library sponsored training activities for library staff at all levels. Provide specialized training for library’s staff based on needs and requests of library directors.

General consulting to all types of libraries, on a variety of management topics, including, but not limited to reference and public services (including children/youth services), policy development, board development and training, staff development and training, technology, budgeting, strategic planning, and advocacy.
Works under the general direction of the Director of Library Development Services.

Qualifications: Specialized knowledge in library functions and operations. Proficient in project management, interpersonal relations, networking, consulting, planning, priority setting, and technology. Thorough knowledge of staff development principles. Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written), ability to work independently and exercise initiatives, ability to establish effective working relationships with outside agencies, governing boards, public officials and the general public, and organize and present information through reports and public presentations. Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university and four years appropriate professional library experience.

Compensation: $36,840 - $68,160
How to Apply: Apply on-line at www.sc.gov
Email Resume To: lbenggio@statelibrary.sc.gov
Contact Info: Leesa Benggio
Contact Phone: 803-734-8668
Contact Email: lbenggio@statelibrary.sc.gov