Library Reference Supervisor

Description :

Library Reference Supervisor: Full-time
Salary: 47,000.00/year


The purpose of this class is to manage and supervise the daily functions of the Reference Department of the Hampton Memorial Library, as well as the Adult Programming Coordinator and Outreach Vehicle Programming Coordinator. Serves as a member of the library administration team focusing assisting with the development of Reference policies and procedures across the library system.



Manages, schedules, and supervises the daily functions of the Reference Department of the Hampton Memorial Library.

Supervises reference librarians dedicated to Library Programming and Outreach

Manages library database services, including negotiating/renewing database contracts and tracking statistics on database usage.

Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for improvement; offers training, advice and assistance as needed.

Participates in the development of Library policies and procedures; recommends policy and procedural changes to better meet Library and patron needs.

Gathers, evaluates and interprets statistical data concerning both library materials and patron use; prepares routine and special reports and recommendations as requested.

Assists with ordering materials for library collection. Assesses the condition of Library materials; determines whether to repair or discard materials as necessary.

Assists the public in a professional and courteous manner.

Participates in annual budget requests for library system.

Receives and responds to public inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility. Keeps supervisor informed of all issues and concerns encountered.

Addresses patron concerns and/or complaints and makes adjustments to patron accounts as necessary.

Performs administrative work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data.

Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops to maintain and enhance job knowledge and skills. Participates in training and development programs for department staff.

Assists in development of strategic goals and objectives for the County library system.

Prepares Library for opening and closing.

Performs other duties as assigned.




It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with established policies, procedures and safe work practices. Each employee must follow safety training and instructions provided by their supervisor. Each employee must also properly wear and maintain all personal protective equipment required for their job. Finally, each employee must immediately report any unsafe work practices or unsafe conditions as well as any on-the-job injury or illnesses.


Every manager/supervisor is responsible for enforcing all safety rules and regulations. In addition, they are responsible for ensuring that a safe work environment is maintained, safe work practices are followed and employees are properly trained.




DATA INVOLVEMENT: Requires planning or directing others in the sequence of major activities and reporting on operations and activities which are very broad in scope.

PEOPLE INVOLVEMENT: Requires supervising or leading others by determining work procedures, assigning duties, maintaining harmonious relations and promoting efficiency.

INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS: Requires handling or using machines requiring moderate instruction and experience such as computers, and software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets or custom applications.



REASONING REQUIREMENTS: Requires performing supervisory work involving policy and guidelines, solving both people- and work-related problems.

MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires using basic math and experience and accuracy counting money and making deposits.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: Requires reading journals, manuals and professional publications; speaking informally to groups of co-workers, staff in other organizational agencies, the general public, people in other organizations; presenting training; composing original reports, training and other written materials using proper language, punctuation, grammar and style.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires doing professional-level work requiring the application of principles and practices in a wide range of administrative, technical or managerial methods in the solution of administrative or technical problems; or the coordination of entry-level managerial work; requires general understanding of operating policies and procedures and the ability to apply these to complex administrative problems; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressures.




VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION: Requires a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited college or university or current enrollment in a Master’s degree program with the intention of completing the MLS degree within 2 years and a minimum of 2 years of experience in a job related field. Must be eligible for Professional Librarian certification from the S.C. State Library. Must possess a valid state driver’s license.




Must possess or acquire upon acceptance of position: a Professional, Pre-Professional, or Provisional Pre-Professional Certification from the S.C. State Library. Certification levels are based on education and experience.


Must possess valid state driver’s license.





PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS: Requires light work that involves walking or standing much of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office or shop machines or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy. Must be able to lift 25 pounds and meet other physical demands of shelving books and materials, including pushing loaded book trucks; stooping, bending or stretching.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS: The job risks exposure to no known environmental hazards.

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities, and color perception.




JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS: Responsible for actions of others, requiring almost constant decisions affecting co-workers, customers, volunteers or others in the general public; works in a moderately fluid environment with guidelines and rules, but frequent variations from the routine.



Pickens County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

DISCLAIMER:  This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.  Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Contact : Kendyl Black

Please send completed applications, resumes and cover letters to

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled