Thursday, January 17, 2008

Part-time job opportunity-Richland County Public Library

Children’s Room Substitute

Richland County Public Library

· Excellent part-time job opportunity for SLIS students

· Gain experience in children’s services while working an on-call, flexible schedule

· Close to USC campus

Job title: Children’s Room Substitute

Location: Children’s Room, Main Library, RCPL, 1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201

Salary: $10.32 per hour

Hours: Part-time, on-call position with varying and flexible hours. The RCPL Children’s Room is open Monday-Thursday 9-9, Friday and Saturday 9-6, and Sunday 2-6. Substitutes work a flexible schedule (on-call) during any of these hours, dependent upon library scheduling needs.

Job duties include:

Assist library patrons in finding and using library materials effectively with the use of appropriate tools, such as automated library system and bibliographic tools.

Successfully complete and effectively apply limited training in the job, both initially and with periodic updates.

Assist patrons with basic informational and directional requests.

Help promote Children’s Room programs.

Assist staff in locating and pulling patron requests.

Work positively and pleasantly with public and staff on an on-going basis.

Apply work characteristics of being energetic, outgoing, and strongly customer-service oriented.

Maintain ability to adapt to new technology and changes in work procedures.

Perform other related duties as assigned or as needed.

Minimum qualifications:

High school graduation, preferably with one or more years of college work.

Other qualifications as required by stated “required knowledge, skills, and abilities”.

Availability matching library’s needs regarding location, schedule, and duration. Individuals who prefer a regular job (i.e. regular schedule of hours, FT or PT), or those whose hours of availability are fewer than 20 per week, should not apply.

Ability to lift, bend, squat, pull loaded book bin, print legibly, stand continuously, and walk around needed to perform the duties of the job.

To apply, submit completed “Employment Application” and “Substitute Supplemental Application” to any Richland County Public Library location or to: Personnel Office, RCPL, 1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201. Contact the Personnel Office at 803-929-3435 with any questions.

See also “Employment” at

Equal Opportunity Employer

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