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Job Applications can be submitted in one of the following ways:

  1. Mail your completed form to:
    Cherokee County Public Library
    Attn: Library Director
    300 E. Rutledge Avenue
    Gaffney, SC 29340
  2. Fax to (864) 487-2752
  3. Deliver application to the library location nearest to you during regular operating hours.

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CIRCULATION ASSISTANT – Gaffney Library

Part-time, 25-hour average per week, FLSA non-exempt position

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 3 PM – 7 PM, Tuesday 12:30 PM – 7 PM, Saturday 9 AM – 4 PM

Overview:

Under the direction of the Public Services Manager, Circulation Assistants provide front-line service to library patrons, assisting with the circulation and re-shelving of library materials, creation of library cards, and basic computer assistance.

Applicants who do not meet the availability and minimum education and experience requirements indicated in this 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.

Starting wage is $8.00 per hour. Works under direct supervision of the Public Services Manager.  High school diploma or equivalent required to apply.

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Proficient computer skills, including Internet and Microsoft Office applications
  • Customer service experience desired, library experience helpful
  • Work requires the exertion of up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs circulation tasks: checks books in and out, collects fines, places books on hold, registers patrons for library cards
  • Re-shelves and straightens books and other library materials
  • Instructs patrons on library resources and use of library equipment; assists patrons in finding library materials; performs reader advisory service
  • Assists patrons with reference questions; helps patrons locate reference materials; responds to patron inquiries and questions over the telephone and in person
  • Assists patrons using public PC’s for Internet access and/or using Microsoft Office applications; monitors usage of public PC’s by patrons, including enforcement of library policies
  • Assists and instructs children and teens in the use of the Learning Resource Center
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Application Procedure:

If interested in applying for this position, please submit a Cherokee County Public Library Application form, available at the Gaffney and Blacksburg library locations and on the library’s website at www.cherokeecountylibrary.org. Resumes and/or cover letters may also be submitted, but will not be accepted without a completed application.  Position is open until filled.

Youth Service Assistant -Blacksburg

Part-time, 25-hour average per week, FLSA non-exempt position

Schedule: Monday – Thursday 1-6 PM, Friday 12-5 PM; occasional Saturday in Gaffney

Overview: The Youth Service Assistant – Blacksburg aides in the preparation and implementation of youth programming as well as providing assistance to patrons at the Blacksburg Branch.

Starting wage is $8.00 per hour. Works under direct supervision of the Blacksburg Branch Manager.  High School diploma or equivalent required.

Essential Functions:

-Performs circulation tasks: checks books in and out, collects fines, places books on hold, registers patrons for library cards

-Prepares and implements programs for children and teens, including summer reading programs and storytimes

-Provides recommendations for new book purchases in the children and teen collections

-Re-shelves and straightens books and other library materials

-Instructs patrons on library resources and use of library equipment; assists patrons in finding library materials; performs reader advisory service

-Assists patrons with reference questions; helps patrons locate reference materials; responds to patron inquiries and questions over the telephone and in person

-Assists patrons using public PC’s for Internet access and/or using Microsoft Office applications; monitors usage of public PC’s by patrons, including enforcement of library policies

-Creates visual displays throughout children’s area as directed

-Performs related tasks as required.

Education and Experience:

-High School diploma or equivalent required.

-Proficient computer skills, especially with Internet and Microsoft Office applications

-Customer service oriented

-Ability to exert 50 pounds of force occasionally and 10 pounds of force frequently; ability to perform other physical tasks frequently, including stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions

Application Procedure:

If interested in applying for this position, please submit a Cherokee County Public Library Application form, available at the Gaffney and Blacksburg library locations and on the library’s website at www.cherokeecountylibrary.org. Resumes and/or cover letters may also be submitted, but will not be accepted without a completed application.  Position is open until filled.

Public Services Assistant– Gaffney Library

Part-time, 25-hour average per week, FLSA non-exempt position

Schedule:  Monday – Thursday 2-7PM, Friday 12-5 PM, occasional Saturday

Overview:

Under the direction of the Public Services Manager, the Public Services Assistant provides support for circulation services and oversees the circulation desk in the absence of the Public Services manager.

Applicants who do not meet the availability and minimum education and experience requirements indicated in this 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.

Starting wage is $9.25 per hour. Works under direct supervision of the Public Services Manager.  Must be at least 16 years and up to apply.

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Customer service oriented
  • Computer skills and experience, including excellent skills in Internet and Microsoft Office, and ability to acquire and use new technology skills
  • Ability to supervise and to establish and maintain working relationships with library staff and the general public
  • Ability to recognize and correct errors
  • Must possess a valid SC driver’s license
  • Must be able to perform the duties of the job, including lifting up to 40 pounds, and must have the ability to reach, stoop, and bend without difficulty.
  • Other combinations of experience and training, which meet the minimum requirements, may be substituted.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs circulation tasks
  • Oversees circulation desk in absence of Public Services Manager, including interpreting and explaining library policy to staff and patrons
  • Assists in the preparation of overdue notices
  • Secures and prepares Inter-Library Loan
  • Effectively and professionally resolves circulation issues utilizing library policy and procedure
  • Leads front desk staff in providing excellent customer service
  • Handles closing duties at front desk
  • Other duties as assigned

Application Procedure:

If interested in applying for this position, please submit a Cherokee County Public Library Application form, available at the Gaffney and Blacksburg library locations and on the library’s website at www.cherokeecountylibrary.org. Resumes and/or cover letters may also be submitted, but will not be accepted without a completed application.  Position is open until filled.

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