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State Library Agency Employment Opportunities

Director of Library Development, State of South Carolina


The Director of Library Development will conduct a range of tasks with responsibilities which may include:

Ensuring the performance, management, and development of the staff in the library development department utilize its full potential in accomplishing the organization’s overall mission, strategy, and agency goals

Supervising employees by applying appropriate management principles according to South Carolina State Library (SCSL) policy and procedures, completing Employee Performance Management System timely and accurately, and monitoring employee progress toward goal attainment

Communicate expectations and help employees with performance improvement, professional development, and skills/competency development

Coordinate consulting services to library systems in various policy and program areas

Work directly in a consultative capacity with public library stakeholders on administrative and operational issues

Keep abreast of changing trends, issues, and challenges in public libraries in order to assess and implement training and support services

Oversee Library Development department, which includes statewide program coordinators and LD consultants by specialty area, and perform library development consulting as needed

Administrator of the LSTA subgrant program, collect, and report library statistics, implement continuing education program, plan, and implement SCSL services and statewide programs, conduct assessment, etc.

Oversee the budget for library development and help with oversights of the LSTA grant and subgrants

Research and write reports and documents required by the agency

Serve on internal committees

Serve on Agency Leadership Team


A masters' degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited college or university  

Minimum of six (6) years professional library experience, supervisory experience critical

Knowledge of public library administration and current library organization, procedures, and services

Knowledge of collection development principles

Knowledge of local, state, and federal rules and regulations which apply to library administration

Knowledge and experience of on-line reference work and automated library systems

Knowledge of sources of information and reference techniques for the assigned program area

Ability to provide professional consultation and manage other consultants

General knowledge of equal employment practices

Ability to coordinate, plan, and direct work or professional and technical staff

Communicate effectively (orally and in writing); strong comfort level with public speaking to groups large and small

Strong writing skills (writing sample is required – see additional comments)

Prepare and deliver presentations to various audiences and visual presentations

Organize and present through reports, familiarity with data collection and using statistics

Ability to network and establish partnerships

Strong management and analytical skil


All applications must be submitted online at Application deadline: July 28, 2019.

If you have any questions concerning this job posting, please email Deborah Pack, Human Resources Director at

  • 18 July 2019
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