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Thank you for your interest in Marion County Library. Staffing needs are always subject to review. Job openings are posted here on our website and position openings are advertised in the Marion Star & Mullins Enterprise. If you see a library job posting for which you believe yourself qualified, you may apply by filling out a Marion County Library Application for Employment and bringing it to the Marion Headquarters Library at 101 E. Court Street in Marion.

Note: We welcome added materials such as resumes, employment histories, course certificates, and recommendations, but they will only be considered as an attachment to a Marion County Library Employment Application filled out with complete information.

If you are not already a library user, you are invited to become familiar with all Marion County Library has to offer its patrons. Come to the library, get a library card, and reap the benefits. Stay informed about what’s new at the library and keep up-to-date on our programs and services by visiting our website at

Job Application


Current Openings: 

Temporary Library Assistant, part-time   View PDF Full Listing

Do you like helping people? Are you detail-oriented, friendly, and enthusiastic? Are you great at learning new technologies and enjoy teaching others how to use them? Consider applying for the position of Temporary Library Assistant (part-time) at the Marion County Library System in Marion, SC.

What you need to know before you apply:

  • This position is temporary (maximum 6 months) and part-time.
  • You can expect to be scheduled to work in any of our locations.
  • You will be scheduled to work evenings and weekends.
  • You will be working primarily at the information desks.

Minimum requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent and work experience in a service position.
Valid SC driver’s license.


Associate’s degree or higher, and experience working in a public library.

To apply:

Complete an application for employment (required).  Additional documents such as a cover letter and resume are optional and accepted, but cannot be considered without a completed application form .

The required application form can be found at:

Submit applications by mail or in-person to:

Marion County Library System
Attn: Diann Smothers, Director
101 E Court Street
Marion, SC 29571

Youth Services Librarian  View PDF Full Listing

Job summary

The Youth Services Librarian plans and provides programming for youth of all age groups, selects circulating and non-circulating materials for youth of all ages, performs collection management and maintenance, coordinates and plans summer reading, trains staff to provide and provides reference services to all ages. This position reports to the Library Director and includes supervisory responsibilities. Duties may require independent judgment and action within specific parameters.

This position requires the ability and willingness to travel to any branch in the system. Evening and weekend shifts may be assigned.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Develops, coordinates, promotes, and presents youth programming and outreach, with particular attention to early literacy.
  • Creates and coordinates displays for the youth areas across branches.
  • Supervises youth services assistants, ensuring consistent quality of outreach services.
  • Participates in library planning and committees.
  • Staffs and supervises service desks as needed, answers reference questions, and provides readers’ advisory services to all ages.
  • Provides instruction for patrons in the use of library catalog and databases, internet, and basic office software such as word processors and spreadsheets.
  • Assists in troubleshooting technology problems for public and staff, including issues with smartphones, tables, e-readers, computer applications, and library software.
  • Performs collection development duties.
  • Represent the library to community groups, schools, and other groups relevant to position.
  • Evaluate and prioritize the needs of the library’s youth services on a regular basis, and reports these needs to the Director.
  • Keeps current with information, news, and trends in youth services librarianship.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Public library experience working with children and young adults.
  • Valid SC driver’s license.
    Personal transportation that can be used for business travel is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One to three years of public library experience as a professional youth services librarian.
  • Experience developing and implementing programs and activities for young adults.
  • Strong background in childhood development.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Supervisory experience in public libraries.
  • Skills or experience in one or more of the following areas: IT support, ILL, grant writing, fluency in Spanish, peer training, web site maintenance, graphic design, marketing, social media.

This position starts at $34,000 per year, commensurate with experience. Compensation package includes generous health care benefits, paid leave, and opportunities for professional development. Participation in state retirement plan is required.

To apply:
Interested applicants should submit an application for employment, resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts to:

Diann Smothers, Director
Marion County Library System
101 E Court Street
Marion, SC 29571 

Application form can be found at: 

Review of applications will begin on March 6 and will continue until position is filled.

About the Marion County Library System and Marion County, South Carolina
Enjoy low cost-of-living within easy driving distance of Myrtle Beach, SC. Marion County (pop. 33,062) is a beautiful county in northeastern South Carolina, located about 50 miles from the SC coast. The library system serves an active community, and has three locations and a bookmobile: the main branch is located in Marion, SC with additional branches in Mullins, SC and Nichols, SC.

The Marion County Library System is an equal opportunity employer.