Renita Barksdale Library Director (864)681-7323
(ext. 205)
Jamie Lambert Library Deputy Director;
Clinton Branch Manager
Laurens Branch
Joey Holmes Circulation Manager (864)681-7323
(ext. 218)

Carol Davis Circulation Assistant (PT) N/A
Robert Peake Technology and Adult
Services Coordinator
(ext. 217)
VACANT Youth Services Manager (864)681-7323
(ext. 221)
Jordan Street Teen Services Coordinator (864)681-7323
(ext. 221)
Lea Shepard Bookmobile Services
(ext. 219)
Elizabeth Butters Bookmobile Services
Assistant (PT)
(ext. 219)
Steven Schwengel Collection Development
ext. 209)
Kathryn Weathers Genealogy Specialist/
Collection Development Assistant

(ext. 211)
Cynthia Montgomery Collection Development Assistant
-Processing and Repairs
(ext. 214)


Clinton Branch
Call (864)833-1853 to reach all staff at this location.
Tammy DeWitt Library Assistant (FT)/
Interlibrary Loan Processor
Dottie Lee Library Assistant (PT)/
Youth Services
Mary Ellen Lives Library Assistant (PT)/
Jayson Santana Library Assistant (PT)
Samantha Hobbs Library Assistant (PT)
Johanna Poortman Library Assistant (PT)


The Laurens County Library is a county-wide system operating two branches, a bookmobile and book deposits for senior citizens. The Library is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees appointed by the Laurens County Council. Most of the Library’s funding is allocated by Laurens County Council, but support is also received from the State of South Carolina, from the cities of Laurens and Clinton, through federal grants for specific projects and from patron donations.

Laruens County LibraryBookmobileClinton Public Library


Bookmobile Policy
Interlibrary Loan Policy
Meeting Room Policy
Collection Development Policy
Internet Usage Policy
Conduct Policy

Library Sculpture

A sculpture designed and built by students of School District #55 stands on the grounds of the Library. Linda Revis, Art teacher, was in charge of the project and was instrumental in getting the work placed here so that it would be in a prominent place in the county.

The artist-in-residence who helped the students is Bob Doster, internationally acclaimed artist and sculptor. He works from the Backstreet Studio in Lancaster, SC. A grant allowed the school district to retain him to teach the students and to help design the sculpture.

The design of the sculpture has no specific meaning or representation. Students at E.B. Morse Elementary School submitted sections of the design and Mr. Doster helped coordinate these into the final structure.

After the design was completed, welding students at Laurens District #55 High School, under the direction of their teacher Tony Wilson, built the sculpture.

The metal for the project was donated by Consolidated Fabricators of Clinton, SC.

An Invitation to Join the Friends of the Library

Your membership helps us support the library with special programs and by purchasing needed equipment and materials for our county library system. Take time to be a friend—print the membership form and send your dues today!

Click link below to download the membership form

PDF iconFriends of the Library Application

(Note: The Membership Form fields can be completed using Adobe Acrobat or a modern web browser such as Chrome.)

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees



Wanda Woody-Workman, Chairman Clinton, SC Shirley Jefferson, Co-vice-chairman Laurens, SC
Amy Adams Laurens, SC Annette Senn Crawford Joanna, SC
Pamela Bennett Waterloo, SC Rose A. Blackstone Gray Court, SC
Velma M. Austin Clinton, SC Renita Barksdale, Library Director, ex-officio
Application process

To apply for library positions, please visit: Laurens County's Employment Opportunities page.

Submit your application as an attachment to You may also deliver your application in person to the Human Resource office at 100 Hillcrest Sq., Laurens, SC 29360

To submit your application, please download employment application. Print and complete the application. Then, scan the completed application and upload the file into your email before sending. You can alternately fill out the application after downloading the application, then print and attach to the email.

Children’s Librarian

Laurens County Human Resources is accepting applications for a full-time Children’s Librarian. This candidate is responsible for supervising the children’s service staff, coordinating with other library services, and directing the children’s library programs. This person coordinates the purchase of materials for the children’s collection, monitors the behavior of children, maintains the collection, and provides training for staff members. This person makes professional-level library technical decisions. This position provides reference and readers’ advisory services to the general public. He/she provides reference and circulation assistance at the circulation desk. This person must have considerable knowledge, skill, and ability in every phase of the public library field, particularly dealing with the children’s library service. This position reports to the Library Director.

Requirements: A Masters Degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA-accredited school is required. Two years of progressive library experience working with children’s library services, media center, children’s literature, and reference resources are preferred. So supervisory experience is essential. Applicants must be eligible for or the holder of a valid SC driver’s license.

The successful applicant is required to pass pre-employment drug testing and can be subject to random testing. Compensation includes salary and full health, retirement, vacation, sick leave, and benefits package.

Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours per week

Applications will be accepted until filled.