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Winterville Library

Hours

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Friday & Sunday: Closed
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Address

115 Marigold Lane
Winterville, Georgia 30683
706-742-7735

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Outreach Services Courier - Athens Regional Library System

Salary/Benefits: $ 8.25/hour; non-exempt; no benefits

Hours: 10 hours per week

Deadline for applications: April 10, 2015 (or until filled)

Purpose and Scope

This part-time (10/hr/wk) position provides regularly scheduled delivery of library materials to branch libraries and other library-related locations within the 5-county service area (Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe), assists with general maintenance of library-owned vehicles and supports other activities of Outreach Services and the Library.  This position reports directly to the ARLS Fleet/Courier Manager.

Minimum Training and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent required, or, any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. Must possess an excellent, clean driving record, and possess or have the ability to obtain, a valid Georgia driver’s license. Athens Regional Library System is an equal opportunity employer.  The Library is a drug-free workplace, requiring a pre-employment drug test; random drug testing may also be required of library vehicle operators. eVerify approval is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following are normal, but not exclusive or all-inclusive, expectations for this job.  Other duties of a similar nature or level may be required as assigned and job responsibilities and work assignment may change in the future.

  1. Works with Fleet/Courier Manager to plan routes, schedule stops and deliver library materials to branch libraries and to patrons and institutions registered in the Outreach Delivery program.
  2. Completes regular delivery of books, supplies, interoffice mail, equipment and other materials to branch libraries, including loading and unloading vehicles; drives to and unlocks unoccupied premises and ensures security of buildings by appropriate use of security alarms where installed.
  3. Accomplishes special pickups and deliveries for the library as needed.
  4. Operates library vehicles, including large delivery van.
  5. Assists Fleet/Courier Manager with scheduling and achieving regular maintenance of library-owned vehicles.
  6. Maintains required reports and receipts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to drive automobiles, including large delivery van, safely
  • Dependability and ability to adhere to schedule and timetable
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance
  • Ability to communicate and interact politely and successfully with diverse groups of people, including co-workers, institutional supervisors and senior-aged library patrons
  • Knowledge of normal and emergency library building and vehicle procedures
  • Ability to work independently and use good judgment in routine and non-routine situations
  • Organizational skills
  • Knowledge of basic library operational principles and practices and application of ARLS policies, procedure, and activities as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of Outreach Courier
  • Ability to utilize and understand basic computer applications and programs necessary in the completion of daily assignments and reports
  • Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including motorized vehicles, dollies, computers, telephones, and other electronic equipment. Must be able to use body members to work, move, or carry objects or materials; requires fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.  Position requires frequent standing, stooping, bending, walking, and pushing fully-loaded book carts and hand trucks. Heavy work level must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Submit online job application to apply for this position. Please include a resume & cover letter describing qualifications for this position.

The Athens Regional Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Library may provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations.  The Library is a drug-free workplace and requires a pre-employment drug test and eVerify approval.

Purchasing Agent - Athens Regional Library System

Salary: $10.00/hour, no benefits

Hours: 17 hours per week

Deadline for applications: Open Until Filled

Purpose & Scope

This part-time position (17/hrs/wk) is responsible for buying goods, equipment, library products, and services necessary for the operation of the Athens Regional Library System.  Negotiates best deal for the system and ensures safe transport of the product to the end user.  This position will manage all supplies throughout the region including purchase of printer cartridges, paper, and equipment such as copiers.  Reports to the ARLS Business Office Manager.

Minimum Training & Experience

High school diploma or equivalent & at least one year college required, with college degree preferred.  Or, any equivalent combination of education, training & experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills & abilities for the position.  Desired skillset includes experience in supply management, tracking budget expenses, and vendor relationships.

Essential Responsibilities

The following are normal, but not exclusive or all-inclusive, expectations for this job.  Other duties of a similar nature may be required & assigned, & job assignments may change in the future.

  • Review requisitions for goods and services, preparing purchase orders when necessary.
  • Research and evaluate vendors based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier's reputation and history.
  • Purchase the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and in correct amounts for all branches of the library system.
  • Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices.
  • Monitor and follow applicable laws and regulations, as well as library policies.
  • Negotiate, or renegotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives.
  • Monitor shipments to ensure that goods come in on time, and in the event of problems trace shipments and follow up undelivered goods.
  • Confer with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action.
  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes.
  • Maintain and review computerized or manual records of items purchased, costs, delivery, product performance, and inventories.
  • Review internet websites, catalogs, and/or industry periodicals, and consult with other department personnel as needed to locate necessary goods and services.
  • Study sales records and inventory levels of current stock to develop strategic purchasing programs and systems.
  • Process vendors’ Net30 credit term applications for tax-exempt purchasing.
  • Arrange the payment of shipping and handling charges.
  • Monitor changes affecting supply and demand, tracking market conditions and price trends.
  • Keep information accessible by sorting and filing all documents.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities

Essentials Duties

  • Interacting With Computers -- Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to enter data, and process information.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to a supervisor and co-worker by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge -- Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside the Library System -- Communicating with people outside the organization, representing ARLS to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work -- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish the work.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Thinking Creatively -- Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources -- Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships -- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Processing Information -- Compiling, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, or verifying information or data.
  • Performing Administrative Activities -- Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
  • Monitoring Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others -- Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Analyzing Data or Information -- Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards -- Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Documenting/Recording Information -- Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic form.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others -- Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People -- Assessing the value, importance, or quality of items.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information -- Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
  • Providing support to Business Office as needed.
  • Managing Receptionist duties when called upon to provide support (answering phones, booking meeting room and art gallery reservations, etc.)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Effective communication & interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate successfully
  • Extensive knowledge and ability to negotiate best vendor terms, pricing, and delivery based on specific budget and schedule requirements
  • Knowledge of library policies & procedures, & significant independent judgment
  • Knowledge of arithmetic and statistics and their applications
  • Knowledge of basic economic and accounting principles, budgets, and the analysis and reporting of financial data
  • Personal computer proficiency & the ability to use and understand computer applications
  • Knowledge of basic library operational principles & practices & application of ARLS & branch policies, procedures & activities
  • Organizational skills, tact, dependability, and the ability to plan & prioritize assignments & activities
  • Knowledge of basic office principles & skill in performing office support when called upon for other Administration Dept. duties such as answering phones
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, & punctual attendance
  • Ability to walk, climb, stoop, reach, bend, kneel, & crawl in order to handle and manage storage and retrieval of library materials  
  • Physical ability to operate a variety of machinery & equipment including computer, telephone, photocopy machine, audio/visual equipment, & boxes of supplies; must be able move or carry objects, boxes, or materials; must be able to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds force frequently.  Physical demand requirements are at levels of those of light labor.

Submit online job application to apply for this position. Please include a resume & cover letter describing qualifications for this position.

The Athens Regional Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Library may provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations.  The Library is a drug-free workplace and requires a pre-employment drug test and eVerify approval.

ESL "English as a Second Language" Instructor, Part-Time - Athens-Clarke County Library

Purpose and Scope

The ESL Teacher provides specialized instruction for the purposes of developing the students' ability to effectively perform courses of study in English and acquire the English language. Part-time, up to 5 hours per week. Evening hours may be required. Reports to Assistant Director for Public Services.

Salary: $14/hour

Major Responsibilities

The following are normal, but not exclusive or all-inclusive, expectations for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned, and duties may change in the future:

  • Develop program to teach adult non-English speakers
  • Instruct students in learning English
  • Evaluate students' progress.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The following are normal, but not exclusive or all-inclusive, expectations for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned, and duties may change in the future.

  1. Knowledge of teaching methods in English as a Second Language.
  2. Ability to work with adults from a variety of non-English-speaking countries.
  3. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, in English
  4. Ability to work independently within established guidelines.
  5. Ability to plan, schedule and teach ESL courses.
  6. Ability to work with library staff and community organizations.
  7. Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.

Minimum Training and Experience

Bachelor's in TESL, TESOL, English with a TESL certificate, linguistics with a TESL certificate, applied linguistics with a TESL certificate, or any foreign language with a TESL certificate. Previous teaching experience preferred.

Submit online job application to apply for this position. Please include a cover letter and resume.

The Athens Regional Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Library may provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations. The Library is a drug-free workplace and requires a pre-employment drug test and eVerify approval.

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