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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

Circulation Manager - Athens-Clarke County Library

Salary: D.O.Q., with Benefits

Hours: 40 hours per week

Deadline for applications: October 1, 2014

Purpose and Scope

The job of the Circulation Manager is to oversee all functions of the circulation department, including developing staff schedules, resolving patron issues, configuring and analyzing reports from the PINES system, and maintaining the automated checkout/in system. The ideal candidate must excel in customer service, be able to resolve patron issues with both firmness and tact, and empower the circulation staff to do so as well. The Circulation Manger must be energetic, innovative and technologically savvy, and be able to work well and communicate effectively with other library departments. Reports to Assistant Director of Public Services.

Minimum Training & Experience

The successful applicant must possess a bachelor's degree or greater. Customer service experience, at least two years of supervisor experience and previous public library experience are 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 assignments and work schedule are subject to change in the future.

  • Manages the daily operations of the Circulation Department
  • Assists with problem solving and manages workflow
  • Oversees the selection, supervision, training, performance appraisal and recognition, discipline, and professional development of circulation staff
  • Develops and guides staff toward the highest standards of customer service.
  • Establishes departmental priorities
  • Assists other department with planning and implementing of library programs
  • Keeps abreast of changing technology as it impacts library service delivery
  • Develops staff schedules
  • Understands and explains library policy clearly; handles disputes pleasantly and according to policy
  • Coordinates unpacking and ensures proper handling of PINES and local transited items
  • Manages delinquent customers’ accounts, including working with collections service as needed
  • Maintains customers confidentiality at all times, except as required by law
  • Oversees and monitors handling of money; works with Business Office on handling and processing fines and fees. Resolves refunds to patrons; oversees lost and damaged item payments.
  • Works closely with IT department and outside vendors to maintain circulation system including RFID, AMH, self-checkout stations and security gates
  • Runs monthly circulation reports from the PINES (Evergreen) system; provides analysis of circulation trends
  • Accurately sorts and shelves materials
  • Coordinates security of the library; serves in rotation as on-call responder to after-hours alarm calls
  • Serves as local system administrator of PINES; works as library liaison for PINES issues
  • Handles and executes applications for U.S. Passports.
  • Serves on the library’s Resource Team.
  • Night and weekend hours required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to build an effective work team and promote a positive attitude in staff
  • Knowledge of personnel management and supervision
  • Knowledge of PINES/Evergreen integrated library system
  • Knowledge of 3M self-checkout and automated return systems
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, operations and functions of the library system
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and skill in providing efficient, positive and professional customer service to patrons of all ages
  • Knowledge of library technology services and ability to learn new technologies in a timely manner; must keep up-to-date on technology trends and developments
  • Interest in emerging technologies and their application to libraries
  • Good organizational, management and human relations skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to interact successfully with patrons, staff and all others involved in the activities of the library
  • Ability to motivate employees at all levels to excellence
  • Ability to analyze current workflow
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Library Director, other library staff members and the public
  • Ability to creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner
  • Ability to become a U.S. Passport acceptance agent; ability to clearly communicate passport  policies and requirements to patrons
  • Ability to work with people with tact, patience and courtesy
  • Ability to remain calm under busy, stressful conditions
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and make independent and critical decisions using established practices and procedures
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance

Please send cover letter with salary expectations, resume and online application, including 3 references to Human Resource Department, Athens-Clarke County Library.

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.  A pre-employment drug screen is required.

Outreach Librarian - Athens Regional Library System

Salary: D.O.Q., with Benefits

Hours: 40 hours per week

Deadline for applications: October 1, 2014

Purpose and Scope

Develops, coordinates, and ensures delivery of innovative, expanding outreach services for the Athens Regional Library System (ARLS). Coordinates and supervises operations of member libraries, resource centers, deposit collections, and the Regional System Courier. Reports to the Library Director.

Minimum Training and Experience

Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution, with at least three years of progressively responsible library programming, supervisory, customer service, planning, and managerial experience. State of Georgia certification for Librarianship, Librarian grade 5B, is required. Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid Georgia driver’s license. Athens Regional Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Library is a drug-free workplace and requires a pre-employment drug test and e-verification of employment eligibility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Oversees, plans, implements, monitors, and evaluates the daily and ongoing work, projects, programs, and activities of member libraries and resource centers; regularly visits these locations to advise and guide staff.
  • Leads development of system-wide outreach services and local activities to address community needs; monitors, reports, and evaluates outreach activities.
  • Oversees Regional System Courier and ARLS fleet; evaluates routes and services; ensures efficient delivery of materials and supplies; coordinates use, schedule, and maintenance of library vehicles.
  • Prepares community analysis and conducts surveys regarding current and future library services; identifies outreach opportunities and develops appropriate response.
  • Plans, directs, delivers, and expands outreach activities and services, including approval and management of various outreach accounts on PINES.
  • Manages and coordinates the library’s participation in community events and represents the library at some meetings to further outreach services; manages relationships with and regularly attends meetings with library partners.
  • Initiates ideas for growth and development of member libraries, resource centers, and deposit collections; assists in grant seeking to support library activities and service improvements.
  • Attends local board and advisory committee meetings and presents reports as required.
  • Assists in developing long-range plans for member libraries, including staff needs and budgetary requirements.
  • Submits required reports; keeps appropriate records; monitors budget expenditures; reviews all Outreach Services activities and policies and recommends changes to Director.
  • Works with other library departments to ensure efficient delivery of services.
  • Keeps abreast of trends and developments affecting patron services and outreach; proposes programs and suggests materials to meet patron needs; evaluates existing services to ensure efficient use of staff and library materials.
  • Responds to inquiries from public regarding issues unresolved at the primary level; resolves issues.
  • Provides direct customer service to library patrons, assisting them with all aspects of library service.  May be assigned regular public service duties, including working headquarters Information Desk as scheduled.  May be required to work in multiple locations, varying hours, and on any of the days of the work week.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises member libraries including monitoring training, setting expectations, coordinating and prioritizing assignments, coaching, and taking disciplinary action.
  • Supervises or coordinates outreach personnel.
  • Holds staff meetings on a regular basis; keeps assigned staff informed of library policies and procedures; conducts assigned performance evaluations.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, operations, and functions of the Library System, including excellent customer service
  • Proficiency in developing and delivering library outreach activities and programs to meet identified community needs
  • Ability to effectively and persuasively promote library programs and services
  • Ability to effectively communicate with subordinates, management, employees, members of the general public, Friends of the Library organizations, and all other groups involved in the activities of the library system; ability to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a concise, clear, and effective manner
  • Proficiency in event and program planning and coordination, proficiency in public speaking
  • Skill in developing community contacts and partnerships
  • Knowledge of personnel management and supervision
  • Knowledge of information resources and reading materials; knowledge of library collection development principles; skill in providing readers’ advisory and information assistance for patrons; knowledge of the role of libraries in education
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all library units to improve library service delivery to the public; ability to work in a pleasant, professional, effective manner with patrons, coworkers, other departments of the library
  • Ability to develop, propose, and administer policies, procedures, plans, and activities and to monitor performance of subordinates against measured, established goals
  • Effective and creative decision-making and problem-solving skills; ability to use independent judgment and discretion, including handling emergency situations, determining procedures to be implemented, maintaining standards, and resolving problems
  • Knowledge of all normal and emergency building emergency procedures
  • Personal computer proficiency; thorough understanding of automated integrated library systems; ability to adapt to new technologies
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance
  • Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including computer, telephone, and other electronic equipment.  Must be able to use body members to work, move, or carry objects or materials.  Must be able to exert up to 30 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently.

Please send cover letter with salary expectations, resume and online application, including 3 references to Human Resource Department, Athens-Clarke County Library.

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.  A pre-employment drug screen is required.

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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