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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

Part-time Children's Shelver - Athens-Clarke County Library

The Athens-Clarke County Library is hiring an individual committed to offering the best library service to our community, an individual who doesn't settle for the ways it's been done, but instead looks for ways to excel and improve. We seek an enthusiastic, innovative and flexible individual who proactively searches for opportunities to make public library services relevant to all members of the community.

Part-time at 10 hours per week, without benefits.
Salary - $7.50/hour
Bilingual skills (English-Spanish) preferred but not required.
Deadline for Applications: Open until filled

Purpose and Scope

This part-time position primarily shelves library materials in the correct order, shelf reads to maintain the order, and rearranges or shifts the collection as required, so attention to detail is necessary. The position also requires limited duty at the Children’s Area Desk, providing computer assistance and light reference service when needed. Excellent customer service skills, including approachability, patience, and tactfulness are required. This position requires limited independent judgment and works under the direct supervision of the Children’s Librarian. The schedule may require some night and weekend shifts.

Minimum Training and Experience

Graduation from a standard high school or GED equivalent.  Library-related experience preferred. Or, any equivalent combination of education, training & experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, & abilities for the position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Shelving materials in accurate location by alphabetical, numerical, chronological or Dewey Decimal order.
  • Shelf reading to locate mis-shelved materials and to maintain accurate order of materials.
  • Re-stocking displays with appropriate materials and shifting materials in the collection as needed on shelves.
  • Straightening shelves and assigned areas.
  • Assisting patrons locate library materials.
  • Providing computer assistance to patrons.
  • Maintaining knowledge of basic library policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining knowledge of programs, activities, and facilities of the Athens Regional Library System.
  • When covering the Children’s desk, this position will be responsible for basic operations of the department, and will be responsible for closing & security of the Children’s Department when working an evening shift.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to see, read, and understand titles, authors, call numbers, and dates.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the PINES online library catalog.
  • Knowledge of collection layout and organization.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with patrons and Library staff.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and skill in providing customer service to patrons of all ages.
  • Ability to remain calm under busy and stressful conditions.
  • Knowledge of basic library policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of programs, activities, and facilities of the Athens Regional Library System.
  • Ability to use, understand and assist patrons with computer applications.
  • Ability to answer questions and explain procedures and policies.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and make independent and critical decisions using established practices and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.
  • Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment including computer, telephone, photocopy machine, & audio/visual equipment. Must be able move or carry objects or materials. Must be able to exert up to 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, &/or up to 10 to 25 pounds force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those of Medium work.

Submit online ARLS job application 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 & encourages prospective & current employees to discuss potential accommodations. The Library is a drug-free workplace & requires a pre-employment drug test & eVerify approval.        

Digitization Internships - Fieldwork Opportunities, Heritage Room - Athens-Clarke County Library

The Athens Regional Library System staff are individuals committed to offering the best library service to our community, individuals who don't settle for the ways it's been done, but instead look for ways to excel and improve. We seek enthusiastic, innovative and flexible individuals who proactively search for opportunities to make public library services relevant to all members of the community.

Salary: UNPAID Internships, without benefits
Hours: flexible schedule of 8-10 hours per week, with a 3-hour shift minimum
Duration: Temporary, September 2016-April 2017
Bilingual skills (English and Spanish) preferred but not required.
Deadline for applications: August 5, 2016

Purpose and Scope

The Heritage Room at the Athens-Clarke County Library in Athens, Georgia seeks highly-motivated, responsible applicants for an exciting year-long Digitization Internship fieldwork opportunity, described below.  Two positions are available. These are part-time, unpaid, academic-yearlong internships running from September 2016-April 2017. Interns will complete a total of between 120-150 hours of work per semester.  Accommodations will be made for candidates completing the internship for course credit. 
Examples of past and current digitization projects include:

Other projects are listed at http://athenslibrary.org/athens/departments/heritage/contribute/volunteer.

These positions require dependability, tact, knowledge of library policies and procedures, and the ability to work as part of a team. The ability to start, finish, or pick up work projects at various points, without direct supervision, is vital.

Minimum Education, Training, and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent required, with college degree or college experience preferred. Applicants enrolled in a degree program focusing in archival studies, history, public history, or library and information science are strongly encouraged to apply.  The successful candidates will have a demonstrated desire to work with library materials, will possess excellent communication skills, be detail-oriented, able to work independently, have fine manual dexterity, strong written and verbal communication skills, and strong experience using Windows-based applications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Assignments will vary according to the individual’s skill set and interests, and the intern may assist with other tasks as assigned.  All equipment and training will be provided by the Heritage Room, where all work will be performed.

The Digitization Interns will:

  • Assist the Heritage Room staff in capturing images from microfilm and original documents
  • Edit images
  • Record descriptive metadata
  • Create public access to digital content

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Personal computer proficiency and the ability to use and understand computer applications
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate successfully with staff
  • Ability to work with staff and volunteers with tact, patience, and courtesy
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance
  • Ability to learn practical applications of metadata standards and schemas
  • Ability to learn technical process for making digital files publicly accessible 

About the Heritage Room

The Heritage Room is the archives and special collections arm of the Athens-Clarke County Library.  In support of the Athens Regional Library’s mission to serve the community and region as a resource center, the Heritage Room collects materials on the business, economic, social, cultural, and natural history, politics and government, geology, archaeology, and geography of the local area, Georgia and the South.  The Heritage Room seeks to serve serious students of Georgia history, local history and genealogy of all ages, from the beginner to the experienced researcher.

To Apply

To be considered for this opportunity, send a cover letter and resume to Angela Stanley, Head of Archives and Special Collections, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please indicate the title of the internship for which you are applying in the subject heading.  Deadline for applications is Friday, August 5, 2016.

Part-time Branch Library Assistant - Oconee County Library

The Oconee County Library (Watkinsville) is hiring an individual committed to offering the best library service to our community, an individual who doesn’t settle for the ways it has been done, but instead looks for ways to excel and improve. We seek an enthusiastic, innovative and flexible individual who proactively searches for opportunities to make public library services relevant to all members of the community.

Salary: $8.00/hour, without benefits
Hours: 17 hours per week, some nights and weekends
Bilingual skills (English and Spanish) preferred but not required.
Start Date: Immediately
Deadline for applications: Open until filled

Purpose and Scope

This part-time position provides front-line services to patrons in the library, helps manage the flow of materials, and performs other supportive duties. This position requires dependability, tact, knowledge of library policies and procedures and significant independent judgment. This position reports directly to the Branch Manager.

Minimum Training and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent is required, with college degree preferred. At least one year experience working with public customer service is required, with library or educational setting experience preferred. Or, any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for the position.

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 may change in the future.

  • Provides customer service to library patrons, assisting with their information, circulation, computer use, programming, readers’ advisory and other library-related needs.
  • Monitors public activities in the library and on the library campus and handles problems as they arise.
  • Maintains and submits required reports and communicates programming plans and feedback to Branch Manager.
  • Creates, with approval of the Branch Manager, program advertising, publicity and marketing.
  • Works with other staff to help implement the Summer Reading Program, seasonal family programs, book discussion groups and special programming.
  • Develops and maintains an inventory of resources, including supplies, to support assigned library programs and services.
  • Creates book displays and other reader’s advisory materials.
  • Evaluates library materials and services and makes materials selection suggestions to Branch Manager; assists with collection maintenance through performing such tasks as processing, sorting, shelving and weeding materials according to established guidelines.
  • Assists patrons with using automation systems, the Internet and other resources in order to locate information and materials.
  • Uses established guidelines to accomplish various functions relating to circulation and control of library materials and customer registration, including circulation of internal and external library loans and resolving problems.
  • Provides support in many areas of daily branch operations, including accepting fees and fines, routing loans and information and performing basic office duties such as copying, filing, FAXing, answering telephones, shelving materials.
  • Assists in maintaining organization, security and appearance of the facility.
  • Assists with cleaning of library building.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of customer service principles and skill in providing customer service to co-workers and to patrons, especially children and their caregivers
  • Skill in public speaking and program presentation techniques appropriate to the targeted audiences
  • Knowledge of children’s, teen and adult literature
  • Knowledge of basic library operational principles and practices
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with the public, co-workers and supervisor
  • Knowledge and application of ARLS and branch policies, procedures and activities
  • Organizational skills and the ability to plan and prioritize assignments and activities
  • Skill in using and understanding personal computers, programs and the Internet for performing required duties
  • Skill in assisting patrons with common computer applications and techniques
  • Knowledge of all normal and emergency library building procedures
  • Knowledge of basic office principles and skill in performing office support, including ability to collect cash money and make correct change
  • Aptitude for creative projects such as displays, crafts, decorations and publicity
  • Ability to work with patrons of all ages.
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.
  • Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment including computer, telephone, photocopy machine, & audio/visual equipment. Must be able move or carry objects or materials. Must be able to exert up to 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, &/or up to 10 to 25 pounds force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those of Medium work.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • May be in charge of the operations of the library in the absence of the Branch Manager on scheduled nights and weekends; opens and closes the library.
  • May train and oversee volunteers as assigned, including maintaining required reports.

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.

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Upcoming Events at the Winterville Library

Live Action Pac-Man
Sat Jul 30, 2016 @ 3:00PM - 05:00PM
Story Time
Wed Aug 03, 2016 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
End of Summer Reading Party
Sat Aug 06, 2016 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Story Time
Wed Aug 10, 2016 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
LEGO Club
Sat Aug 13, 2016 @12:30PM - 01:30PM
Story Time
Wed Aug 17, 2016 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
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Mon Sep 05, 2016 @12:00AM
Story Time
Wed Sep 07, 2016 @10:30AM - 11:30AM