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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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Technical Services Acquisitions Assistant - Athens Regional Library System

Salary/Benefits: $ 8/hour; non-exempt; no benefits

Hours: 17 hours per week

Deadline for applications: January 30, 2015

Purpose and Scope

The purpose of this job is to provide specialized technical assistance in the ordering and receiving of all books and other collection materials for the Athens Regional Library System. Duties include, but are not limited to, receiving items, invoicing items, submitting invoices to Business Office, and resolving issues with vendors. Reports to the Technical Services Manager.

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent required, advanced studies and experience in Business Administration or college degree preferred. Or, any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. Computer experience required, working knowledge of PINES Evergreen ILS preferred. Must be well-organized and detail-oriented; must be adaptable to varying job assignments.

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.

  • Coordinates acquisition flow with Assistant Director for Support Services, Technical Services Manager, and Business Manager to meet and fulfill annual budgetary requirements and maintain adequate flow of new materials into the libraries' collections.
  • Orders, unpacks, receives, reconciles, and invoices materials ordered; maintains all required documentation and files in regard to materials ordered and received; monitors receipt of drop-shipped materials to branch locations; breaks down boxes for disposal.
  • Monitors all orders to ensure efficient delivery, and in the event of problems, traces shipments and follows up on undelivered goods.
  • Confers with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action.
  • Assists Technical Services Manager with quality control of outsourced materials.
  • Enters, transcribes, records, stores, and maintains information in written or electronic form; compiles and submits regular, required reports and business forms.
  • Orders, routes, and maintains files of current periodicals.
  • Checks availability of patrons' requests; answers questions, and explains procedures and policies as it relates to the acquisition of materials.
  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with library vendors.
  • Provides support in many areas of daily department and library operations, including opening & closing the library; organizing & re-shelving materials; routing information; materials processing; & performing basic office duties, including answering telephones & operating office equipment.
  • Upholds all library policies, including the Patron Responsibilities & Conduct statement; monitors & responds to safety & security of library patrons & campus; reports situations according to outlined procedures.

Marginal Job Functions

  • Assists patrons with donations and sorts donated books for collection addition purposes.
  • Assists with collection maintenance processes, including weeding.
  • Distributes mail.
  • Processes books, CDs, DVDs, and other materials for circulation by stamping, covering, placing labels, routing, etc.

Supervisory and Management Responsibility:

  • May train & oversee library volunteers as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the Library System as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of an Acquisitions Specialist
  • Mathematical ability and skills to accurately handle required calculations and reports
  • Personal computer proficiency; ability to utilize and understand computer applications and techniques as necessary in the completion of daily assignments; ability to adapt to new technologies
  • Skill in supply management, tracking budget expenses, and maintaining vendor relationships
  • Advanced knowledge of and skill in delivering excellent external and internal customer service
  • Ability and desire to work with details in an efficient and accurate manner
  • Effective decision-making and problem-solving skills; ability to use independent judgment and discretion, including determining procedures to be implemented, maintaining standards, and resolving problems
  • Ability to answer questions and to explain procedures to co-workers, patrons, and vendors
  • Basic knowledge of library collection development principles and of information resources and reading materials
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with management, employees, members of the general public, Friends of the Library organizations and other materials donors; ability to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a concise, clear, and effective manner
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all library units to improve library service delivery to the public; ability to work in a pleasant, professional and effective manner with patrons, staff, coworkers, other departments of the library
  • Knowledge of all normal and emergency building emergency procedures
  • 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; 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. Medium 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 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

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

Digital Media Center Assistant - Athens-Clarke County Library

Purpose and Scope

The Digital Media Center Assistant is a part-time position that assists patrons using the library's graphic arts software and specialized equipment located in the Digital Media Center. The assistant also provides one-on-one tutorials for patrons and must be knowledgeable in all aspects of digital media including film editing, Mac environments, 3-D printing, and other technologies. The ability to teach specific functions is desirable.

Part-Time, up to 19 hours per week. Hours will include three weekends per month and 1-2 evenings per week. Hours will vary.

Salary: Depends on qualifications, No Benefits

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Minimum Training and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent required. Four years of college desirable or experience in Graphic Design, Photography, Media, or significant computer-related experience, or satisfactory combination of training and experience. Knowledge of both Windows and Mac OS is essential.

Major Responsibilities

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

  • Assists library patrons in the Digital Media Center
  • Assists with all applications, CD/DVD burners, scanner, 3D printer, professional inkjet printer and other peripherals and equipment for patron use in the Center
  • Provides one-on-one tutorials for patrons covering software and equipment in the Center.

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. Proficient with Windows and Mac Operating Systems.
  2. Proficient with Mac software, including Garage Band, iMovie and iPhoto.
  3. Proficient with Adobe CS6 Master Collection; experience with or the ability to learn Final Cut Pro, Corel Painter Essentials, Logic Express 9, Cakewalk Sonar X1 and animation and gaming software.
  4. Experience with or the ability to learn 3D printers and design software.
  5. Experience with or the ability to learn Wacom tablets.
  6. Ability to work independently within established guidelines, and as part of a team.
  7. Ability to handle a busy work environment; remain productive during slow times, be able to multitask effectively during busy times, exercise patience and professionalism during stressful situations.
  8. Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.
  9. Knowledge of policies and procedures of the Athens-Clarke County Library.
  10. Ability to provide excellent customer service and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with Library patrons and staff.
  11. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and other Office programs in a Windows environment.
  12. Working knowledge of the Internet, including how websites work as well as search techniques.
  13. Working knowledge of the use of various forms of storage media, including burning CDs and DVDs.
  14. Ability to learn new technologies in a timely manner; must keep up-to-date on technology trends and developments.
  15. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, in English

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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