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Winterville Library


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.


115 Marigold Lane
Winterville, Georgia 30683

Librarian, Information Services - Athens-Clarke County Library

If you want a career in public libraries and are dedicated to offering friendly and engaging customer service, the Athens Regional Library System is looking for you!  The Athens-Clarke County Library Information Services Department has an immediate opening for a part-time librarian. We’re dedicated to hiring enthusiastic and innovative individuals who continually search for opportunities to make public library services relevant and engaging to all members of our community.

Part Time Position, up to 17 hours per week, requires nights and weekends
Salary:  $10-$13/hour DOQ, without benefits
Bilingual Skills (English-Spanish) preferred but not required

Deadline for applications:  June 1, 2016

Minimum Training & Experience

This position requires an MLIS from an ALA-accredited university or current enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLIS program with requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for the position. Previous public library reference experience is preferred but not required.

A bachelor's degree and two years' public library experience, or any combination of education, training and experience that provides requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for the position may also be considered.

Purpose and Scope

The part-time hourly position works at public services desk in the Information Services department and provides reference and computer assistance to library patrons. This position requires knowledge of reference interview techniques and basic reference sources, and requires excellent communication and public service skills. This position also acts as a U.S. Passport Acceptance Agent. Reports to Assistant Director of Public Services.

Essential Functions

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.

  1. Provides reference services to library patrons in person and by telephone
  2. Provides computer assistance to patrons.
  3. Participates in the planning and implementation of adult programs.
  4. Participates in the planning and development of library book displays, reader’s advisory guides, pathfinders, resource lists and other finding aids
  5. Handles and executes applications for U.S. Passports.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  1. Knowledge of basic reference sources, both in print and online
  2. Knowledge of customer service principles and skill in providing customer service to patrons of all ages.
  3. Knowledge of general library principles and philosophy
  4. Knowledge of library practices and of ARLS policies, procedures and activities.
  5. Knowledge of PINES library catalog and library subscription databases
  6. Ability to answer questions and explain procedures and enforce policies.
  7. Ability to employ appropriate reference interview techniques to accurately determine users’ information needs and to match their needs with appropriate resources based on factors such as reading level, depth and breadth of information required, time frames and more.
  8. Ability to exercise good judgment and make independent and critical decisions using established practices and procedures.
  9. Ability to keep up-to-date on technology trends and developments, and to learn new technologies in a timely manner
  10. Ability to learn U.S. Passport execution procedures and to clearly communicate those policies and requirements to patrons.
  11. Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance
  12. Ability to provide readers’ advisory services
  13. Ability to use, understand and assist patrons with computer applications
  14. Ability to work with people with tact, patience and courtesy.
  15. Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize assignments and activities.
  16. Skill in using Office computer software, including Word and Excel
  17. 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.

Athens Regional Library System Area Information

Information about the five counties composing the ARLS can be obtained from the URLs below.

Athens-Clarke County:

Madison County:

Franklin County:

Oglethorpe County:

Oconee County:

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Upcoming Events at the Winterville Library

Closed for Memorial Day
Mon May 30, 2016 @12:00AM
Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Tue May 31, 2016 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM
Story Time
Wed Jun 01, 2016 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Tie-Dying & Bottle Caps
Sat Jun 04, 2016 @ 3:00PM - 05:00PM
Magician Keith Karnok
Tue Jun 07, 2016 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM
Story Time
Wed Jun 08, 2016 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Sat Jun 11, 2016 @12:30PM - 01:30PM
Pirates and Mermaids!
Tue Jun 14, 2016 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM