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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 Branch Library Assistant / Children's Services Specialist - Royston Public Library

Salary/Benefits: $ 7.25/hour; non-exempt; no benefits

Hours: 16 hours per week

Deadline for applications: December 5, 2014

Purpose & Scope

This part-time position provides front-line services to patrons in the library, performs other supportive duties, and develops and presents library programs for children. This position requires dependability, tact, knowledge of library policies and procedures, significant independent judgment, and skill in program presentation. This position reports directly to the Branch Manager. Some evening and weekend hours will be required.

Minimum Training & 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. Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid Georgia driver's license and must have dependable, personal transportation to use for traveling for off-campus programming duties.

Essential Duties & 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.
  • Develops and presents age appropriate literature-based programs at the library and in outreach locations within the county in order to encourage reading, viewing, and listening skills and to promote use of the library and its materials.
  • 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 the Branch Manager to plan and 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.
  • Monitors children's areas of the library for safety and service issues and the security of materials in those areas and makes suggestions for improvements to the Branch Manager.
  • Creates book displays and other reader's advisory materials for targeted age groups.
  • 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, and shelving materials.
  • Assists in maintaining organization, security, and appearance of the facility.
  • Drives to program sites and works outside the library building.

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.

Knowledge, Skills & 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, but especially with teens and children and their parents or caregivers
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance
  • Physical ability to operate a variety of machinery & equipment including computer, telephone, printer, & photocopy machine. Must be able move or carry objects or materials, including book carts & boxes of materials. Must be able to exert up to 40 pounds of force occasionally, &&/or up to 10 pounds force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those of frequent 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 & encourages prospective & current employees to discuss potential accommodations. The Library is a drug-free workplace & requires a pre-employment drug test & eVerify approval.

Public Services Desk Assistant/Shelver - Athens-Clarke County Library

$8.00/hour
No benefits
Public Services Desk Hours: Saturdays from 11 am-3 pm
Deadline: Open until filled

The Athens-Clarke County Library has an immediate opening for a public services desk assistant who can work every Saturday during staff lunches.

Purpose & Scope

This is 4-hour a week position covering public service desks every Saturday at the Athens-Clarke County Library. The person in this position may work at the Information Desk, Concierge Desk, Heritage Room, Children’s Area, Young Adult Area, and/or Technology Desk providing assistance to library patrons. Shelving as needed.

Minimum Training & Experience

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

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 direct customer service to library patrons
  2. Works cooperatively with other library staff.
  3. Maintains knowledge of basic library policies and procedures.
  4. Shelves materials.
  5. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  1. Knowledge of general library principles and philosophy
  2. Personal computer proficiency and the ability to use, understand and assist patrons with computer applications
  3. Knowledge of basic library operational principles, practices, and application of ARLS, ACC library and PINES policies, procedures and activities
  4. Effective communication and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate successfully with patrons and staff
  5. Ability to work effectively with patrons of all ages
  6. Ability to work with people with tact, patience and courtesy
  7. Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  8. Ability to remain calm under busy, stressful conditions
  9. Ability to maintain regular, predictable & punctual attendance

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

Receptionist/Secretary - Athens-Clarke County Library

Salary: $8/hour, no benefits

Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays during Administration's normal business hours; 8:30 am to 5 pm with a 30 minute lunch. On a week by week basis, it will remain firm that the number of hours worked may be fewer than 16 but never more than 16.

Deadline for applications: Open until filled.

Purpose & Scope

The purpose of this part-time job is to provide reception and secretarial support to the Administration Division of the Athens Regional Library System located at the Athens-Clarke County Library. Duties include but are not limited to answering the phone, preparing mail, renewing books, booking meeting rooms, typing, making copies, faxing, pulling books on hold, preparing PINES transit and Interlibrary Loan materials for mailing, organizing supplies, preparation for Administration meetings, and performing additional tasks as assigned. This position requires significant independent judgment and often works without supervision and reports to the Library Administrative Assistant.

Minimum Training & Experience

Graduation from a standard high school; four years of college or business school or satisfactory equivalent combination of training and experience. Knowledge of customer service principles and practices vital. Computer experience/keyboard skills desirable. Experience in administration or clerical activities is an added advantage.

Essential Duties & 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.

  1. Answers the telephone following prescribed method; directs calls and voicemails to appropriate personnel; renews books; takes messages; answers basic questions on a variety of public services.
  2. Screens visitors. Public relations skills are necessary to ensure that all patron transactions are conducted in an efficient, positive, and professional manner, with every effort made to satisfy requests while upholding library policies.
  3. Reserve Meeting Rooms for patrons and staff following policies and guidelines.
  4. Maintains daily staff calendar and posts daily bulletin board via email. Includes daily posting of workers' birthdates and hire date anniversaries.
  5. Keep sign-out pads updated and with each month color-coded.
  6. Physically retrieve and prepare PINES transit and Interlibrary Loan materials for mailing following state mandated and Athens Regional Library System procedures.
  7. Provides clerical services, including but not limited to: copying, faxing, typing, metering mail, etc.
  8. Maintains the cleanliness of the reception area which may include putting away supplies.
  9. Weighs & mails letters and packages using stamps.com.
  10. Maintain and report on Reception Monthly Statistic Sheet (phone calls, renewals, Meeting Rooms, etc).
  11. Update Employee Telephone Extension List monthly or as needed.
  12. Support Administration personnel as needed.

Knowledge & Skills

  1. Skill in oral and written communication. Possess excellent telephone etiquette.
  2. Public relations skills to ensure that all patron transactions are conducted in an efficient, positive and professional manner, with every effort made to satisfy requests while upholding library policies.
  3. Knowledge of computer systems, clerical techniques and modern office practices and machines. Understanding and knowledge of library automated system. Willingness to continue learning and training on such systems, machines, programs, and practices.
  4. Ability to follow instruction succinctly and learn new procedures in a timely manner.
  5. Ability to multitask on a daily basis.
  6. Ability to remain consistently calm and professional under busy, stressful conditions.
  7. Ability to maintain an attitude of constant improvement.
  8. Ability to work with people with tact, patience and courtesy and to maintain effective working relationships with other employees, as well as be an eager assistant to all Administrative personnel.
  9. Ability to answer questions and explain procedures and policies.
  10. Ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions within guidelines.
  11. Ability to locate information for patrons. Knowledge of programs, activities and facilities of the Athens Regional Library System.
  12. Knowledge of all building emergency procedures and how to support building maintenance.
  13. Skilled in organization and time management.
  14. Physical requirements: Position requires full use of sight, hearing, speech, arms, hands, legs and feet; requires sitting, standing and walking; bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and lifting a minimum of 25 pounds frequently and 50 pounds occasionally. Requires ability to push books carts full of books to other parts of the building. Physical ability to move or carry objects or materials; physical demand requirements are at levels of those of medium work.
  15. (ADA)Minimum Qualifications or Standards Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
    • Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery & equipment including computer, telephone, copy machine & Audio/Video equipment. Must be able move or carry objects or materials. Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, &/or up to 25 pounds force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those of Medium work.
    • Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare &/or judge readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) or data, people, or things.
    • Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak &/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving/receiving assignments &/or directions.
    • Language Ability: Requires ability to read a variety of records, notices, lists, manuals & informational documentation, directions, instructions, & methods & procedures. Requires the ability to prepare schedules, records, reports & logs using prescribed formats & conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, & style. Requires the ability to speak to people with poise, voice control, & confidence.
    • Intelligence: Requires the ability to learn & understand basic principles & techniques; to acquire & be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation; & to make independent judgment in the absence of management.
    • Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record & deliver information, to explain procedures, & to follow oral & written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively & efficiently.
    • Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add & subtract totals; multiply & divide & utilize determine percentages. o Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, & shape, visually with computer, telephone, copy machine & Audio/Video equipment.
    • Motor Coordination: May require the ability to coordinate hands & eyes in using a computer, telephone & other office equipment.
    • Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as computer, telephone, copy machine & Audio/Video equipment. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
    • Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate between colors & shades of color.
    • Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving & receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under moderate stress when confronted with an emergency.
    • Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk &/or hear: (Talking = expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words). (Hearing = perceiving nature of sounds by ear).

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

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