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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 - Bogart Library

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

Hours: 16 hours per week

Deadline for applications: October 31, 2014

Current Work Schedule: Fridays & Saturdays 9:30 am – 6:00 pm (half-hour unpaid lunch)

Minimum Training & Experience

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

Purpose & Scope

This position works with other Library Assistants to provide front-line services & programs to library patrons & performs other routine, supportive duties. This position requires dependability, tact, knowledge of library policies & procedures, & 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. This position normally works at the Bogart Branch Library and reports directly to the Bogart Branch Supervisor.

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 & job assignments may change in the future, including weekend work assignments.

  • Provides direct customer service to library patrons, assisting with their information questions, readers' advisory, & circulation needs.
  • 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.
  • Assists & instructs library patrons in computer activities, including catalog, database, & Internet searching.
  • Provides support in many areas of daily library operations, including the following: opening & closing the library; basic facility maintenance; organizing & re-shelving materials; accepting fees & fines; routing holds, loans, & information; materials processing; performing basic office duties including answering telephones.
  • Works with the Branch Supervisor to plan & implement events, classes, programs, displays, exhibits, bulletin boards, & online publicity.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • May direct operations of the library in the absence of the Supervisor, being responsible for opening, closing & security of the library
  • May train & oversee library volunteers as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of customer service principles & skill in providing customer service to patrons of all ages as well as to co-workers
  • Personal computer proficiency & the ability to use, understand & assist patrons with various computer applications
  • Knowledge of basic library operational principles & practices & application of ARLS & branch policies, procedures, & activities
  • Effective communication & interpersonal skills & ability to communicate successfully with patrons & staff
  • Ability to maintain simple records & make verbal & written reports
  • Organizational skills & the ability to plan & prioritize assignments & activities
  • Knowledge of all normal & emergency library building procedures
  • Knowledge of basic office principles & skill in performing office & library resources support, including ability to collect cash money & make correct change mentally
  • Skill in public speaking & in program planning & presentation techniques appropriate to targeted audiences
  • Aptitude for creative projects such displays, crafts, decorations, & publicity
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, & punctual attendance
  • Ability to walk, climb, stoop, reach, bend, kneel, & crawl in order to handle & manage storage & retrieval of library materials & equipment
  • Physical ability to regularly & routinely operate a variety of machinery & equipment including computer with keyboard, telephone, photocopy machine, & audio/visual equipment
  • Physical ability to move or carry objects or materials; ability to exert up to 30 pounds of force occasionally, &/or up to 10 pounds force frequently (physical demand requirements are at levels of those of occasional 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.

Branch Manager - Winterville Library

Salary/Benefits: $ 10/hour; non-exempt; no benefits

Hours: 19 hours per week

Deadline for applications: November 5, 2014

Purpose & Scope

The purpose of this job is to manage the daily operations of the Winterville Library & to provide direct customer service & satisfaction for Winterville Library patrons. The Branch Manager supervises staff, oversees projects, attends meetings, & handles problems. The schedule for this position requires regular day, evening, & weekend work assignments. This position reports to the Athens Regional Library System's Outreach Librarian.

Minimum Training & Experience

High school diploma or equivalent & customer service experience required. Prefer college degree & at least one year public library experience or the equivalent combination of education, training & experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, & abilities for the position.

Essential Duties & 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 & assigned, & job assignments may change in the future.

  • Oversees, plans & implements daily library operations & activities; keeps Athens Regional Library System (ARLS) Outreach Librarian & administration informed concerning library operations.
  • Provides direct customer service to library patrons, assisting them with all aspects of library service, including information, readers' advisory, & computing needs.
  • Supervises & accomplishes all elements of materials circulation including check-in/-out, renewals, reserves, transits, notices, patron registration, fines collection, & shelving.
  • Plans & presents weekly pre-school story times & other children's programs at the library.
  • Oversees and/or develops, coordinates, & implements public programs for all ages at the library; examples include children's story times, computer training classes, & civic & cultural events.
  • Communicates regularly with Winterville Library Advisory Committee; serves as communication liaison between Committee members & Regional Library administration; attends Committee meetings & reports on library activities.
  • Serves as communication liaison with Winterville City Council.
  • Serves as communication liaison with the Friends of the Winterville Library organization, assisting in the planning & staging of special events & fundraising activities that benefit the library.
  • Maintains & submits required reports & cash deposits; works with Regional team to ensure efficient delivery of services.
  • Monitors computer equipment & network accessibility; reports problems to the ARLS Technology team & works with them to resolve problems.
  • Maintains orderly appearance & functional organization of the library.
  • Monitors & reports to supervisor & appropriate agencies problems with the building; oversees regular library cleaning & the safety of the library facilities.
  • Monitors library supplies & maintains required inventory of equipment & resources.
  • Oversees recruitment, training & work of library volunteers & substitutes.
  • Works with Regional Library collection development team to ensure branch materials collection meets patrons' needs; makes recommendations for titles & subjects.
  • Works within established guidelines to update local library web page & social media accounts.
  • Assists in implementing long-range plan for Athens-Clarke County Libraries & the Athens Regional Library System services.
  • Initiates ideas for library's growth and development; assists in grant seeking to support library activities and service improvements.
  • Maintains a positive relationship with local schools, civic groups, & the community; participates in community organizations; promotes the Winterville Library's image & programs to the community.
  • Attends ARLS staff meetings & training sessions as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Trains, supervises, & evaluates Winterville Library staff (Athens-Clarke County Library Substitute) & volunteers to ensure ongoing service & compliance with policies & procedures.
  • Prioritizes & assigns work. In collaboration with ARLS Outreach Librarian:
  • Screens applications for Winterville Library positions, schedules interviews, assists in conducting personnel interviews & makes hiring recommendations.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of customer service principles & skill in providing positive, efficient & professional customer service to patrons of all ages
  • Knowledge of library practices & skill in applying ARLS & branch policies & procedures to library activities, including handling emergency situations & resolving problems successfully
  • Ability to exercise good judgment & discretion & to make independent & critical decisions, using established procedures & practices
  • Effective communication & interpersonal skills, & ability to interact successfully with patrons, staff & all others involved in library activities
  • Knowledge of basic educational principles & the role of libraries & information in education
  • Skill in program planning & implementation, including public speaking & program presentation techniques appropriate to targeted audiences
  • Personal computer proficiency, thorough understanding of automated integrated library systems, and ability to adapt to new technologies
  • Ability to assemble information & submit accurate, clear & timely reports & documents.
  • Knowledge of Winterville City government & its functions
  • Ability to keep abreast of changes in policy, methods, operations, budget & equipment needs
  • Knowledge of basic budgeting principles; ability to follow budget guidelines & to maintain basic financial reports
  • Knowledge of basic office principles and skill in performing office support, including ability to collect cash money and make correct change mentally
  • Knowledge of popular authors, genres & trends in juvenile, young adult & adult publishing; skill in providing reading advice & reference assistance for patrons
  • Thorough knowledge of all normal & emergency building procedures
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable & 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.

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.

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Library Closed
Tue Nov 11, 2014
Early Closing
Wed Nov 26, 2014 @ 6:00PM - 11:50PM
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Thu Nov 27, 2014