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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

Winterville Library Branch Manager - Athens Regional Library System

The Winterville 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.

Salary: $10 per hour; 23 hours per week
Hours: Some nights and Saturdays required
Benefits: Teacher’s Retirement System. Paid holidays and leave. No health insurance.
Requirements: Supervisory and customer service experience, plus three years public library experience, strongly desired. Bilingual skills (English and Spanish) preferred but not required.
Deadline for applications: June 30, 2016

Purpose & Scope

The purpose of this job is to manage the daily operations of the Winterville Library & to ensure customer service & satisfaction for library patrons.  The Branch Manager provides direct customer service, supervises staff, performs community outreach, oversees projects, attends meetings, handles problems, & performs additional tasks as assigned.  The schedule for this position requires regular night & some Saturday work assignments.  This position reports to Athens Regional Library System (ARLS) Assistant Director for Regional Services and Outreach.

Minimum Training & Experience

College degree & three years of progressively responsible supervisory and customer service experience preferred.  Previous library work experience strongly preferred.  Or, any equivalent combination of education, training & experience that 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.  Duties may change in the future.

  • Oversees, plans & implements daily library operations & activities; keeps ARLS Assistant Director for Regional Services & 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.
  • Handles problems with patrons & security; expedites satisfactory resolutions.
  • Supervises all elements of materials circulation including check-in/-out, renewals, reserves, transits, notices, patron registration, fines collection, shelving, & shelf-reading.
  • Serves as communication liaison by conveying messages between Winterville Library Advisory Board members & Regional Library administration; attends Board meetings & reports on library activities; maintains local file of Board minutes & information.
  • Serves as liaison with the Library Friends organization, assisting in the planning & staging of special events & fundraising activities that benefit the Library.
  • Oversees &/or develops, coordinates, & implements, public program presentations for all ages at the library, examples include children’s story times, computer training classes, & civic & cultural events.
  • Oversees regular library campus cleaning & grounds-keeping; oversees the safety & maintenance of library facilities; responds to & resolves inquiries regarding complaints, safety issues, & facility concerns.
  • Oversees library supplies & required inventories of equipment & resources.
  • Oversees recruitment, training, & work of library volunteers.
  • Works with Regional Library resource/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, informational brochures, & other promotional materials.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises one part-time staff member & volunteers to ensure ongoing service & compliance with policies & procedures.
  • Plans & maintains daily & monthly staff schedules; submits timesheets, & approves leave.
  • Prioritizes & assigns work.
  • Keeps staff informed concerning ARLS & branch library policies, procedures, & news.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Advanced 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.
  • Skill in managing staff, including setting priorities, developing & implementing efficient procedures, maintaining standards, & addressing problems.
  • Effective communication & interpersonal skills, & ability to interact successfully with patrons, staff, & all others involved in library activities.
  • Skill in program planning & implementation, including public speaking & program presentation techniques appropriate to targeted audiences.
  • Ability to assemble information & submit accurate, clear, & timely reports & documents.
  • Knowledge of basic budgeting principles; ability to follow budget guidelines & to maintain basic financial reports.
  • Personal computer proficiency, thorough understanding of automated integrated library systems, and ability to adapt to new technologies.
  • Knowledge of popular authors, genres, & trends in juvenile, young adult, & adult publishing; skill in providing reading advice & reference assistance for patrons.
  • Knowledge of basic office principles & skill in performing office work, including ability to collect cash money & make correct change mentally.
  • Aptitude for creative projects such displays, crafts, decorations & publicity.
  • Physical ability to operate a variety of machinery & equipment including computer, telephone, photocopy machine, & audio/visual equipment.  Must be able to move or carry objects or materials.  Must be able 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 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.

Part-time Branch Library Assistant - Madison County Library

The Madison County Library is hiring two individuals committed to offering the best library service to our community, two 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 people who proactively search for opportunities to make public library services relevant to all members of the community.

Salary: $8.00/hour without benefits

**TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE - state which or both you are interested in as you apply:
  #1)  8 hours per week, Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  #2) 16 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

These part-time positions provide front-line services to patrons in the library, help manage the flow of materials, and perform other supportive duties.  These positions require dependability, tact, knowledge of library policies and procedures and significant independent judgment.  These positions report 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 Functions

The following are normal, but not exclusive or all-inclusive, expectations for these jobs.  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.
  • 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 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

Storytelling with Carol Cain
Tue Jun 28, 2016 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM
Story Time
Wed Jun 29, 2016 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Fitness Challenge
Sat Jul 02, 2016 @ 3:00PM - 05:00PM
Closed for Independence Day
Mon Jul 04, 2016 @12:00AM
Parrots in the Library
Tue Jul 05, 2016 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM
Story Time
Wed Jul 06, 2016 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
LEGO Club
Sat Jul 09, 2016 @12:30PM - 01:30PM
Library Advisory Board Meeting
Mon Jul 11, 2016 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM