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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 Assistant and Trainer - Athens Regional Library System

Salary/Benefits: Depends on Qualifications, includes benefits

Hours: 40 hours per week

Deadline for applications: Open until Filled

Purpose and Scope

Provides technology classes, training, and resources to library patrons and staff. Works with the computer team to provide and support the use of technology in the library. This is a full-time position under the supervision of the IT Manager, located at the Athens-Clarke County Library.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of training and experience which demonstrates ability to perform the duties and responsibilities as described. Previous relevant experience in computing, software and presenting training sessions. Must possess an excellent, clean driving record, and possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Georgia driver's license.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to, providing classes and tutorials in basic computer skills, library services, and mobile devices to the public; providing classes for staff development; assisting with filing annual E-rate forms; providing end user support for library software, and assisting with installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance; providing customer service at a public service desk, and assisting the IT Manager as needed. Ability to teach some evening classes.

  • Designs and implements computer classes and tutorials for library patrons and staff. Provides bimonthly mobile computer classes and outreach activities at branch libraries as needed. Classes may include basic computer skills, word processing, desktop publishing, Internet skills, PowerPoint, Excel, online library services and search skills.
  • Creates materials required for instruction, including handouts, written tutorials and instructional videos.
  • Coordinates and manages volunteer computer instructors.
  • Coordinates the regional mobile computer class program.
  • Provides extensive assistance throughout the year for all aspects of E-rate funding for Telecommunications, Internet Service and Internal Maintenance and the maintenance of those records.
  • Responsible for Georgia Download Destination troubleshooting issues (Tier 1)
  • Provides end user support to library patrons and staff for all software applications supported by the Athens-Clarke County Library.
  • Assists the computer team with installation of new software, rolling out new equipment, regular maintenance, updates, repairs and troubleshooting
  • Researches and makes recommendations on proposed software and hardware purchases.
  • Assists with documenting IT procedures/solutions and scheduling for projects.
  • Maintains work ticket system for technical support issues.
  • Provides customer service at public desk. Provides technical assistance to patrons for software applications, use of the Internet and email, and peripheral equipment including scanners and cd-burners. Provides basic reference assistance to patrons.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent organizational, communication, customer service, and presentation skills are a necessity.
  • Ability to prepare training materials and conduct classes.
  • Ability to conduct a needs assessment and design evaluation forms.
  • Ability to support staff and patron use of library software and technology services.
  • Ability to learn new technologies in a timely manner; must keep up-to-date on technology trends and developments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff members, vendors, community groups and the public.
  • Knowledge of computer software and hardware, networking, and peripheral equipment (scanners, printers, CD/DVD burners)
  • Knowledge of various computer platforms and operating systems, including Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, Android and iOS, and Mac OS X; experience with tablets and mobile devices.
  • Skilled at MS Office applications, Internet and email
  • Knowledge of video, image, and audio editing.
  • Knowledge of PINES library catalog, library subscription databases and GALILEO.
  • Ability to remain calm under busy, stressful conditions.
  • Ability to work with people with tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Ability to use good judgment and make independent and critical decisions using established practices and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance
  • Knowledge of basic library operational principles and practices and application of ARLS policies, procedure, and activities as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of the Technical Assistant and Trainer.
  • Knowledge of all normal and emergency library building procedures
  • 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, including push carts with equipment on them. Must be able to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, &/or up to 10 pounds force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those of Light work.

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.

ESL "English as a Second Language" Instructor, Part-Time - Athens-Clarke County Library

Purpose and Scope

The ESL Teacher provides specialized instruction for the purposes of developing the students' ability to effectively perform courses of study in English and acquire the English language. Part-time, up to 5 hours per week. Evening hours may be required. Reports to Assistant Director for Public Services.

Salary: $14/hour

Major Responsibilities

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:

  • Develop program to teach adult non-English speakers
  • Instruct students in learning English
  • Evaluate students' progress.

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. Knowledge of teaching methods in English as a Second Language.
  2. Ability to work with adults from a variety of non-English-speaking countries.
  3. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, in English
  4. Ability to work independently within established guidelines.
  5. Ability to plan, schedule and teach ESL courses.
  6. Ability to work with library staff and community organizations.
  7. Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.

Minimum Training and Experience

Bachelor's in TESL, TESOL, English with a TESL certificate, linguistics with a TESL certificate, applied linguistics with a TESL certificate, or any foreign language with a TESL certificate. Previous teaching experience preferred.

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.

Children’s Librarian - Athens-Clarke County Library

40 hours per week - Full Time Position
Salary: D.O.Q
Start Date: July 13, 2015
Deadline for applications - June 1, 2015

The Athens-Clarke County Library has an immediate opening for a creative, enthusiastic, and dynamic Children's Librarian to lead the Children's Department. The ideal candidate will successfully promote the value of library services to children and their parents through programs, school visits, community outreach and more. We are looking to hire someone who is passionate about providing outstanding programs for our diverse community, and someone who can share their enthusiasm to inspire staff and lead the Children's Department.

The Athens-Clarke County Library is located in beautiful Athens, Ga., -- a vibrant and notable community, and the perfect place for personal and professional growth. We have a newly renovated facility, progressive technology and a dedicated staff. Tell us why you want to be a part of our team!

Purpose and Scope

The purpose of this full-time position is to supervise the day-to-day operations of Children's Services for the Athens-Clarke County Library and to coordinate services to children for the Athens Regional Library System. Duties include promoting children's services, supervising staff and assisting patrons of all ages. Additional responsibilities include coordinating children's summer reading programs and serving as liaison for children's staff in the regional system. This position plans, develops, implements and evaluates the projects, programs and activities of the Children's Services department. Schedule requires a weekly evening shift and rotation in the weekend schedule. Reports to the Assistant Director for Public Services.

Minimum Training & Experience

The successful applicant must possess an MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program and have a minimum of 3 years' public library experience. Previous supervisory experience and experience in children's services required. Bi-lingual ability (English-Spanish) is preferred. Must possess an excellent, clean driving record, and possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Georgia driver's license.

Essential Duties and 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 and work schedule are subject to change in the future.

  • Oversees, plans, implements, monitors and evaluates the services, projects, programs and activities of the children's area.
  • Oversees the selection, supervision, training, performance appraisal and recognition, discipline, and professional development of staff.
  • Develops effective and positive working relationships with library staff. Fosters teamwork.
  • Responsible for selection of children's materials for the Athens-Clarke County libraries, along with managing and monitoring the materials budget.
  • Develops and produces innovative programs appropriate for children and seeks grants to fund the development of programs as necessary. Manages and monitors the programming budget and works with the Public Relations Specialist to produce publicity for children's programs.
  • Collaborates with other ACC departments in planning programs and grants.
  • Answers reference questions and provides guidance to patrons of all ages requesting information on children's materials; advises patrons on the selection of materials.
  • Acts as liaison to local elementary schools and plans cooperative programming with community groups.
  • Promotes children's library services throughout community.
  • Participates in state and regional children's library organizations.
  • Collaborates with extension services librarian and branch staff to plan, coordinate and report on the Summer Reading Program for the Athens Regional Library System.
  • Assists in developing long-range plans for the children's area and the library.
  • Serves on library committees as assigned
  • Develops staff schedules.
  • Keeps abreast of changing technology as it impacts library service delivery.
  • Night and weekend hours required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of early literacy skills and the role of public libraries in providing family literacy programs promoting healthy growth and development of children and providing parental support
  • Knowledge of personnel management and supervision.
  • Knowledge of popular authors, genres and trends in juvenile publishing; skill in providing reading advice and reference assistance for patrons.
  • Knowledge of educational principles and the role of libraries and information in education.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with schools, community groups, children and parents.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Library Director and other library staff members
  • Ability to motivate employees at all levels to excellence
  • Ability to build an effective work team, inspire creativity, and promote a positive attitude in staff
  • Ability to work with people with tact, patience and courtesy
  • Ability to remain calm under busy, stressful conditions
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and make independent and critical decisions using established practices and procedures
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner
  • Good organizational, management, human relations, and technical skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of electronic and digital resources and ability to promote the use of electronic and digital resources to library staff and the community
  • Knowledge of PINES library catalog, library subscription databases and GALILEO databases
  • Knowledge of library technology services and ability to learn new technologies in a timely manner; must keep up-to-date on technology trends and developments
  • Knowledge of basic library operational principles and practices and application of ARLS policies, procedure, and activities as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of Children's Librarian.
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.
  • Knowledge of all normal and emergency library building procedures
  • 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, including push carts with equipment on them. Must be able to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, &/or up to 10 pounds force frequently.

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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