40 hours per week - Full Time Position
Start Date: On or before May 12, 2014
Deadline for applications - Open Until Filled
Purpose and ScopeThe 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 with knowledge and passion for children's literature, programs and services who can inspire staff and lead the Children's Department in our newly renovated facility.
Minimum Training & Experience
The successful applicant must possess an MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program, have 3 years' public library experience. Previous experience in children's services preferred.
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 and guides staff toward the highest standards of customer service.
- 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. Works with Collection Development librarian to select children's materials for branch collections.
- 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. Responsible for securing funds in the form of grants and sponsorships in support of regional programming and incentives for summer reading.
- 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 motivate employees at all levels to excellence
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Library Director, other library staff members and the public
- 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
- Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.
- 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
- Good organizational, management, human relations, and technical skills
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. A pre-employment drug screen is required.
Submit online ARLS job application, resume, cover letter, salary expectations, and 3 references to apply for this position.
Salary/Benefits: $ 10/hour (or, $14/hr with MLIS degree); no benefits
Hours: 16 hours per week
Deadline for applications: April 15, 2014
Purpose & Scope
This position will assist the Cataloger with copy cataloging of books, spoken word, and DVDs as well as other cataloging duties while adhering to PINES cataloging policies. Work will be accomplished at the Athens-Clarke County Library or in other Athens Regional Library System (ARLS) facilities. This position requires dependability, tact, knowledge of library policies & procedures & the ability to work as part of a team. The ability to be flexible when doing tasks in various stages of completion is vital. This position reports directly to the Cataloger. This position is available from April 1 – August 31, 2014.
Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or working toward Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution with experience in cataloging. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of MARC, AACR2r/RDA, DDC23, LCSH; prefer a working knowledge of PINES Evergreen ILS; must be well-organized and detail-oriented; must be able to work independently and in a team environment; must be adaptable to varying job assignments.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Creates holdings and item records for new materials in the PINES Evergreen ILS by searching & matching to pre-existing bibliographic records.
- Creates holdings and item records for new materials not found in PINES Evergreen ISL by searching and importing OCLC WorldCat bibliographic records via Z39.50 client.
- Updates bibliographic, holding, and item data in the local catalog manually; withdraws material as needed.
- Classifies materials according to current DDC23 rules & LC Subject Headings as well as local classification scheme for local history and genealogy collection.
- Other duties of a similar nature as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Thorough knowledge of MARC, DDC23, LCSH, and AACR2r/RDA cataloging
- Personal computer proficiency
- Ability to master in-house library system computer programs & procedures
- Knowledge of basic library operational principles & practices & application of ARLS, branch, & PINES policies, procedures & activities
- Effective communication & interpersonal skills; ability to communicate successfully with patrons & staff
- Organizational skills & the ability to prioritize assignments & activities
- Knowledge of basic office principles & skill in performing office support
- Ability to maintain regular, predictable & punctual attendance
- Knowledge of all normal & emergency library building procedures
- 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 30 pounds of force occasionally, &/or up to 10 pounds force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those of occasional light labor.
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.
Submit online ARLS job application to apply for this position.
Summer Student Intern Temporary Position
32 hours per week for 12 weeks: May 12 - August 3, 2014
$7.25 per hour
Work Schedule at Oconee County Library:
- 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (30 minute unpaid lunch) 4 weekdays each week
- Saturday, May 17: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- Weekends: May 24-5, June 28-29, August 2-3
- 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday
- 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday
Position available to start May 12, 2014.
Deadline for applications - Open until Filled
Purpose and Scope
This temporary student intern part time position at the Oconee County Library requires duty at the Children's public service desk and requires working closely with children and their families. It requires patience, tact, and knowledge of library collection, policies, and procedures. This position is responsible for planning and assisting in conducting children's programs and requires specialized skills and abilities in children's programming. This position participates in departmental planning and decision-making for special projects. It requires mastering complex procedural and computer-related tasks and other special duties as assigned. The schedule requires weekend work. Reports to the Children's Specialist.
Minimum Training & Experience
High school diploma or equivalent and at least one year college required, with college degree preferred. At least one year experience working with children in group settings is required, with library experience preferred.
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.
- Works with patrons of all ages, but especially with children and families, to help them find the information and resources they need.
- Assists Children's Specialist in planning and implementing children's programs as assigned, such as story time, parties, movies, and other special events.
- Assists patrons with computer applications in the Children's Area using PINES - the library's automated cataloging system, Microsoft Office applications, educational software available on public computers in Children's Area, use of library scanner, uploading files to an internet webpage, other routine electronic tasks.
- Plans and assists with creative projects such as displays, crafts, decorations, posters, bulletin boards, and publicity. Aptitude for creativity in such projects.
- Records statistics for Children's programs and services using Microsoft Excel.
- Provide support in many areas of daily library operations, including opening and closing the library; organizing and re-shelving materials; accepting fees and fines; routing holds, loans and information; materials processing; and performing basic office duties, including answering telephones.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to work effectively with patrons of all ages, especially children and parents. Patient and cheerful attitude essential.
- Ability to create projects featuring books and reading: programs, visual displays, written materials, social media.
- Personal computer proficiency and the ability to use, understand and assist patrons with computer applications
- Knowledge of basic library operational principles and practices and application of ARLS and branch policies, procedures and activities
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate successfully with patrons and staff
- Organizational skills and the ability to plan and prioritize assignments and activities
- 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 mentally.
- (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 20 pounds force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those of sedentary 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.
- 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).
Athens Regional Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Library is a drug-free workplace & requires a pre-employment drug test & eVerify approval.
Submit online ARLS job application to apply for this position. Please include a cover letter and resume.