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Library Assistant (CM-03); Athens-Clarke County Library, Athens, Georgia


Library Assistant (CM-03); Athens-Clarke County Library, Athens, Georgia


Full-time; with benefits


40 hours per week 


$23,000 annual base (DOQ)

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Bilingual Skills (English-Spanish) preferred but not required.

Position Summary

Athens Regional Library System is committed to our Vision:  Engaging Communities and Exceeding Expectations, which we achieve through the everyday practice of our organizational values. It is through our values we provide an atmosphere and work environment that is inclusive, supportive of our community, respectful, committed to excellence and welcoming.  The Athens Clarke County Library will hire an experienced, responsible, creative, and enthusiastic individual who embraces and thrives in an active, fast-paced, culturally diverse environment. 

This Library Assistant position will work with the Collection Management Supervisor with basic copy cataloging of books, spoken word, and DVDs as well as other cataloging duties while adhering to PINES cataloging policies.  This position will also assist the Collection Management Supervisor and Collection Management Librarian as needed. Work will be accomplished at the Athens-Clarke County Library.  

This position requires dependability, superb customer service performance, tact, knowledge of library policies and procedures. The ideal candidate must be well organized and detailed-oriented; must be able to work independently and in a team environment; must be adaptable to varying job assignments.  The ability to start, finish, or pick up work projects at various points is vital. This position reports to the Collection Management Supervisor.

Minimum Training and Experience

This is an entry level though specialized position.  College degree and experience in libraries/technical services departments is preferred. Or, any equivalent combination of education, training & experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills & abilities for the position.

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

  • Under the guidance of the Collection Management Supervisor creates holdings records for new materials in the PINES Evergreen ILS by searching & matching to pre-existing bibliographic records
  • Under the guidance of the Collection Management Supervisor imports OCLC WorldCat bibliographic records via Z39.50 client
  • Updates bibliographic and holding data in the local catalog manually; withdraws material as needed
  • Assist Collection Management Supervisor and Collection Development Librarian as needed
  • Other duties of a similar nature as assigned

Supervisory and Management Responsibility  

  • None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and adherence to established PINES matching criteria for all major formats (such as books, sound recordings, and video materials)
  • Ability to search PINES efficiently and accurately
  • Ability to plan, organize and/or prioritize daily tasks and work activities; ability to work independently toward established goals
  • General knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the Library System as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position
  • Personal computer proficiency; ability to utilize and understand computer applications and techniques as necessary in the completion of daily assignments; ability to adapt to new technologies 
  • Knowledge of and skill in delivering excellent external and internal customer service
  • Ability and desire to work with details in an efficient and accurate manner
  • Ability to answer questions and to explain procedures to co-workers
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with management, employees, members of the general public
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all library units to improve library service delivery to the public; ability to work in a pleasant, professional and effective manner with patrons, staff, coworkers, other departments of the library
  • Knowledge of all normal and emergency building emergency procedures
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance

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 employees to discuss potential accommodations. The library is a drug-free workplace and may require a pre-employment drug test according to established policy.Hiring is contingent upon verification of identity; United States employment eligibility authorization through E-Verify will be required. Georgia is an open records state. Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the library unless the applicant is selected for an interview.

Submit an online ARLS job application for this position. Please include a resume and cover letter describing qualifications for this position..