For the safety of our patrons and with a continued effort to “flatten the curve," all Athens Regional Library System branches in Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties will remain closed until such time that it is deemed safe to reopen to the public. Library staff remain on the job  serving our communities virtually.  Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update the community as more information becomes available.

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Our libraries are adapting to meet your reading needs. reading on the porchWe are expanding our digital eBook, e-Magazines, and e-audiobook collection by 80%, including many new eleases and in-demand titles. We invite you to visit our online library to log in to
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Sign up now for a digital-only library card and take advantage of everything on our website, including our downloadable collection of digital eBooks, audiobooks and magazines. It’s easy! Remember you must include your email address on the online form!

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Are you keeping a journal of your experiences during the coronavirus pandemic?share your story Did you post a photo on social media of empty shelves at the grocery store? Whether you’re writing in an old school diary or recording voice memos, everyone's experience is unique. The Heritage Room at Athens-Clarke County Library wants to help preserve our community’s story of this unprecedented time in our collective history. Our goal is to collect stories and vignettes of community members’ daily lives in an archive to share with future students, historians and researchers.

We are interested in stories from everyday people. We want to know how you are keeping in touch with your friends and family during this time of social distancing, along with the challenges of working from home with no childcare. No story is too small! How you collect your thoughts is up to you: write in a journal, take photos or videos, record voice memos or even save social media posts. Full details are available here using a Google account. If you don't have a Google account, use this link.

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Need to brighten up your morning? Join some of your favorite storytime folks from around the region right here on Facebook! We'll be live streaming from various locations with your favorite songs, rhymes and books! The more we get together...the happier we'll be! Check out the schedule as we share virtual storytimes from all of our regional library facebook pages.

Specialized Library Assistant: Collection Management Technician (CM-02); Athens-Clarke County Library, Athens, Georgia



Specialized Library Assistant: Collection Management Technician (CM-02); Athens-Clarke County Library, Athens, Georgia


Part-time; hourly; without benefits


15 hours per week 



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 System will hire a responsible, creative, and enthusiastic individual who embraces and thrives in an active, fast-paced, culturally diverse environment.

The purpose of this job is to provide specialized assistance in the processing of library materials for the Athens Regional Library System.  Duties include but are not limited to making books shelf-ready by physically processing books and other library materials for ARLS collections.  

The ideal candidate must be well-organized, detailed-oriented, dependable with good customer service skills and the ability 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
High school diploma or equivalent is required; college courses and/or degree desirable. Two years of customer service experience with library experience preferred; or, any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and 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.

  • Processes and routes books, CDs, DVDs, and other library materials by covering, placing labels, RFID tagging, etc., according to prescribed processes. 
  • Uses computer and other office equipment in the performance of duties (creates book plates, spine labels, DVD graphics, works in Evergreen ILS).
  • Repairs books as needed.
  • Monitors materials processing supplies for ACCL and branches.  Confers with supervisor to manage ordering of materials processing supplies. Communicates with branch staff about supply needs.
  • Communicates with staff & patrons on phone and via email, answering questions and forwarding calls, as necessary.
  • Assists Collection Development Librarian and Collection Management Supervisor with quality control of outsourced materials.
  • Assists with department workflow as needed and directed. 
  • Assists with collection maintenance processes, including holdings maintenance and weeding.
  • Upholds all library policies, including the Code of Ethics as stated in the Personnel Policy
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 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. 
  • Ability to use plan, organize and/or prioritize daily tasks and work activities; ability to work independently toward established goals.
  • Skill in supply management.
  • 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 library staff and the general public.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all library units; ability to work in a pleasant, professional and effective manner with patrons, staff, coworkers, other departments of the library.
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.
  • Physical ability to regularly operate a variety of 21st century library machinery and equipment; must be able move or carry objects or materials and to lift and place materials above head; must be able to exert up to 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 to 25 pounds force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of Medium Work.

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 necessary accommodations. The library is a drug-free workplace and may require drug testing 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 completed online ARLS job application at, including a resume and cover letter describing your qualifications for this position.  

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