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Library Assistant: Children’s Programming Specialist (FR-02); Franklin County Libraries / Royston Public Library, Royston, GA 30662

Position

Library Assistant: Children’s Programming Specialist (FR-02); Franklin County Libraries / Royston Public Library, Royston, GA 30662

Status

Part-time; hourly; non-exempt; with limited optional benefits

Hours

19 hours per week; requires nights and weekends

Salary

$8.00 per hour

Application Deadline

Open until Filled

 

Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills preferred.

 

Position Summary

The 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 an experienced, responsible, creative, and enthusiastic individual who embraces and thrives in an active, fast-paced, culturally diverse environment.

This part-time position provides front-line services to patrons in the library, performs other supportive duties, and develops and presents library programs for the public (currently children’s programs). This position requires dependability, tact, and a positive customer service attitude. The ability to start, finish, or pick up work projects at various points, without direct supervision, is vital. Creativity, high energy, and ability to present to a group are essential. Position reports to the Franklin County Library Branch Manager. Some evening and weekend hours will be required.  

Minimum Training and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent required, with college degree or college experience preferred.  At least one year experience working with the public is required, with library experience and experience working with children preferred. A combination of education, training, and experience that provides requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position may also be considered. 

Essential Job Functions

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.

  • Provides direct customer service to library patrons, assisting with their information, readers’ advisory, and circulation needs.
  • Provides support in many areas of daily library operations, including (but not limited to) opening and closing the library; basic facility maintenance; organizing and re-shelving materials; accepting fees and fines; routing holds, loans and information; materials processing; recording statistics; performing basic office duties.
  • Upholds all library policies, including the Patron Responsibilities and Conduct statement; monitors and responds to safety and security of library patrons and campus; reports situations according to outlined procedures.
  • Assists and instructs library patrons in computer activities, including using the library’s catalog and databases, the Internet, and basic personal computing programs.
  • Develops, promotes, and implements library programs for children or other audiences, communicating all plans and program feedback to Branch Manager.
  • Works with Branch Manager to plan for expanding Children’s Services in ways such as contacting schools and conducting outreach activities.
  • Assists Branch Manager with materials collection maintenance, particularly in the children’s collection.
  • Prepares print and online notices, flyers, monthly calendars, and other publicity information for approval by Branch Manager.
  • Oversees Children’s Garden and apiary.

Supervisory Responsibilities  

  • May oversee operations of the library in the absence of the Branch Manager, being responsible for opening and closing the library.
  • May train and oversee library volunteers as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of customer service principles and skill in providing customer service to patrons of all ages, as well as to co-workers.
  • Skill in public speaking and program presentation techniques appropriate to the targeted audiences.
  • Knowledge of children’s, teen, and adult literature.
  • Familiarity with various social media platforms
  • Knowledge of basic library operational principles and practices and application of ARLS and branch policies, procedures, and activities.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with the public, co-workers, and supervisor.
  • Skill in using and understanding personal computers, programs, and the Internet for performing required duties and in assisting patrons with common computer applications and techniques.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to plan and prioritize assignments and activities.
  • Aptitude for creative projects such displays, crafts, decorations, and publicity.
  • 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.
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.
  • 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 www.athenslibrary.org, including a resume and cover letter describing your qualifications for this position.