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Library Assistant (FL-04); Franklin County Libraries / Lavonia-Carnegie Library, Lavonia, GA

Position

Library Assistant (FL-04); Franklin County Libraries / Lavonia-Carnegie Library, Lavonia, GA

Status

Part-time; hourly; non-exempt

Hours

12 hours per week; requires afternoon, evening and some weekend hours

Salary

$8.00 per hour

Application Deadline

Open until Filled

Bilingual skills (English and Spanish) preferred but not required.

Purpose and Scope

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 Athens Regional Library System is hiring a Library Assistant to work for the Franklin County Libraries at the Lavonia-Carnegie Library. The System will hire an individual committed to offering the very best library service to the community, an employee who consistently looks for ways to excel and improve. We seek an enthusiastic, innovative, and flexible team player who proactively searches for opportunities to make public library services relevant to all residents of Franklin County.

This part-time position provides front-line services, including materials circulation, to patrons in the library and performs other routine, supportive duties. This position requires a positive customer service attitude, dependability, tact, knowledge of library policies and procedures, and the ability to work as part of a team. The ability to start, finish, or pick up work projects at various points, without direct supervision, is vital. This position reports directly to the Franklin County Libraries Manager.

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 preferred. A combination of education, training, and experience that provides requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position may also be considered.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following are normal, but not exclusive or all-inclusive, expectations for this job. Other duties of a similar nature may be required & assigned, & job assignments may change in the future.

  • Provides direct customer service to library patrons, assisting with their information questions and readers’ advisory and circulation needs.
  • Assists and instructs library patrons in computer activities, including using the library’s catalog and databases, the Internet, and basic personal computing programs.

  • Provides support in many areas of daily library operations, including opening and closing the library; basic facility cleaning and maintenance; organizing and re-shelving materials; accepting fees and fines; routing holds, loans, and information; materials processing; recording statistics; performing basic office duties.
  • May be asked to work with other staff to plan, implement, and present public programs and classes for all ages and to create displays, exhibits, and bulletin boards.

  • Upholds all library policies, including the Code of Ethics as stated in the Personnel Policy.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Meets System expectation to participate in at least two approved off-site outreach programs each year.
  • Meets System expectation to complete at least 10 hours of approved work-related training activities during each year of employment.

Supervisory Responsibilities  

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Skill in upholding the library’s core values; ability to provide external and internal service that is welcoming, committed to excellence, inclusive, and respectful and that supports the community and co-workers.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and skill in providing customer service to patrons of all ages as well as to co-workers.
  • Personal computer proficiency and the ability to use, understand, and assist patrons with various computer applications.
  • Knowledge of PINES; ability to use the library's automated system and the ability to assist public and other library staff in its use.  
  • 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 and library resources support, including ability to collect cash money and make correct change mentally.
  • Aptitude for creative projects such displays, crafts, decorations, and publicity.
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.
  • Physical demand requirements are those of Light 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.