Library Assistant: Teen Programmming (FL-01); Franklin County Libraries / Lavonia-Carnegie Library, Lavonia, GA

Position Library Assistant: Teen Programming (FL-01); Franklin County Libraries (Lavonia-Carnegie Library, Lavonia, GA)
Status Part-time; hourly; without benefits
Hours 8 hours per week; requires night and weekend hours
Salary $8.00 per hour
Application Deadline August 19, 2019

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

Purpose and Scope

Athens Regional Library System is hiring a Teen Programming Specialist for the Franklin County Lavonia-Carnegie Library. We seek an enthusiastic, innovative, and flexible individual who proactively searches for opportunities to make public library services that engage the community and exceed expectations.

This position provides appealing, meaningful programming for teen-aged patrons, along with front-line services to patrons of all ages and other routine, supportive duties in the library. This position requires a person who can work in a busy environment, dependability, commitment to excellence, and a customer service attitude that exhibits the inclusive, respectful, and welcoming core values of the library. The ability to start, finish or pick up work projects at various points, without direct supervision, is vital. This position reports to the Franklin County Libraries Branch 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 public is required, with library experience  and expereience working with the teenage population 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 or level may be required as assigned and job assignments, including schedule and night and weekend hours, may change in the future.

    • Performs direct customer service to library patrons, assisting with the location and use of library services, materials, computers, resources, and related systems; assists library patrons with their information, readers’ advisory, and computer use needs.

    • Provides support in many areas of daily library operations, including (but not limited to) 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 including answering telephone.

    • 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.

    • Develops, creates, and implements engaging library programs for teen audiences, ages 11 –18; communicates all plans and program feedback to supervisor.

    • Works with schools to expand the reach of Teen services.

    • Creates and prepares effective public relations notices, posters, flyers, and monthly calendars for approval by supervisor.

    • Browses library journals, searches GALILEO databases, and seeks other materials related to library services and materials for teens.

    • Assists and instructs library patrons in computer activities, including using the library's catalog and databases, the Internet, and basic personal computing programs.

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and skills for 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.
  • Skill in public speaking and program presentation techniques appropriate to the targeted
  • Personal computer proficiency and the ability to use, understand, and assist patrons with
    various 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.
  • Knowledge of children's, teen, and adult literature.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to plan and prioritize assignments and activities.
  • Knowledge of basic office principles and skill in performing office support, including ability to collect cash money and make correct change mentally.
  • Aptitude for creative projects such displays, crafts, decorations, and publicity.
  • Knowledge of all normal and emergency library building procedures.
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.
  • Ability to walk, climb, stoop, reach, bend, kneel, and crawl in order to handle and manage storage and retrieval of library materials and equipment; this job also requires full use of sight, hearing, speech, and limbs. 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 30 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.

Submit online ARLS job application including a resume and cover letter describing why you feel you are qualified for this position.

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