Library Assistant (OB-05); Oconee County Libraries; Bogart Branch Library, Bogart, GA

Position Library Assistant (OB-05); Oconee County Libraries; Bogart Branch Library, Bogart, GA
Status Part-time; hourly; non-exempt; without benefits
Hours 16 hours per week; requires some night and weekend hours
Salary $8.00 per hour
Application Deadline 3/20/2019


Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills preferred.

Purpose and Scope

Athens Regional Library System, Georgia Public Library of the Year 2017, is hiring a Library Assistant for the Bogart Branch Library in Ocoee County. This part-time position works with other Library Assistants to provide front-line services to patrons in the library and performs other routine, supportive duties. The library will hire an enthusiastic, innovative, and flexible individual who proactively searches for opportunities to deliver quality library services that engage the community and exceed expectations. 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.  This position reports to the Bogart Branch Supervisor.

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 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.

  • Provides direct customer service to library patrons, assisting with their information questions and readers’ advisory and circulation needs.
  • 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.
  • Provides support in many areas of daily library operations, including 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.
  • Assists with patron use of meeting rooms according to policy and established procedures.
  • 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.
  • Correctly completes monetary transactions with patrons regarding fines, fees, and purchases.
  • Assists and instructs library patrons in computer activities, including using the library’s catalog and databases, the Internet, and basic personal computing and printing programs.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Understanding and knowledge of PINES and of the library's automated system; ability to assist public and library staff in using the systems.
  • Customer service skills to ensure all transactions are conducted in an efficient, positive, and professional manner, with every effort made to satisfy requests while upholding library policies.
  • Ability to handle a busy public service desk and to remain calm under demanding, stressful conditions; ability to exercise good judgment and make independent and critical decisions using established procedures and practices.
  • Personal computer proficiency and the ability to use, understand, and assist patrons with computer applications.
  • Knowledge of basic library operational principles, practices, and application of ARLS, Oconee County Libraries, and library consortium 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.
  • Ability to walk, climb, stoop, reach, bend, kneel, and crawl in order to handle and manage storage and retrieval of library materials and equipment. 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 requires a pre-employment drug test. Verification of identity and employment authorization through E-Verify will be required.

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