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Library Assistant: Teen Services (TE-05); Athens-Clarke County Library, Athens, GA

Position Library Assistant: Teen Services (TE-05); Athens-Clarke County Library, Athens, GA
Status Part-time; hourly; no benefits available
Hours 19 hours per week; requires some nights and weekends
Salary $10.00 per hour
Application Deadline Open Until Filled

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

 Position Summary

Do you like working with teenagers? Athens Regional Library System is hiring a Library Assistant for the Athens-Clarke County Library Teen Services Department. Athens Regional Library System is committed to our Vision:  Engaging Communities, 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 diverse community, respectful, committed to excellence and welcoming.  

This position works as part of the Teen Services Team to oversee daily activities, engage after-school teens in projects and programs in the library’s Teen Area, and to plan and provide appealing, meaningful programming for teen-aged patrons. This position performs front-line services to patrons of all ages, along with other routine, supportive duties.  This position requires 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 Teen Services Coordinator.

Minimum Training and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent required, with a college degree or college experience preferred.  At least one year experience working with the public is required, with library experience and experience 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 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 and schedule may change in the future.

  • Provides direct customer assistance to patrons of all ages, but especially to teens.
  • Oversees, monitors, and directly addresses activities and behavior of teen patrons at the library; 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 library patrons with computer activities, including catalog, database, Internet searching, and printing.
  • Works with other department staff to create and present age-appropriate programs for teens.
  • Provides support in many areas of daily library operations, including basic department maintenance; organizing and re-shelving materials; performing basic office duties.
  • Must independently manage and operate Teen Department during night and weekend work assignments, including following established opening and closing procedures.
  • Meets System expectation to participate in at least two approved off-site outreach programs each year.

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 basic library operational principles and practices and application of ARLS policies, procedures, and activities.
  • 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.
  • Ability to organize and shelve library materials quickly and efficiently.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and skill in providing efficient, positive, and professional customer service to patrons of all ages, and especially to teens.
  • Knowledge of teen literature and media.
  • Aptitude for creative projects such as displays, crafts, and decorations.
  • Ability to keep up-to-date with popular culture and technological advances that interest teens.
  • Ability to handle a busy public service desk and to address behavior issues.
  • Ability to remain calm under busy, stressful conditions.
  • Ability to work independently within established guidelines, and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work with people with tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate successfully with patrons and staff.
  • Personal computer proficiency and the ability to use, understand, and assist patrons with various computer applications.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize assignments and activities.
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.
  • Physical ability to regularly operate a variety of machinery and equipment including computer, telephone, materials handling systems, copiers, printers, and audio/visual equipment; must be able to 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 of force 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.

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