Librarian I, Information Services Weekends; Athens-Clarke County Library

Position Librarian I, Information Services Weekends (IS-04); Athens-Clarke County Library, Athens, GA
Status Part-time; without benefits
Hours Up to 24 hours (two weekends) per month; Saturdays 9-6, Sundays 2-6
Salary $11 - $13 per hour, depending on qualifications
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Summary

The Athens Regional Library system has an immediate opening at the Athens-Clarke County Library for a part-time weekend librarian to work two weekends each month. This is an ideal job for someone just starting in the library profession or for a retired librarian who wants to remain active in the field. The successful candidate will be a knowledgeable and enthusiastic team player with a strong commitment to public service. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Public Services.

Minimum Training and Experience

This position requires an MLS from an ALA-accredited university or current enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS program with knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position; or a bachelor's degree and two years' public library experience, or any combination of education, training, and experience that provides requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for the position.

Previous public library reference experience and bi-lingual ability (English-Spanish) is preferred but not required.

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 and work schedule are subject to change in the future.

  • Provides reference services to library patrons in person, by telephone, or online.
  • Provides computer assistance to patrons.
  • Handles and executes applications for U.S. passports.
  • 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.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of reference sources, both in print and online.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and skill in providing customer service to patrons of all ages.
  • Knowledge of general library principles and philosophy.
  • Knowledge of library practices and of ARLS policies, procedures, and activities.
  • Knowledge of PINES library catalog and library subscription databases.
  • Ability to answer questions, explain procedures, and enforce policies.
  • Ability to employ appropriate reference interview techniques to accurately determine and address users’ information needs.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and make independent and critical decisions using established practices and procedures.
  • Ability to keep up-to-date on library-related technology trends and developments, and to learn new technologies in a timely manner.
  • Ability to learn U.S. passport execution procedures and to clearly communicate those policies and requirements.
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.
  • Knowledge of readers’ advisory resources.
  • Ability to use, understand, and assist patrons with computer applications.
  • Ability to work with people with tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize assignments and activities.
  • Skill in using Office computer software, including Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of all normal and emergency library building procedures.
  • Physical ability to operate a variety of equipment including computer, telephone, copy machine, and audio/visual equipment.  Must be able move or carry objects or materials.  Must be able to exert up to 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 to 25 pounds force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those 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 to discuss potential necessary accommodations. The Library is a drug-free workplace and requires a pre-employment drug test and E-Verify employment eligibility approval.

Submit online ARLS job application, including a resume and cover letter describing your qualifications for this position.

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