Employment

Calhoun-Gordon Library:

There are currently no job openings. Please check back soon.

Chatsworth-Murray Library:

There are currently no job openings. Please check back soon.

Dalton-Whitfield Library:

Children’s Department Library Assistant (Part-Time, 17hrs)
YA Coordinator / Library Assistant (Part-Time, 17hrs)

Children’s Department Library Assistant

Part-Time (17 hours per week)
Position open until filled
Posted: August 25, 2015
Printable Children’s Department Library Assistant Job Description

To Apply:
.
No phone calls please.

Children’s Department Library Assistant Job Description

The Library Assistant at NGRL works some weekdays and Saturdays to include some evening hours. This employee is often the first person of contact for all aspects of branch library customer service.

Duties
Library Assistant duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Assists with opening or closing routines according to shift assignments; empties book drop
  • Electronically charges/discharges books and other materials to library customers via the library online computer system (PINES)
  • Distributes and receives books for PINES statewide Interlibrary loan through courier service and PINES online HOLDS processing
  • Registers patrons electronically via the library online computer system (PINES), updates and maintains patrons files in database
  • Assists customers in finding resources in the print collection via searching the PINES Library Online Catalog, writing down the Dewey Decimal Call numbers, and locating materials on the shelf.
  • Assists customers in the use of electronic resources, including the PINES online catalog and GALILEO Online Databases
  • Assists customers in the use of photocopier, microform equipment, genealogy room materials
  • Assists customers in the use of public computers, including the Internet and Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Places Holds on library materials for patrons via the PINES system
  • Monitors all public areas including rest rooms
  • May take on other responsibilities as delegated by the Public Services Librarian or Branch Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service with a diverse public
  • Skill in meeting and working effectively with the public in a library setting, maintaining appropriate demeanor and pleasant outgoing attitude
  • Ability to communicate clearly, answer the phone, record messages and respond appropriately
  • Ability to operate PINES automated library system, and electronic reference tools (including GALILEO)
  • Working knowledge of Dewey decimal system, general organization of library materials
  • Ability to push loaded book trucks up to 100 pounds and carry loaded mail cartons up to 35 pounds
  • Ability to stand and be on feet several hours at a shift shelving library materials or assisting patrons
  • Ability to meet the schedule of the job
  • Ability to use and instruct others using Windows-based software including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point; Internet searching; and general computer use to include searching the online catalog of resources

Education
Minimum Qualifications:
High School or GED Certificate Required and library and/or computer volunteer or work experience an advantage

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree and/or library experience
  • Bilingual

TRAINING, SUPERVISION, AND EVALUATION

Training, supervision, and evaluation are provided by the Public Services Librarian or Branch Manager. The library assistant must be capable of reasonable maturity and self-direction in performing duties and assuming responsibilities based on assigned tasks.

Work Environment

The library assistant will generally work indoors. Some of the time is spent at the front desk checking patrons in and out. Some of the time is spent on the library floor pushing the library book truck; shelving library materials; assisting library patrons at the computer terminals with software, Internet, research, the online catalog, and genealogy. Some tasks may require bending, stretching, reaching and possibly lifting boxes up to 35 lbs.

To Apply:
.
No phone calls please.


YA Coordinator / Library Assistant

Part-Time (17 hours per week)
Position open until filled
Posted: August 13, 2015
Printable YA Coordinator / Library Assistant Job Description

To Apply:
.
No phone calls please.

Ya Coordinator / Library Assistant Job Description

The Young Adult Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of library service to the teen population at the Dalton-Whitfield branch library under the supervision of the Public Services Librarian. This employee will develop, coordinate and perform library programs for Dalton-Whitfield County teen patrons emphasizing services that respond to teen needs and interests and lead the Teen Advisory Group. The coordinator will play a lead role in advocating teen and school services, and actively participate as a liaison with schools and other agencies serving the same population. The Library Assistant works some weekdays and Saturdays to include some evening hours. This employee is often the first person of contact for all aspects of branch library customer service.

Duties
YA Coordinator/Library Assistant duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Develop, implement, and present programs for teens in the Dalton-Whitfield County Library
  • Plan and implement an exciting Summer Reading initiative for teens
  • Assists in promoting and publicizing teen events and the library as a whole
  • Maintains and reports statistics related to youth/teen services as required to the Public Services Librarian
  • Attend regularly scheduled Youth planning meetings and workshops, webinars, and training as approved by the NGRL Library Director
  • Establish and maintain a relationship with Dalton City and Whitfield County Schools
  • Select materials appropriate for the YA collection based on community need within given budget
  • Work with other Librarians to weed the YA collection as appropriate on a regular basis following the library’s Collection Development Policy
  • Assists with opening or closing routines according to shift assignments
  • Assists circulation as needed
  • Assumes additional responsibilities and performs special projects as needed or directed

Education
Qualifications:

  • High school diploma and library and/or computer volunteer or work experience an advantage
  • College degree and/or relevant experience in library and/or media centers, education, Middle or High School level youth work/experience desired
  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program and/or library teen programming experience preferred

Skills Required
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

  • Bi-lingual preferred
  • Knowledge of teen literature
  • Knowledge of teen’s needs and interests
  • Basic knowledge of children’s literature
  • Skill and comfort level speaking in front of groups
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently or with a group
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service with a diverse public
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of library system policies and procedures
  • Ability to communicate clearly, answer the phone, record messages and respond appropriately
  • Working knowledge of Dewey decimal system, general organization of library materials
  • Above average computer skills (Must use to create reports in excel, advertising in publisher, etc.)
  • Competence to use and instruct others in electronic sources and reference formats
  • Aptitudes and skills in public library programming for children and teens
  • Ability to meet the demands of the job schedule, including Monday-Friday, evenings and Saturdays

Computer skills:

  • Daily use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Use of Automated Library Systems (PINES) and Online Databases (GALILEO)
  • Use of Networks, Internet Browsers
  • Computer Troubleshooting

Customer-service skills:

  • Outgoing, friendly
  • Polite, patient
  • Service oriented, eager to help

Training, Skills, and Evaluation

Supervision and evaluation of this employee are provided by the Public Services Librarian during the 6 month trial basis and then annually each May. Specific training may be offered by members of the professional team from the regional system and Georgia Public Library Service. The employee is expected to be self-directed on day-to-day performance level.

Physical Demands

The nature of this work requires an ability to lift boxes and crates of books of up to 35 lbs and push filled wheeled book carts. This employee must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time and reach above head, stoop, sit on the floor, and otherwise participate in physical activities with youth.

Working Conditions

Work is typically performed in a climate controlled library, but sometimes requires outdoor activities in parks, recreation centers, or other locations due to the nature of the programs being conducted. This position requires local travel to schools, councils, clubs or organizations to solicit support/donations, and attend meetings and/or training sessions.

This position description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of the Library. Since no position description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder’s responsibility.

To Apply:
.
No phone calls please.

Northwest Georgia Regional Library System is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. NGRL is a drug free work environment.

No phone calls, please.

Share

Comments are closed.