LIBRARIAN I

Fulton County, GA - Atlanta, GA3.7

Part-time
UNCLASSIFIED VACANCIES IN THE ATLANTA-FULTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM

THIS RECRUITMENT WILL BE USED TO FILL PERMANENT, TEMPORARY AND PART-TIME POSITIONS

AREAS OF ASSIGNMENT:
ALPHARETTA, MECHANICSVILLE, NORTHSIDE AND OUTREACH

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA); supplemented by one year of work experience that shows an ability to maintain steady employment, preferably in a library related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job..

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess certification as a Professional Librarian issued by the State of Georgia; and may be required to possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license as required by area assignment.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all county or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.

Examination:
The examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience, accomplished by analysis of the application. Application must document that the applicant possesses the minimum knowledge, skills, education and experience as listed to be rated as qualified. If selected, an official, accredited college transcript is required, at time of employment, for all degrees/course work used to qualify for this position.

All applications must be completed in full before they are submitted. Please review all applications for accuracy and make all corrections before submittal because errors can result in not meeting the minimum qualifications. Additional information will not be accepted after applications are received by the Personnel Department.

: Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to perform duties related to conducting entry-level professional librarian activities. Responsibilities include providing library services, cataloging library materials, developing library programs, and serving as a primary source of information for library patrons. Additional responsibilities includes, organizing, leading, planning, directing and or implementing outreach services, programs, initiatives and presentations. This classification is distinguished from Librarian II in that this class performs general Librarian duties, whereas the latter performs specialized Librarian activities in addition to providing lead direction.

Essential Functions:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Provides customer service to Library patrons and the public: provides assistance and information related to library programs, services, materials, facilities, equipment, fees, procedures, or other issues; responds to questions and complaints related to library operations; researches problems and initiates problem resolution; greets visitors and directs to areas of library; assists patrons with various library services; assists patrons in requesting, selecting, and locating library materials; researches book titles, book availability, patron records, or related information.

Exercises discretion and limited authority regarding library programs, collections, and general operations: designs or assists in design and delivers programming to targeted readership; maintains records of program participation; assists in developing goals and objectives for area of specialty/assignment; recommends allocation of financial, staffing, equipment, space, and bibliographic resources necessary to meet goals and objectives; communicates goals, objectives, and policies to the public;

Assists in the maintenance of an assigned library section or collection as required: selects books, periodicals and/or audiovisual materials; evaluates publications for inclusion in collection; places orders for new material; identifies titles for cancelation, processes subscription orders and claims; discards unneeded materials; and catalogs library materials as required.

Leads, coordinates and/or provides daily work assistance to employees, volunteers, or community service workers: coordinates Library programs and daily work activities; and consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise.

Participates in inventorying archives as required: and assists with the development of archival procedures and the evaluation and classification of manuscripts and research materials as required.

Serves as a general reference resource for library patrons and provides assistance in locating research information.

Provides assistance to users with special needs and organizes materials for special programs.

Establishes and maintains relationships with community agencies and institutions: develops partnerships to enhance library system awareness and promote services; and serves as a community liaison for collection development.

Instructs patrons in use of various library systems/resources, including Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), Internet, and Dewey Decimal system: instructs patrons in use of indexes and databases to locate periodical literature; instructs patrons in use of various print, CD-ROM, and online periodical databases; instructs patrons in use of library computers, printers, software programs, network programs, and other library machinery/equipment; and conducts formal classes as assigned.

According to area assignment, may monitor computer laboratory: explains/enforces library rules for use of computers/Internet; performs basic maintenance and troubleshooting of computer systems and library equipment, which may include backing up data, clearing paper jams, or replacing paper, toner, or ribbons; coordinates service/repair activities as needed.

Processes inter-library loan requests from patrons: verifies whether material is in collection; identifies library which owns requested item; sends borrowing requests; receives/processes incoming material; and notifies patrons of availability.

Processes inter-library loan requests from other libraries: retrieves material from shelves or arranges for material to be sent from branch library; charges item to inter-library loan account on computer; packages material to be delivered; receives material back from borrowing library; discharges material from computer and returns to shelf; and completes internal/external documentation.

Performs all duties of subordinate Library personnel as needed: provides circulation services to patrons including checking/out materials and registering new patrons; repairs/mends damaged books and materials; processes new/donated materials; re-shelves and locates books and materials; restocks supplies; and performs general tasks related to operation and upkeep of the Library.

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, and correspondence, such as inter-library loan requests, schedules, meeting room calendars, statistical reports, order lists, book lists, library cards, receipts, paperback ledger, door count forms, voter registration forms, supply requisitions, time sheets, flyers, signs, or other documents.

Monitors inventory levels of equipment and supplies: initiates requests for new or replacement materials; recommends the purchase, lease or rental of equipment related to services in assigned area.

Operates various equipment associated with library operations, which may include an online card catalog, computer, printer, typewriter, microfilm reader, microfiche reader, overhead projector, slide projector, microphone, television, VCR, alarm system, security monitor, copy machine, facsimile machine, postage meter, bar code scanner, book cart, calculator, and telephone; maintains adequate supply of paper in equipment paper trays.

Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; utilizes word processing, database, networking, desktop publishing, e-mail, Internet, or other software programs.

Communicates with supervisor, employees, volunteers, community service workers, library patrons, other libraries, community organizations, government agencies, school/educational officials, school groups, the public, the media, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, resolve problems, or give/receive advice/direction.

Additional Functions:
Performs other related duties as required.

: Performance Aptitudes:
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria. Includes exercising discretion in determining actual or probable consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to work with and apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others to coordinate programs or activities of a project, and resolve typical problems associated with the responsibilities of the job.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; may include ability to compute discount, interest, and ratios; may include ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.

ADA Compliance:
Physical Ability : Physical requirement of standing, walking, lifting, carrying, climbing, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing and seeing. Requires medium work of exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

: It is the policy of Fulton County that there will be equal opportunity for every citizen, employee and applicant, based upon merit without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, genetics, disability or sexual orientation.