POSITION AVAILABLE - LIBRARY ASSISTANT, CATALOGING
Full-time
Salary + benefits
Applications accepted until position is filled

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION
Performs a variety of library work in acquisitions, cataloging and technical services on the online catalog
and physical collection. Assists the professional staff in the routine operation of a public library. Performs
other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  •  Reconciles shipments of materials with packing slips and book orders, and prepares items for cataloging
  •  Performs copy cataloging, updates holdings, and helps maintain the accuracy and timeliness of the online PINES catalog
  •  Conducts searches in a bibliographic utility source for MARC records
  •  Enters item records in online catalog. Checks items against OCLC database. Resolves issues with previously processed items
  •  Processes items, including creating spine labels, making and applying various stickers, wrapping books, stamping materials with appropriate markings and addresses
  •  Repairs items as necessary, and withdraws materials when necessary

REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES
Education
Required: High school diploma or equivalent
Preferred: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience
Preferred: Experience working in a library.
Certifications/Licenses
None required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  •  Good general personal computer skills required, including Internet searching, email, word processing and spread sheet applications. Specialized training will be provided.
  •  Good knowledge of the standard procedures, practices and equipment of a public library, and of English, spelling and arithmetic
  •  General knowledge of literature and other materials of interest to the public
  •  Must be detail oriented and have organized work habits
  •  Good oral and written communication and customer service skills
  •  Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact successfully with co-workers daily
  •  Ability to follow written and oral instructions in the performance of routine tasks
  •  Ability to develop a working knowledge of automated systems and related appropriate databases

Additional Requirements
Must work some evenings and Saturdays
Must be able to regularly lift boxes of books weighing up to 35 lbs.
Background check and drug screening required
References required

Applications are available online HERE or at any Lake Blackshear Regional Library System location.
CIRCULATION POSITION
Cordele-Crisp Carnegie Library
Part time circulation position. 17 hours/week. Must work some evenings and Saturdays. H.S. Diploma or GED and computer skills required. Background check/drug screening required. Minimum wage ($7.25). Applications available at any system library location or HERE We will begin to review applications Friday, September 16, 2022. The position is open until filled.

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The Lake Blackshear Regional Library (Americus) holds a subscription to BookPage, courtesy of the Sumter County Friends of the Public Library, and keeps current copies at the front desk. These are free to the public. Click here to go to the online BookPage.

Our Mission

The Lake Blackshear Regional Library System's mission is to provide organized access to information through various formats and meet educational, informational, recreational and cultural needs of the citizens of Crisp, Dooly, Schley and Sumter Counties, and to improve efficiency in operations.

The Crisp County Library Board meets at 4:00 PM on the first Thursday of January, April, July, and October at the library in Cordele.
The Dooly County Library Board meets at 4:00 PM on the third Wednesday of January, April, July, and October at the library in Vienna.
The Schley County Library Board meets at 5:00 PM on the second Monday of January, April, July, and October at the library in Ellaville. 
The Sumter County Library Board meets at 6:00 PM on the first Tuesday of January, April, July, and October at the library in Americus.
The Lake Blackshear Regional Library board meets at 6:30 PM on the third Thursday of February (in Dooly County), on the third Thursday of May (in Crisp County), on the third Thursday of August (in Sumter County), and on the third Thursday of November (in Schley County).

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