Volunteer Information

 

The Lake Blackshear Regional Library System welcomes and encourages members of the community to volunteer their time and talents to enrich and expand library services. 

Volunteers are recognized by the public as representatives of the library and are expected to conform to the same work and behavior code as employees.  Volunteers shall have access to staff restrooms, lounge and work areas.   

A volunteer shall be considered as any individual, 17 or older, who assists with work done at the Lake Blackshear Regional Library System, without remuneration.  Exceptions to the age requirement may be made by the Library Director. 

Volunteers under 17 must have written permission from a parent or guardian to volunteer at the library.  Volunteers are selected by the library staff, assigned a supervisor, evaluated, and retained as long as their services are needed.  Both the volunteer and the Lake Blackshear Regional Library System have the right to terminate the volunteer’s association with the Library at any time, for any reason, with or without cause. 

Volunteers may be used for special events or projects, or on a regular basis to assist staff.  Services provided by volunteers will supplement, but not replace, regular services, and volunteers will not be used in place of hiring full- or part-time staff.   

Volunteers do not receive wages or benefits.  Friends of the Library and community service workers work under the same guidelines as other library volunteers. 

Volunteers may apply for paid positions under the same conditions as other outside applicants.  In accordance with labor laws and library policy, paid staff may not volunteer their services to the library except with written permission from the library director. 

The Lake Blackshear Regional Library System will not provide any medical, health, accident or worker’s compensation benefits for any volunteer. 

Volunteers will not be eligible to receive any worker’s compensation benefits for any injuries sustained while functioning as a volunteer.  

Approved by the Board of Trustees of the Lake Blackshear Regional Library System

August 19, 2004

 

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The Elizabeth Harris Library in Unadilla remains closed due to damage from the weather.
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USED BOOKMOBILE FOR SALE
The Lake Blackshear Regional Library is selling a 1993 Chevrolet bookmobile.
Basic specifications are:
Length: 21’ 10”
Width: 9’ 10”
Mileage: 115,897
GVWR: 10.500 – 11,800
Fuel: Gasoline
Fuel tank: 33 gallons

The bookmobile will be sold as is, with no guarantees or warranties. Sealed bids will be accepted until October 31, 2018 at 4:00 PM. Minimum bid is $500.00.

Sealed bids should be mailed or delivered to:
Anne Isbell, Director
Lake Blackshear Regional Library
307 East Lamar Street
Americus, GA 31709.

For more information or to inspect the bookmobile, call the library at 229 924-8091 X800 and ask for Anne. Please include contact information with your bid. No credit cards accepted. Check or cash only. Immediate payment expected. Bookmobile must be removed from library parking lot within a week of payment. Serious bidders only.

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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 Tuesday 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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