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Ohoopee Regional Library System

Position Title: Heritage / Montgomery County Librarian

 

Summary of job responsibilities This is a full-time exempt professional position responsible under the general direction of the Director.  Duties include planning, organizing and implementing public service programs for the Montgomery County Library in Mount Vernon and the Ladson Genealogical Library in Vidalia; this position would oversee all local history and genealogical services for the Ohoopee Regional Library System, including collection development, public relations, reference work and statistics.

Special working conditions Work in a library environment; sustained posture in a standing or seated position for prolonged periods of time; perform lifting, crouching and pushing; extensive keyboard usage; may travel to other locations.

Minimum qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science (M.L.S.) or equivalent from a program accredited by the American Library Association
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Have or be able to obtain a valid Georgia Driver’s license
  • Have or be able to obtain a license from the Georgia State Board for the Certification of Librarians.
  • Knowledge of the use of Internet software, MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access
  • Ability to operate and maintain computers and software.
  • Proficiency in OCLC, MARC, formats and library automation software programs.
  • Knowledge of and experience with common genealogical sources such as census records, telephone directories, military service records, newspapers, birth, death, marriage, and divorce records, tax records, cemetery lists, etc.

Position Responsibilities

  • Establishes monitors and evaluates overall program of service for Local History and Genealogy Services division;
  • Actively pursues the acquisition of materials of interest and significance to local history;
  • Cultivates partnerships and maintains effective relationships with local historical societies and other genealogical groups;
  • Preserves, repairs, and stores items in the collection in accordance with professionally accepted standards and practices;
  • Develops and delivers presentations to groups and organizations to promote the use of the genealogical and local history collections;
  • Evaluates and recommends the most effective methods of organizing and preserving local history and cultural items of interest;
  • Trains, counsels and supervises all staff that report to the position;
  • Compiles all monthly reports, statistical reports and annual reports and submits as required;
  • Prepares documentation and instruction materials for Library staff, volunteers and patrons;
  • Plans, manages and is responsible for smooth operation of all public service functions at the Montgomery County Public Library in Mount Vernon and the Ladson Genealogical Library in Vidalia including, supervision, reference, research, reader’s guidance computer and bibliographic instruction and delivery of information from printed, online and referral resources in a clear and timely manner;
  • Prepares, writes and provides statistical reports, news releases, quarterly newsletter and is responsible for writing grants for genealogy and public library needs.
  • Presents programs to public and businesses promoting the libraries.
  • Provides and supports leadership by displaying a high level of effort and commitment to performing work; operating effectively within the organizational structure; demonstrates trustworthiness and responsible behavior, and follows and interprets library rules, policies and procedures;
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading books, journals, literature, electronic conference courses, newsletters, and attending relevant seminars/conferences that benefit the library (as funds and time are available).
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Physical Demands

  • Lifting 75 lbs. maximum without the assistance of another person, frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Frequent bending, twisting and squatting
  • Ability to communicate orally in a clear manner.
  • Ability to distinguish sounds at various frequencies and volumes
  • Ability to distinguish people or objects at varied distances under a variety of light conditions.
  • Frequent sitting, walking and standing.
  • Must be capable of using hand(s) for repetitive single grasping, fine manipulations, pushing and pulling and operating controls.
  • Ability to withstand temperature and noise changes in the work environment.

Employment Application

Mail completed packet (application, cover letter, resume and reference) to

Attention Heritage Librarian Position

610 Jackson Street
Vidalia, Ga 30474

or email to asbellc@ohoopeelibrary.org

Open until filled.

 

Ohoopee Regional Library System

Position Title: Technology Assistant

Summary of job responsibilities This is a part-time position under the general direction of the Assistant Director.  Duties include assisting with the Region’s technology needs and related duties as assigned by the Assistant Director; these duties include working with children in Technology related programming each week as well as assisting with  the libraries’ computer/information systems network.

Hourly Rate: $7.50 an hour

Weekly Maximum Hours: 16 hours a week

Reports To: Assistant Director

 Special working conditions Work in a library environment; sustained posture in a standing or seated position for prolonged periods of time; perform lifting, crouching and pushing; extensive keyboard usage; may travel to other locations.

Minimum qualifications

  • Some school classwork in the area of computer science
  • Have or be able to obtain a valid Georgia Driver’s license and maintain an excellent driving record
  • Knowledge of the use of the Internet, TCP/IP networking, and MS Office suite including Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Ability to work independently and comfortable working with groups of children

Preferred qualifications

  • Good communication skills, technical competency, flexibility and eagerness to learn and share knowledge with others

Position Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement weekly programs in the Science Technology Engineering Art and Math room. Will require familiarity with the inventory of the room and working directly with children and families on guided projects. The programs will be implemented region wide  and at schools, so some travel may be required for special programs.
  • Visit branches on an as needed basis to do periodic checks on any issues and work on branches’ general computer maintenance needs;
  • Help maintain an inventory of all technology assets including information for serial numbers, purchase dates, initial cost, installed software and operating system, hardware specs, etc. for each item;
  • Assist and provide support to librarians providing public computing classes;
  • Assist patrons with technology questions;
  • Provide support to the Assistant Director in any technical service related projects or initiatives (book processing for branches)
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Who Should Apply

Energetic, self-motivated, and team-oriented individuals with excellent customer service skills and a working knowledge of computers and related technology.

We also highly recommend that you have an existing PINES card in good standing.

Employment application