Library Associate - Cartersville

Georgia Highlands College
Job Description
Job Description Summary

This position is responsible for managing the library’s periodicals collection.

Georgia Highlands is a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for the individual selected to grow with us. With a focus on employee wellness and development, the culture is warm and embracing, while the work is fast paced and challenging. Regular full-time staff, administrators, and faculty enjoy the abundant array of University System health, retirement, and other benefits which includes tuition assistance after six months of employment. Additionally, GHC is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information.

This is an excellent opportunity to impact the lives of literally thousands of students and their families.

Key Qualifications

• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with an associates degree
• Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years
• Willingness to learn library policy and procedures

Key Responsibilities

• Provides circulation, public service, and reference assistance to library patrons
• Performs opening and closing duties of the library
• Receives, processes, shelves and/or distributes library materials; maintains college library reserve and periodicals materials; updates related records; and creates bibliographic and serials control records
• Processes GIL Express and Intercampus Loan requests to and from the college
• Maintains and inventories office and library supplies, and communicates supply needs to Library administrative assistant
• Assists with collection development, in particular the poptitle collection
• Attends meetings, training sessions, workshops, and webinars
• Prepares periodicals for bindery; receives bound volumes and reviews for quality and accuracy
• Performs related duties

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of college policies and procedures
• Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures
• Knowledge of periodicals collection management techniques
• Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs
• Skill in the provision of customer services
• Skill in oral and written communication

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach unofficial transcripts.

Application Deadline

Position open until Filled and applications will be screened as received. First review of applicants will occur on November 15, 2018.

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