POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Part-time Circulation Assistant

Under general supervision, oversees circulation desk and responsibilities associated with position including checking books in and out, shelving, collecting fees, processing holds and answering patron questions about the library collection. The successful candidate may be required to assist at other branches as needed.

Position has flexible hours, but some evening and weekend hours are required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and knowledge of library automation and computer applications.

Preferred Qualifications (In addition to the minimum qualifications):

  • Prior library experience strongly preferred.
  • Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Good organizational and filing skills.
  • Ability to verbally communicate in person and on the telephone.

Physical Demands

The employee occasionally lifts or moves objects of a light to medium weight, up to 25 pounds. The ability to speak clearly, hear and understand at a normal conversational level is required. Work is typically performed in an office environment with intermittent sitting, standing, or walking in various settings. Full range of hand and finger motion is required for data entry purposes.

Salary/Benefits

Salary is commensurate with education and work experience.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, applications should be received by

May 11, 2018

Posted: April 11, 2018


Part-Time Reference Assistant

Under general supervision, oversees reference desk and responsibilities associated with position including answering patron questions about library collection, GALILEO, and computer troubleshooting. Assists patrons of all ages, including after-school students, with research. The successful candidate may be required to assist at other branches as needed.

Position has semi-flexible hours, but weekend hours will be required. The position is 17 hours a week.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and knowledge of library automation and computer applications.

Preferred Qualifications (In addition to the minimum qualifications):

  • Prior library experience strongly preferred.
  • Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a public library, to include knowledge of reference materials and online databases.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including proficiency in office applications, including Microsoft Office and open source equivalents.

Physical Demands

The employee occasionally lifts or moves objects of a light to medium weight, up to 25 pounds. The ability to speak clearly, hear, and understand at a normal conversational level is required. Work is typically performed in an office environment with intermittent sitting, standing, or walking in various settings. Full range of hand and finger motion is required for data entry purposes.

Salary/Benefits

Salary is commensurate with education and work experience.

 

Application Deadline

For best consideration, applications should be received by

May 11, 2018

Posted: April 11, 2018


Summer Digitization Internship

Salary: $10/hour for up to 200 hours, without benefits
Hours: Flexible schedule of 20-25 hours per week
Duration: Temporary, May 2018-July 2018
Deadline for applications: May 5, 2018

Purpose and Scope

The Twin Lakes Library System in Milledgeville, Georgia seeks highly-motivated, responsible applicants for a summer Digitization Internship fieldwork opportunity. This is a part-time, paid summer internship opportunity lasting from May-July 2018, for a total of 200 hours of work.

Intern work shall be conducted onsite at either the Twin Lakes Library System in Milledgeville, Georgia or at the Georgia Public Library Service offices in Atlanta, Georgia, as determined by the project needs and student’s location.

Accommodations will gladly be made for candidates completing the internship for course credit.

Minimum Education, Training, and Experience

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated desire to work with archival materials, will possess excellent communication skills, be detail-oriented, able to work independently, have fine manual dexterity, strong written and verbal communication skills, and strong experience using Windows-based applications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This position requires dependability, tact, knowledge of library policies and procedures, and the ability to work as part of a team. The ability to start, finish, or pick up work projects at various points, without direct supervision, is vital. Assignments will vary according to the individual project needs, and the intern may assist with other tasks as assigned.  All equipment and training will be provided by Georgia HomePLACE.

The Digitization Intern will:

  • Research the provenance of the journal;
  • Research any privacy restrictions and possibilities for redaction if required;
  • Scan images from the original document;
  • Edit images and perform quality control checks;
  • Record descriptive metadata and create a detailed record for the item;
  • Hand key transcription for full-text searchability, including script handwriting;
  • Create press releases and other promotional material;
  • Assist staff of the Twin Lakes Library System in designing and implementing public programs related to the themes and content of the digitized collection;
  • Prepare a report of work completed, including any reproducible training materials, and the completion of any work required by Clayton State for course credit.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of general library and archival principles and philosophy;
  • Computing proficiency, including the use of Microsoft Office applications;
  • Knowledge of basic library operational principles, practices, and application of TLLS policies, procedures, and activities;
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work with people with tact, patience, and courtesy;
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance;
  • Ability to learn metadata standards and schemas;
  • Ability to learn the technical process for making digital files publicly accessible;
  • Ability to read and interpret print, script, or cursive handwriting.

ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP

The Summer Digitization Internship program is a partnership between the Twin Lakes Library System, Georgia HomePLACE, and the Masters of Archival Science program at Clayton State University.

The Twin Lakes Library System’s mission is to improve and enhance the educational, cultural and recreational life of the communities served in order to increase the intellectual potential of the community. The System does this by promoting access to information, offering innovative programs and providing well-trained staff.

Georgia HomePLACE encourages public libraries and related institutions across the state to participate in The Digital Library of Georgia, an initiative of GALILEO. HomePLACE offers a highly collaborative model for digitizing primary source collections and is supported with Federal LSTA funds administered by IMLS through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

The Master of Archival Studies Program at Clayton State University provides students with a broad education in archival theory and practice. Graduates will master the core archival functions, of appraisal and description, arrangement and description, reference and access, outreach, preservation, and management of records in all formats, especially digital formats, in accordance with best practices, law, and professional ethics.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, applications should be received by

May 5, 2018

Posted: April 5, 2018

 


Public Relations Intern

Under general supervision, responsibilities associated with position includes:

  • Writing news releases and public service announcements to promote library programs and services.
  • Creating visually engaging graphic design items for the library, such as posters, fliers, and digital displays.
  • Shooting and editing photographs of library events.
  • Assisting with outreach at community events.
  • Communicating and working cooperatively with staff in all departments of the library.
  • Writing content for publication on the library's website and social media outlets.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will gain experience in writing news releases, graphic design, social media management and other public relations functions. The position is 10 hours a week.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications (In addition to the minimum qualifications):

  • Proficiency with AP Style for news releases.
  • Proficiency with graphic design software such as Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe InDesign.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms.
  • Personal computer proficiency with Office computer software and databases.
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.

Physical Demands:

The employee occasionally lifts or moves objects of a light to medium weight, up to 25 pounds. The ability to speak clearly, hear and understand at a normal conversational level is required. Work is typically performed in an office environment with intermittent sitting, standing, or walking in various settings. Full range of hand and finger motion is required for data entry purposes.

Salary/Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with education and work experience.

Application Deadline:

For best consideration, applications should be received by

April 25, 2018

Posted: March 20, 2018


Instructions for completing the employment application for all open positions

Applications will only be accepted for those position(s) which are currently open and advertised and must be received no later than the application close date. If applying for more than one position, list all positions for which you are applying for. “Any,” “Open,” etc. will not be accepted.

To be considered individuals must submit ALL of the following:

1. Application Application for Employment Link
2. Cover letter
3. Resume
4. Reference list with three (3) professional references. Include this list separately or as part of your Resume.

If emailing your application, please include “Employment Application” in the subject line. Also, electronic application submissions should have your name typed into the “Applicant Signature” field of the form.

General information about application follow-up, interviews, and employment:

Applicants are to be conscientious of the schedule for the position(s) for which they are applying. We suggest that job candidates arrive at least 10 minutes prior to their interview time and plan for about an hour to complete the interview process. Job candidates may be required to take a series of skills assessments dependent on the job they are being considered/interviewed for. This can involve putting books in order and aptitude assessments. All new hires are required to obtain a criminal background check prior to their first day of work. This expense is reimbursed by the System.

Positions are considered open until filled. Candidates must pass a criminal background check. Please submit a completed application, cover letter and resume to:

jobs@tllsga.org

OR

Twin Lakes Library System
151 South Jefferson ST SE
Milledgeville, GA 31061-3419

Position(s) contingent upon funding and allocation of position(s).

Twin Lakes Library System is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or citizenship status (except those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law).

Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the Twin Lakes Library System to provide equal opportunity employment on the basis of merit and fitness without discrimination because of gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

Drug-Free Workplace
The Twin Lakes Library System is a drug-free workplace. All job applicants and employees are subject to testing.

E-Verify
The Twin Lakes Library System uses E-verify in our hiring process. E-verify ID: 148095. Obtained 08/27/2008.

Volunteers

The System does not offer volunteer opportunities during the year. However, volunteer opportunities are available for the annual Library Fair. When available, registration for volunteering for this event is posted online. Thank you for your interest and willingness in helping your local library!

Disclaimer: The System does not accept applications when there are no open positions. Additionally, we only accept applications for the specific position that may be available at that time. When a position becomes available the information will be posted on this page and on our official social media outlets.