East Georgia State College
Swainsboro, GA, US
5d ago

Regular or Temporary Employment Regular Position End Date (if temporary) Position Description Position Title Librarian Position Number Job Description Summary

This position is responsible for providing reference, instruction and circulation services to students, faculty and staff.

Major Duties

  • Provides face-to-face and electronic reference services for faculty, staff, students, and the general public, including some evening and weekend hours;
  • maintains quality public relations, advising patrons of library programs, procedures, and policies.

  • Participates in the design, implementation, maintenance, and assessment of library instruction for the college, including, but not limited to, delivering presentations in classroom settings, demonstrating the use of library sources and techniques, library tours, and workshops.
  • Develops and produces research guides, tutorials, and other instructional materials in a variety of formats.
  • Collaborates with faculty on assignments and integration of information literacy into the college curriculum.
  • Performs circulation desk duties; checks materials in and out; collects library fines and other fees.
  • Assists with collection development and the preparation of library reports.
  • Performs basic cataloging and copy-cataloging of materials, updating existing records.
  • Serves on committees and task forces within the EGSC Library, EGSC campus, and Library Associations.
  • Maintains membership with appropriate Professional Associations.
  • Performs other tasks and related duties as assigned by the Library Director.
  • Knowledge Required by the Position

  • Knowledge of best practices and standards in information literacy and library instruction.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging library technologies and trends.
  • Knowledge of reference resources and research techniques.
  • Knowledge of database and online reference sources including internet, computer applications and library software.
  • Skill in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the work of personnel.
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.
  • Skill in the preparation of clear and precise reports.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Advanced computer skills and the ability to troubleshoot computer problems.
  • Ability to set priorities and compete projects independently and as a member of a team.
  • Flexibility and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Supervisory Controls

    The Library Director assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.


    Guidelines include EGSC Library policies and procedures, American Library Association standards and guidelines, and college policies and procedures.

    These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.

    Complexity / Scope of Work

  • The work consists of varied library-related duties. Work at this level involves a variety of highly specialized tasks with many details to monitor and manage as well as multi-
  • tasking. While guidelines are available, the librarian must rely on advanced education and training, experience, and specialized research skills to maintain a high level of quality service to patrons.

    The librarian has constant contact with library patrons in person, by email, by telephone, and via chat.

  • Work may be performed in public service areas that are busy, sometimes noisy, and with frequent interruptions.
  • The purpose of this position is to provide library services to students, faculty, staff and other library patrons. Success in this position contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of library operations.
  • Contacts

  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, other library professionals, vendors, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to provide services, to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, or to motivate or influence persons.
  • Physical Demands

  • The employee occasionally lifts light objects.
  • The employee must be able to walk, sit, stoop, reach, stand, talk, and listen. The employee must also be able to assist patrons by retrieving library materials from the stacks quickly and easily.
  • The work is typically performed in the library.
  • Supervisory and Management Responsibility

    This position has direct supervision over Library Associate (1), and the Library Assistant (1) in the Library Director’s absence.

    The position may supervise assigned part-time student workers.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • One year of related experience working in an academic library.
  • Preferred Qualifications Posting Detail Information AA / EEO Statement

    Individuals who need reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at 478-

    289-2035. Deaf and Hard of Hearing callers may access our campus phone numbers by utilizing your state relay service (such as the Georgia Relay Service) or by utilizing Video Remote Services.

    East Georgia State College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Tobacco-free Institution, Federal law requires ID and employment eligibility verification prior to employment.

    Georgia is an Open Records state. East Georgia State College (EGSC) is an associate and baccalaureate degree granting, residential, liberal arts state college of the University System of Georgia, providing its students access to both academically transferable programs of study, collaborative programs in occupation-

    related fields, and targeted baccalaureate level degrees. East Georgia State College is accredited by the University System of Georgia, providing its students access to academically transferable programs of study, collaborative programs in occupation-

    related fields, and targeted baccalaureate level degrees. East Georgia State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.

    Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of East Georgia State College.

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