Staff by Department
Search GPLS

JOB SEEKERS! Follow Georgia Public Library Service on Facebook to keep up with news and trends in public libraries.


This is a list of job announcements for any type of library within Georgia and the Southeast.

Go back to the Job List

Information Specialist (Part-time 15 hours/week)

Posted by: Forsyth County Public Library

Posted date: 2017-Jan-09

Location: Forsyth County Public Library

Provides direct customer service to library patrons of all ages. Circulates through public areas & ensures patrons needs are met. Provides welcoming, professional impression of Library. Assists patrons in using self-service machines; promotes self-service options. Maintains composure in situations involving stressful conditions.
Provides information and readers advisory services to walk-in, telephone, and web-based patrons of all ages. Conducts reference interviews. Assists patrons in locating and selecting appropriate sources of information. Utilizes electronic & print resources to meet patrons information needs. Instructs patrons in utilizing resources. Provides readers advisory recommendations. Markets the librarys collection, services, and resources.
Provides circulation services to patrons. Maintains confidential patron and circulation databases of automated library catalog. Registers patrons for library cards. Enters and updates patron information in database. Checks out, renews, and checks in materials. Receives payments by cash, check or credit card. Places hold requests; maintains hold shelf.
Assists in collection maintenance and performs Library support tasks. Deselects (weeds) materials in designated areas. Alerts appropriate staff to gaps in the collection. Assists in marketing the collection to patrons. Conducts tours of the library. Develops displays. Prepares meeting room for use. Shelves & locates materials. Performs light cleaning duties. Performs opening/closing procedures; serves as keyholder.
Job Title Information Specialist (Part-time 15 hours/week)
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Forsyth County Public Library
Salary $15.04 per hour. Non-exempt
Certification Required? No
City Cumming
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Part-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications Minimum: Bachelors degree. Broad base of knowledge in variety of topics & interests. Knowledge of classic & popular authors for all ages. Experience in customer service, data entry, & handling cash. Strong computer skills (Windows, Office, email, Internet, databases, various electronic & print resources). Strong computer trouble-shooting skills to assist patrons with computer actions & applications. Strong interpersonal & verbal communication skills. Will consider other combinations of education & experience that provide required knowledge & skills.

Preferred: MLIS with Georgia Certificate of Librarianship.  Direct experience involving library reference services, information services, and/or circulation services. One or more years of experience working in a technologically progressive public library. Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills helpful.
Application Instructions Submit Cover Letter, Resume, & FCPL Application (available at or library information desk) to: HR Posting #E-1702, Forsyth County Public Library, 585 Dahlonega Street, Cumming, GA 30040. Deadline: January 23, 2017. Questions: (or call 678-513-9372).
Web Link
Special Notes Requires prolonged periods of standing & sitting, and frequent but intermittent periods of stooping, bending, walking, moving throughout the library, & pushing fully-loaded book carts & bins. Requires a high degree of manual dexterity & repetitive hand movement. Involves frequent lifting of light objects (e.g., individual books, reams of paper), occasional lifting of heavy items (tubs or boxes of library materials), & occasional use of pushing & pulling motions to move chairs, tables, or meeting room wall partitions. Must be able to independently lift or move a tub/container of library materials (which may weigh up to 40 pounds).

All offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing the appropriate background checks & drug screening.

FCPL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; religion; sex; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; uniformed service status; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; or any other legally protected category

National Library Job Sites

LibGig | Lyrasis