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Information Specialist-Cumming Branch

Posted by: Forsyth County Public Library

Posted date: 2017-May-01

Location: Forsyth County Public Library

The Information Specialist is a front-line customer service position. It provides information and readers advisory services to patrons of all ages, using electronic & print resources to meet patrons information needs. It provides circulation services to patrons, assists in collection maintenance, assists in conducting library programs, and performs a variety of support tasks.
Job Title Information Specialist-Cumming Branch
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Forsyth County Public Library
Salary $15.04/hours (MLIS higher)
Certification Required? No
City Cumming
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Part-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Qualifications SCHEDULE: Part-time, 20 hours per week. Work schedules will vary and flexibility is required.
The library is open 7 days/week, and staff are scheduled on any day of the week.
Schedule includes a combination of daytime hours, evening hours, and rotating Saturdays and Sundays.
Applicants will only be considered if they can meet this flexible schedule as an ongoing requirement.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelors degree. Broad base of knowledge in a 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 troubleshooting skills to assist patrons with computer actions & applications. Strong interpersonal & verbal communication skills.

Preferred Requirements: Masters degree in Library Science (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-1709, Forsyth County Public Library, 585 Dahlonega Street, Cumming, GA 30040.
Deadline: May 16, 2017. Questions: (or call 678-513-9372).
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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

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