Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities


Applications for Front Desk Clerk positions are accepted at all times and will be considered at the next hiring period.


20-30 hours per week

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Perform searches and update patron and/or item records
  • Check in, check out, reserve, and request library items in accordance with the library’s established policies and procedures
  • Clean, reshelf, shelf-read, and shift physical collection as needed
  • Administer new library cards in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Answer telephone calls, take messages, and notify patrons by phone when appropriate
  • Use register system to collect fines due on patron accounts
  • Inspect materials returned for damage and/or missing components
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all patrons
  • Assist in opening or closing the library as needed
  • Clean any and all rooms of the library
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Previous experience in customer service preferred
  • Prior experience working in libraries a plus
  • Strong grasp of the English language
  • Ability to handle money and credit card transactions

Applications for interested applicants are available at the library or downloaded. Return applications at the library’s circulation desk or send to fisherpubliclibrary@gmail.com


The Wetlands at E.G. Fisher Public Library was created to serve several functions: flood mitigation, wetland reclamation, stream bank restoration, and outdoor classroom space. In this educational environment, wetland visitors have the opportunity to become more environmentally aware and to gain a new appreciation for natural areas.



Wetlands - E. G. Fisher Library

Wetlands - E. G. Fisher Library

Wetlands - E. G. Fisher Library

Wetlands - E. G. Fisher Library

Wetlands - E. G. Fisher Library

Wetlands - E. G. Fisher Library

The pictures above were taken in 2014. Hopefully some day soon we will be able to do some much needed landscaping to our wetlands and update our pictures.

McMinn County Library Board

E.G. Fisher Public Library is governed by the McMinn County Library Board. Members of the McMinn County Library Board are appointed to serve by the Athens City Council and the McMinn County Commission. The McMinn County Library Board meets six times each year. All board meeting are open to the public . Meetings are held in the Community Room of E.G. Fisher Public Library, 1289 Ingleside Ave. Athens, TN.

The next McMinn County Library Board meeting is Monday, September 27, 2021, 6:00pm

Future Meetings:

Monday, November 22, 2021, 6:00pm

Monday, January 24, 2022, 6:00pm

Monday, March 28, 2022, 6:00pm

Monday, May 23, 2022, 6:00pm

Monday, July 25, 2022, 6:00pm

Meeting Recordings

March 22, 2021 Meeting Recording


Passcode: h8?Ef%7A

January 25, 2021 Meeting Recording: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/DkF_4aCyYSFL60FqLeQ5APqOZm9K6hG64FtE7sakHL3buvDY2zCCl-3P_lnJo6y0.m4_o3hBcevxF-yAX

Passcode: 1y1zN&k*

November 23, 2020 Meeting Recording: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/cabkLElfMuZMJRXUVmVUO-mlkZZj0RHDR_enBWnZeH-kEjKGbNFVzHYxrTIBnXir.Y4WUMhsQ53zjjikg

Meeting Minutes

Library Policies and ByLaws

All E.G. Fisher Public Library Policies are approved by the McMinn County Library Board.

Mayfield Family Art Gallery

Mayfield Family Art Gallery

Local Artist of the month: Barbara Ensley

The Community Artists League maintains rotating exhibits in the Mayfield Family Art Gallery, an area of the Library given by the Mayfield family to showcase the work of local artists. Visit the Mayfield Art Gallery any time during the Library’s hours and view the variety of works from these talented individuals.



Our Mission

The E.G. Fisher Public Library builds community, offering all people in McMinn County a full range of resources needed to live, learn, govern, and work.

The library is a dependable source of reliable information and of challenging ideas that enlighten and enrich.  The library offers materials in many formats that enhance leisure time and expand our knowledge of our world.  The library encourages the love of reading and the joy of learning and offers the assistance people need to find, evaluate, and use electronic and print information resources that help us live successful and rewarding lives. 


Helpful Information

Computers at the Library

Computer Use

The Library offers computers for the public to use. All computers are connected to the internet and feature Microsoft Office. We are happy to assist you as time permits. Staff is limited in the ways computer assistance can be offered. We offer one-on-one tech assistance classes upon request. Patrons can request an alcohol wipe to clean computer hardware before use.

You must present your own library card at the circulation desk. If there are no fines present on your account, you will be given an access code for a public computer. If you do have fines present we will ask you to pay a minimum of $2.00 toward the fine. If you do not have a library card you must present a valid photo ID.

If you do not have a valid photo ID or your library card has been barred due to lost items, you are still welcome to use a 15 minute public computer.

Printed black and white copies are $0.25 per sheet. Color copies are $0.50 per sheet.

Read E.G. Fisher Public Library’s Library Internet Policy before signing in for an Internet session. All patrons agree to abide by the Library’s Acceptable Internet Use Policy, which can be found in its entirety at the Reference Desk.

Boat Safety Exam

We also can administer the boating safety internet exam. You will need to purchase a Type 600 Boat Safety Exam Permit (sold at Walmart, Bass Pro Shops, etc.) and bring it and your I.D. to the library. We will get you on a computer and proctor the TWRA Boating Safety Exam. The exam is 60 questions and you must get at least 48 correct to pass. The system allows for two test sessions per day per student. If you fail the test, you can review the missed questions and try once more in a 24 hour period. If you pass the exam, Congratulations! You will get a temporary pass until your permanent one comes in the mail within 2-3 weeks.