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Neat Desk

Part-Time Circulation/Reference Clerk

Job Functions

  • Performs circulation activities (including, but not limited to) checking in and out of library materials, registering customers, issuing library cards, and processing overdue.

  • Sorts and prepares books and other library materials for shelving.

  • Conducts or assists in basic to advanced research of books, periodicals, and other print materials to provide information to customers.

  • Operates various computer sources and various databases for basic to advanced research, retrieval, and dissemination of information to customers.

  • Provides various customer service-related information to library customers in a light to heavy customer service work environment.

  • Performs basic to elementary-level bibliographic and/or circulation functions.

  • Shelves and shelf read library materials.

  • Sorts and prepares materials for delivery.

  • Types and/or prints various information tracking records relative to the delivery of materials.

  • Prepares and/or processes returns.

  • Collects monies from customers for various services and fees.

  • Performs light housekeeping duties to maintain a neat work area and customer service environment.

  • Assists with materials and equipment preparations, registrations, and attendance of Summer Reading Program activities.

  • Assists with decorating and maintaining department/branch bulletin boards.

  • Performs other related work as required or directed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED) and ability to read, write, understand carry out written and oral instructions.

  • Must have reliable phone service and a current email address that allows messages to be received and answered.

  • Computer literate.

  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to lift, carry, and push a minimum of 25 – 30 lbs.

  • Ability to repeatedly reach above your head.

  • Ability to repeatedly bend, stoop, squat, and climb two to a three-level step ladder.

  • Ability to stand for varied and extended (2 ½ to 3 hours) periods.

  • Ability to sit for varied and extended (2 ½ to 3 hours) periods.

  • Ability to focus and remain attentive to detail while doing repetitive tasks.

  • Ability to work flexible, irregular, and varied work hours, including Saturdays, nights, and weekends.

  • Ability to withstand drastic changes in temperature and inclement weather.

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