Library Circulation Assistant
Crystal Lake, IL 
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Job Description
Position Requisition

Job Title Library Circulation Assistant
Department Library
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Job Type Staff
Position Grade 6
Employee Type Part Time
Hiring Range Competitive salary and benefits package
Grant Funded No
Work Year 12 Months
Work Year-Other Information Fall and spring semesters, summer hours may vary
Typical Work Schedule
20 - 29 Hours | Scheduled hours of 3:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (during fall and spring semesters); and 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday during the summer semester. Flexible schedule to meet department needs, including days and evenings.
Bargaining Unit Eligibility Yes-Staff Council
Work Week Other
Work Week-Other Information Flexible schedule to meet department needs, including days and evenings.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Position Introduction
Position Summary
Provide friendly, courteous service to Library patrons and maintain Library circulation routines for resources and equipment in conjunction with established procedures.
Reports to Executive Director of Library
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
* Circulate library materials
* Process new library patron records, issue library cards
* Update and maintain patron records
* Refer library users to Reference Librarians for research assistance
* Assist users with photocopiers, library AV equipment, and computers
* Assist users in locating Library resources
* Maintain an orderly public services area by shelving, shelf-reading, shifting collections, cleaning, equipment maintenance, and moving furniture, as needed
* Collect and record Library fines and fees for overdue and lost Library materials; apply personal restrictions in the ERP, where applicable
* Collect money for printing and provide change for photocopiers
* Answer telephone inquiries
* Perform opening and closing procedures as scheduled
* Make sure library is secure (as part of opening and closing procedures, and ongoing during hours of operation) and request assistance from Campus Security, whenever necessary
* Prepare records, reports, and statistics related to circulation activities and public services on a regular, ongoing basis
* Maintain an inventory of circulation, reserve, and interlibrary loan supplies and forms; initiate orders/order requests and replenish supplies
* Process interlibrary loan requests in accordance with I-Share and interlibrary loan guidelines
* Process Reserve Materials
* Check in and maintain periodical holdings
* Work in conjunction with student workers and library volunteers
* Monitor the condition of library facilities and furnishings and report items that require attention to Executive Director of Library
* Process patron holds
* Assist with technical services projects (materials processing, deletions, etc.)
* Participate in the library inventory process
* Implement library policies and guidelines
* Update library signage (including hours signs) and library literature, as needed
* Create library displays
* Assume additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
Required Education High School graduate or equivalent
Other Required Qualifications
* High School diploma or equivalent
* Two years related experience or Library Technical Assistant (LTA) certificate/degree
* Previous work experience in a library setting preferred
Desired Qualifications
Skills and Specifications
* Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
* Ability to learn technological applications
* Typing, filing, telephone skills
* Ability to perform detail work
* Ability to communicate effectively
* Ability to use judgment in performing circulation duties
* Willingness to upgrade skills by attending on/off campus training sessions
* Maturity and sense of responsibility
* Ability to work under pressure
* Physical stamina, ability to pull, push, and safely lift 40 pounds unassisted
* Strong customer service skills
* Ability to manage multiple tasks
* Ability to work in a safe and secure work environment that may periodically have unpredicted requirements or demands
* Ability to use computers for data entry, word processing, and/or accounting purposes
* Commitment and respect for diversity
* Commitment to the College mission and goals
* Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specifications of the position
Location Main Campus

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See Nondiscrimination Statement for details.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2+ years
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