Circulation Assistant: Library Opener & Student
Library Services Assistant - Advanced
$16.04 - $17.00 per hour
Terms of Employment:
This position is responsible for hiring and training
Circulation/Access Services student employees It is responsible for
processing reserve materials requested by faculty. This position is
responsible for reliably opening the building and circulation desk,
Monday - Friday. This position is cross-trained in all areas of
Circulation/Access Services. This position functions under the
general supervision of the Head of Access Services.
Typical work schedule: 6:30am to 3:15pm Monday - Friday.
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50% A. Supervisor of Student Employees
Coordinator for student recruiting, interviewing, hiring,
scheduling, supervising, determining work priorities, informing of
procedural and policy changes, and evaluating student
20% B. Deliver quality patron Circulation Services
- Development and training of competent student staff.
- Responsible for projecting student employment hours based on
the annual budget; monitor payroll details.
- Regularly update student employee training materials and former
student employee files.
15% C. Responsible for providing quality and timely reserve
- Oversight of circulation activities to ensure quality services
at the Circulation and Reserve desk.
- Resolve patron circulation problems and make policy exceptions
- Instruct patrons on use of library equipment.
- Assist patrons with online catalog questions and general
10% D. Responsible for opening the building/preparing the
circulation desk 5 days per week
- Coordinate the daily workflow for physical reserve service at
Polk Library, process requested materials daily, ensuring they are
posted within 2 working days from the date of request, ensure
compliance with Polk Library’s copyright guidelines, compile
- Input and edit reserve material records, delete or archives
reserve records at the end of term, return material to owners
- Serve as the primary Polk Reserve resource person
5% E. Additional Duties
- Responsible for opening and inspecting the building on time, or
arrange for timely backup when necessary.
- Activate and test library exit security system.
- Set up online public access computers, circulation desk
- Responsible for checking all fire doors/exits daily.
- Participate in library meetings and in the development of
Access Services policies and procedures.
- Verify accuracy of community user applications; create and
update online patron records in the database.
- Regularly update staff position manual.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Knowledge of library systems, practices, and procedures
Ability to train and oversee student workers
Ability to function independently under general supervision, as
well as part of a team
Ability to perform multiple tasks and complete diverse projects
Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel basic functions to draft
correspondence, create reports, maintain statistics, etc.
Skill in problem-solving and decision-making
Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively, in written
and oral correspondence
Skill in consistently providing excellent customer service
while demonstrating a sensitive treatment of patrons and staff
Ability to be punctual and work assigned hours
Attention to detail
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and
1. Previous library experience
Applicants must submit the following documents using the online
Cover letter of interest addressing required and preferred
qualifications, resume, and three professional references with
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TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by July 18th,
2021, are ensured full consideration.
after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the
search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the
most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the
next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late
application materials may not receive consideration.
The position will remain posted until position has been
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broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women,
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work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates
must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time
of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment
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