Assistant, Circulation

Alcorn State University
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title

Assistant, Circulation

FLSA Status

Salaried Non Exempt

Posted Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

Employment Status

Full Time


University Libraries

Job Summary

The incumbent performs all functions at the circulation desk necessary for the efficient operation of the library.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • General knowledge of library policies, procedures and techniques
  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures
  • Ability to use MS Office Products, including Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Effective communication skills, verbal, written and interpersonal
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of direct supervision
  • Ability to plan, schedule and organize work
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks concurrently
Essential Job Functions
  • Supervises stack maintenance activities, assuring that all materials are shelved quickly and correctly
  • Coordinates and supervises the shifting of the collection when needed
  • Identifies and removes books to be mended, repaired or replaced
  • Assists in the supervision and training of student assistants
  • Charges out and checks in library materials
  • Shelves books and materials
  • Works closely with the Circulation staff to set up, control and maintain an orderly Reserve Book Collection
  • Supervises the Circulation Department in the absence of the Circulation Librarian or Circulation Coordinator
  • Works at Circulation Desk on rotational nights and weekends
  • Other related duties, as assigned

Bachelor’s degree in Office Management, Business or related area and
One (1) year of Public Service experience

Licensing and Certifications


Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas


Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds


Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds


Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds


Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds

Not Required

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds

Not Required


Not Required

Extended Work Hours


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Number of Vacancies




Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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Excellent Benefits Package

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
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