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Library Shelver, Part Time

Library Shelver, Part Time: Tippecanoe County Public Library seeks detail-oriented individuals to shelve library materials and maintain shelf order. Must have excellent alphanumeric skills and be available to meet a schedule that includes evenings and weekends. This is an excellent opportunity for high school or college students. This is a part-time position with some evening and weekend hours required. Hourly wage $7.50/hr., 12-19 hrs/wk. Please submit a TCPL application, resume, three references and a letter of interest to: Human Resources Coordinator, TCPL, 627 South Street, Lafayette, IN 47901 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. TCPL is committed to equal employment opportunities. Applications are sought from all qualified people, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, Veteran status, national origin, or ancestry.

SHELVER: Apply Immediately
Starting Wage: $7.50/ hr, 12-19 hrs/week
Posting Date: 06/25/13
Closing Date: Indefinitely

DEPARTMENT: Circulation

FLSA: Not exempt

SUPERVISOR: Shelver Supervisor/Department Head


Reshelve library materials quickly and accurately and keep collection neat and orderly.


Shelve library materials
Sort items onto appropriate carts/shelves
Deal with disturbances and problem users
Understand the necessity of, and maintain, confidentiality of library use
Works cooperatively with other library departments and staff members
"Read" shelves
Shift books when necessary
Deliver items to departments within the library
Direct patrons to appropriate staff for assistance
Help prepare for opening and closing
Raise and lower the flag
Clear tables at closing
Inform patrons of closing
Clean up toys in youth room at closing
Empty book drops
Retrieve items from Bookmobile stacks
Work evenings and weekends
Other duties as assigned and/or required


Attending high school or high school graduate

Previous experience:
None required

Must be able to:

pay close attention to details
place library materials in correct order quickly and accurately
report to work on time
be cooperative and pleasant with patrons and staff
work with minimum supervision
follow instructions

None required


Must be able to:

lift and carry a minimum of 40 pounds
retrieve materials from shelves 6' high and stoop to retrieve materials from
shelving close to the floor
maneuver a book cart empty or full weighing as much as 200 pounds
work in areas with fluctuating temperatures caused by doors opening and
closing with people entering and leaving the building
work in a dry, dusty environment
work standing for up to 2 hours


Library book carts
Computer/automated system (keyboard and wands)

Approved by Library Board: 9/6/94
Revised: 3/4/97, 1/26/99, 5/25/04, 01/01/10

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