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Library Circulation Clerk, Part Time

Library Circulation Clerk, Part Time: Tippecanoe County Public Library seeks a dynamic and detail-oriented individual to provide exemplary customer service at the checkout desk of the Downtown Library. Must be available weekends and some evenings. High school diploma or equivalent required. Salary: $10.00/hr. 12-19 hrs/week. This is a year-round position. 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. . 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.

POSITION TITLE: Circulation Clerk

DEPARTMENT: Circulation

FLSA: Non-Exempt

SUPERVISOR: Department Head

SALARY SCHEDULE CLASSIFICATION: Clerk

JOB OBJECTIVE:
Check out library materials and maintain a cordial, pleasant, business-like manner.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Know and apply library policies
Understand the necessity of, and maintain, confidentiality of library use
Check items in and out
Deal with disturbances and problem users
Register borrowers and enter patron information into the computer
Search shelves for overdue items
Answer main switchboard and handle circulation inquiries
Assist with donated books
Assist customers with account problems
Assist patrons with library equipment
Operate cash register
Work cooperatively with other library departments and staff members
Work evenings and weekends
May attend continuing education and/or professional programs
Other duties as assigned and/or required

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:
High school diploma or equivalent

Previous experience:
None required

Skills:
Must be able to:
Work effectively with patrons and staff
Work under pressure
Perform several tasks simultaneously
Work with automated circulation system
Follow instructions
Work without supervision
Assist in implementation of emergency procedures
Organize own work

License/certification:
None required

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

Must be able to:

Work under pressure
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
Work in a dry, dusty environment

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT & WORK AIDS:

Computer/automated system (and peripherals)
Telephone
Book carts
Typewriter
Security system
Photocopiers
Cash register

Approved by Library Board: 9/6/94
Revised: 3/4/97, 9/5/06, 01/01/10, 10/19/10

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