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Circulation Clerk II, Part Time

Circulation Clerk II, Part Time (20 hours per week): Tippecanoe County Public Library seeks a dynamic and detail-oriented individual to provide exemplary customer service at the checkout desk of the Downtown Library. Strong customer service and excellent computer skills required. This is a 20-hour position with some evenings and weekends required. It is a year-round position. High school diploma or equivalent required. Starting salary is $10.75/ hour with paid leave benefits. 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. . Job description located at the library website at: http://www.tcpl.lib.in.us/employment. 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 II

DEPARTMENT: Circulation

FLSA: Non-Exempt

SUPERVISOR: Department Head


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


Check library materials in and out
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
Register borrowers and enter patron information into the computer
Assist patrons with photocopiers
Answer main switchboard and handle circulation inquiries in the absence of the switchboard operator
Assist customers with their account problems
Prepare desk for opening and closing
Attend continuing education and/or professional programs
Know and apply library policies
Other duties as assigned and/or required
Must also be responsible for one or more of the following:

Mending books
Returned books belonging to other libraries
Hold Shelf Maintenance


High school diploma or equivalent

Previous experience:
None required
Clerk, page, or any basic library knowledge helpful

Must be able to:

Effectively ascertain and handle problematic situations
Work with an automated library system
Follow instructions
Communicate by giving clear and concise written and/or oral instructions
Delegate authority
Work without supervision
Organize and carry out own work
Carry out emergency procedures when necessary
Work under pressure
Pay close attention to details

Must be able to use word-processing and spreadsheet programs

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, which may have 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


Computer/automated system (keyboard and wands)
Book carts
People counter
Security system
Date due stamp

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