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Library Circulation Assistant


Herrin, IL


Herrin City Library

Date Posted:

November 8, 2017

Job Details: Position Title: Library Circulation Assistant
Position Type : Part time – PT  Pay Type : Hourly

Facilitate patron access to library materials, provide excellent customer service and offer a complete and thorough definition of Library policies. This includes lending Library materials according to the policies and procedure of the Library. Perform Circulation functions of check out, check in, renewal of library materials and collect fines. Utilize the scheduling module of the integrated library system to schedule materials and equipment for classroom use. Process credit card payments, schedule small group study rooms, and produce student ID cards.

Hours: Approximately 20 hrs/week, Monday – Friday, and some Saturdays.

Duties of Position:

  • Provide access to Library materials and equipment, serve as initial contact point for Library patrons. 
  • Assist patrons in locating materials.
  • Solve patron problems and issues based on thorough understanding of Library policies.
  • Place holds for requests for items from other Libraries.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education:


EXPERIENCE:  One year of customer service experience. Proficiency in written and spoken English.

EDUCATION: One year of college.


EXPERIENCE: Two years library circulation experience.

EDUCATION: LTA Certificate or Associate Degree

Equipment & Working Conditions:

Photocopiers; library computer system and all of its related equipment and functions; multiple software programs; and audiovisual equipment.

Busy public service area; must have excellent people skills; must be flexible and willing to adjust to last minute situations. Must be able to stand for extended period of time. Must be able to reach shelf height of 6 feet. Must be able to work at counter height. Mobility to bend and stoop. Must be able to spend extended periods of time at a computer keyboard and monitor.

This position requires a pre-employment background check.

Send cover letter, resume and application to Herrin City Library, 120 N 13th Street, Herrin, IL 62948 Attn: Susan Mullen, 618-942-6109 or email: