Circulation Assistant - Part Time Ashland Town Library Ashland, NH
Description: The Ashland Town Library Board of Trustees is searching for an enthusiastic, reliable and detail-oriented person who is passionate about libraries and their role in small communities to add to our staff as a part-time Circulation Assistant. Working under the direction of the Library Director, this individual will help provide essential core library services to the Ashland community. Supervisor: The Library Assistant is accountable to and reports directly to the Library Director, or to the Assistant Director in the absence of the Library Director.
Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent, some library work experience is preferable. Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office, with ability and willingness to learn how to use new programs and technology. Ability to shelve items based on existing protocols including Dewey Decimal System and alphabetization. Ability to prioritize and multitask in a busy environment. Excellent interpersonal skills. Familiarity with integrated library systems and technologies. Communicates effectively in writing and verbally.
Responsibilities: Primary duty is coverage of the circulation desk including checking materials in and out, placing reserves on materials, assisting and registering new patrons, and shelving materials. The Circulation Assistant will also assist with opening and closing the library, answer phone calls and prepare materials for circulation. Other duties may include organizing materials, assisting with programs, and other tasks as assigned.
Wages: Starting at $12.00 an hour. This is a part-time, 10-12 hours per week position. Position Closing Date: Open until filled.
Starting Date: Negotiable. If you have any questions or for more information and a complete job description, contact Sara Weinberg, Library Director at 603-968-7928 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) letters of professional reference from employers, supervisors or faculty.
ASHLAND TOWN LIBRARY CIRCULATION ASSISTANT JOB DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE: CIRCULATION ASSISTANT PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
Circulation assistants, under the general supervision of the library director, the assistant director in the absence of the library director, or the library assistant in the absence of the library director and the assistant director, assists in attending to the daily tasks involved in the operation of the library. The circulation assistant is expected to interact in a personable manner with patrons of all ages and types and to assist patrons with their use of library resources to the best of his or her ability.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) Assists with opening and closing the library on specific days. 2) Answers the phone. 3) Registers new patrons and introduces them to the library. 4) Empties the book drop. 5) Checks materials in and out. 6) Shelves library material. 7) Prepares materials for circulation. 8) Files numerically and alphabetically. 9) Follows through on tasks assigned by supervisor.
EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent, some library work experience preferable.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: SKILLS: This position requires skills in word processing and other computer applications use of the integrated library system (ILS), filing and the operation of library and office equipment. ABILITIES: This position requires the ability to administer the daily operation of the library for short absences of the library director, assistant director, and/or library assistant, process books and other materials, use computers effectively in a library setting, communicate professionally verbally and in writing, to be self-motivated, dependable, flexible, efficient and honest, to establish working relationships with library employees, the public and other town employees.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Lift stacks of books weighing 5-15 pounds and carry them around the library for shelving. Lift boxes of library materials of up to 35 pounds for short distances. Bend and stretch to reach existing shelves. Kneel or use a stool as necessary to shelve library material. See numbers and letters clearly enough to distinguish them on spine labels. Attend meetings, workshops or other functions at various locations and times.
Circulation assistants will be encouraged to update and expand their skills via in-service training sessions provided by the library. Additionally, Circulation assistants will be expected to attend at least one library related conference, seminar, workshop or webinar each fiscal year.