• Redwood Library & Athenaeum Circulation Assistant

    Job Title:           Redwood Library & Athenaeum Circulation Assistant 

    Department:    Library Services

    Status:              Part Time

    Reports To:    Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

    Hours:                Two days a week, 10:45am-4:15pm; occasional other days

    Pay:                   $15/hour


    Job Summary

    The Circulation Assistant staffs the circulation desk during operating hours under the direction of the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. Duties include welcoming members and visitors, providing front-line patron assistance, circulating materials to members and other authorized borrowers, assisting in shelving of books and periodicals, answering incoming calls and directing complex patron queries to appropriate staff for resolution. The Circulation Assistant will also assist other library staff with projects related to the operation of the library as assigned, such as checking in new periodicals, deaccessioning weeded materials, printing new labels, etc. 


    Responsibilities Include

    Circulating materials to patrons using the integrated library system 
    Providing assistance locating books in the catalog and/or in the physical space
    Receiving payment from visitors and new and renewing members
    Assisting in the re-shelving of books and periodicals 
    Providing information about the library’s operation, membership opportunities and history for visitors and members
    Resolving patron concerns with courtesy and tact
    Performing other library duties as assigned


    Knowledge of general library practices and procedures as well as specific knowledge in the areas of circulation desk operations preferred
    Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form
    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, membership and the general public
    Ability to learn new computer systems and troubleshoot technical issues 

    To Apply

    Please send c.v. and cover letter to redwood@redwoodlibrary.org 

    Deadline is December 1, 2021

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