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CIRCULATION ASSISTANT (Full time at Martinsville Branch)

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Branch Manager, the Circulation Assistant performs varied clerical and technical tasks in providing service to patrons at the circulation desk.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Checks library materials in and out according to established rules and procedures

Answers patrons' directional and procedural inquiries

Prepares and issues new or replacement library cards

Answers telephone and refers calls to appropriate person or department

Collects fines and other library fees

Assists patrons in selection and location of books, videos, periodicals, and other library materials

Processes requests for reserved materials

Maintains periodical collection (except at headquarters library)

Organizes returned library items on book trucks for shelving

Responsible for opening and closing procedures of the library as needed

Supervises page in the absence of the supervisor

Shelves library materials in the absence of a page

Prepares notices for mailing

Assists with window displays, arts, and crafts as needed

Works in other branches as needed

Attends conferences and workshops as appropriate

Conducts or supervises children's programming as needed

Conducts or assists with annual summer reading program

Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Ability to learn standard library tasks readily and to adhere to prescribed routines

Ability to work well under pressure

General knowledge of reader interests, books, and authors

Self-starter who can work without supervision

Good judgment

Knowledge of Blue Ridge Regional Library policies and procedures

Ability to maintain good working relationships with public/staff

Patience, tact, and a good sense of humor

Computer literacy or willingness and ability to complete computer training satisfactorily

Oral communication skills

Knowledge of community

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or equivalent

Experience in working with the public or some college experience

To apply, send application and resume to:

Cecil Holland

Martinsville Library

PO Box 5264

Martinsville, VA  24115






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