Dorr Township Library

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Library Assistant Opening - Closes March 8 at 5pm

Dorr Township Library

POSITION OPENINGS POSITION: Library Assistant Opening

HOURS: 20-30 Hours per week including day, evening and Saturday hours.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum: Positive public service orientation-must have ability to work pleasantly with the public. Be at least 18 years old and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Knowledge of and experience with computers. Dependable work habits; attention to detail; ability to work quickly and accurately; reliability, flexible scheduling. Desirable: Knowledge of word processing software programs. Cataloging and acquisition experience preferred. Prior library experience preferred. Creativity and knowledge of a wide range of crafts is a bonus.

  • JOB SUMMARY: Duties: Serves the public at the Circulation Desk by checking in and out library materials, collects money and overdue fines and lost and damaged materials, issues new/replacement library cards, registers new patrons and processes name and address changes. Responsible for collection maintenance duties: sorts and shelves library materials; empties book-drop(s); shelf-reading; shifts materials; cleans, dusts, and inspects library materials for damage; discards and repairs library materials. Ensures circulation policies and procedures are followed for the proper handling of customer and material records for an accurate library database. This includes data entry of late, lost, damaged, and claims returned items, and patron information including necessary notes. Sorts, packs, unpacks, and inspects library materials received from or being delivered to other libraries. Runs reports and lists for item hold information and interlibrary loan requests. Searches shelves for requests, retrieves items requested, and routes items appropriately. Contacts customers or other libraries as necessary. Provides informal reader’s advisory service from the circulation function. Provides directional information to the public in person or by telephone. Assists with reference requests to the librarian staff. Provides information to customers regarding the Library’s circulation policies, procedures and refers issues to management as appropriate. Counts, balances, and records monies received through the circulation function. Forwards reconciled funds and paperwork to the director. Provides assistance to customers and staff in the use of library equipment and machines (e.g., e-readers, copier, on-line catalog, word processing, etc.); performs routine maintenance and corrects minor malfunctions of library equipment, such as refilling paper and toner and assisting with paper jams. Performs other clerical tasks upon request, including materials order entry, supply ordering, word processing, filing, cataloging and materials covering, checking in new periodicals, etc. Sorts and distributes U.S. and inter-office mail. Provides training and guidance to less experienced circulation staff and may serve as a team leader on group assignments. Shelving and other duties as assigned are also included.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Director/librarians

SALARY: starting $9.25 per hour based on experience with review after 90 days

BENEFITS: Paid holidays, pro-rated sick-time and pro-rated paid vacation after three months.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 8 at 5pm

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $9.25 to $10.25 /hour

Please email cover letter and resume to dorrlibrary.mi@gmail.com.

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