Library Clerk

Daugherty Public Library District

The circulation clerk is directly responsible for carrying out established routines of circulation, shelving, interlibrary loan procedures, management and collection of overdue books and fines, assisting patrons, and performing routine library procedures.

Examples of work:

  • Checking in and out of materials
  • Making photocopies for patrons and director
  • Developing a working knowledge of the entire collection
  • Answering basic reference questions
  • Assisting patrons in finding materials to suit their needs
  • Managing patrons access to computers
  • Assisting patrons with technology needs
  • Accurate shelving of materials
  • Responsible for keeping shelves straightened and the collection in good order
  • Managing and keeping records on the arrival, maintenance and return of all interlibrary loans
  • Notifying patrons of overdue material
  • Keeping records of overdue accounts
  • Making repeated concentrated efforts to retrieve overdue materials and collect fines
  • Troubleshooting problems with computers and other office machines
  • Assisting patrons with their needs
  • Any other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum high school diploma plus extended experience in the field
  • Knowledge of public library service and standards
  • Knowledge of and ability to work within the confines of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification
  • Emotional maturity and professional manner with friendliness and concern for patron needs first
  • Knowledge of automated circulation techniques
  • Ability to organize and perform work with strict attention to detail
  • Ability to lift 15-20lbs., Climb/reach high shelves
  • Ability to work well with others