Employment & Volunteering


Job Title: Circulation Assistant 

Department: Library Services

Status: Part Time

Reports To: Archivist and Special Collections Librarian


Days/Hours: Two days per week: Saturday and one weekday, 10:45am-4:15pm; occasional other days


Job Summary: The Redwood Library is seeking a Circulation Assistant. The Circulation Assistant provides circulation duties under the direction of the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. Duties include providing front line patron assistance, circulating materials to members and other authorized borrowers, assisting all patrons in finding books in the stacks, assisting in shelving of books and periodicals, answering incoming calls and directing complex patron queries to appropriate staff for resolution. 


Responsibilities Include:

Circulates materials to patrons

Provides helpful and friendly patron assistance in locating books in the catalog and/or in the physical space

Receives payment of fines and resolves other simple circulation problems

Assists in the re-shelving of books and periodicals and maintains the general tidiness of the primary library spaces

Resolves patron problems with courtesy and tact

Answers questions about the library’s operation and history for visitors and members

Performs other related duties as assigned.



Knowledge of general library practices and procedures, and specific knowledge in the areas of circulation desk operations 

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

Must be highly self-motivated, creative and flexible with the ability to prioritize tasks and work independently. 

Computer skills are required


The position will be available June 1, 2021.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to redwood@redwoodlibrary.org



Please note at this time due to Covid precautions, volunteer opportunities are not available.