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