Employment & Volunteering

Job Title:           Redwood Library & Athenaeum Circulation Assistant 

Department:    Library Services

Status:              Part Time

Reports To:    Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

Hours:                Two days a week, 10:45am-4:15pm; occasional other days

Pay:                   $15/hour


Job Summary

The Circulation Assistant staffs the circulation desk during operating hours under the direction of the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. Duties include welcoming members and visitors, providing front-line patron assistance, circulating materials to members and other authorized borrowers, assisting in shelving of books and periodicals, answering incoming calls and directing complex patron queries to appropriate staff for resolution. The Circulation Assistant will also assist other library staff with projects related to the operation of the library as assigned, such as checking in new periodicals, deaccessioning weeded materials, printing new labels, etc. 


Responsibilities Include

  • Circulating materials to patrons using the integrated library system 
  • Providing assistance locating books in the catalog and/or in the physical space
  • Receiving payment from visitors and new and renewing members
  • Assisting in the re-shelving of books and periodicals 
  • Providing information about the library’s operation, membership opportunities and history for visitors and members
  • Resolving patron concerns with courtesy and tact
  • Performing other library duties as assigned



  • Knowledge of general library practices and procedures as well as specific knowledge in the areas of circulation desk operations preferred
  • 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
  • Ability to learn new computer systems and troubleshoot technical issues 


To Apply

Please send c.v. and cover letter to redwood@redwoodlibrary.org 

Deadline is December 1, 2021

There are no volunteer positions open at this time.

Thank you for your interest.