The Catoosa Public Library has an opening for a part-time library clerk. Primary responsibilities include shelving and maintaining neatness of library materials, and assisting patrons in a variety of ways.  This is customer-focused work in a library setting. The applicant must possess strong computer skills and the ability to utilize the internet, databases, and computer programs including Word and Excel.  The successful applicant will have good knowledge of the English language. The ability to provide excellent customer service is essential.

A high school diploma or GED is required. Preference will be given to individuals with prior library experience.  This is a 16-20 hour per week part-time position.

 

Must be able to work Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3 pm to 7 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.

 

Optional hours on Monday from 1 pm to 5 pm will be available. This position pays $12/hr.

Catoosa Public Library

Library Clerk – Job Description

 

General Description

Under the supervision of the Library Director, this individual provides one of the first points of customer contact as they enter the library. In a courteous and friendly manner, this position maintains order and neatness of library materials, and assists diverse customers with access to library materials and Internet-based research. This position informs customers by phone and in-person of the many services the library provides, assists in locating books and publications, issues library cards, assists customers with various library equipment, and other duties as assigned. This position requires exceptional customer service skills. This is a part-time position not eligible for benefits.

 

Duties Include

  • Maintains order of library materials, including shelving, dusting, and shelf-reading.

  • Checking in and out of library materials.

  • Issuing/ renewing library cards.

  • Answering telephone calls.

  • Aiding library patrons with reference queries.

  • Assisting patrons with the location and retrieval of library materials.

  • Routine clerical work including typing and filing.

  • Collects and records incoming monetary transactions.

  • Assists with library displays and signage.

  • Assists patrons with computer use.

  • Troubleshoots basic computer and office equipment problems.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Library Director or Assistant Library Director.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to meet and deal respectfully, tactfully, and effectively with the public.

  • Some computer knowledge including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows Operating System, Internet research, posting to social media and utilizing email.

  • Have the initiative to seek out library needs and help to resolve them.

  • Establishes, maintains, and fosters positive and harmonious working relationships with colleagues.

  • Display quick thinking and problem solving.

  • Desire to learn new skills.

 

Special Requirements

While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to sit or stand for extended periods of time, squat, use hands and arms, speak and hear, and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.

 

Qualifications
High school diploma or GED required. Public contact experience, general office procedures and practices, and the ability to use computers and other forms of technology. Library experience a plus.

Email the completed application to catoosapubliclibrary@gmail.com.

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