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Library Clerk, Richards Memorial Library (Paxton)

Would you like to work in a small but busy public library? The Richards Memorial Library is seeking a friendly, part-time (20 hours) clerk to work the front desk. Duties: Circulate library materials utilizing an automated system. Help library users locate materials or information by answering reference or directional questions, and assisting patrons in using the online public access catalog, online databases, and electronic resources. Register new patrons/update patron info for replacement, collect fine and fees, update patrons records, and answer phone calls. Empty the book drop. Process holds received and notifies library users of availability. Provide information about library events and explains the library’s services and policies. Resolve overdue problems by following established guidelines. Maintain an organized and clutter-free work space. Additional duties: shelf reading, withdrawing books, and other duties as assigned. Regular attendance and punctuality. Attention to detail. High degree of flexibility and initiative. Must be able to work two evenings and alternating Saturdays. 


Candidate should possess some knowledge of library circulation principles and techniques; technological skills, searching, and typing. Customer service experience preferred. Ideal candidate will be comfortable offering computer and technology help to patrons, including the use of library databases, as well as Libby and Overdrive. Public service experience working with adults, teens, and children preferred. Physical Requirements: Moderate physical effort required in carrying and moving boxes of books and other materials, which could weigh up to 30 pounds. Must be able to read, use a keyboard, and view a computer monitor.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$15.00  / hour

Salary Notes

Grade A, Step 1

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please apply with cover letter & resume to 


2021-07-20 |  Quick link to this job