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Substitute Circulation Clerk, RICHARDS MEMORIAL LIBRARY - Paxton (Paxton)

Richards Memorial Library - Paxton is  seeking a Substitute Library Assistant for a busy circulation desk in a small library. The Substitute Circulation Clerk assists patrons, performs circulation duties, and completes various administrative tasks at a busy, small library. 

Hours: As needed including some daytime, evening and weekend hours to cover shifts for staff vacation/sick days. Must have availability evenings (Tuesday and Thursday until 8pm), Fridays (between 9am and 5pm), and Saturdays (10am-2pm). This is a substitute position with no guaranteed hours. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (intended only as illustrations of the type of work that may be performed): Staffs the circulation desk and uses Evergreen to check out, renew, check in, and place holds on library materials. Collects, processes and sorts returned materials from the book drop. Handles interlibrary loans. Shelves books, shelf-reads, and may help with collection maintenance projects. Assists patrons in person, on the phone and via email. Instructs library users on library card use and related policies. 

Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills including: patience, friendliness, flexibility, and team working skills. Ideal candidates will be detail-oriented, organized, and have the ability to pivot between tasks while providing excellent customer service to all patrons.


Must be proficient with computers with working knowledge of Windows, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Drive, and basic search techniques. Ability to learn Evergreen and keep up with frequent constant software updates. Preferred: experience with advanced search techniques, Libby, and Overdrive. Must be able to use office equipment including a fax machine, receipt printer, laminator, and copiers/printers. Ability to prioritize and work with distractions. Subject to CORI check. 

Lift boxes of books up to 30 lbs. Bend, reach, and other repeated movements throughout the work day.

High school diploma or equivalent. Associates Degree preferred.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$15.00  / hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

Email a resume including WPM (typing words per minute) and letter of interest to richards @ cwmars .org with the subject line: Substitute Circulation Clerk. No phone calls, please. EOE.


2022-07-30 |  Quick link to this job