Education and Training Required: Holds a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college. Qualifications, Education, Experience, And Skills Required. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form. Participates in library special projects as required or as necessary. This position is also invested with making difficult library clerical decisions. Good knowledge of library clerical procedures and practices. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Arkansas, United States. Handles complaints and answers a variety of questions at the circulation desk. Supervisor Assistant Director, Children's Librarian, Director. Participates in periodic evaluation of assigned employees. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree required.  A minimum of 2 years' relevant experience working in a public library, a demonstrated customer-service orientation, and familiarity with automated integrated library systems preferred.  Working knowledge of computer word processing programs desirable.Â. Answer directional and policy and procedure questions of Library clients. Note: The description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. Duties include charging books in and out, shelving library materials, data inputting, and telephone answering. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure. Keeps staff informed on new CONNECT practices and procedures and changes in library procedures. The main public service point is the circulation desk or loans desk, usually found near the main entrance of a library. Respond to requests in person, over the phone, or via email to answer questions and locate information. Refers reference and informational questions as well as questions on the use of library materials and equipment to Reference Librarians. The CBU Library is the primary academic information resource for Cape Breton University. Prepares, withdraws, and repairs materials, Performs any duties designed by librarians in assigned work area. Qualifications A high school diploma or the equivalent and three years of library clerical experience, OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting on the basis of one year of experience for each year of education. Please enable JavaScript for full functionality. Carries out overdue book recall procedures and figures, collects and records fines. Career Possibilities Promoted From: Library Assistant or Library Associate. Decides if a damaged item is beyond repair and that the patron who borrowed it must pay for its replacement. Communicates with shelvers about changes and problems as necessary. Creates new or replacement library cards. Performs routine library computer functions. Good skill in typing and the ability to do data entry using a computer terminal. Maintains performance and repair of circulation equipment. Exhibits a proven ability to deal with the public, manage a department, organize tasks, and initiate service improvements. Empties book drop. Supervision Received Works under the immediate supervision of either a Senior Library Clerk or a Librarian. EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Requires Bachelor's Degree plus three to five years’ progressive library experience. A library circulation assistant provides basic support to the circulation clerk, other library staff, and patrons. Work involves responsibility for routine circulation, shelf maintenance and clerical functions using automated circulation system. At closing: clears off work areas for evening custodial service. Job descriptions: Maintains circulation data and prepares regular statistical reports for the Director. Update lists of holding for acquisitions and discarded materials. General Statement of Responsibilities Provides friendly, high quality customer service to Library clients under the direction of the Head of Circulation. Some skill in typing and the ability to do data entry using a computer terminal. Completion of a training course in the operation of digital computer and peripheral equipment desirable. Responds to telephone inquiries about library programs and services. Creates and maintains an events information binder at the Circulation Desk. The Circulation Assistant/Shelver performs a variety of patron contact duties including: actively assisting patrons with finding library materials and with using the catalog, assisting patrons with self-directed activities, handling all circulation duties, shelving library materials, and maintaining displays. Supervises the circulation of the library collection of books, periodicals, audiovisual materials and equipment. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Interacts with central data processing unit to update and improve systems and equipment. Considerable knowledge of library clerical procedures and practices. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Performs routine circulation desk duties as necessary. This work is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License, Domestic and international trademarks and/or service marks of OCLC, Inc. and its affiliates, Understands and is able to perform all jobs related to circulation services, including but not limited to: charging, discharging, and renewing library materials; registering and re-registering patrons; receiving and processing reserves and system-level hold requests; routing interlibrary loan requests; collecting and recording fines and fees; handling the bookdrops and people counters; and sending and receiving Connecticar shipments, Receives and resolves circulation-related problems, Carries out procedures to identify and retrieve overdue materials, and settles problems arising from late, damaged, or lost materials, Monitors the daily operation of the online circulation system, and acts as local liaison with the network on circulation matters, Oversees the delivery of library materials to homebound patrons, Trains staff and volunteers assigned to Adult Department circulation services; makes job assignments  and verifies that assignments are carried out properly, Makes schedules for staff and volunteers working in Adult Department circulation services, Maintains statistics on circulation activity and on the use of non-circulation library services that are recorded at the Circulation Desk, and provides periodic reports of same, as directed, Recommends work procedures following professional standards; communicates with the Library Director and the Adult Services Librarian regarding circulation policies and procedures, Responsible for the appearance and order of the Adult Department Circulation Desk and office, the new book collection, the magazine and newspaper collection, and the audiovisual collection, Works with staff and volunteers to shelve, shelfread, and shift in the Adult Department stacks, Inventories and reports circulation supply needs, Assists in selecting materials for acquisition and withdrawal, as assigned, Provides patrons with general information on library services; assists and instructs patrons in using library services, equipment, and facilities, Works at other public service desks, as needed, Assists in performing non-circulation work in the Adult and Children's Departments, as needed, Attends professional and community meetings, workshops, and conferences, as required, Supervises all library operations on occasion, as assigned, Thorough knowledge of public library services and programs, Strong oral and written communications skills, Ability to interact courteously and effectively with the public and with other staff, Ability to respond in an effective manner to the concerns of library patrons, Ability to understand and interpret library policies, procedures, and rules, Ability to organize work for efficient use of time, Ability to word process and type with reasonable speed and accuracy, Ability to represent the library at professional and community meetings, Ability to move and/or lift materials up to 25 pounds, Ability to push a loaded book truck weighing up to 300 pounds, Regularly required to stand, walk, bend, kneel, crawl, reach, climb, balance, and sit, Ability to operate a keyboard at efficient speed and typical office equipment, including computer hardware, Regularly required to talk and/or hear; use hands to operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms, Vision and hearing at or correctable to "normal ranges", Occasionally required to attend off-site meetings, Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License. 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