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Position Title: Library Aide

Branch: Available at most branches

Department: Circulation

Supervisor: Circulation Manager or Assistant Circulation Manager

Length of Commitment: One year, or more

Time Involvement: 4 hours per week, or more

Position Summary:
Performs the circulation desk duties of a Library Aide after training.. When not on the desk, may perform backroom tasks such as: answering the telephone, mending books, checking in books at back room terminal, entering patron data into terminal.

Major Responsibilities:
Checks books in and out. Collects fines. Issues library cards and enters patron data into computer. Processes returned material correctly. Informs patrons of library services, policies and procedures. Directs patrons to Information Desk when appropriate.

High School Diploma or GED, plus 2 years of college or 2 years of work experience. Ability to use the computer terminal and simultaneously interact pleasantly with patrons in often stressful situations. Stamina to stand and work the desk for 2 hours at a time. Ability to bend and stretch to reach high or low shelves, able to push heavy carts and bins. Must be dependable. Familiarity with libraries and books is helpful. In-house training required.

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