Circulation Services Associate

Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library

Company Overview: The Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library inspires and empowers our community by connecting patrons to literature, information, ideas and new experiences for lifelong enrichment.
Industry: Library
209 Lincolnway East
Mishawaka, IN 46544

Job Description:

The purpose of this position is to assist with staffing the Circulation desk and maintaining efficient public service. 
Hours of Work:
Part-time/25 hours per week with at least one evening per week and weekend rotation.* Should the library be open on Sundays, some Sunday work will be required:
Mondays: 1 pm-6 pm 
Tuesdays: 9 am-2 pm  
Wednesdays: 9 am-2 pm 
Thursdays: 1 pm-6 pm
Fridays:1 pm-6 pm
Every third Saturday
*Hours subject to change

Job Requirements:

1. High School graduate or equivalent.
2. Basic math, reading, and computer skills. 
3. Ability to learn the library’s automated circulation system.
4. Ability to communicate and work harmoniously with other employees and patrons.
5. Ability to work independently and accurately.
6. Ability to learn new skills and follow directions.

1. Become familiar with general library operating policies.
2. Prepare the circulation desk for daily operation.
3. Check out and check in all types of library materials, as well as assisting patrons with the self-check system.
4. Shelve all types of library materials, as needed.
5. Figure fines and collect monies.
6. Patron registration procedures.
7. Printing of fine and reserve notices.
8. Process reserves, holds, interlibrary loans and damaged materials.
9. Process mail daily according to identified procedures.
10. Answer the telephone and direct calls to appropriate people.
11. Responsible for assigned shelf reading.
12. Handle donated materials.
13. Ability to work independently using good organizational skills.
14. To perform other duties as assigned to insure the smooth and efficient operation of the library.

1. Ability to pull a loaded book cart
2. Ability to lift and carry 30 pounds
3. Ability to frequently stand, bend or stoop to shelve books
4. Ability, stamina, and balance to perform basic movements frequently (such as squatting, bending and stooping, marching, turning in circles, and lifting arms overhead)
5. Ability to sit while keyboarding or typing

Skills/Keywords: Library, computer, math, reading, customer service
Compensation: $12/hourly

To Apply for this position:

For more information regarding job opportunities, contact:
Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library 
209 Lincolnway East
Mishawaka, IN  46544
574-259-5277 ext. 1102
Fax: 574-975-3003

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