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Part-Time Circulation Services Clerk @ Laurel-Jones County Library System (Laurel & Ellisville, MS)

Wednesday, June 09, 2021 8:15 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

Laurel-Jones County Library System

An Equal Opportunity Employer


Job Announcement:  Part-Time Circulation Services Clerk, Laurel & Ellisville (16 hours per week)

Basic Function: Provide direct service to patrons making customer service skills a top priority for this position. An ability to multi-task and prioritize, provide circulation tasks, collection maintenance, and clerical support to staff are required.


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, some secondary education preferred.
  • Ability to score 90 or above on the Library Skill Tests administered by the library.
  • Years of experience: At least one year of customer service experience and/or one years of library experience preferred.
  • Ability to work days, evenings and weekends. 
  • Computer and keyboarding skills: Word, Excel, Publisher, Spreadsheets etc.; these represent only some of the technical skills required and is not all-inclusive.
  • Access to reliable transportation. Employees may at times be required to travel to the branch library to work in the absence of a coworker due to illness or requested leave time.


Essential duties and responsibilities: 

Duties and responsibilities include the following but are not limited to:

  • Will work under the direct supervision of the Head of Circulation and/or Branch Manager.
  • Provide courteous and direct service to all patrons.
  • All aspects of circulation desk service including, but not limited to registering patrons, issuing cards, and updating records, checking materials in and out using the automated Apollo system, collecting monies, using the cash register, instructing patron on use of public computers and other technical equipment, instruct patrons in use of Reference and Non-Fiction materials, answering telephones, providing routine information or referring and transferring calls, calling patrons regarding in-house holds, book repair, etc.
  • Assisting patrons with computer activities, such as basic level word processing, email tasks, and search activities.
  • Assisting with shelf reading, shifting books, re-shelving materials, weeding and shifting of collection as assigned/needed as well as repair and cleaning of materials.
  • Assist with promotions, bulletin board displays, programming and special projects throughout the year as assigned/needed.
  • Responding promptly and courteously to resolve patron issues/complaints.
  • Referring patrons, whose complaints cannot be resolved, to the Head of Circulation.
  • Other duties as assigned by Head of Circulation, Branch Manager or Director.


Physical Requirements:

Library employees work in an active environment and must be able to move frequently and quickly (in a timely manner) around the Circulation Services Department and other Library Departments. The physical demands listed are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions.

  • Tasks require visual perception and discrimination as well as oral communications ability.
  • The employee should have sufficient vision and hand/eye coordination to perform repetitive movements and job duties.
  • The employee is required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, occasionally climb or balance, and to occasionally stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • Extended periods of sitting to use computers or other equipment are common.
  • Extended periods of standing and/or walking may be required.
  • Ability to push or pull up to 100 pounds to move heavy library carts, tables, chairs, library shelves or other items as needed while performing library work responsibilities.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.


HOURS:  This is a part-time, non-exempt position.  Hours and workdays will vary will include some evening and weekend hours and will require working at both Laurel and Ellisville branches. 

Salary: $9.00 per hour, 16 hours per week.               Posted: 6/8/2021        

Application Deadline:  June 21, 2021                      Available: Immediately

Contact: Submit employment application online at http://www.laurel.lib.ms.us/


All applicants are required to fill out a complete and accurate LJCLS job application. Qualified applicants will be contacted for resumes supported by transcripts, copies of degrees and continuous education certificates as applicable. 



This job description is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.  This posting represents basic information: A more detailed job description will be forwarded upon application qualification. 



Laurel-Jones County Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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