Thursday, August 24, 2017

Part-Time Circulation Clerk - Pequot Library, Southport

Part-Time Circulation Clerk - Pequot Library, Southport. Non-exempt. JOB SUMMARY: The circulation staff are those people with primary contact with visitors of all ages at Pequot Library. It is an essential part of their job that they project the warmth, helpfulness, and enthusiasm that is such an essential part of what makes Pequot Library such a unique and valued institution. They create an orderly and workable front desk environment that promotes overall materials circulation, program attendance, and membership growth. They will be requested to be available for some special events and programs as needed. The circulation staff reports to the Chief Librarian.
     PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Handle operations at the Front Desk to achieve efficiency and warmth associated with Pequot Library. Prepare circulation desk for opening and closing. Check books in and out, process holds, over dues, etc. and notify patrons when books arrive. Perform ready reference and readers’ advisory services by helping patrons find the right book or item. Responds to telephone inquiries promoting attendance at programs and use of services. Monitors public use of library facilities and assists patrons in location of library materials and use of technology (public computers, copying machine, printer). Responsible for displays as well as shelving material. Assist Children’s Librarian with youth services & youth programming. Perform other library and program tasks as assigned. Act as docent with rare book exhibitions and in The Perkin Gallery. Saturdays, Sundays, and occasional evenings required to manage special events/rentals. Other duties as needed.
     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS: Bachelor’s degree required and some library experience, preferred. High overall level of computer proficiency. Ability to communicate effectively, courteously, and promote membership growth. Ability and desire to serve the public of all ages. Knowledge of current/popular books for Readers’ Advisory. Ability to work as a team member. Flexibility, sense of humor.
     Pequot Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and résumé to Chief Librarian ( by September 15, 2017.