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POSITION TITLE: Circulation Assistant

Job Type: Part-Time

SCHEDULE: 15 - 25 hours per week, including two Saturdays per month.
HOURLY RATE: $13.00/hr starting
REPORTS TO: Director

BENEFITS: Employees who work an average of 20 hours or more per week are eligible for PTO after completing the                        90 day probational period.

JOB DESCRIPTION: We are looking for a new addition to the Henika District Library Team! This position will be regularly scheduled for regular hours mainly in the afternoon/evenings in addition to two 4-4.5 hr Saturday shifts a month. This position also includes the opportunity to pick up additional hours as needed by the library. 


  • Serves the public at the circulation desk by checking in and out library materials and issuing/updating library cards

  • Collects money for overdue fines and lost and damaged materials

  • Assists Circulation Clerk with collection maintenance duties

  • Ensures circulation policies and procedures are followed for the proper handling of patron and materials records for an accurate library database

  • Sorts, packs, unpacks, and inspects library materials received from or being delivered to other libraries

  • Runs reports and lists for item hold information and interlibrary loan requests

  • Searches shelves for requests, retrieves items requested, and routes items appropriately, as well as for overdue items prior to sending overdue notices

  • Contacts patrons or other libraries as necessary

  • Provides assistance to patrons and staff in the use of library equipment and machines

  • Familiarizes self with general library policies and enforces them as necessary

  • Places and fills item hold requests

  • Provides library and directional information to patrons in person or over the telephone.

  • Assists Adult and Youth Librarians with program prep

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Exceptional customer service skills

  • Proficient computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Drive

  • Ability to work with general supervision and adhere to established policies and procedures

  • Interpersonal and communication skills for interaction with staff and patrons in an effective and courteous manner

  • Ability to retrieve materials from shelves upon patron or staff request

  • Ability to push/pull fully loaded book carts, retrieve or place materials above shoulder or below knee level, and transport materials and delivery bags weighing up to 40 pounds

  • Ability to operate a variety of equipment including cash register, fax, and copy machines

  • Valid MI driver’s license and/or available transportation for travel to workshops and library-related meetings

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