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Library Circulation Assistant
McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Date Posted 01/11/2019
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Information


Posting Number 300
Position Library Circulation Assistant
Classification Staff
Temporary/Contractual No
Employee Type Part Time
Pay Grade 6
Salary Information Minimum: $16.34 Hourly
Grant Funded No
Work Year 12 Months
Other Work Year Specification Fall and spring semesters, summer hours may vary
Work Week Other
Other Work Week Specification Typical hours between 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (during fall and spring semesters); flexible schedule to meet department needs, including days and evenings. Summer hours may vary.
Exempt/ Non-Exempt Non-Exempt
Typical Work Schedule

Typical hours between 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (during fall and spring semesters); flexible schedule to meet department needs, including days and evenings. Summer hours may vary.

Bargaining Unit Eligible Yes
Position Summary

Provide friendly, courteous service to Library patrons and maintain Library circulation routines for resources and equipment in conjunction with established procedures.

Reports to Executive Director of Library
Essential Functions and Responsibilities

• Circulate library materials
• Process new library patron records, issue library cards
• Update and maintain patron records 
• Refer library users to Reference Librarians for research assistance
• Assist users with photocopiers, library AV equipment, and computers
• Assist users in locating Library resources 
• Maintain an orderly public services area by shelving, shelf-reading, shifting collections, cleaning, equipment maintenance, and moving furniture, as needed
• Collect and record Library fines and fees for overdue and lost Library materials; apply personal restrictions in the ERP, where applicable
• Provide change for photocopiers
• Answer telephone inquiries
• Perform opening and closing procedures as scheduled
• Make sure library is secure (as part of opening and closing procedures, and ongoing during hours of operation) and request assistance from Campus Security, whenever necessary
• Prepare records, reports, and statistics related to circulation activities and public services on a regular, ongoing basis
• Maintain an inventory of circulation, reserve, and interlibrary loan supplies and forms; initiate orders/order requests and replenish supplies
• Process overdue fees 
• Process interlibrary loan requests in accordance with interlibrary loan guidelines 
• Process Reserve Materials
• Check in and maintain periodical holdings.
• Work in conjunction with student workers and library volunteers 
• Monitor the condition of library facilities and furnishings and report items that require attention to Executive Director of Library
• Process patron holds
• Assist with technical services projects (materials processing, deletions, etc.)
• Participate in the library inventory process
• Implement library policies and guidelines
• Update library signage (including hours signs) and library literature, as needed
• Create library displays
• Assume additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Qualifications High School graduate or equivalent
Additional Qualifications

Two years related recent experience or Library Technical Assistant (LTA) certificate/degree
Work experience in a library setting

Desired Qualifications  
Skills and Specifications

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to learn technological applications
• Typing, filing, telephone skills
• Ability to perform detail work
• Ability to communicate effectively
• Ability to use judgment in performing circulation duties
• Willingness to upgrade skills by attending on/off campus training sessions
• Maturity and sense of responsibility
• Ability to work under pressure
• Physical stamina, ability to pull, push, and safely lift 40 pounds unassisted
• Strong customer service skills
• Ability to manage multiple tasks
• Ability to work in a safe and secure work environment that may periodically have unpredicted requirements or demands
• Ability to use computers for data entry, word processing, and/or accounting purposes
• Commitment and respect for diversity
• Commitment to the College mission and goals 
• Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specifications of the position

Additional Skills and Specifications Commitment and respect for diversity; MCC Behaviors of Excellence
Employment Contingencies Criminal Background Check
Location Crystal Lake - Main Campus
Applications may be accepted until the position is filled Yes
Application Deadline Date  
Application Review Begins 01/09/2019
Benefit Information & Perks Benefit Program PT Non-Exempt Staff 10-17: Download Form, Fair Share Form 9-2017: Download Form, Mandatory Payroll Deduction Form 10-2018: Download Form
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Special Instructions to Applicants  
Testing Requirements Testing may be required
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