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Part Time Plymouth Branch Clerk

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Salary: $10.27
Grade: 10
Reports to: Branch Manager
Posted through: 10/8/2013

Accepting applications until Oct. 8, 2013. Only candidates chosen for interviews will be notified.

TITLE:                 Branch Clerk, part- time – Plymouth Branch

REPORTS TO:    Branch Manager

SALARY:             $10.27/hr; min. of 15 hpw; Includes days, evenings and weekends;

                                Grade 10; non-exempt

General Summary:

Under direct supervision of the Branch Manager, assists with the daily and varied operations of the Branch. This position requires considerable contact with the public.


  • High school diploma or equivalent education and work experience
  • Clerical skills, methods and practices
  • Good reading and comprehension skills
  • General math skills
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • Basic computer and keyboarding skills
  • Good oral communication and listening skills
  • Public service skills (public service experience highly desirable)
  • Professional, courteous and approachable demeanor
  • Must be comfortable working in a team environment


Knowledge of:

  • Library policy and procedures (may be acquired after hire)
  • Library online circulation system, catalog and resources (may be acquired after hire)
  • Office/computer equipment use
  • Basic Internet searching and email skills
  • Safe work practices


Skills and Abilities to:

  • Understand and have a detailed knowledge of library policy and procedures, online catalog and circulation system
  • Accurately sort, file, and read numbers and letters alphabetically and numerically
  • Follow oral and written instructions and/or verbal directions
  • Communicate with customers in an effective manner
  • Be able to work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Manage simultaneous duties as required, as defined by Branch needs
  • Analyze reference questions, and assist and/or refer customer appropriately
  • Make minor decisions in accordance with Library policies and procedures
  • Lift, bend, stretch, stoop, walk and/or move bags of materials between 40-60 lbs.
  • Stand for approximately 85% of workday
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships with Branch Manager and co-workers
  • Carry out essential duties and responsibilities reliably with 3 months of on-the-job experience and training


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Note:  The duties listed below illustrate but do not limit the tasks performed by this classification.

  • Provide direct service to the public by checking materials in and out, handling circulation procedures and concerns, issuing new and replacement cards, branch opening and closing procedures, etc.
  • Assisting customers in use of online catalog, online resources, copier, and any other equipment at Branch location
  • Assist customers with basic computer needs, such as help with word processing, online forms, etc.
  • Contribute to bulletin boards and displays as requested
  • Receipt and disbursement of the daily delivery service and all related functions and paperwork
  • Assist in answering and/or referral of basic reference and reader’s advisory questions
  • Empty book drop as needed, including some Sundays
  • Assist in opening and closing procedures, as required
  • Tasks associated with Summer Library Program, or any other library sponsored programs
  • Assist with organization and maintenance of branch materials

Additional duties:

  • Assist with moving furniture and equipment as needed
  • Snow shoveling and salting as needed
  • Pick up trash outdoors as needed
  • May be asked to compile and report statistics
  • Perform minor cataloging changes as assigned by Branch Manager
  • Weed materials under direct supervision of Branch Manager
  • Assist with shelving of materials
  • Attend meeting[s] scheduled by the Branch Manager
  • Attend Staff Development Day, workshops, seminars and conferences as appropriate
  • Adheres to, supports and effectively implements Administration and Board policy, procedures and core values

Performs additional duties and assignments, as requested

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