Library Clerk - Circulation
City of Allen, TX - Allen, TX

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The purpose of this position is to ensure library materials are available for patron use and assist patrons with the use of library services. This is accomplished by processing returned books and materials, checking materials out to patrons, issuing new library cards and shelving library materials. Other duties may include opening and closing library facilities, coordinating programs, receiving and processing books and materials and interfacing with City employees and citizens. This position does not provide direction to other employees.

Essential Functions:
The information listed below is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.
Processes returned books and materials by collecting materials from book-drops, removing date stickers, inspecting materials for damage and completeness, noting and reporting mending and damages, sorting items appropriately for shelving, collecting fees for overdue, lost and damaged materials, replacing cards and updating accounts and printing receipts.
Checks out materials to library guests by using the computer to check materials out, attaching security date stickers or cards, renewing materials for patrons and providing record information about accounts.
Issues new library cards by verifying patron information, entering information into the computer, stating the current policies of the library and the limits on library materials and answering questions and inquiries from the patrons.
Shelves library materials by transporting books and materials to the correct location, placing books and materials on the shelf in the correct order and rearranging books and straightening materials as needed.
Opens and closes library facilities by logging computers on and off of the system, changing due date stickers and video cards, compiling reports, reconciling cash registers and unlocking and locking doors.
Implements and coordinates programs by preparing program information and advertisements such as flyers, brochures, calendars, signs, posters and bulletin board displays, creating and preparing crafts and props for programs, organizing and maintaining craft supplies, organizing and distributing work assignments to volunteers, supervising volunteers, maintaining files and operating audio-visual and office machines.
Receives and processes new books and library materials by typing spine labels, stamping books, covering books with the appropriate book covers, reprocessing selected repairs, checking received materials against packing slips, matching invoices to packing slips, checking received orders against placed orders, placing orders on the book cart in the same sequence as the invoice, placing barcode on items and maintains files and copies of invoices.

Job Requirements:
Formal Education / Knowledge
Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency.

Under and including one year of relevant experience.

Supplemental Information:
Basic - Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Basic - Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Basic - Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Receives directions: The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion.

Supervisory / Organizational Control
Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees.

Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action.

Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills
Discussion Frequent: From 21% to 50% of work time.