Full-Time Branch Clerk


The Branch Clerk position is responsible for circulation services, shelving and providing reference and readers’ advisory services. This position provides exceptional customer service to patrons and community groups at a branch location. The position also assists in the development and implementation of programming.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • The ability to meet scheduled hours with rare absences; includes evenings and weekends
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 6 months – 1 year experience; customer service experience preferred
  • The ability to use Microsoft Office applications, the library automation system, email and the Internet
  • The ability to understand and communicate routine work related information
  • Commitment to excellence in customer service and representing the library in a positive manner

Essential Functions:

  • Check materials in/out using automated circulation system
  • Process library card applications in accordance with library policies and procedures
  • Shelve and maintain library materials
  • Tender fines
  • Assists with the development and implementation of programming

Additional Functions:

  • Basic readers’ advisory
  • Maintains minor repairs to materials as needed.
  • Maintain neatness of public areas including desks, counters, shelves, table, floor and personal space visible to the public
  • Other Duties as Assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • The ability to operate library automated circulation system with a degree of efficiency
  • The ability to communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing
  • The ability to provide friendly, high quality service at a public desk
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of basic library operations
  • The ability to handle and maintain confidential and sensitive information, accessing such information for legitimate library business only
  • Knowledge of and compliance with library policies and procedures
  • The ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other staff members and library departments
  • Knowledge of and compliance with emergency and safety policies and procedures
  • The ability to deal with frequent interruptions in work and move among various tasks effectively The ability to learn and implement current and emerging technologies

Special Requirements:

  • Driver’s License and access to reliable transportation / vehicle
  • Update job-related knowledge and skills through continuing education workshops, webinars, conferences and staff development activities

Physical Requirements:

  • Considerable manual dexterity for use of keyboard and standard office equipment
  • Requires ability to manipulate library materials, such as books, magazines and DVDs
  • Requires a combination of sitting, standing and walking for the majority of a shift
  • Requires regularly lifting items weighing up to sixty pounds
  • Some reaching, bending, climbing, and twisting
  • Ability to push full book carts for considerable distances
  • 60% computer work
  • Minimal outdoor activity; majority of time in climate-controlled environment
  • Regularly required to talk and/or hear within normal ranges
  • The ability to respond to alarms and communicate safety information to patrons and staff
  • Visual acuity for sustained use of computer monitor

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive or as an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job and is subject to change as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this document. Any essential functions of this position will be evaluated as necessary should an applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.