Library Clerk

Circulation · Georgetown, Kentucky
Department Circulation
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $13.50

Role and Responsibilities

The circulation library clerk provides direct service to library patrons and performs basic clerical and circulation related tasks.

  • Be present, visible, and provide excellent customer support and service to patrons
  • Respond to a variety of questions and needs from patrons related to the library at the Circulation desk
  • Charge and discharge library materials
  • Assist patrons signing up for library cards and issue library cards
  • Assist patrons in use of online public access catalog and the self-check station
  • Assist patrons in locating material on the shelves
  • Assist in shelving materials and straightening shelves as needed
  • Collect money (if necessary) for library fines and fees
  • Explain and enforce library policies and procedures
  • Communicate hold arrivals to patrons
  • Notary (training to become a notary will be provided)
  • Other duties as assigned


Expected Hours of Work

Employee must work 37.5 hours a week to maintain full time status. Evening and weekend work is required.

Week 1

Mon      11:45am - 8:15pm

Wed      11:45am - 8:15pm

Thurs     8:30am - 5:00pm

Fri          8:30am - 5:00pm

Sat         8:30am - 5:00pm

Week 2

Sun       10:45am - 7:15pm

Mon      11:45am - 8:15pm

Wed      11:45am - 8:15pm

Thurs    8:30am - 5:00pm

Fri         8:30am - 5:00pm

Week 3

Mon      11:45am - 8:15pm

Tues      8:30am - 5:00pm

Wed     11:45am - 8:15pm

Thur     8:30am - 5:00pm

Fri         8:30am - 5:00pm

Required education and experience

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Basic knowledge of personal computers: e-mail and internet searches.
  • Library experience and/or Spanish language proficiency preferred.



  • Ability to obtain a Paraprofessional 3 Library Certificate issued by the Kentucky State Board for the Certification of Librarians.
  • Ability to read, write, and compute.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with staff and the public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain high standards of customer service and commitment to public service.
  • Strong organizational skills and basic computer skills.
  • Strong ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities with attention to detail.


 Physical Demands

  • Light work (lifting, pushing, or pulling 30 lbs. or more)
  • Movement through facility locations and assisting patrons
  • Visual acuity sufficient to identify materials on shelfing up to 90” and to read primarily typed or printed text in a variety of types sizes.


 On-Site Work Environment

  • Climate controlled environment
  • Barrier free work area


 Note: This job description does not necessarily reflect all aspects of the job function.

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