The Tiverton Library is looking for an on call Library Associate.

A high school diploma, library experience, and a good customer service attitude are required; familiarity with III Sierra is preferred.

The position pays $12.00 per hour.

Duties include:  perform all circulation functions, assisting customers and other duties as required.

Please send resume, cover letter and three references to director@tivertonlibrary.org.


Job Description

This is an as needed position to cover when staff is out. Not a scheduled position.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Greet and assist Library customers, using effective customer service skills.
  • Performs all circulation desk functions, including:
  • Checks in, checks out and renewals of Library materials;
  • Informs customers of the status of their Library records
  • Processes applications for and issues new Library cards
  • Assists customers in locating and retrieving Library materials
  • Fields requests for new acquisitions and Interlibrary Loans
  • Assists customers in making copies
  • Answers telephone calls and transfers as necessary
  • Performs other duties as requested by the supervising staff
  • Sorts and shelves all library material in correct order
  • Shelve reading and general pick-up
  • Locates materials on hold lists
  • Assists in the emptying of the book drops
  • Prepares materials for delivery and unpacks delivery
  • Helps with interlibrary loan
  • Maintain orderly and clean shelves
  • Identify books requiring mending, noting the book's particular problem
  • Read spine labels, and re-shelf books that are not in proper order
  • Straightens, shifts, and edges collections as a routine part of shelving
  • Answer basic questions and concerns
  • Direct customers with more specific questions to other staff
  • Give directions around the library
  • Put magazine in order with most current issue in front slot.
  • Check bulletin boards for outdated notices.

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications Required

  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions, policies and procedures
  • Ability to receive instruction from library staff and the cooperation to abide by library policies and regulations
  • Ability to lift and move materials and furniture as necessary
  • Ability to work patiently with customers of all ages
  • Ability to work amicably with staff
  • Ability to read print
  • Ability to place items in alphabetical and numerical order using the Dewey Decimal System
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to shelve or retrieve library materials from all heights of shelves, and from all locations in the library
  • Ability to load and push a book cart to appropriate locations in the library
  • Ability to operate a computer
  • Ability to bend to floor level or reach a height of 66 inches
  • General familiarity with libraries
  • Must maintain privacy of customer records and material selections

Updated 8/2018