Library Assistant - Part Time Temporary - Circulation, Prescott, Arizona

Created 07/22/2021
Reference 446982
Job type Part Time
Country United States
State Arizona
City Prescott
Zip 86303

Part-Time Temporary Position (Not eligible for benefits will accrue sick leave)

19 Hours/Week $12.15/hour

Flexible schedule Must be available for day, evening and weekend work.

Candidate of choice must pass pre-employment drug test and background check.

Resume and Cover letter required

FLSA Status: Non Exempt

Deadline to Apply: 8/2/2021

QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent. Education or experience equivalent to one-year full-time clerical level library or customer service/public relations work.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Provides excellent, front-line customer service, interacting directly with library users at the Check Out Desk. Performs a variety of clerical tasks dealing primarily with the circulation of materials. Must be able to perform physically demanding duties related to checking in, checking out and shelving materials in a busy environment. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.

General Statement of Duties:
  • Greets library users, answers telephone and performs a wide range of clerical public contact duties.
  • Ability to establish relationships with the public and provide superior customer service in a professional manner.
  • Uses library automated circulation system to circulate materials to library users including checking materials in and out, processing holds, registering borrowers, and collecting fines and fees.
  • Acts as contact person for library users inquiring about their records.
  • Assists in department operations: opening and closing the circulation desk, counting money, shelving books and other library materials, and emptying book drops.
  • Attends to public use of equipment such as self-checkout computer and copy machines. Provides users with general information about library services directing them to other personnel as needed.
  • Performs general clerical duties for supervisor as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Characteristics:

  • Ability to perform non-complex arithmetic calculations and handle money appropriately.
  • Ability to retrieve, file and shelve books/materials and to accurately maintain library records.
  • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System.
  • Ability to learn and use integrated library software.
  • Competent with computers in a Windows environment, including Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to follow oral and written direction.
  • Ability to keep to a schedule.

Physical and Visual Ability: Sufficient to effectively and safely perform required duties and to safely operate required equipment and city vehicle as needed. Must be able to perform physically demanding duties including pushing full book carts, book bins and lifting tubs weighing up to 50 lbs. Must be able to perform duties involving repetitive bending, reaching, stretching and standing for long periods of time.

Hearing and Speaking Ability: Sufficient to clearly, concisely and effectively communicate in person and over the telephone.

Successful candidate will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:
  • Drug screening
  • Motor vehicle records check
  • Criminal background screening

City of Prescott Contact Information

201 S. Cortez St.

Prescott, AZ 86303



Phone: 928-777-1347 / Fax: 928-777-1213
Employer City of Prescott

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