Circulation Assistant – St. John’s College – Annapolis, MD

The Greenfield Library at St. John’s College (Annapolis, Maryland) currently has an opening for the position of Circulation Assistant.  Please see below for the job listing and information on how to apply. Thank you

Circulation Assistant

Reports To: Associate Library Director

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Provides circulation service and reference service to patrons; maintains reserve collection, material on hold shelf, and the new book shelf; assists patrons with use of computers, printer, scanner, and AV equipment; assists with training of student assistants and provides updates on student assistants’ performance; maintains weekly on-desk and off-desk schedules; reviews and submits student assistant time sheets; assists with interlibrary loan processing, creates electronic finding aids, oversees shelf-maintenance, including shelving and shelf-reading; oversees inventory activities for all collections, including managing the progress of the inventory and searching for missing materials; identifies materials in need of repair; orders and maintains inventory of office supplies; serves as trouble shooter for all the equipment in the public areas; maintains statistics for head and entry counts; opens and closes library on weekends and weekday evenings; maintains newspaper collections including checking in and claiming newspapers; submits money deposits to Business Office; ensures that the library is safe and secure in the absence of a full-time staff member; tracks work orders for various offices and vendors; represents the College in a professional manner. Work requires stooping, reaching, pushing book carts, and lifting.

In all areas of responsibility, works independently, yet shows good judgment in keeping full-time staff informed of developments outside regular routines; respects the confidentiality of patron requests and records and follows the current ALA Code of Ethics, prepares and submits various monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and gathers statistics for various projects, reports and surveys; is a good office citizen (i.e. keeps work and break area clean, responds to email and requests promptly, has a positive attitude, and respects the feelings and needs of co-workers).

Other Duties and Responsibilities: Updates library databases; posting to social media; assists with cataloging and processing print and AV materials; assists with processing special collections. Other duties and projects may be assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

A Bachelor’s degree; 2 years relevant experience, or acceptable combination of education and experience; competence in use of computers, including experience using scheduling software; proficient with MS Office applications, especially Word and Excel; excellent communication and customer service skills; ability to multi-task; ability to work independently and cooperatively with colleagues, handle multiple assignments and changing priorities and meet deadlines. Must be detail oriented. Must be willing and able to work nights and weekends.

Desirable Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or humanities, familiarity with the St. John’s College curriculum, work experience in an academic library.

Compensation: Grade 9- $38,829.48, excellent benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to

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