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Library Circulation Assistant PT

McHenry County College Crystal Lake Full-Time
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POSITION SUMMARY:  Provide friendly, courteous service to Library patrons and to maintain Library circulation routines for resources and equipment in conjunction with established procedures.


Reports To:  Executive Director of Library





·         Circulate library materials

·         Process new library patron records, issue library cards

·         Update and maintain patron records

·         Refer library users to Reference Librarians for research assistance

·         Assist users with photocopiers, library AV equipment, and computers

·         Assist users in locating Library resources

·         Maintain an orderly public services area by shelving, shelf-reading, shifting collections, cleaning, equipment maintenance, and moving furniture, as needed

·         Collect and record Library fines and fees for overdue and lost Library materials; apply personal restrictions in the ERP, where applicable

·         Collect money for printing and provide change for photocopiers

·         Answer telephone inquiries

·         Perform opening and closing procedures as scheduled

·         Make sure library is secure (as part of opening and closing procedures, and ongoing during hours of operation) and request assistance from Campus Security, whenever necessary

·         Prepare records, reports, and statistics related to circulation activities and public services on a regular, ongoing basis

·         Maintain an inventory of circulation, reserve, and interlibrary loan supplies and forms; initiate orders/order requests and replenish supplies

·         Process overdue fees

·         Process interlibrary loan requests in accordance with interlibrary loan guidelines

·         Process Reserve Materials

·         Check in and maintain periodical holdings.  

·         Work in conjunction with student workers and library volunteers 

·         Monitor the condition of library facilities and furnishings and report items that require attention to Executive Director of Library

·         Process patron holds

·         Assist with technical services projects (materials processing, deletions, etc.)

·         Participate in the library inventory process

·         Implement library policies and guidelines

·         Update library signage (including hours signs) and library literature, as needed

·         Create library displays

·         Assume additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor





·         High School diploma or equivalent

·         Two years related experience or Library Technical Assistant (LTA) certificate/degree

·         Work experience in a library setting


Skills required

Computer Literacy
Service Orientation
Appointment Scheduling
Clerical Works
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MCC provides credit and noncredit educational and training opportunities as well as special events for close to 60,000 participants annually. The college serves the seventh most rapidly growing county in Illinois and offers six associate's degrees and 17 Associate of Applied Science degrees.

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