Open Position – Library Circulation Processing Aide (Part-Time)

Excellent part-time job opportunity! No evenings or weekends! Shift is Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Pleasant atmosphere! Starting wage is $9.65 per hour. To apply, complete the online application by 4 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018.

General Overview

The Circulation Processing Aide is primarily responsible for checking-in and organizing interlibrary loan materials and assisting with various circulation projects and tasks as needed.

Example of Duties:

  • Stay up-to-date with and adhere to the library system’s interlibrary loan rules, processes, and guidelines.
  • Monitor library’s supply of bags, bins or labels.
  • Communicate with delivery van driver regarding supply levels for bags, bins, and labels.
  • Monitor ILL/bin systems and processes for opportunities for streamlining and/or improvement, communicate ideas to supervisor.
  • Empty interlibrary loan bins, sort out OPL items from the rest.
  • Place OPL items on a cart, transfer cart to the circulation staff.
  • Separate items from other libraries into categories: e.g. books, DVDs, audiobooks.
  • Manage the bins: Empty them, arrange on the tables, put library labels in bin pockets. 
  • Open all cases holding DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks and count discs to make sure the correct number are in the cases. 
  • Scan all items and place hold slips on them.
  • Highlight the holds that need to be called.
  • Arrange items in alphabetical order on two carts. 
  • Bundle, rearrange and put all holds in order. 
  • Check items for damage and place the minor damage note on the item with date, etc. 
  • After all items are scanned, consolidate the two carts into one, and transfer the cart to the circulation staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Summary of Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Basic understanding and knowledge of Library circulation processes. 
  • Knowledge of and willingness to follow and enforce Library policies, procedures, and techniques.

  • Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment. 
  • Proficient keyboarding, filing, basic math, and alphabetizing skills.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. 
  • Strong attention to detail. 
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload. 
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks accurately and efficiently. 
  • Ability to effectively operate Library computers and related circulation software. 
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. 
  • Ability to perform several tasks simultaneously and under pressure. 
  • Ability to work independently and with a team. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with patrons, staff, and the general public. 
  • Ability to handle confidentiality of information handled. 
  • Ability to perform the physical activities associated with the job.

Additional Information

General Requirements:

  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent 
  • Library circulation and/or general library experience preferred. 

For additional information, questions, and/or assistance, please contact Human Resources at 262-569-3225.


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