Circulation Associate


Green Hills Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
12 hours per week; hours include day and evening shifts, in addition to at least 2 weekends per month.
$11.00 per hour

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for performing tasks and assisting patrons at the Circulation Desk, in addition to shelving and organizing the Library collection.


• Charges and discharges Library material.

• Issues and renews Library cards.

• Collects payments for fines, fees, and other services.

• Answers and directs patron inquiries by phone or public service desk.

• Performs clerical tasks such as filing, typing, copying, etc.

• Sort, shelve, and maintain shelf order of all Library material as required, either alphabetically or numerically.

• Assists patrons with computers, copiers, and other Library equipment. Troubleshoots problems and notifies appropriate staff of complex issues.

• Processes materials on hold and notifies patrons.

• Processes and catalog serials.

• Other duties as assigned.


• Knowledge of Library-related technology, equipment, software, and digital resources.

• Knowledge of alphabetic and decimal numeric filing rules.

• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills in a team environment.

• Excellent customer service skills.

• Ability to be accurate, detail-oriented, and efficient in the performance of assigned duties.

• Ability to follow written and verbal directions.

• Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

• Ability to move Library materials from one location to another, either by physically carrying the materials or by moving a fully loaded book truck.

• Ability to stand for long periods of time.


• High school diploma or working towards completion.

• Previous experience in a library, clerical, or other public service environment preferred.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Applications and resumes may be submitted online or in person at the Circulation Desk.

Applicants for all positions are subject to a background check.

Application Contact: 
Teri Wilson, Head of Circulation
Apply To: 
Green Hills Public Library District
10331 S. Interlochen Drive
Palos Hills , IL 60465
Phone: 708-598-8446