Evening Library Clerk


Black Hawk College
Library Type: 
Academic Library
Rock Island

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
Mon - Thurs 4:00-7:30 pm, when classes are in session.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Library Assistant is responsible for circulation control of all library materials; provides assistance with basic reference questions; works regularly scheduled unsupervised evening hours.


  1. Responsible for circulation control of all library materials: check-out/check-in, reserves, holds, overdues, interlibrary loans, using integrated library system software and College student information system.
  2. Demonstrates how to locate library resources.
  3. Assists patrons by identifying material locations on I-Share, PrairieCat, Share Illinois, and WorldCat.
  4. Demonstrates how to place holds and manage patron's personal accounts in the online catalog.
  5. Retrieves and processes interlibrary loan items for other libraries and from BHC patrons.
  6. Develops and implements policies and procedures for access and control of library resources, in conjunction with regional library systems and library consortia.
  7. Collects and records fines and bill payments, in library and College's database systems.
  8. Maintains current patron database files.
  9. Updates existing item database files for patrons and materials: status of loan privileges, materials, payments, etc.
  10. Provides preliminary reference assistance to patrons: assesses search needs, makes referrals to librarians.
  11. Maintains confidentiality of patron and materials records.
  12. Works evenings as required.


  1. Assists in training and supervising work/study student employees.
  2. Prepares interlibrary loan statistical reports as assigned.
  3. Receives, processes, and maintains periodical subscriptions as assigned.
  4. Assists in processing and maintaining reserve materials collection as assigned.
  5. Receives and processes government documents as assigned.
  6. Assists with book displays as assigned.
  7. Provide general information to Black Hawk College students, staff and public regarding Black Hawk College.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. Demonstrates BHC core values.
  2. Accuracy and efficiency of work.
  3. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  4. Ability to work cooperatively with co-workers.
  5. Ability to communicate in pleasant manner with employees, students, and general public.
  6. Maintains up-to-date job knowledge.


  1. Work directly with Director of Library Services.
  2. Work directly with Library staff.
  3. Work directly with student employees.
  4. Works directly with Library consortia staff and member libraries.
  5. Works directly with students, faculty, administrators, and community patrons.

Education & Experience

(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.)

  1. Associates degree or two years successful college coursework required.
  2. Library Technical Assistant certificate or degree preferred.
  3. One year library experience with automated system required.
  4. Circulation experience preferred.
  5. Experience in an academic library preferred.
  6. Competence in using office equipment, library software and databases, and bookkeeping skills required.
  7. Excellent communications skills and customer service skills required.
  8. Ability to work with limited supervision.
  9. Ability to maintain confidentiality of materials and patron records.
  10. Ability to work nights on a regular basis required.

Supplemental Information

Schedule is Monday - Thursday 4pm - 7:30pm to provide evening coverage for the Black Hawk College library when classes are in session.

Black Hawk College does not sponsor employment visas.

Candidates are encouraged to include a cover letter and resume with the online application. You'll be prompted to upload/attach these documents during the application process. Please refer to the online help guide at www.bhc.edu/employment for assistance during the application process.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Application Contact: 
Ashtin Trimble
Apply To: 
Black Hawk College
6600 34th Ave
Moline , IL 61265
Phone: 3097695143
41° 28' 38.9172" N, 90° 26' 53.628" W