Part Time Circulation Clerk - 25 hours


Acorn Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
25 hours per week including mornings, afternoons, evenings and alternating Fridays/Saturdays.
$10.76 per hour

The Acorn Public Library District is seeking a friendly and enthusiastic individual who enjoys working with the public to join its staff as a part-time circulation clerk. This individual must possess the ability to represent the library in a positive fashion to all patrons and guests. Hours will include mornings, afternoons, evenings and alternating Fridays/Saturdays. The part-time circulation clerk works closely with the entire library staff to serve the public providing assistance at the front desk by:

- Greeting and directing all visitors.

- Issuing and renewing library cards and maintaining patron records.

- Upholding patron confidentiality.

- Managing patron fines and fees with discretion.

- Communicating library policies and procedures to patrons accurately and courteously.

- Checking out and checking in materials following established library policies and procedures.

- Following up on overdue, missing, assumed lost, and claims returned materials.

- Answering and routing all incoming telephone calls.

- Assisting patrons with faxing, copy machine, self-checkout station, and public computers.

- Performing opening/closing procedures.

- Performing additional duties in the absence of the Head of Circulation

- Performing other related duties as required.


- At least one year experience at a public service desk.

- High school diploma or equivalent.

- Effectively communicate in English both orally and in writing.

- Maintain attention to detail while performing repetitive tasks.

- Maintain a cohesive working relationship with library staff.

- Read computer and other office equipment screens.

- Stand/sit for long periods, walk, bend, stoop, reach, lift, stand on a stool, and push/pull heavy carts.

- Availability and flexibility to act as a substitute for additional hours as needed.


- Provide excellent customer service.

- Type accurately.

- Use personal computers and software applications as well as web-based utilities and applications.

- Operate a cash register.

- Cash management.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to Jane Young, Head of Circulation,

Application Contact: 
Jane Young
Apply To: 
Acorn Public Library District
15624 Central Avenue
Oak Forest , IL 60452
Phone: 708-687-3700
Fax: 708-687-3712
41° 36' 26.4888" N, 87° 45' 24.2208" W