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 two weekends per month.

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 materials.
  • Issues and renews Library cards.
  • Collects payments for fines, fees, and other services.
  • Answers and directs patron inquiries.
  • Performs clerical tasks relevant to the department.
  • Participates in collection maintenance.
  • Sorts, shelves, and maintains shelf order of all Library material as required.
  • Assists patrons with copiers, fax/scan machines, and other Library equipment. Troubleshoots problems and notifies appropriate staff of complex issues.
  • Processes materials on hold and notifies patrons.
  • Processes and catalogs serial publications.
  • 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 equivalent, 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.

No phone calls, please.

Applicants for all positions are subject to a background check.

Application Contact: 
Teri Wilson, Head of Circulation Services
Apply To: 
Green Hills Public Library District
10331 S. Interlochen Drive
Palos Hills , IL 60465
Phone: 708-598-8446
41° 42' 11.8044" N, 87° 49' 55.974" W