Circulation Clerk


Ida Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
15-19/week including Saturday rotation
$9 starting

The primary responsibility of this position is to assist library users with circulation functions. This position is part-time at 15-19 hours/week with rotating Saturday shifts required. A good fit for this position will be reliable and have outstanding customer service skills. Starting pay is $9/hour with a raise to $9.36 in January and $11.25 in May.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Utilize customer service skills while greeting and assisting library users of all ages at both adult and youth service desks
  • Effectively perform circulation functions including checking library materials in and out, renewing library materials, locating items, and creating/renewing library cards
  • Assist library users via telephone
  • Ensure organization of collections by properly shelving materials and checking for accuracy
  • Complete opening and closing procedures as assigned
  • Enforce Ida Public Library Code of Conduct and borrowing policies
  • Assist library users with electronic materials including library databases, Overdrive, and Hoopla
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to complete all tasks listed above or the ability to quickly learn those tasks
  • Basic computer skills including typing, email, and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Comfortable interacting with a diverse community

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently sit, stand, kneel, reach, and walk. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move equipment, etc., up to fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision and hearing abilities are required by this job.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by personnel assigned to this position.

Candidates are subject to a background check before beginning employment.

Ida Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Please submit cover letter and resume to and specify Circulation Clerk in the subject line.

Application Contact: 
Angela Bennett
Apply To: 
Ida Public Library
320 N. State Street
Belvidere , IL 61008
Phone: 815-544-3838
42° 15' 41.8428" N, 88° 50' 45.8376" W