The Shelver is responsible for unloading carts, shelving materials, and keeping the collections in order throughout the Library. In addition, the Shelver must have working knowledge of the SIRSI computer system and be able to provide back-up coverage at the Circulation Desk.
This job entails lifting, bending and carrying. Proficiency with technology is required. One year experience working in a library, retails or hospitality setting is strongly preferred. Work requires continual standing or walking at least 95% of the time. Candidate must be able to read and organize material according to Library standards. On-the-job training will be provided. Must be able to push carts with 250 pounds of Library materials.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Push loaded carts from area to area and unload materials.
Shelve library materials correctly, using the appropriate shelving protocol for that area, by:
maintaining working knowledge of the different shelving procedures in each department;
understanding all spine label designations;
shelving materials in order of the Dewey Decimal System and alphabetic order or other shelving scheme;
checking materials for damage and due date cards;
knowing the location of all categories of library materials.
Maintain and improve the appearance and functionality of the Library by straightening public areas.
Shelf-read assigned areas and straighten collection as needed; removing out-of-place materials for re-shelving and shift materials, as necessary.
Pull on-shelf holds for patrons, as needed.
Instruct patrons in the use of the online catalog, when requested.
Maintain working knowledge of duties and responsibilities required of Circulation Desk employees.
Provide back-up assistance in the absence of Circulation Desk employees.
Maintain working knowledge of the SIRSI computer system, and other computer hardware and software used in the Circulation Department, including screen changes and adapting to new programs.
Maintain open communication with librarians regarding collection development, weeding and special projects.
For full job description and employment application, please see our website at www.schaumburglibrary.org/about/employment.
Please submit cover letter, resume and application to email@example.com w/Shelver - Night 1, 2 or 3 in the subject line: or mail to HR-Shelver - Night 1, 2 or 3, 130 S. Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193. Online application and job posting can be found at http://www.schaumburglibrary.org/about/employment.