The Midlothian Public Library, located in a southwestern suburb of Chicago of just under 15,000 residents, is seeking an enthusiastic, organized, customer service oriented individual to join our Materials Services team!
The Circulation Assistant will provide responsive and kind customer service at the front desk; check materials in and out and place holds for requested items; register users for library cards; collect fines/fees and operate the cash register; work with item and patron records within a computerized library catalog; and perform technical processing tasks with regard to the addition, withdrawal, or repair of items in the collection.
Requirements: A high school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience, and a minimum of 1 year experience working in a library or related customer service position. Bilingual Spanish a plus!
Working conditions: Works in an indoor office environment. Frequently pushes and pulls carts with library materials, positions self to retrieve materials from shelves and carts, and frequently remains in a stationary position for multiple hours at a time.
Qualifications: The successful candidate would have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be experienced in serving a diverse population of library users. The ability to learn quickly and show initiative is essential, along with the ability to provide warm and friendly service to the public. You must be proficient in the use of current technologies and possess the ability to interact with patrons and staff in a professional manner.
Midlothian Public Library values equity, diversity, and inclusion, and we welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Midlothian Public Library is an EEO employer.
To apply: Email cover letter and resume to Sarah Marshall, Materials Services Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org