1+ months

Part Time Circulation Clerk

Union County College
Cranford, NJ 07016
Position Information

Position Title Part Time Circulation Clerk
Campus Cranford
Department Libraries
Full-time, Part-time, Adjunct Part Time
Exempt or Non-Exempt Non-Exempt
Regular,Temporary, or Grant Regular
General Description

Assists library users with circulation, reserves periodicals, interlibrary loans, photocopying services, and general information regarding the libraries.

Characteristics, Duties, and Responsibilities

Charges and discharges library materials, including library reserves.
Registers borrowers and updates borrower records.
Processes over dues.
Checks in periodicals, journals, and newspapers and manages the periodicals collection.
Sets up and maintains reserves on the automated library system.
Shelves library materials and maintains shelf order. This also includes both shelf-reading and inventory.
Operates all library equipment. Turns library equipment on at opening and off at closing.
Provides Circulation desk coverage.
Provides users with information regarding library hours, services, and policies, and directional questions in addition to other information.
Explains Circulation policies and procedures to patrons, including over dues and fines.
Assists with photocopy equipment, refills paper, and trouble-shoots minor problems with same. Coordinates maintenance of these machines.
Oversees and trains student assistants) and others assigned to the Circulation Department while on duty.
Monitors the library security system, following up on infractions with Campus Security and Student Services.
In the absence of professional library staff, the most senior library circulation clerk is responsible for the routine operation of the library.
Assists with special projects as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements

Associates Degree required.


Experience working in a library.
Experience working with the public.
Experience with spreadsheet software such as Excel.

Competencies and Skills Required

Knowledge of word processing.
Ability to maintain accurate records.
Attention to detail.
Ability to work with a diverse community.
Ability to deal with the public tactfully and courteously.
Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

This positions duties are normally performed in a typical interior/residence work environment, based on the activity scheduled.
Some physical effort required; however, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
Some travel required.

Additional Information

Union County College does not discriminate and prohibits discrimination, as required by state and/or federal law, in all programs and activities, including employment and access to its career and technical programs.

Union County College is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled
Disclaimer: This job description outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons.

Terms of Employment

Hours not to exceed 25 per week. Flexible schedule to meet department needs. Some evening, weekends, and extended hours will be required. Ability and willingness to travel on short notice to all on and off- campus sites as needed by the college. Employee must establish primary residency in New Jersey within one year of appointment unless an exemption applies.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 10/17/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes


Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-02

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Part Time Circulation Clerk

Union County College
Cranford, NJ 07016

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