Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Job Posting: Circulation Assistant

Position: Circulation Assistant (Evenings)
Library: Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Description: PRIMARY FUNCTION: As the sole library staff member in the evenings, circulates Library materials to Library users and maintains circulation records. Answers questions on the use of the Library collection, and general reference questions. Assists in the use of the equipment and software in the Library. Works on course reserves and inter-library loan with the assistance of the Circulation Coordinator. During the academic year, works evening hours and closes the Library. Regular, on-time attendance is mandatory. Please see below for special hours for this position.


    Accurately circulates a variety of Library materials, including books, periodicals, class reserve items and audio- visual material to students, faculty, staff and other authorized borrowers. Makes assessment of condition of circulating material, passing items on to repair, replacement or re-shelving.
    Performs other circulation duties such as collecting payments for overdue, damaged, or lost material and creating patron records for new users.
    Instructs patrons on the use of Library materials and assists in locating items. Provides answers to reference questions, or refers questions to the Public Services Librarian.
    Instructs patrons in use of library equipment, including copier, printer, scanning, and video capture. Troubleshoots computer-related questions and problems.
    Maintains communication with other circulation staff. Ensures consistent application of Library policies and procedures.
    With assistance of the Circulation Coordinator, manages Course Reserves.
    Processes interlibrary loan requests.
    Coordinates library displays and promotions, including various social media.
    Assists in a variety of other Library areas, which may include shelving, copy cataloging, and assisting other library staff with projects.
    Supervises student workers, as needed, during evening hours.
    Serves as a back-up circulation assistant for other staff absences.


Education: High School diploma, or equivalent. College coursework in art, design and library science preferred.

Experience: A minimum of one year of library work experience, including circulation. Work experience using Aleph system desired.

Skills: Dependable, responsible, service-oriented person, able to work independently. Versatility and adaptability is crucial. Must be able to work under pressure and maintain good rapport with students, faculty, and staff.

Hours: Academic year: Monday-Thursday 1:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and during the last 2 weeks of each semester 3:00pm to midnight. Summer and College
vacations: 20 hours per week arranged with supervisor. Regular, on-time attendance is mandatory.

Contact: Amy Naughton, Library Director, anaughton@mcad.edu

Job pays: $14-14.50 and benefits

Starts: July 22 or after depending on candidate availability

Apply by: July 12