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Library Clerk - Entry

Placer County Library
Truckee, CA Full-time
Posted on May 25, 2019

County of Placer

The Placer County Library is seeking self-motivated individuals with outstanding customer service skills to assist patrons at branches in the Tahoe area. Flexibility is encouraged as schedules vary. The Library currently has a vacancy for a permanent, part-time assignment.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform circulation activities, including checking library materials in and out, registering and issuing cards, calculating and collecting fines and fees, and explaining library circulation policies and procedures.
  • Shelve library materials and review library shelves for proper order.
  • Process, catalog, and otherwise prepare new materials for circulation following established procedures.
  • Compute, collect, receipt and record monies collected for overdue, lost or damaged materials.
  • Assist customers in using library services and in understanding the arrangement and location of library materials.
  • Answer telephone and in-person inquiries, use available indexes and catalog systems.
  • Process routine inter-library/inter-branch loan requests.
  • Support the maintenance of the library material collection, including weeding shelves of outdated materials, library order processing and performing skilled mending of materials.
  • Monitor the condition of books and materials and performs necessary binding and repairs.
  • Maintain records and files and compile statistics on related library services activities, materials and projects.
  • Perform general clerical duties as necessary and operate library related office equipment.
  • Keep library and public areas in order, neat and clean.
  • Assist in set up and maintenance of displays in area of responsibility as directed.
  • Conduct various special activities such as story hours, summer reading programs, classroom visits, and various outreach functions.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Experience: No library experience is required. Experience involving frequent public contact in a service or sales capacity and/or familiarity with library operations is desirable.

Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.


We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.