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Library Clerk

Columbus, MT | Part Time
6 Days Ago

Job Description

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF POSITION:  Under general direction of Library Director, performs professional and technical library services. Work varies requiring limited independent judgment within prescribed standards and procedures.



  • Physical requirements include walking, climbing stairs, reaching, standing, bending, stooping, climbing ladders, and lifting up to 50#s (greater with assistance).
  • Duties are performed in surroundings where undesirable physical conditions are minor and controllable.
  • Must be able to operate computers, software applications, and other office equipment.
  • Must possess a valid Montana Operator’s License.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: Substantial and frequent contact with fellow employees and the public where tact and diplomacy are necessary.


  • Greets and assists Library users in the circulation area employing effective customer service skills.
  • Performs general circulation duties as appropriate: check-in, checkout, renewal of materials, and library card sign-up.
  • Assists Patrons with locating library materials, reader’s advisory, interlibrary loan, and new materials requests.
  • Assists Patrons with the use of public access computers and electronic devices, such as computers, reading devices, tablets, and phones.
  • Trains library users to search for information by following an appropriate inquiry process using books and /or electronics resources.
  • Maintains and prepares daily and program/event statistics and reports.
  • Performs front desk work and maintains other standard tasks such as shelving, filing, and maintenance of library appearance.
  • Promotes the services of the library to more effectively meet present and future community needs.
  • Prepares and processes new books, DVD’s, CD’s, and Audiobooks.
  • Cleans and repairs books, DVD’s, CD’s, and Audiobooks.
  • Works with all Patrons of the Library, including children, promoting, planning, and developing programs and special events to encourage reading and to stimulate use of the library.
  • Works with the Director in carrying out library policies and procedures.
  • Attends regular staff meetings.
  • Handles small amounts of funds.
  • Performs all routine library functions and other duties as needed.


  • Graduation from High School, or its equivalent supplemented by course work in library science or secretarial skills helpful; PLUS
  • Demonstrated work experience, preferably work in a library setting
  • Shall obtain a Montana State Library Certification within three (3) years of employment and maintain such Certification throughout employment;                                                             

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