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.
• Scans the in-house circulation into the library management 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 and maintains attendance and usage statistics.
• 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.
Associates Degree required.
See Competences and Skills
Competencies and Skills Required
• Experience working in a library.
• Experience working with the public.
• Experience with spreadsheet software such as Excel.
• 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 position’s 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.
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 management’s 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.
About this company
As the oldest community college in New Jersey, UCC has been serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933. The College has maintained its commitment to scholarship by providing a solid liberal arts foundation while, at the same time, developing new programs and courses that meet the challenges of a rapidly developing society.
UCC is focused on ensuring that our programs and facilities are equipped to prepare students for the intellectual and technological demands of the 21st century. All four UCC campuses boast advanced data and voice infrastructures that can support the latest in computer hardware and software. All credit students are offered their own college e-mail accounts through which they can communicate with UCC's outstanding faculty, fellow students, and the vast world of knowledge and information available through the World Wide Web. Distance learning opportunities, such as courses by videotape, are increasing with each semester.
Even more important, UCC has a reputation for providing its diverse student body with a nurturing and supportive environment. Student services from counseling and financial aid to the tutoring provided by the Academic Learning Centers on each campus are in place to ensure student success.
For those wishing to pursue a bachelors degree, the economics of spending the first two years at Union County College coupled with the dual admissions and transfer /articulation agreements that the College has in place, can ease the road to junior year status at a long list of colleges and universities throughout the U.S. While here, students have the chance to participate in a range of activities. These include a five-star chapter of the honor society of Phi Theta Kappa, an award-winning student newspaper, a modern fitness center, and a range of athletic programs. In 1998, the UCC Owls and Lady Owls were the first teams from one college to become the Men's and Women's Garden State Athletic Conference Basketball Champions in the same year.
Whether you are a recent high school graduate, an adult returning to school after a hiatus, an employee seeking additional training or a new career, Union County College can be your . . . access to the 21st century!
Location/Region: Cranford, NJ