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WANTED: Library Assistant

Interlibrary Loan

Part time, 18 hour a week position. Position is open until filled. $14.06 to $19.91 per hour


Performs non-professional library work in the library’s Interlibrary Loan department.


(Except as specifically noted, the following functions are considered essential to this position. The listed examples may not include all duties found in this class)
  • Searches for items in WorldCat.
  • Catalogs item when it arrives, notifies patron.
  • Responds to requests from other libraries. Determines if request falls within the allowable loan guidelines. Collects items from shelves. Processes both the physical item and digital item request. Processes the van delivery box – outgoing and incoming books.
  • Processes all items being returned.
  • Checks library materials in and out, and handles renewals and holds.
  • Answers and places requests through KitKeeper. Updates and maintains Reads-to-Go kits using the book club lending service “KitKeeper” which allows viewing of kit availability, placing of requests, and the tracking of kits online.
  • Manages scheduling, requests, and materials for numerous library and local book groups.
  • Checks for overdue interlibrary loan materials and contacts patrons or libraries when required.
  • Maintains accurate statistics.
  • Photocopies forms and slips needed for ILL.
  • Works independently on many tasks at one time. Prioritizes work and exercises sound judgment in all situations. Completes work reliably, accurately, and within allotted time.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Working schedule may be Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. (The days are flexible other than needing someone 3 times a week for 6 hour shifts.)


Demonstrated competency in reading and writing basic English, with knowledge of English spelling and grammar. General knowledge of computer hardware and software, and familiarity with online searching. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, ability to follow through on assignments accurately.

Considerable experience in public contact or public service work. Adapts easily to frequent change, and has ability and willingness to quickly learn and apply new skills and knowledge. Is self-motivated and proactive; demonstrates creativity, initiative, and enthusiasm.

Maintains courteous and effective working relationships with colleagues, and the general public; maintains professional demeanor, tone, and conversations in all circumstances. Is sensitive to patron privacy and intellectual freedom issues.

Experience with automated circulation systems, ILLIAD, and knowledge of Windows and MS Office desirable.

Good working knowledge of literature and authors. Knowledge of currently popular titles and reading trends.


High school diploma required, as well as an avid interest in books, reading and information technology. College degree preferred. Previous library experience highly desirable. Valid driver’s license required.