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Job Description:

The Clerk position at Salina Public Library provides high-quality, friendly and professional services. In this position, staff assists patrons with a variety of needs. This requires an individual who is customer service oriented, who will actively strive to develop positive, ongoing relationships with patrons while identifying opportunities to market library services and actively promote library programs. To be a part of our library team, a positive attitude, flexibility and willingness to work well with everyone is required.

Reports To: Head of Circulation
Pay Grade: 7
Hours/Schedule: Part-Time
Sunday - working hours fall between 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Monday - working hours fall between 8 a.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Friday / Saturday - working hours fall between 8 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Staff will work 2-3 out of the 4 days listed above. Approximately 12-16 hours per week.

This is a permanent position.
Additional days/times as needed for coverage.
Schedules are adjusted as needed for the Library.
Hours scheduled are based upon service levels.
Full hours typically are available, except during low service time periods.

Full Pay Range: $13.50 - $17.50
• paid time off after one year of service

Minimum Education: High School diploma or equivalent.

Work Experience:
• Customer service experience preferred, but not required.
• Library experience preferred, but not required.

Supervisory Experience:
• Not required.

Duties & Responsibilities
The Circulation Clerk must…
• Inspect, sort, clean, repair, and check-in materials that are returned to the library.
• Locate and retrieve materials from several locations throughout the library.
• Return items to their proper locations, as well as straighten and shelf read in the stacks.
• Monitor self-check stations and check out materials.
• Issue library cards, answer a variety of account-related questions and provide education.
• Collect payments, make correct change and perform drawer reconciliation.
• Operate a multi-line phone system.
• Utilize and navigate the Library Catalog and other Library software.
• Generate reports, collect data and other general office duties.
• Pick up library book drop materials from on and off-site locations.
• Complete various opening and closing tasks.
• Participate in and contribute to the planning and development of the department.
• Develop and complete a yearly work plan with the department head.
• Support the library’s mission and provide exceptional customer service, whether to patrons or co-workers.
• Under general guidance, have the ability to work honestly and independently.
• Be reliable. Work scheduled hours, show up ready to work on time and use breaks appropriately.
• Maintain a general knowledge of programs and services offered by the wider library.
• Communicate clearly, accurately and in a timely manner with a diverse set of patrons and co-workers.
• Be willing to help in any area of the library as needed.
• Be able to enforce library policy and follow procedure in a variety of situations, including high stress or confrontational interactions.
• Prepare for and participate in staff and project team meetings.
• Help to maintain organized and tidy library spaces.
• Demonstrate professional behavior and comply with library policies and procedures, including adhering to library dress code.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Valid Driver’s License.
• Pre-employment drug screen. (post-employment drug screen may also take place)
• Pre-employment background check.
• Basic keyboarding skills.
• The ability to work with a variety of technology equipment and applications including, but not limited to, word documents, spreadsheets, internet browsers, email, and Google Drive.

Physical Demands / Work Environment
• Light to moderate physical work
• Lifting, carrying, and pushing up to 40 pounds with or without assistance.
• Frequent lifting, carrying, standing, walking, bending, climbing stairs, twisting, reaching, pulling, and pushing.
• Speech and hearing abilities to maintain communication with patrons and co-workers.
• Vision to read and interpret reports, written documents, and electronic communications.
• Work is primarily indoors, with some outdoor work for book drop pickups and other Library event assistance.


*The above position information is intended to describe the duties of an employee in general terms and does not necessarily describe all of his/her duties or responsibilities.

How to Apply
Complete the online application using the Click Here for Application link under contact information below, then email with attached resume.
(A quick video introduction of yourself with an explanation of why you would like to work at Salina Public Library, is also appreciated but not required. This can be sent by email to

If you have additional questions, please contact Allyson Ronning, Head of Circulation, 785-825-4624 x221

Position is open until filled.

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Contact Information:

301 W Elm
Salina, Kansas 67401
Job Link: Click Here for Application

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