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Title: Weekend Student Circulation Assistant Department: Library - Circulation
Supervisor:  Jill Wixom Location: Library


Week End  Support


This is a highly public service-oriented position in which Circulation Assistants are expected to:

  • Assist patrons in using the online catalogue, locating library items, or directing patrons to the appropriate library staff member

  • Check items in and out for patrons

  • Renew items and place items on hold for patrons

  • Properly shelve library items

  • Shelf read regularly (checking that items are on the shelves in proper call number order)

  • Assist in the preparation of items for class reserve

  • Assist patrons with printer, photocopier and microfilm use as needed

  • Assist in other tasks as directed.

Work Schedule:

Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm & Sunday 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm



Supervision is received by the Circulation Manager or the Supervisor on Duty.


Minimum Qualifications / Skills Required:

Because this is a highly public service-oriented position student assistants are expected to be courteous and attentive to patrons. Student assistants should be able to follow library procedures and policies, be attentive to detailed work, and be punctual and dependable, demonstrate initiative and motivation, and display a pleasant and cooperative work attitude. Students hired will be in and remain in good academic standing and will abide by the student code of conduct.


Skills, Abilities and Knowledge that might be gained in this position:

Student Assistants will develop knowledge of basic library procedures which will allow them to enforce library policies and perform their work thoroughly and accurately with minimal supervision.  Additionally, if the student is motivated and takes initiative then s/he may acquire knowledge that will make their personal library research more productive.  Hopefully, the student assistant will develop basic workplace skills and ethos that can be applicable to other work environments.


Any training required for the student and costs:

Circulation Assistants receive approximately 6 hours of paid mandatory training, preferably prior to their first scheduled shift. On the job training is available as needed.


To apply - email Jill Wixom or go to the Library and ask for an application form.