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Circulation Assistant

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Staff



Requested Start Date:

July 5, 2022

Normal Work Schedule:

4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m., some weekends required



Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Head of Public Services, the Circulation Assistant provides patron/customer services work of a clerical and technical nature providing assistance in using the resources of the library. This position has extensive contact with the patrons, faculty and staff and works with a variety of library automated systems. Circulation Assistants work with some independence.  Problems, exceptions or new procedures will be explained and/or handled in cooperation with supervisor.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides users with detailed information regarding services, directions, policies, and procedures, use of equipment, and the use of online catalog system.
  • Manages library material utilizing automated systems, and provides reserve service and directional information. Sorts and shelves library materials and shifts library collections; prepares library material for shelving and circulation. 
  • Coordinates the processing of hold and recall requests and notifies library users of availability; resolves overdue recall problems, follows established guidelines. 
  • Charges out (check out) books to patrons. 
  • Interprets and enforces library and University policy and procedures; interacts appropriately with library users.
  • Prepares and types statistical reports for the Library Director.  Reports indicate number of books charged and discharged, number of patrons visiting the Library, number of patrons visiting the labs, use of materials on reserve, etc
  • Provides security for library property. Opens the library prior to regular business hours by turning on lights and equipment of all floors. Closes the library at the end of business hours by checking the floors for patrons, making closing announcements on public address system, locking doors, setting alarms, reading gate meters, and securing money.
  • Maintains security of cash box, credit card machine, and patron’s personal information.
  • Issues special permits to individuals not associated with the University, as dictated by policy, who may use the library.  Collects fee for the special permit and creates patron records in the library circulation system.
  • Empties book drops and discharges books.  Places books on carts to carry books to appropriate floor.  Returns books to and straightens shelves
  • Carries stacks of books or push/pull book trucks in order to transport books to locations in the library.  
  • Instructs patrons in the use of copy / microform machines and troubleshoots and performs minor repairs.
  • Clears fines from computer records.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Employee Benefits:

JSU strives to provide great quality of life to our employees through an attractive, competitive benefits package for our full-time faculty and staff. These benefits enhance your salary as a JSU employee and are part of your total compensation package.  Benefits include:

  • Retirement Plans
    • Alabama Teacher’s Retirement System (TRS)
    • RSA-1 Deferred Compensation
    • 403-B Retirement Annuity (TIAA)
  • Health Insurance
    • Medical (PEEHIP)
    • Optional plans:  vision, dental, flexible spending plan, dependent care, cancer and hospital indemnity
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid and unpaid leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Prescription assistance

For additional information regarding benefits, please visit our website.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Clerical experience, work involving meeting the public, or work in a library

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some experience in typing, keyboarding, or computer operation

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

Clery Notice: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Jacksonville State University Police provide information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three calendar years. The JSU Annual Campus Security and Fire Report is available online at:

Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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