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Library Circulation Clerk

Library Circulation Clerk

Missouri River Regional Library

Closing Date: May 9, 2023

Company Overview: Missouri River Regional Library has been serving Cole and Osage Counties for more than 110 years. MRRL provides all the traditional services one expects to find in a library, as well as many digital services and a variety of programs for all ages. The organization extends its reach beyond the library walls with not only eBooks and databases, but also with the bookmobile and outreach services. Visit for more information.
Industry: Public Library

214 Adams Street
Jefferson City, MO 65077

Job Description:

This is a temporary position with the possibility of becoming permanent.


This position provides assistance to patrons in checking library materials in and out, issuing library cards, answers the main library phone, shelves materials and performs clerical, record keeping and other routine tasks as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Answers main library telephone and assists patrons as needed; transfers calls to appropriate departments or individuals.

Processes materials and holds from Osage County Library.

Processes materials and holds from book drops from Cole and Osage counties.

Staff circulation desk and performs circulation functions, including checking materials in and out, issuing library cards, renewing checked out materials, retrieving materials for patrons, and collects fines.

Operates cash register and credit card machine for all money transactions.

Empties the library drop boxes at specified times and checks in materials.

Assists in shelving materials.

Maintains general order and appearance of the department.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Assists with counting out the register drawer.

Assists with closing of the library.

May work shifts at other service desks.

Participates in department and library meetings and functions.

May assist with preparing and updating displays and preparing program materials.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, printers, phones, photocopiers, cash registers, credit card machines, etc.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

  • Frequent bending, lifting, reaching and stooping to select and shelve library materials.
  • Standing, sitting, and walking.
  • Lifting and carrying, 25 pounds or less.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work 

This is a part-time position Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Friday 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; every other weekend Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


High school diploma or G.E.D. required.

Previous computer experience required.

Public service experience is helpful.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

High degree of customer service skills to work with patrons of all ages, including special needs patrons and Library staff.

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change any time with or without notice.

Skills/Keywords: Utilize good organization, communication and customer service skills. Communicate clearly and effectively. Work cooperatively with public and library staff. Adapt to changing and evolving Library procedures, priorities and information technologies. Work independently and be self-directed. Must have basic knowledge of operation of computers and be able to perform basic computer operations.
Compensation: $13.13 per hour

To Apply for this position: or to obtain an application please go to 214 Adams Street, to the Circulation Desk

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