Circulation Volunteer Duties
Desert Foothills Library

General Description
This is routine clerical work in a library involving basic support services and services to patrons.
Supervision Received
Works under the immediate supervision of either a team lead or a Librarian.

Examples of Duties

· Greets everyone as they enter the library.
· Checks books, magazines and other library holdings in and out at the circulation desk and collects fines using library software.
· Replaces books, magazines and other library holdings on shelves according to Dewey Decimal System.
· Scan incoming library materials using library software and inspects them for damages.
· Assist patrons with applying for a library card.
· Operates a variety of standard office and library machines.
· Answers telephones and provides routine information or refers and transfers calls.
· Assists in assuring accurate library shelving by reviewing books to ensure they are in correct order and reshelving of materials, as needed.
· Assists patrons in locating items within the library shelves.
· Provides up-to-date information about programs, events and library happenings.
· Registers patrons for programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

· Some knowledge of library clerical procedures and practices.
· Good knowledge of clerical practices.
· Good knowledge of the English language.
· Some skill in typing and the ability to do data entry using a computer terminal.
· Good ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
· Good ability to pay attention to detail.
· Good ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates and the general public.

If you are interested in this volunteer position,

please fill out our application below! 

Volunteer Application