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Desk Clerk I

Lake County Public Library

Job Announcement: Desk Clerk I

Position Title: Desk Clerk I

Hours: 10 - 15 hours per week

Status: Non-exempt

Wage: $12.50 - $14/hr non-bilingual candidates

Application deadline: Open until filled

Job Description:

Lake County Public Library serves a population of approximately 7,750 residents. LCPL has a committed staff dedicated to facilitating equal access to services, community building, innovation, intellectual freedom, literacy, and lifelong learning. Each member of our library team is integral to the success of our organization. We value vision, hard work, collaboration, and creative problem-solving.

The Desk Clerk works in the circulation department and assists patrons in several ways including, but not limited to, finding library materials, answering general inquiries, and helping with public computer usage. The Desk Clerk also shelves books using the Dewey Decimal System and prepares new books for circulation. 

Must be able to work varied hours including evenings and weekends.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carry out circulation tasks

    • Provide excellent service to patrons

    • Sort and shelve materials in proper order alphabetically or according to the Dewey Decimal System 

    • Assist patrons with searching the catalog and locating library materials

    • Assist patrons with basic computer usage

    • Read shelves for correct placement of materials on a regular basis

  • Promote the Library’s mission and values

  • Processes new materials for circulation

  • Carries out opening and closing procedures as assigned  

  • Others duties as assigned

Bilingual Staff:

  • Bilingual staff will assist in translation for the library.

Physical Requirements: 

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 accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:

  • Reach with hands and arms, stand, sit, walk, use hands to finger and grasp, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. Stooping, bending and kneeling is also often required.

  • The employee is occasionally required to, balance, stoop and crouch.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. 

  • The employee is often required to be on his or her feet for up to an hour at a time.

  • Handle money and use the cash register.

Education Requirements: 

High School Diploma or equivalent required; Associates Degree or higher preferred.

**Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.** 

Open until filled

To apply, email the following information to Lanna Gonzales

  1. Resume
  2. Three professional references