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Circulation Assistant

Company: st louis public library
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Buder Circulation AssistantSt. Louis Public LibraryAre you the person friends and family turn to for book, movie and music recommendations? Do you have your finger on the pulse of culture and a strong sense of curiosity? If you want a job where your actions have a direct and positive impact on peoples lives, the St. Louis Public Library may be the right place for you. We are a Library that invests in our employees and makes a committed effort to mentor and grow staff to move forward within the system and build meaningful careers in public service.St. Louis Public Librarys Buder Library has an opening for a full-time Circulation Assistant. We are a busy location in the St. Louis Public Library system serving several diverse neighborhoods. Our ideal candidate is someone who is comfortable working with the public and enjoys talking with people of all ages and backgrounds. We are also seeking someone who is a team player, enthusiastic, patient, and committed to providing excellent customer service.In this role you will:Assist customers with obtaining library accounts and the check-out and return of materials.Assist in preparation, delivery, and receipt of Library materials; receive payment from customers.Help customers find materials through face-to-face and telephone interactions, including locating items in the catalog or on the shelf, as well as looking up information and making recommendations.Provide assistance to customers with Library equipment.Restock and shelve materials, including shelf-reading, as necessary.Greet customers upon entering the Library facility.Assist in merchandising collections through the use of displays.Assist in opening and closing the location.You will need to be:Friendly, patient, and able to multitask while assisting customers.Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work with competing tasks and priorities.Capable of effectively providing information and responding to questions from customers and staff.Flexible, positive, and willing to work with staff and colleagues to successfully overcome challenges.You will need to have:High school diploma or general education degree (GED) with previous customer service experience.Strong communication and organization skills.Strong Customer Service SkillsThe ability to learn how to use the following softwareGoogle Workspace (Google Docs, Sheets, Gmail)Integrated Library Information (ILS) software.You will earn:Competitive salary range starting at $24,900/yearMedical, dental and life insurancePaid vacation, holidays, and sick daysPension plan through the Employees Retirement System of the City of St. LouisProfessional developmentScheduleMon and Tues 11:45-8:15; Wed and Thurs 8:45 - 5:15, Alternating Fri & Sat 8:45-5:15About SLPL:St. Louis Public Library is a true urban library, representing the historic center of the St. Louis region: the City of St. Louis. With its roots in the mid-1800s, St. Louis Public Library has a long history of innovation and service, a large and historic collection including rare books and extensive special collections, and a diverse and dedicated staff. Our technology is a major resource throughout the City and beyond, and the Library makes an enormous investment in technology annually to keep them state of the art. We operate 17 locations in a relatively small city of 61 square miles. These range from the magnificent Central Library one of the worlds great public libraries to regional and neighborhood libraries that vary in size and design but are centerpieces in their communities. St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission. Outreach into our varied communities, marketing the Librarys remarkable strengths, and working with civic and cultural partners to benefit St. Louisans are all closely held values and goals at the Library.About Buder Library:Originally built in 1922. Buder Library has moved twice since its original location.Housed in a large building with 4 levels totaling 40,000 square feetCollection size is 80,000 items (includes juvenile and adult materials)1 computer lab (holds 12 computers and one copier)3 meeting rooms (one auditorium, one smaller conference room, and a multipurpose room)About the neighborhood:Buder is part of the St. Louis Hills neighborhood, a dynamic and busy neighborhood situated in the southwest area of St. Louis. In 2018, Buder celebrated its 20-year anniversary in the current location which is surrounded by a thriving retail scene as well as numerous restaurants. The neighborhood is very family oriented with a large number of families with young children, a strong Bosnian community and an increasingly multicultural population.To apply:If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please apply online and submit your cover letter & resume.

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