Title of Position: Public Services Clerk
Normal Schedule of work: 35 hours per week. M-Th 3:00-8:00, Sat 10:00-3:00. Closed Fridays
coordinating schedules with the Branch Manager.
Rate of pay: 11 dollars or more per hour depending on qualifications and experience. This position will
earn vacation, sick leave, personal leave, and holidays.
Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; AND four (4) years of public library operations experience; OR
an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Requires a valid driver’s license. Must
pass an Ohio Criminal Background Check and be able to work safely with children.
Physical Requirements:
Requires the ability to lift 20 pounds.
Requires the ability to move a 100-pound book cart.
Requires the ability to reach 6 ft. or 4 in. low.
Requires the ability to work in a dusty, public environment.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to meet and serve the public effectively.
Ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to type and work with computers.
Knowledge of and interest in children's books and other library materials and media.
Ability to work well with minimum supervision.

Meet and serve the public courteously.
Assist patrons in the procurement of library materials.
Offer patrons intra-branch loan, interlibrary loan, and purchase to obtain materials.
Assist patrons in the basic use of the Public Access Catalog and other public-use computers.

Provide patrons with basic instructions in the use of the photocopier.
Place paper in public photocopier as needed.
Replacement of toner.
Maintain a neat and orderly public area and circulation desk.
Keep adequate supplies on hand in these areas.
Take borrower's card applications, issue cards, enter information into database and file accordingly.
Check out, renew, and check in library materials.
Process and shelve periodicals in a timely fashion.
Assist with weeding of periodicals as necessary.
Arrange books for shelving.
Shelf reading
Weeding of shelves
Place patron reserves materials and notify patrons of materials availability.
Process pending reserves through branch loan, interlibrary loan, or purchase.
Process branch requests and incoming and outgoing materials for the branches and other libraries.
Collect money for fines, faxes, lost books, etc. and record.
Assist with library displays, decorations, posters, bibliographies, and other promotional materials.
Assist in the implementation of children's programming.
Suggest titles for replacement and purchase.
Prepare all necessary reports.
Access e-mail and answer or route e-mail to appropriate person.
Assist with unpacking and processing new library materials for children.
Substitute in other areas as a clerk when necessary.

Report to the Symmes Valley Branch Manager.
Perform other related duties, which fall within the area of children's services.
Supervised by:
Symmes Valley Branch Manager.
Date of Posting: Noon of 11/17/2023
Closing Date of Posting: N/A
This notice posted in compliance with BLCPL and OAPSE/AFSCME LOCAL 4/AFL-CIO AND ITS LOCAL #024
contract effective through January 31, 2024.
Equal Opportunity Employer
This job description indicates, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and
other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of the
incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as


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