Circulation Clerk

The Columbia Public Library is seeking applications for a service oriented individual 

to fill a circulation clerk position.

Please apply in person at Columbia Public Library, 106 N. Metter Ave., Columbia, IL 62236. 

Applications will be accepted until Monday, June 3rd, 2024.

Job Responsibilities

  • Pleasent demeanor, basic computer knowledge and eagerness to help are required. Previous library experience is preferred by not mandatory. 
  • Duties include but are not limited to participating in all functions of the circulation desk, including issuing library cards, orienting patrons to the
    library, promoting library programs and services, providing recommendations and reference service, answering telephone inquiries, assisting patrons on library computers, training patrons on use of digital resources and equipment, creating displays and signage. 

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to provide friendly, high-quality customer service; to communicate effectively and courteously;  to relate to library users of all ages; to continually work to improve the library and its role in the community; to work as a team member;  to learn and teach new technology; to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the library; and to perform moderate lifting.  Knowledge of readers’ interests, genres, books and authors, and library services.  

Schedule & Benefits

Part Time – 11 to 12 hours per week. 

Schedule – Must be available to work every Saturday 9-4 and every Wednesday 4-8:30 pm. 

$14.00 per hour 


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Attend continuing education classes as needed   
  • Permanent position, not temporary
  • Flexibility a must during May-July