Employment Opportunities


Morrill Public Library is looking for a confident, outgoing person to add to their morning and afternoon shift rotation. The main focus for this part-time position is to maintain a welcoming and accommodating environment for all library users.

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Part-Time Circulation and Reference Librarian

General Description

This is part-time routine clerical work in a library involving basic support services and services to patrons.

Work involves responsibility for routine circulation, shelf maintenance and clerical functions using automated circulation system. Duties include checking books in and out, shelving library materials, data inputting, and telephone answering. This position is also invested with making beginning level library clerical decisions. The work requires that the employee have good customer service skills and a positive attitude towards serving all library patrons.

Supervision Received

Works under the immediate supervision of the Library Director.

Examples of Duties

  • Checks books, magazines, and other library materials in and out at the circulation desk using an automated circulation system.
  • Collects fines using the circulation system and a traditional cash register.
  • Processes new applications for library cards; reserves materials and makes calendar reservations for the library meeting room; processes interlibrary loans and overdue materials.
  • Re-shelves books, magazines, and other library materials according to assigned sequences.
  • Checks in library materials using an automated circulation system and inspects them for damages.
  • Performs routine library computer functions.
  • 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 shelf reading and re-shelving of materials, as needed.
  • Implements closing procedures for the library.
  • Performs related work as required.

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.
  • 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.


A high school diploma or the equivalent and some experience in using libraries, OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting on the basis of one year of experience for each year of education. Must have the ability to use library computer, catalog system, and operate general office equipment.

Physical Demands

Employee is regularly required to talk, listen, read computer screens and library classification stickers, walk, stand, sit, and lift 10 pounds. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, and lift up to 25 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


This position requires morning, afternoon, and occasional evening or weekend commitments to the library. Regular shifts will be Tuesday 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Thursday 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, and Friday 2 pm – 5 pm.


Starting pay will be between $8.25 and $8.75 an hour, depending on qualifications.


Morrill Public Library accepts applications for employment year-round. We will retain them for 60 days and use as positions become available. Electronic submissions are preferred.