Library Clerk

Geneva Public Library   Geneva, NE   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on April 2, 2024

Geneva Public Library
Library Clerk Job Description

This is a part-time, permanent position in a public library, working 20-24 hours per week, 52 
weeks per year. Additional benefits include paid sick and personal leave after obtaining 
eligibility.

This position is under the direction of the Library Director, and in accordance with City Code.
Under general supervision, the Library Clerk performs clerical services; technical library services 
in circulation, reference, and processing areas; youth and adult programming services; facility 
and equipment services; and other related duties as needed.
Clerical Services: The Library Clerk will extensively use the Microsoft Windows operating 
system and Microsoft Office suite; answer the phone; use a photocopy machine, fax machine, 
and other general office equipment; regularly read and respond to email; collect and record 
various fees; handle cash, checks, and electronic payments; and receive and resolve complaints 
or refer the public to the Library Director. The Library Clerk will also use the computer 
software, Apollo Biblionix, the library automation system, with on-site training.
Technical Library Services: The Library Clerk will provide circulation services to the public. This 
includes creating member records in the library automation system; performing inventories;
shelving all types of materials according to established policies and procedures; shelf-reading;
checking materials in and out; inspecting materials for damage; moving carts and boxes full of 
books or other materials; regularly checking book drop; coordinating interlibrary loan requests; 
and ensuring the confidentiality of patron records. The Library Clerk will provide reference 
services to the public. This includes assisting patrons in person, by email, or by telephone; 
assisting patrons with computers, printing, and photocopying; assisting patrons with print and 
electronic resources; conducting reader’s advisory services; conducting statistical surveys; and 
ensuring the confidentiality of patron requests. The Library Clerk will conduct processing 
activities. This includes creating material records in the library automation system; preparing 
new materials for checkout; researching series; mending materials; creating spine and barcode 
labels; applying book covers; processing and/or delivering mail; accepting and processing 
package deliveries; managing patron reserves and requests; and maintaining the accuracy of 
the library automation system.

Programming Services: The Library Clerk will work individually and with other staff to develop, 
prepare, and present programming for youth, teens, and adults. Programs may take place at 
any time of the day or week, and throughout the year. Programs may be one-time events, 
while others may be weekly, monthly, seasonal, or once per year. Programs may be simple 
book displays or more complex multistep programs over a series of weeks.