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JOB TITLE:  Assistant Librarian / Circulation Clerk     

Document created 1/26/04, updated 6/1/16 approval pending                                                                       Position Summary:

Position responsibility is to assist in the daily operations of the library by providing assistance to patrons.

Accountable to:

Library Director

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

May perform some, several or all of the following duties:

  • Serves the public at the circulation desk by checking out and checking in library materials, collecting fines, issuing library cards (data entry), explaining and implementing library policies, and answering telephone, etc.
  • Utilizes the Library’s computer system for various circulation services and functions.
  • Shelves library materials.
  • Processes, withdraws, repairs, or reconditions library materials.
  • Assists with library programs and displays.
  • Assist patron with ready-reference questions and reader advisory, bibliographic instruction and database searching.
  • Handles monetary transactions with accuracy.
  • Sort, pack and unpack courier materials.
  • Processes interlibrary loans (ILLs) and hold requests.
  • Assists patrons with mechanical operations of library equipment.
  • Shares responsibility for the smooth running of the circulation desk, including maintaining a prompt and reliable attendance record.
  • Perform other duties as may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.

Education, Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum requirements:  High School Diploma.
  • Some higher education advantageous.
  • One year successful, continuous work experience.
  • General knowledge of libraries or willingness to learn them.
  • Computer skills (word processing, data entry, spreadsheet).
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written skills.
  • Public service orientation.
  • Bilingual skills desirable.

Performance Standards:

  • Follow library policies and procedures.
  • Respectful and pleasant to patrons and co-workers.
  • Completes work in timely manner while maintaining quality, accuracy, reliability and thoroughness of work.
  • Follow guidelines on confidentiality of records.
  • Punctual and suitably attired.

Physical Demands of Position:

  • Sitting, standing, walking, climbing, and stooping.
  • Bending/twisting and reaching.
  • Talking and hearing; use of the telephone.
  • Far vision at 20 feet or further; near vision at 20 inches or less.
  • Lifting and carrying: 50 pounds or less.
  • Handling: processing, picking up and shelving and books.
  • Fingering: typing, writing, filing, sorting, shelving and processing.
  • Pushing and pulling: objects weighing 60-80 pounds on wheels.

Working Conditions:

Ordinary office equipment is to be used (computers, copier). Position requires some evening and Saturday morning hours.

The employee at this position may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by the library director.  All requirements are subject to change and possible modification over time.

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May’s Events

Scrabble Craft – Registration Required – Ages 13 and up – May 5th at 6:30

Teen Movie Night – Star Wars, The Force Awakens on May 12th at 6 pm

Family Movie Night – Norm of the North at 7 pm on May 13th

Story Time –  May 26 at 6 pm


Also we will be close Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day

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April Events

We are doing a food drive throughout the whole month of April.
Each donation of food gets you a free book or $1 off of fines. *You can only get 1 book or $1 off a week*

Scholastic Book Fair Thursday, April 7-Saturday April 9th 8 am-7 pm

Teen Movie Night – The Hunger Games Mocking: Jay Part 2 April 7 at 6 pm
Family Movie Night – The Peanuts Movie at 7 pm

National Library Week April 10th-16th

Story Time April 28 at 6 pm

Author Talk April 29 at 5 pm Meet CeCelia Zora author of Angels Don’t Get Tattoos, A novel inspired by a patient early in her nursing career. The book is about Kennedy who is an edgy 16-year-old with end-stage cancer, a leg amputation, and a lily tattoo. She expects to die peacefully in her family’s home in a burly, well-worn Madison, WI neighborhood. Instead, K collides with family, friends, societal isolation , her aching heart, and a brutal secret from the past.

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Food Drive

Food for finesAbbotsford Public Library Food Drive
Throughout the month of April, the Abbotsford Library will be collecting donations for the Trinity Food Pantry in Unity. The Pantry serves 109 families in the Abby, Colby, and Unity area. If you bring non-perishable items in during the month of April, you will receive a free children’s book or $1 off of your library fines!
The pantry is in specific need of canned tuna or chicken, noodles, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, cereal, canned fruit, soups, any Chef-boy-ardee foods, Mac-N-Cheese, pancake mixes, syrup, flour, sugar, toilet paper, and any bathroom or laundry products. Please bring donations to the Abbotsford Public Library during our open hours to receive your book. Multiple donations are welcomed, however, you can only receive one book or $1 off your library card per week. The library is open 10-8 Monday through Thursday, 10-5 Friday and 10-2 on Saturday. You could also bring your items to the library’s April Movie Nights. The Teen Movie Night is Thursday April 7th at 6:00 pm and our Family Movie Night is Friday April 8th at 7:00 PM.

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March Events

Teen Movie Night Thursday, March 10 @ 6pm Mocking Jay PART 1  please note this movie is PG-13
Family Movie Night Friday, March 11 @ 7pm The Good Dinosaur ***We will be having an Easter Egg Hunt before the moving starting at 6pm! Make sure to bring your Easter Baskets with you!!!

Story Time Thursday, March 24 @ 6pm

The Library will be closed Saturday, March 26th for Easter!

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February Events!

Teen Movie Night Thursday, February 11 @ 6pm Goosebumps
Family Movie Night Friday, February 12 @ 7pm Hotel Transylvania 2
Join us for at Beach Party Friday @ 6pm before the movie starts!
Story Time Thursday, February 25 @ 6pm

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January 2016 Events!

Thursday, January 7 at 6pm Teen Movie Night- The Scorch Trials  This movie is PG-13

Friday, January 8 at 7pm Family Movie Night- Shaun the Sheep

Thursday, January 28 at 6pm Storytime

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December Events!

Thursday, December 10th at 6pm Teen Movie Night Come see Pixels. Please keep in mind that this movie is PG-13

Friday, December 11th at 7pm Family Movie Night Come see Minions

Thursday, December 17th at 6pm Story Time

Thursday, December 24th and Friday the 25th the Library will be closed for the Holidays.

Thursday, December 31st the Library will be closing at 4 and we will be closed Friday, January 1st for the New Year!


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26th Annual Holiday Program!

Please join the Abbotsford Public Library for our 26th Annual Holiday Program on Wednesday December 2nd at 7:00 PM.

There will be craft demonstrations, music, giveaways, and food!

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