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Circulation Clerk

City of Louisville

Louisville Public Library

Application Deadline

Apply By Oct 31st, 2022

Wages

$15.82 to $18.19 per Hour   Calculate

Location

Louisville, CO

Hours

29.00

MLS

Not Required

Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

Library Experience

Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library

Public

Job Description

The City of Louisville is now accepting applications for organized and welcoming Clerks for our Circulation team at the Louisville Public Library! Under the supervision of the Circulation Services Manager, this role performs duties in the processing, organization, and circulation of library materials. Work is reviewed and evaluated by daily supervision, observation, and through conferences and review of findings. 

This role offers a combination of days, evenings, and weekend hours, requiring a minimum of one (1) evening shift per week and two (2) weekend shifts per month.

All initial communication regarding your application will come via email usually from info@governmentjobs.com or the recruiter. Please check your email messages frequently and your junk mail during the application process.

 Examples of Duties:
  • Checks materials in and out of the Library.
  • Prepares and edits patron Library accounts.
  • Prepares patron notices.
  • Processes holds.
  • Processes new materials.
  • Processes and delivers holds to Superior Lockers.
  • Maintains organization of forms and supplies.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of self service equipment.
  • Answers or refers patron inquiries in person and via the telephone.
  • Assists patrons with the use of copiers and printers.
  • Uses RFID equipment to process materials, perform inventory, and check shelf order of materials.
  • Scans shelves for correct placement of materials.
  • Collates materials prior to shelving and shelves them according to library procedures.
  • Assists with organization of displays, informational notices and handouts.
  • Assists in training of new shelving staff and volunteers.
  • Straightens Library shelves, organizes newspapers and periodicals, and assists with Library closing procedure.
  • Attends staff meetings and training as required.
  • Performs other duties as required to support Library operations.
 General Qualifications:

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent educational credential
  • One (1) year experience in a public library
  • Two (2) years' work experience in a retail or customer service position
  • Any equivalent combination of acceptable training, education, and experience will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of general library services.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Skill in operating personal computers, copiers, printers, cash register, and calculator.
  • Ability to effectively use the Library’s databases for managing patron accounts and locating items in the Library’s collection.
  • Must possess organizational skills, excellent verbal communication skills, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City employees and the general public.
  • Bilingual abilities (English/Spanish) are a plus.

The Community

The City of Louisville has often been recognized for its livability. Most recently, Money Magazine named Louisville #1 in 2009, and then in an unprecedented action again named Louisville #1 in its 2011 “Best Place to Live” issue. Many things contribute to this exemplary quality of life and positive economic condition including 1,700 acres of open space, dozens of great eateries, a thriving arts scene, great schools, wonderful neighborhoods and a diverse mix of employment opportunities. As the Money article noted, “Add in dry, clear weather, little crime, good health care, low taxes, and Louisville is pretty tough to beat.” 

City of Louisville, Colorado, incorporated in 1882, lies in Boulder County roughly six miles east of the City of Boulder and 25 miles northwest of Denver. The City Council consists of six Council members and the Mayor. At this time, the City owns, either alone or in conjunction with other governmental entities, approximately 1700 acres of designated open space. 

History: 

The Miners Memorial statue in front of City Hall is a symbol of the history of the people who built Louisville – the coal miners. In August 1877, the Welch Mine opened in Louisville, the first of many coal mines to come. Louis Nawatny, a local landowner, platted his land and named it for himself. The Town of Louisville was incorporated on June 16, 1882. 

Coal miners soon moved to the new town to work in the emerging coal industry. From the beginning, Louisville differed from most coal camp towns as it was not owned and controlled by a single mining company. Miners lived in the town and walked to work in the nearby mines. They were involved in a democratic community life that was not dominated by mine owners or companies. 

Louisville is located in an area known as the Northern Coalfield, an extensive coalfield in Boulder and Weld counties. Wages in the early days of coal mining were somewhat higher in the Louisville mines and the mines were relatively safe. The economy, however, was generally depressed. Family gardens and odd jobs were the way of life as mining was seasonal and strikes often interrupted production. 

From 1890 to 1928, the Acme Mine operated directly beneath the original town of Louisville. Worked on two levels, the Acme produced nearly two million tons of coal and was one of 171 coal mines in Boulder County. In all, thirty mines were located in and around Louisville. During the peak years of 1907 and 1909, there were twelve mines in operation. The use of coal declined following World War II, and the last mines near Louisville closed in 1955. 

Many Europeans migrated to Louisville to work in the mines as jobs were plentiful. Some learned the skills to become miners, while others brought skills they had used in Europe. Later, miners were recruited as strike breakers during the several union disagreements with coal companies. Although miners worked together, they lived with their own relatives and fellow countrymen in ethnically separated neighborhoods. 

These ethnic neighborhoods are gone now, as are the remnants of the coal mines. Flowers grow in suburban yards with never a hint of the passageways underground or the history they represent. 

-Information from The Louisville Story, by Carolyn Conarroe 

Come Acquaint Yourself with the History of Louisville!

Links

External Job Ad
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisvilleco/jobs/3711841/library-circulation-clerk

Website
https://www.louisville-library.org/

Human Resources / Job Listings
https://www.louisvilleco.gov/jobs

HR Info

Please direct all job posting and application inquiries to:

Annika Ledbetter

Recruiting & Onboarding

Human Resources

aledbetter@louisvilleco.gov

O: 303-335-4556

Posted Sep 6, 2022