Library Clerk I

City of Westminster

City of Westminster - Library Division

Application Deadline

Apply By Mar 14th, 2007


$11.12 to $14.24 per Hour   Calculate


Westminster, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

High School (or equivalent)

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

One part-time benefited, non-exempt position with the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department, Library Division. Twenty hours per week including: every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and shifts on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons, with one weekday shift going until 9 p.m. This is specialized library clerical work assisting in the operation of the library's circulation desk. Position requires working some evenings and weekends, and requires willingness to travel to work at all City library facilities. Assists customers at the library's circulation desk and checkout stations; checks library materials in and out, and retrieves materials placed on reserve by patrons. Performs routine circulation tasks including check in and check out, issuing library cards, processing overdue materials, balancing the cash register, processing holds, and telephone renewals, and other tasks necessary to insure the efficient operation of circulation of library materials. Answers general questions about library services, programs, and materials. Collects fines for overdue books and other materials. Separates returned books by general type; checks for lost or misplaced books. Collates books prior to shelving; shelves books according to library procedures. Performs clerical duties related to the care and circulation of materials.

Additional Info & Requirements

Work may involve performance of various routine procedures that assists in general housekeeping chores of the library. Work follows established practices and procedures and is subject to supervision. Assists librarians with special projects. Performs related work as required. This is a public library environment including one-on-one contact with library patrons. This position involves bending, stooping, reaching, lifting, repetitive movements with hands, arms and shoulders, standing, walking and sitting. Must be able to climb stairs, including stepstools, and reach shelves as high as six feet, and bend on hands and knees to reach low shelves to retrieve books and other materials and equipment. Must be able to scan library books, retrieve them from the floor, shelves, and countertops on a regular basis. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and transport boxes of books, materials, audiovisual equipment, and other equipment to various locations. Must have the ability to push a cart of up to 150 pounds. Telephone, computer terminals, photocopiers, bar code readers, book security system equipment, cash registers, self checkout machines, and credit card machines. Must be 18 years of age or older. Graduation from high school or GED. Some experience in clerical or general library work, or any equivalent combination of experience and training is required. Some knowledge of basic library procedures, methods, and techniques. Friendly, helpful manner in dealing with the public, other staff, and other City employees. Accuracy and attention to detail are critical factors for success in this position. Ability to make independent decisions in the absence of a supervisor. Knowledge of and/or experience with the use of library automation systems and/or other computer databases. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment physical and a substance screen prior to employment. Background investigations to include a credit check, may be done prior to employment.

The Community

Westminster (Population: 108,710) is a city located in both Adams County, Colorado and Jefferson County, Colorado and is a suburb of the city of Denver. In July, 2006, it was ranked as the #24 best place to live in the USA (CNN Money). Great schools, low crime, good jobs in a high-tech economy and a fantastic outdoor life make Westminster No. 25. Situated 5,000 feet above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, the city offers restaurants, night life and culture, plus natural attractions like nearby Standley Lake provides the city with both water and recreation. The interconnected trail system winding through the City's open space is a special point of pride. Westminster features more than 63 miles of off-road trails, making it a leader in offering easy access to some of the richest recreational opportunities in the Denver metro area. The City of Westminster took off in the '90s as companies moved from high-priced California.

HR Info

A City application is required for all positions and is due by midnight on the closing date. Any required supplemental documents must be received by 5:00 pm on the Friday after the closing date. Applications are available online at or at City Hall, 4800 West 92nd Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031. The City of Westminster offers a bonus of up to $1,000 per year depending on the employee’s level of fluency in Spanish, Hmong and/or Laotian.

Posted Mar 6, 2007