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Circulation duties include, but are not limited to, checking materials in/out, assisting patrons, shelving and shelfreading, retrieving holds and ILL’s, accepting payment for fines, checking patron’s records, adding new patron’s records, answering phones, and retrieving materials from the Reserve Room.


Help with the ordering of library books—including the writing of order cards, checking online with book vendors for prices, placing orders, typing orders into the acquisitions program.  Checking titles in The New York Times Book Review, Library Journal, Choice magazine, and Choice cards. Also, other duties as assigned.


Processing of all monographs, CD’s, fiche, etc. Processing consists of applying college book plates, date due slips, adding security strips, stamping books and applying spine labels which are generated from computer when student retrieves a bibliographic record and creates the record for the item in hand.  The students are also responsible for adding updates to certain material, and various other jobs helping other departments when time permits.


Unpack, check-in, and process all new government publications received through the depository shipment.  Update government publications shelflist database.  Assist in the withdrawal process of government documents. As needed, assist with duties of periodicals student assistant. Other tasks as assigned.


Daily processing of Interlibrary Loan materials including scanning photocopies and sending them out through the Ariel system or mail.  Also, retrieving books from the stacks, packaging books to be sent out by mail or UPS, opening mail & UPS packages, sending email messages to notify patrons.  Student should have skills in Word & Excel for typing directions and doing ILL statistics and Copyright list.


Assist in the check-in and processing of new serial material (i.e. journals, magazines, newspapers). General office duties include possible word processing, spreadsheets, and photocopying. Shelving of periodicals and microfilm including collecting usage statistics. Assist public in finding materials and using equipment. Other tasks as assigned.