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Title: Library Clerk

Reports to: Library Director (or to Senior Library Clerk in Director’s absence)


HOURS:  January, February & March – 23.5 hours per week

April thru December – 11.5 hours per week

$11 per hour


Age Requirement – must be over 21 years of age.


General description of duties:

You are often the first person that our customers meet when they enter the building so…wear a smile! This position involves performing library clerical duties necessary for the proper organization and distribution of library materials.  No prior knowledge of library procedures is required; on the job training is provided.  Work is performed under the supervision of the senior clerk or library director.  The Library Clerk must be agreeable to a flexible schedule to accommodate staff workshops, vacations and sickness.



Essential knowledge, skills and abilities:

Basic knowledge of standard clerical procedures including operation of a computer and other office equipment is needed.   Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions. Physical ability to carry 25 lbs., flexibility to bend and reach from 6 inches to 6 feet;  adequate hearing to respond to library patrons; tact and courtesy in dealing with other staff and the public.



  • Understand, support and implement library policy and procedures.
  • Project a positive image of the library, with concern focused on providing good service.
  • Work smoothly and cooperatively with the public and staff, using courtesy, tact and good communication skills.
  • Carry out duties using initiative and attention to detail by illustrating enthusiasm, consistent good judgment, accuracy, economy of time, neatness and dependability.
  • Make suggestions on how to improve service.


Description of duties:

  • Assist in automated catalog maintenance, making updates and changes to the database as needed.
  • Create material records in the automated catalog.
  • Catalog books, movies, magazines, audiobooks and other library materials.
  • Create a list of “new” adult books.
  • Perform routine repairs on books and other holdings.
  • Process hold requests.
  • Process incoming delivery.
  • Assist with library program preparation and implementation as directed.


Routine library tasks including but not limited to:


  • Assist patrons in finding requested and/or appropriate materials and information.
  • Assist patrons with phone requests.
  • Perform searches of computer records and electronic databases.
  • Provide patron circulation services including charging, renewing, discharging and placing holds on library materials.
  • Assure accurate library shelving of books and periodicals by shelf reading and re-shelving, as necessary.
  • Issue and renew library cards following established policies.
  • Call patrons to deliver messages or information about library materials.
  • Provide information to the public on library policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the implementation of the summer reading program.
  • Attend staff meetings and workshops as scheduled to expand job skills and knowledge.
  • Open and close the library and the building responsibly and independently.
  • Prepare program publicity flyers and email information to publicity list.


Minimum qualifications: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

Reviewed: 09/09/2015

Adopted: 09/09/2015



Schedule – January, February & March:

Monday – 1:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday – 1:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday – 1:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


April – December:

Monday – 1:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday – 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm



  • Hours

    Monday: 2PM - 8PM
    Tuesday: 10AM - 8PM
    Wednesday: CLOSED
    Thursday: 2PM - 8PM
    Friday: CLOSED
    Saturday: 9AM - 1PM

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    8708 Main St
    PO Box 70
    Honeoye, NY 14471
    (585) 229-5020