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Library Assistant/Circulation

Harvard Diggins Library


The Harvard Diggins Library has an opening for a Library Assistant/Circulation.  Applications are now being accepted and are available at the Circulation Desk.  Position responsibilities are outlined below.  For additional information, contact Karen Sutera, Library Director, at 815-943-4671 or by email at



Library Assistant/Circulation Objectives
Performs a variety of circulation tasks related to the operation of the library.

Reporting Relationships
Reports to the Library Director

Library Assistant/Circulation Duties
Duties may include the following:


  • Works at the circulation desk; schedule will be Tuesday evenings from 4:30PM-8PM.   Additional evening and weekend hours as available. 
  • Circulates, reserves, renews, distributes and maintains all library materials. Empties book drop.
  • Responsible for shelving materials when library pages are absent.
  • Registers patrons and collects fines and fees for overdue and damaged items.
  • Monitors public use of library facilities and assists patrons in location of library materials and equipment.
  • Responds to telephone inquiries about library programs and services.
  • Mends and processes library materials as needed.
  • Performs other library tasks as assigned.

Desired Knowledge, Skills And Abilities
High School graduate, some college preferred.  Ability to communicate effectively and courteously; ability and desire to serve the public of all ages; and ability to work as a team member.  Bilingual is preferred.