Library Clerk

Job Title: Library Clerk

Salary range: $16.91 - $18.65

Department: Library 

Hours: Part Time On-Call - Hours and schedule varies

Job Description:


Library clerks perform routine clerical and semi-professional library work, assisting in all phases of library activities, especially circulation desk duties, shelving, assisting members in locating resources, marketing, and presenting programs in a team atmosphere.


  • Register members for library cards, and update member accounts.
  • Advice members of overdue items and fees owed to the library and accept payment.
  • Check library materials in and out; and renew materials.
  • Perform all duties associated with member holds on library materials, including placing holds, retrieving holds, processing holds, and shelving holds.
  • Provide basic reference, reader’s advisory, and directional assistance to library members and troubleshoot public computers.
  • Maintain bulletin boards and brochure display areas.
  • Plan and implement monthly and special displays of library materials.
  • Create program fliers, resource guides or informational brochures.
  • Monitor behavior of library members and maintain order in the library; perform facility security checks.
  • Learn to use and troubleshoot library software and resources, including Symphony, Workflows, MS Office Suite, Google Apps, PACs, Electronic databases, Internet.
  • Perform simple processing and repair of materials for library circulation.
  • Contact members regarding missing parts and damaged materials.
  • Perform miscellaneous routine tasks in cleaning and maintaining the premises.
  • Attend training sessions and meetings.
  • Assist with planning, and present programs under the direction a Librarian, Assistant Director, or the Library Director.
  • All tasks of the Library Shelver.
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relations with coworkers, citizens, the public, and other agency staff.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Mandatory Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • One-year customer service experience preferred.
  • Must be willing to work an irregular schedule, which may include weekends, holidays, evenings, and/or varying shifts. 

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite, Google Apps, and excellent typing skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationship with other employees and the public.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and to understand written and oral instruction.
  • Be able to lift and carry materials weighing up to 30 lbs., to reach above the head and bend to floor level and have sufficient strength and stamina to walk and stand for several hours at a time.
  • Ability to accept supervision and correction on a daily basis.

Special Requirements/Licenses:

Must be able to pass the department’s security clearance standards, including Reference check, and Criminal History check.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Be able to lift and carry materials weighing up to 30 pounds
  • Be able to reach above the head and bend to floor level
  • Ability to maintain physical condition necessary for standing, bending, kneeling and moderate lifting.
  • Sufficient strength and stamina to walk and stand for several hours at a time.
  • Ability to operate a computer to access and input data, and type at an acceptable rate of speed.

In addition to completing the City of Sandy application, a cover letter and resume must be submitted. Please contact Human Resources at (503) 489-0940 or with any questions. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Sandy will give consideration to all qualified applicants for appointment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, political affiliations, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

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