Library Aide / Library Clerk

Alternate Titles: Clerical Library Assistant


The Library Aide/Clerk works under the supervision of Librarian and Library Technician at the main circulation desk following simple repetitive tasks including; issuing library cards, explaining library rules and borrowing procedures, recording information such as reports of lost or damaged items, requests for materials, and overdue materials and refers this information to Library Technician or Librarian. This worker contacts borrowers by telephoning or issuing overdue notices, shelves books, magazines, and other materials under supervision, accesses and enters limited routine information in a few screens of automated database, performs routine clerical duties such as referring callers or visitors to appropriate staff, and assists Library Technician with processing duties such as labeling and stamping and preparing materials such as posters or book lists for events. A high school diploma is usually sufficient for library assistants.