Circulation Assistant

Date: 08/24/2012 Office/Department: Library - Access Services
Starting Wage: Minimum Wage Supervisor: Jen Johnson
Openings: No Department Head: Dalia Corkrum

Summer Circulation Assistant Penrose Library Whitman College

Principal Duties:

  1. Provide courteous and professional patron service at the Circulation Desk
  2. Answer the telephone and appropriately direct calls
  3. Provide directional assistance
  4. Check out / in all circulating items
  5. Create and maintain patron records
  6. Assists patrons in the use of photocopiers
  7. Accurately shelve / shelf-read library collection
  8. Handle transactions for library fees, copy cards and faxes
  9. Issue library cards to community members as needed
  10. Search for lost or missing items when requested
  11. Attend student employee meetings and training sessions
  12. Monitor and respond to building emergency and security systems

 Skills and Qualifications:

"Preference will be given to work study eligible students."

  1. Current Whitman Student
  2. Strong attention to detail
  3. Ability to provide quality patron service, sometimes under stressful conditions
  4. Willingness to learn, follow, and enforce library policies and procedures
  5. Must be available to work a minimum of 6-8 hours weekly


Complete this application form: Library Student Job Application. Do not use the apply button below.