Summary of Responsibilities

The Circulation Assistant will support the daily operations of the Highlands College Library by performing a variety of technical, organizational, and public service tasks. Duties will include helping patrons access print and electronic resources, checking books in and out, and shelving materials according to the Library of Congress classification system. The primary goal of the Circulation Assistant is to work with the Faculty and Librarian to support the curriculum and enhance the educational experience for all students attending Highlands College. This is a part-time, hourly position.

Reporting to:

The Circulation Assistant reports directly to the Librarian.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Staff the circulation desk and provide library services in the following areas: maintenance and use of the College’s integrated library system (Populi); access and maintenance of physical collections and course reserves; access, organization, and maintenance of the library space, equipment, and furnishings.
  • Assist patrons with access to physical collections and online resources
  • Check books and materials in and out
  • Inspect returned books for damage
  • Sort books, publications, and other items according to the Library of Congress classification system and return them to shelves, files, or other designated storage areas
  • Explain library policy to patrons
  • Retrieve information from computer and print resources to help patrons find information
  • Train patrons in the use of electronic resources
  • Assist patrons using copier, printer, and scanner
  • Answer routine reference questions from patrons
  • Refer complex reference questions to the Librarian
  • Participate in annual resource inventory
  • Assist with collecting and reporting circulation and reference statistics
  • Perform other duties as directed
  • Available to work a flexible schedule, including evening and/or weekend hours

Other Duties:

  • Foster a culture of academic excellence
  • Affirm and uphold the Statement of Faith and the Core Values and DNA of the College, exemplifying all by word and lifestyle
  • Support the educational purposes and objectives of the College
  • Observe and enforce the rules and regulations of the College
  • Participate in the social, cultural, and spiritual life of the College community
  • Support the College prayerfully on a regular
  • Promote the mission, values, and vision of the Church of the Highlands

Personal Characteristics

  • Good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to perform tasks with accuracy, orderliness, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Ability to use and maintain
  • Demonstrates the following attributes:
    • Love God
    • Love People
    • Pursue Excellence
    • Choose Joy

Extent of Public Contact

  • Medium

Physical Demands

  • Moderate exposure to physical risk
  • Good physical condition is required
  • Ability to drive between campuses