Circulation Assistant–St. John’s College Library in Annapolis

The Greenfield Library at St. John’s College in Annapolis has the following vacancy:

Date Issued: August 22, 2013

Position Available: ASAP



Title: Circulation Assistant

Reports To: Library Director


Duties: Provides circulation service and minimal reference service to patrons; maintains reserve collection, material on hold shelf, and the new book shelf; assists patrons with use of computers, printer, copy machine, and AV equipment; assists with training of student aides; maintains weekly on- and off-desk schedules; reviews and submits student aide timesheets; oversees shelf-maintenance, including shelving and shelf-reading; oversees inventory activities for all circulating collections, including managing the progress of the inventory and searching for missing materials; identifies materials in need of repair; orders and maintains an inventory of office supplies; serves as trouble shooter for all the equipment in the public areas; maintains statistics for head and entry counts; opens and closes library on weekends and weekday evenings; maintains newspaper collections including checking in and claiming newspapers; submits money deposits to Business Office; ensures that the library is safe and secure in the absence of a full-time staff member; tracks work orders for various offices and vendors; represents the College in a professional manner. Work requires stooping, reaching, pushing book carts, and lifting.


In all areas of  responsibility, works independently, yet shows good judgment in keeping full-time staff informed of developments outside regular routines; respects the confidentiality of patron requests and records and follows the current ALA Code of Ethics, prepares and submits various monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and gathers statistics for various projects, reports and surveys; is a good office citizen (i.e. submits timecard monthly, keeps work and break area clean, responds to email and requests promptly, has a positive attitude, and respects the feelings and needs of co-workers).


Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree; 2 years relevant experience, or acceptable combination of education and experience; competence in use of computers, including experience using scheduling software; proficient with MS Office applications, especially Word and Excel; excellent communication and public relations skills; ability to multi-task; ability to work independently and cooperatively with colleagues, handle multiple assignments and changing priorities and meet deadlines. Must be detail oriented. Must be willing and able to work nights and weekends.


Desirable Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or humanities, familiarity with the St. John’s College curriculum, work experience in an academic library.


Compensation: Grade 9, Minimum Salary $34,432.00. Excellent benefit package.


To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to







Catherine Dixon

Library Director

Greenfield Library
St. John’s College

P.O. Box 2800

Annapolis, MD  21404


410-295-6936 (fax)