Circulation -Shelver
St. Charles Public LibrarySaint Charles, IL 60174
Circulation – Shelver

The purpose of this position is to maintain library materials in a logical and orderly manner. Contributes to the attainment of departmental and Library goals and objectives through compliance with Library policies and procedures. Is committed to service excellence.


1. Shelves books, AV items, and periodicals in an orderly manner within their designated areas -at least one cart per 1.25 hour with the goal of 98% accuracy or more. (80%)

  • Is alert to mis-shelved books while shelving, removes and re-shelves single items correctly. If larger sections are out of order, makes written note of their location for supervisor.
  • Notices and removes materials in need of repair and takes them to circulation desk.
  • Utilizes Sirsi Staff Client to process returned materials.

2. Reads shelves in assigned sections (5%).

  • Follows daily routine as outlined in training.

3. Maintains the orderly appearance of shelved materials, and furnished areas of department (5%).

  • Walks through area and picks up materials that have been left on tables, floors, re-shelving carts, etc. Returns materials to cart loading area.
  • Reports areas needing maintenance to supervisor.
  • Removes extraneous items left on shelves or tables by users (i.e. paper, lost personal items, etc.) and deals with them appropriately.
  • Shifts materials as needed.

4. Collects books from book returns. (5%)

  • Utilizes book carts and book return bins.

5. Performs other duties including, but not limited to, the following. (3%)

  • Searches shelves for items.
  • Assists patrons in use of OPACs.
  • Loads carts.

6. Attends Library and departmental meetings, training, and continuing education (2%)

Work Environment – This position operation in an office environment and routinely required to use computers, phones, photocopiers, and fax machines. Additionally, this position will need to lift files (25 lbs), open filing cabinets, bend or stand as necessary.

Required Education & Experience

  • On-the-job training
  • Minimum 16 yrs of age (some evening hours required)
  • Pleasant and courteous manner
  • Excellent public service attitude

Job Type: Full-time