Circulation Clerk

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Classification:Library Technician 1
Grade:Grade 74
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Consortium Library
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Library/Physical/Social Sciences

Position Summary:

The UAA/APU Consortium Library is recruiting for a full-time Circulation Clerk-Library Technician I. This position provides desk support and customer service at the Consortium Library on the UAA main campus.


25Collection maintenance which includes loading book trucks, routine shelving of materials including books, periodicals, and various microform products, making minor repairs of materials when possible, and directing student workers in shelving duties. Accepts money from various revenue sources such as payment of fines, guest cards, copy charges, and Interlibrary loan fees. Reconciles daily revenue intake with cash drawer.Essential
75Provides circulation support which includes opening and closing the library, charging, and discharging library materials to patrons using the library's automated circulation system, issuing library cards, renewing items for patrions, assisting patrons in locating materials, processing items for distribution to other libraries in the system. Provides general information to patrons regarding library policies, directions, general campus information and assistance with library copy machines.Essential

The UAA/APU Consortium Library supports the educational and research programs of the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University as well as serving as the major research library for Southcentral Alaska.

The Circulation Department at the Consortium Library is responsible for the maintenance of the collection for public access, circulation materials into and out of the library, and providing a first point of contact for general patron questions.

Circulation workers perform a variety of tasks necessary to circulate and manage the collections at the library. They are responsible for opening and closing the library, checking material in and out of the library, and collecting fines. In addition, circulation workers provide a wide series of services aimed at helping patrons with general library services.


Attention to detail, accuracy, basic computer skills, communication, interpersonal skills, organization skills. Ability to communicate effectively in writing. Basic computer skills (e.g. MS Word, Internet, email).

Typical Experience:

Customer service experience. Cash register experience. Experience with library computer systems.

Required Education or Training:

High school diploma or equivalent. Moderate math and English language skills are essential to this position for organizing materials, discernment of discrepancies in records and understanding of library bibliographic standards.


Position Details:

Non-exempt (hourly), full-time, regular, 12-month/year position.

Compensation: Grade 74, minimum hourly pay $15.23, plus a full UA Employee benefit package.

Application Process:

Please upload the following required documents to your completed University online application:

1. Cover letter.

2. Resume. If you do not have a resume, you may use the resume templates that are available during the application process on the "Attach Documents" page.

3. References. Please include current names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.


Review Date:

A review of applications will begin on July 28, 2021 and will continue until this recruitment is closed. Be sure to complete and submit your application no later than July 27, 2021, 11:55 p.m. to be considered with the first group of applicants.


Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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