Casual Staff Position

Job Number: Pooled
Department: Circulation
Supervisor: Circulation Supervisor
Pay Range: $9.17 - $9.69
Union Position: No
Benefits: No
Hours: Part-Time, minimum of 16 hours per week and maximum of 19 hours per week, as determined by library needs, including evening and weekend hours.
Closing Date: continuously accepting applications (Application form Required)
Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Circulation Manager and the supervision of the Circulation Supervisor, the Bookshelver/Processor is responsible for the efficient, thorough and accurate processing, sorting, and shelving of all Library materials at the assigned Library location.

Will be required to work evenings and weekends as part of the regular work schedule.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following; other duties as assigned:

  • Provides excellent customer service by helping staff members and/or patrons locate materials on the shelves or in the processing area.
  • Shares responsibility for the daily workflow and smooth operation of the processing area, including statistical reporting.
  • Works in the sorting area preparing and loading carts for outbound delivery and unloading and sorting materials on inbound delivery carts.
  • Retrieves and processes materials returned via the inside and outside drop boxes.
  • Retrieves and processes available materials requested electronically and by telephone.
  • Processes materials returned from other Ann Arbor District Library locations.
  • Processes materials requested by and returned from other Michigan eLibrary locations.
  • Shelves materials and maintains shelving areas in an accurate, neat, and orderly fashion.
  • Assesses and removes damaged or mislabeled materials and follows procedure for their handling.
  • Shares responsibility for ensuring circulation readiness of materials, including cleaning and/or resurfacing print and non-print materials.
  • Shelves and processes materials contained in the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled collection; also assumes responsibility for assisting WLBPD patrons in browsing that collection.
  • Attends department and other meetings as scheduled.

Minimum Qualifications include:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or six or more months of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows protocol.
  • Ability to file alpha-numerically.
  • Strong commitment to excellent public service; helpful, friendly, energetic and adaptable.
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Interpersonal and judgment skills necessary to work effectively with Library users, staff and visitors.
  • Ability to assume responsibility and work neatly, efficiently and accurately with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to bend, reach and lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to work standing for up to 8 hours a day and to move efficiently between tasks with continued attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Experience in a public library and some knowledge of standard public library functions and procedures.
  • Experience and proficiency in using the Innovative Millennium online circulation system.

The above is intended to describe the major responsibilities and requirements for this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities or requirements.

To apply, please submit a completed employment application form with optional cover letter and resume to:

Ann Arbor District Library
Human Resources
343 South Fifth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Application forms are available on the first floor of the Downtown Library on South Fifth Avenue, at each branch location, and at

The Ann Arbor District Library is an EEO Employer.

The Ann Arbor District Library reserves the right to change, amend, add, delete and otherwise assign any and all duties,responsibilities, and position titles as it deems necessary to meet the needs of its business