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The Metropolis Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking community minded individuals for two part time positions that could lead to full time as a Circulation and Programming Coordinator.
Applications may be sent to or download our PDF Application, fill out then return via email.

Accepting Applications


Circulation & Programming Coordinator


Work involves responsibility for circulation service using automated circulation system. Duties include checking books in and out, shelving library materials, patron assistance, data inputting, and telephone answering.  Assists Director with the planning and coordination of programs and events. 

Supervision Received:
Works under the immediate supervision of the Library Director

Duties and Responsibilities

Circulation Desk

  • Check out books, magazines and other library holdings in and out at the circulation desk and collects fines using an automated circulation system 

  • Replace books, magazines and other library holdings on shelves 

  • Check in incoming library materials using an automated circulation system and inspects them for damages

  • Perform routine library computer functions

  • Assist individuals in applying for library cards

  • Respond to general information requests by telephone and in person referring difficult requests to the Director

  • Responsible for the general appearance of the library

  • Help establish and maintain a high customer service performance standard

  • Greet all individuals to the library

  • Assist individuals with computer problems and refer more complex problems to the Library Director or other staff

  • Programming

  • Assist Director with programs (Adults & Children)

  • Organize volunteers

  • Other

  • Make purchase recommendations on books, videos and other library acquisitions

  • Attend library meetings

  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements


Must be able to work a minimum of 4 hours per day, at least 4 days per week – including evenings & weekends. Primarily indoors. Occasional lifting and ability to push loaded book cart, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads up to 50 pounds and to carry cartons of books. Ability to bend, stoop and lift for prolonged periods in cramped spaces. Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time. 


General Skills:


  • Have library open by the hours as set forth by the Library Board of Trustees 

  • While working, always stay busy by shelving books or doing other library work

  • Understand all aspects of the circulation process of library materials

  • Be familiar with policies and procedures for use of the Internet Computer 

  • Operate fax machine, phone, computers and other equipment at the library 

  • Shelve materials returned to circulation

  • Must be able to climb on step stool if necessary

  • Must be able to calculate charges for services rendered at the library 

  • Must be willing to take additional training when necessary 

  • Assist patrons coming into the library with locating materials 

  • Be courteous at all times to patrons  

  • Be courteous and work well with staff 

  • Be at work on time and be able to use computer to clock in and out 

  • Help with training other part-time employees or volunteers 

  • Keep the library neat, orderly and presentable at all times 

  • Need computer skills

  • When closing, ensure all doors are locked, computers closed down and alarm set 


Failure to perform your job as described above may result in termination.

Metropolis Job Application

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