Tazewell County Public Library

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Pocahontas Branch Specialist
Circulation Specialist


TITLE: Pocahontas Branch Specialist

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Job Summary

Under general supervision of the Outreach Services Coordinator, performs a wide range of nonprofessional library work revolving around circulation of library materials, reader assistance, and maintenance of the collection.

Examples of Work (illustrative only)

  • Charges and discharges library materials according to established policies and procedures
  • Registers patrons for library cards
  • Compiles lists of patron requests, reserve requests, replacements, and series titles needed
  • Advises library patrons about the library, its services and resources
  • Instructs patrons in the use of the catalog and assists in locating materials
  • Refers requests for material not in the collection to the proper source
  • Collects and accounts for fines, photocopy fees, and other charges
  • Answers reference questions and provides readers’ advisory services within the limits of available resources; refers other queries to the adult services librarian or other proper source
  • Shelves materials and assists in shelf reading
  • Oversees use and maintenance of computers, copiers, printers, and fax machine
  • Assists patrons with library equipment available for public use
  • Assists with designing, preparing, and installing displays
  • Trains and supervises volunteers and workers from special programs
  • Performs other duties as required

Physical Requirements

Requires sitting, standing, walking, climbing, stooping, bending/twisting, and reaching; talking and hearing clearly, including use of telephone; lifting and carrying 50 pounds or less; pushing and pulling objects weighing 50 to 60 pounds on wheels; fingering for typing, writing, filing, sorting, and shelving; vision to see all levels of shelving and to see while typing or using computer; mobility to travel to meetings outside the Library

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Good knowledge of general clerical methods and procedures
    • Ability to instruct others in the use of library facilities and services
    • Ability to become familiar with titles, content, classification system, and arrangement of materials
    • Working skill with computers, copiers, fax machines, and various other items of office and library equipment
    • Knowledge of and interest in books and literature
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
    • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing
    • Good knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and arithmetic

Ability to work effectively with the public; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the supervisor and other employees

Additional Requirements

Requires working some evenings and weekends

Minimum Education and Experience

Two years of college and experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities

Applications accepted until position filled.

TO APPLY: Send completed TCPL Employment Application form to Erica Hall, Director. Email: ehall@tcplweb.org or Mail: Tazewell County Public Library, P. O. Box 929, Tazewell, VA 24651.
Posted 1/25/2021


TITLE:Circulation Specialist

FLSA: Non-exempt

Job Summary

Under general supervision of the Circulation Supervisor, performs a wide range of nonprofessional library work revolving around circulation of library materials, reader assistance, reference assistance, and maintenance of the collection.

Examples of Work (illustrative only)

  • Charges and discharges library materials according to established policies and procedures.
  • Registers patrons for library cards.
  • Advises library patrons about the library, its services and resources.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of the catalog and assists in locating materials.
  • Refers requests for material not in the collection to the proper source.
  • Collects and accounts for fines, photocopy fees, and other charges.
  • Answers reference questions and provides readers’ advisory services within the limits of available resources; refers other queries to the proper source.
  • Shelves materials and assists in shelf reading.
  • Assists patrons with library equipment available for public use.
  • Assists with designing, preparing, and installing displays.
  • Performs related work as required.

Physical Requirements

Requires sitting, standing, walking, climbing, stooping, bending/twisting, and reaching; talking and hearing clearly, including use of the telephone; lifting and carrying 50 pounds or less; pushing and pulling objects weighing 50 to 60 pounds on wheels; fingering for typing, writing, filing and shelving; vision to see all levels of shelving and to see while typing or using computer; mobility to travel to meetings outside the library.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Good knowledge of general clerical methods and procedures.
  • Ability to instruct others in the use of library facilities and services.
  • Ability to become familiar with titles, content, classification system, and arrangement of materials.
  • Working skill with computers, copiers, fax machines, and various other items of office and library equipment
  • Knowledge of and interest in books and literature.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Good knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and arithmetic.
  • Ability to work effectively with the public; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the supervisor and other employees.

Additional Requirements

  • Requires working some evenings and weekends.
  • Requires some travel to branch libraries.

Minimum Education and Experience

Two years of college and library experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Applications accepted until position filled.

TO APPLY: Send completed TCPL Employment Application form to Erica Hall, Director. Email: ehall@tcplweb.org or Mail: Tazewell County Public Library, P. O. Box 929, Tazewell, VA 24651.
Posted 12/2/2020

  • Tazewell Library

    129 Main St.
    P.O. Box 929
    Tazewell, VA 24651
    (276) 988-2541

    Hours
    Sunday: Closed
    Monday: 9am - 5:30pm
    Tuesday: 9am - 5:30pm
    Wednesday: 9am - 5:30pm
    Thursday: 9am - 8pm
    Friday: 9am - 5:30pm
    Saturday: 9am - 1:00pm

  • Bluefield Library

    108 Huffard Drive
    Bluefield, VA 24605
    (276) 326-1577


    Hours
    Sunday: Closed
    Monday: 9am - 5:30pm
    Tuesday: 11am - 8pm
    Wednesday: 9am - 5:30pm
    Thursday: 9am - 5:30pm
    Friday: 9am - 5:30pm
    Saturday: Closed



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    102 Suffolk Avenue
    P.O. Box 860
    Richlands, VA 24641
    (276) 964-5282

    Hours
    Sunday: Closed
    Monday: 11am-8pm
    Tuesday: 9am - 5:30pm
    Wednesday: 9am - 5:30pm
    Thursday: 9am - 5:30pm
    Friday: 9am - 5:30pm
    Saturday: Closed

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