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Library Clerk III

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Position Type: Part-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Entry-Level
Categories: Office Support
Role: Library Clerk III

As a result of the Covid-19 Delta Variant, the Governor of the State of Illinois has issued Executive Order 2021-20 (Covid-19 Executive Order No. 87), to include mandatory COVID vaccines or submission to weekly testing for higher education faculty, personnel, and college students, as well as issuing an indoor mask mandate for all. By choosing to apply, I acknowledge and understand that upon employment, Elgin Community College (ECC) may require proof of vaccination or weekly testing as required by this mandate.


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

Morning - 7:45 am-12:30 pm Monday - Friday,  Summer: 7:45 am- 1:30 pm Monday - Thursday

Evening - 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday

Rate of Pay:

$13 - $15

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

An employee is this classification performs work of routine difficulty by assisting students, employees, faculty and community borrowers in the campus Library. Work is defined by maintaining the Library’s resources and patron records in computer system. General supervision is received by the assigned manager.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of training and experience.
2. Considerable skills in customer service.
3. Working skill in organizing work to meet established deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
4. Working skill in interpersonal interaction to be applied to a variety of individuals with differing education, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
5. Working skills in verbal and written communication.
6. Working skill in operating a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment as well as learning and adapting to new and updated programs and technology.
7. Some skills in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including but not limited to Word, Excel, Access and Publisher
8. Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends when required by the department’s needs.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. Some knowledge of library and educational computer systems (Innovative Millennium, Colleague).
2. Some knowledge of library organization, materials, systems, procedures and policies.

Essential Duties:

1. Circulate library materials using database (check materials in and out, place holds and renewals on items, etc.).
2. Determine patrons’ needs; check on the availability of materials; assist patrons in locating library materials and refer patrons to reference librarian as needed.
3. Create, update and maintain patron records in database.
4. Accept fines and maintain fine records in accordance with Library policies and procedures.
5. Work with patron records and student accounts concerning Library restrictions. Use online computer system to create or remove restrictions on patron records.
6. Reshelf items as needed.
7. Assist in preparing material for the Library collection, including ownership stamping and inserting security tags. Write and verify order cards.
8. Perform other Library functions as necessary, e.g., clean DVD’s/CD’s, open the Learning Resource Center when the schedule requires, etc.
9. Maintains required training, licensure and/or certifications
10. Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to applicable privacy laws
11. Demonstrates sensitivity, understanding and respect of diverse populations within the workplace.
12. Maintains an understanding of the work of colleagues to effectively provide backup and/or support for co-workers during times when the division is short-staffed or experiencing an increased volume of work.
13. Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality

Other Duties:

Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.

Physical Demands:

Light (up to 25 lbs occasionally or 10 lbs frequently)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Quiet conditions

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 06/22/2022. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 06/30/2022 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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