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Top 50 Circulation Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Circulation Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Circulation Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 31.7% of Circulation Assistant resumes contained New Patrons as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Circulation Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Circulation Assistant

1. New Patrons
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Here's how New Patrons is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Registered new patrons and issue borrower identification cards.
  • Register new patrons and issued borrower identification cards that permitted patrons to borrow books and other materials.
  • Register new patrons and updates patron records.
  • Maintained putting all new patrons into system.
  • Registered new patrons for library cards.

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2. Interlibrary Loan Materials
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Here's how Interlibrary Loan Materials is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Processed Interlibrary Loan materials and assisted in various special projects.
  • Maintained and organized hold shelf and interlibrary loan materials.
  • Helped with GIL Express interlibrary loan materials.
  • Shelved, arranged, and maintained library materials Prepared interlibrary loan materials for delivery.
  • Register patrons and collect fines Check in interlibrary loan materials Shelve library materials Assist patrons with reference information and database searching

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3. Customer Service
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Here's how Customer Service is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Demonstrate superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity.
  • Communicated and enforced library policies and procedures while providing friendly and helpful customer service.
  • Provide effective customer service to patrons by answering telephones and efficiently handling customer transactions.
  • Provided customer service by answering phones and directly assisting patrons.
  • Provided excellent customer service to library patrons.
  • Delivered excellent customer service to students
  • Provided customer service charging books, and other library materials, in and out to patrons.
  • Handle customer service calls and e-mails, providing support for subscribers.
  • Handled customer service and back issue sales for all three publications.
  • Provided customer service, patron support, and directional service.
  • Provide high level of customer service to library patrons.
  • Provide customer service through knowledge of college materials.
  • Provide excellent customer service to the public.
  • Provided customer service to library patrons by checking out books, answering questions, and directing patrons to appropriate resources.
  • Improved customer service skills assisting students check in and check out books Aided students in finding research for projects and papers
  • Assisted students with locating books and articles in library Lead customer service agent for questions regarding printing and computing
  • Managed opening and closing times for the main branch.Delivered prompt, accurate and excellent customer service.
  • Shelved and organized books Charged/Discharged items Provided customer service to patrons
  • Cash Handling Customer Service Library Services
  • Managed subscription accounts and all customer service inquiries via "snail mail, " email, telephone, or in-person contact.

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4. Circulation Desk
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Here's how Circulation Desk is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Inventory Staff circulation desk Shelve, retrieve and shift library materials Data entry Housekeeping Cashier Customer service Collection Maintenance Attending phone calls
  • Provided excellent customer service assistance at the Circulation desk.
  • Supervised circulation desk procedures and student workers part-time.
  • Worked at circulation desk to help visitors check books in and out, and to help library patrons use library resources.
  • Performed circulation desk procedures, such as checking in and checking out materials, registering patrons and collecting fines.
  • Tended Circulation desk, assisted students and faculty, shelved books, conducted book searches.
  • Worked 16 hours a week at the circulation desk, providing customer service for patrons.
  • Provided support at the circulation desk and routed all incoming calls to correct patron.
  • Process cash deposits and perform routine opening and closing duties at the circulation desk.
  • Provide friendly service to patrons at the circulation desk and over the phone.
  • Gathered books, shelved, and returned reference materials to circulation desk.
  • Prepared new registers, cash reports, and circulation desk schedules.
  • Perform routine transactions at the circulation desk for patrons and staff.
  • Provided customer service to library patrons from the main circulation desk.
  • Manned the circulation desk and checked out materials to patrons.
  • Answered patrons' questions at the circulation desk.
  • Operate circulation desk and perform gate count Placing and processing interlibrary loan requests
  • Utilize Dewey Decimal System to shelve books, periodicals, CD's, and DVD's Answer Circulation Desk phone calls
  • Assist students, faculty and staff at the circulation desk Process GIL Express materials Closing supervisor
  • Gather unshelved books and return them to the Circulation Desk for check in as in-house' use.

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5. New Library Cards
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Here's how New Library Cards is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Process new library cards, account resolution along with renewals over the phone; apply payments.
  • Registered patrons for new library cards and program access.

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6. Data Entry
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Here's how Data Entry is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Provided full circulation services for the monthly Magazine-opened mail/data entry/phones.
  • Fast and accurate data entry of detailed subscriber information.
  • Managed the audio visual and circulation desks, reserved audio visual material for professors by data entry.
  • Performed office tasks such as data entry, answering phone, customer service.
  • Organize and maintain Harvard Magazine back issue storage and data entry batches.
  • Organized and shelved materials, Worked with customer service and data entry
  • Perform deadline sensitive, high volume data entry for Sales Representatives.
  • Filed documentation, data entry in Excel, advertised new publications.
  • Perform daily administrative needs, data entry and email.
  • Record keeping and data entry.
  • Perform basic data entry tasks.
  • Categorized and Organized books based on subject Data entry
  • greet patrons, data entry, phones, assist patrons with checking in/out, fax, copies, organize returned items,
  • Assisted customers, Billing, New subscriptions/Cancels, Collecting newspaper racks,Delivered papers, data entry, driving.
  • Cashier, clerical and customer service, shipping and receiving Training new hires, data entry, A/R
  • Do weekly data entry in Microsoft Excel for the amount of sales done in the pastweek.
  • Handle cash payments, calculate and issue carrier payroll.DATA ENTRYMaintain all customer/carrier records on line.
  • Answered phones Filed library cards and data entry of library cards Handled fine/petty cash money References will be refurnished upon request
  • Answered multi phone lines Data Entry of Customer Information Received payments Customer Service,

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7. Phone Calls
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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Answered incoming phone calls and gathered subscriber information.
  • Performed clerical activities such as filing, typing, word processing, answering phone calls, photocopying and mailing out material.
  • Provided exceptional customer service by taking customer s payments, processing payments and answering phone calls under high pressure situations
  • Answer incoming phone calls, answer customer questions, and process requests regarding magazine subscriptions and/or back issues.
  • Received and directed incoming phone calls, made outgoing phone calls to renew subscriptions of the magazine.
  • Assist every patron that comes into the library, while answering phone calls using the proper etiquette.
  • Answered telephone calls from students and teachers and made sure their concerns were well met.
  • Assisted with phone calls, made comfortable with Microsoft Office, skills on copier/printer/scanner etc.
  • Answer phone calls, assisted members in locating and requesting materials, answered questions.
  • Answered telephone calls and answered questions or directed calls to the appropriate staff.
  • Execute clerical duties, answer phone calls, filing, and patron registration.
  • Answered Phone Calls and redirected them Plan store layouts or design displays.
  • Answered incoming phone calls and inquires regarding circulation policies.
  • Reported local sporting events via inbound phone calls.
  • Answer phone calls, emails regarding customer issues.
  • Answered phone calls and transferred to supervisors.
  • Collected & processed all payments for the events.Received telephone calls for Special Events & Classified Ads.

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8. Front Desk
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Here's how Front Desk is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Front desk position providing service to library patrons and processing circulating materials.
  • Provided research assistance to students while maintaining front desk responsibilities.
  • Managed front desk and monitored library during student-only hours.
  • Greeted students and other patrons at front desk, assisting with their needs, and encouraging them to return.
  • Front desk assignment included general circulation tasks as well as duties related to collection maintenance and customer service.
  • Stay up-to-date on all current library policies and events to provide accurate information to patrons at front desk.
  • Worked at front desk checking items in and out as well as helping patrons with any questions.
  • Managed front desk, mail operations, and miscellaneous subscriber service tasks under Great Lakes Publishing titles.
  • Manage front desk of community library, serving an average of 200 patrons per day.
  • Manage front desk, including answering phone calls and assisting patrons.
  • Assigned as first phone and front desk contact for Sun Publications.
  • Provided services to patrons at the front desk of college library.
  • Resolved delinquent accounts and cash transactions at the front desk.
  • Assist patrons at main front desk and media desk.
  • Managed the front desk operations at the College Library.
  • Handled front desk for customer service.
  • Front desk (circulation) assistant for Mahoney Library located on the College of Saint Elizabeth's campus.
  • Specialized in servicing the front desk Handled book returns and multimedia
  • Maintained front desk of university library Aided library patrons as well as Circulation/Interlibrary Loan Coordinator
  • Maintain the front desk Checking in and checking out materials Registering patrons and collecting fines Answering calls Help visitors with directions Inventory

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9. Dvds
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Here's how Dvds is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Shelved books, DVDS, and varies periodicals according to the Library of Congress call number system.
  • Issue out library cards, and collect fines and fees for late library book, DVDs, Laptops and Telescopes.
  • Locate library materials for students and faculty, including books, periodicals, DVDs and online resources.
  • Locate library materials for patrons, including books, periodicals, DVDs, and other items.
  • Prepared books and DVDs for circulation and kept bookshelves organized according to the Dewey Decimal system.
  • Replace Library books and DVDs on shelves in Alphabetical order.
  • Managed the circulation desk and assisted patrons with research and technical issues Categorically organized and shelved books, DVDs, and journals
  • Help customers find books and DVDs Organize work areas and shelve and merchandize books
  • Helped patrons find books, checked books, CDs, DVDs, in and out.
  • Checked out books, DVDs, CDs, and articles to professors and students.
  • Checked in and out books, DVDs, and CDs.
  • Shelved and organized books, DVDs and CDs .
  • Scan barcodes to check-in or place holds on books, DVDs, Blue-Rays, and CDs.

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10. Circulation Department
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Here's how Circulation Department is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted Circulation Department in providing circulation and information services to law library patrons.
  • Attained proficiency in all workstation functions within the Circulation department.
  • Conducted administrative work in support of the library circulation department.
  • Compiled and evaluated financial reports for circulation department.
  • Provided clerical support for the circulation department of the library by answering phones, managing fines, and helping with projects.
  • Managed complete operation of circulation department during evening hours - building issue response, processing of materials, and referral services.
  • Maintained both paper and computer based files to ensure everything in the Circulation Department was up to date.
  • Perform specialized library tasks and routine clerical tasks which support the effective operation of the Circulation Department.
  • Fielded calls answering customer service concerns regarding issues they may have had with the circulation department.
  • Stuff, sort, tray, and count month end billing for the Circulation department.
  • Manage and supervise library student employees and circulation department in the absence of staff.
  • Assist head of the circulation department, project management, hire our evening staff
  • Assisted in developing and implementing a growth strategy for the circulation department.
  • Worked in the circulation department of a large research library.
  • Open and close the library and circulation department.
  • Assisted other employees in circulation department when needed.
  • Planned the Circulation department's weekly schedule.
  • Worked in the circulation department.
  • Tasked with directing the workflow of the 18 employee circulation department.
  • Worked in the circulation department on a part time basis.

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11. Sort
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Here's how Sort is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Processed and sorted returned materials and reserved items accurately and efficiently.
  • Performed a variety of circulation duties - checking books in/out, sorting items, and properly shelving books.
  • Shelve books, check in/out library resources, sort books to be shelved, assist patrons.
  • Deliver Papers, sort papers, assist the circulation manger in any task she needs done
  • Assisted patrons in finding reference materials, sorting, filing, and shelving material.
  • Arrange sort and organize books in the Library of Congress system.
  • Worked in the mail room, unpacking and sorting mail.
  • Issued borrower cards, sorted books and publications for re-shelving.
  • Check in, sort, and shelve returned materials.
  • Sorted, returned and restocked books to proper locations.
  • Receive, sort, and process delivery items.
  • Checked in materials and sorted them onto carts.
  • Checked in and sorted incoming materials.
  • Label and sort patron requests.
  • Checked out periodicals in library Sorted and stacked periodicals
  • Sorted, shelved and retrieved books and other library material Extracted, documented and transported selected books to be archived
  • Assisted library patrons with account issues and locating items Checked in, discharged, and sorted library material
  • Sorted, shelved books to proper place on shelves, Booksearches for lost book requests.
  • Sorted and shelved materials quickly and efficiently, and kept materials in an orderly fashion.
  • Processed interlibrary loan requests per the guidelines of 5-college consortium.

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12. Library Resources
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Here's how Library Resources is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Directed library patrons to library resources-Maintained the integrity and organization of the stacks, while assisting patrons.
  • Facilitated an improved patron experience by enabling effective access to library resources.
  • Helped patrons navigate University Catalog and find library resources in various locations.
  • Aided library patrons in identifying and using available library resources.
  • Assisted our diverse university community with finding library resources.
  • Assisted patrons with use of computers, printers, copiers, library database system, and other library resources and materials.
  • Provide instructions for use of library resources and equipment and generally serve as a source of information for library patrons.
  • Answer questions and aid library patrons in the use of library resources at various service points including phones.
  • Provided direction and instruction on how to use reporters, legal databases, and various library resources.
  • Performed maintenance on library resources, such as laptops, tablets and printers; setup event equipment.
  • Assisted in welcoming over 25,000 patrons; while proving support for library resources.
  • Assist students with library resources, cover the desk, and shelve materials.
  • Assisted patrons in the search and use of library resources.
  • Aided students in the use of library resources.
  • Assist students and faculty with library resources.
  • Inform students of the library resources.
  • Demonstrated organizational abilities needed to follow library's lending system Administered preliminary research abilities by assisting other students in accessing library resources
  • Organized holdings using Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal classification Assisted patrons with computers, software, and other library resources
  • Use of statewideAleph database management system to help patrons and faculty utilize library resources.
  • Greet patrons at the Front Desk Assist patrons with research and finding appropriate library resources Record inventory of incoming and outgoing resources

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13. Library System
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Here's how Library System is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Used automated library system for circulation transactions; provided patron support.
  • Manage material entering and exiting the library, such as items requested through the university library system and Inter Library Loan.
  • Use integrated library systems (ILS) to research and process materials, maintain customer accounts, and negotiate fines.
  • Trained staff on transition from dumb terminal system to Sirsi-Dynix GUI interface library system.
  • Assist in legal research by locating books and articles within the FSU library system.
  • Assisted students' research, hardware and software maintenance, organized entire library system.
  • Maintained the LLTC's automated library system (ILS) to organize legal resources.
  • Checked books in and out using the integrated library system WorldShare OCLC.
  • Helped to implement a switch from Unicorn to Polaris library systems.
  • Conduct library processes for circulating books throughout the Harvard library system.
  • Performed circulation services wherever needed in the Jackson Hinds Library System.
  • Substituted at different branches with in the library system.
  • Assisted library patrons in using library systems.
  • Scan books and journals in library system.
  • Utilized the Aleph Integrated Library System database to conduct circulation of library materials.
  • Assisted patrons with ID cards, set up of patron accounts and check-out of materials using SIRSI-Dynix integrated library system.
  • Guide patrons through online card catalogue, search engine and library system.
  • Charged and discharged materials using the Polaris Integrated Library system Assisted patrons with finding and using materials Answered reference questions
  • Assisted students with research and technical inquiries -Greeted patrons and monitored the entrance to the building -Learned library systems and organization
  • Entered books, CDs, and DVDs in and out of library system.

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14. Shelve Books
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Here's how Shelve Books is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Shelve books/periodicals/media using Library of Congress system.
  • Fulfilled circulation desk duties, answering phones and helping students- Understand the Dewey Decimal System and shelve books according in main stacks
  • Assist patrons, locate missing books, re-shelve books, log books back into system, clean front circulation desk.
  • Assist patrons with questions or research - Process and re-shelve books and movies according to Library of Congress system
  • Assist patrons, Fax/copy papers, make library cards, shelve books, sign patrons up for library cards
  • Check in and out books, maintain the appearance of the library areas, and shelve books.
  • Shelve books in correct call number in the book stacks including Reference and other smaller collections.
  • Check books out to students, shelve books, fix printer and copier issues.
  • Organize call numbers, shelve books, recycle, and customer relations.
  • Provide customer assistance, re-shelve books, and fill printer and copier paper
  • Assisted new staff on how to catalog and shelve books.
  • Shelve books using the Dewey Decimal system.
  • Shelve books and registered materials.
  • Shelve books, shelf reading, and help out on the desk.
  • Assist patrons in all their library needs Transfer, retrieve, and shelve books for both patrons and staff
  • Shelve books *Help in Inter Library Loans *Check books in/out *Help patrons with any questions *Assist with Library Newsletter
  • Check and shelve books Assist librarian and answer student inquiries Open and close circulation area
  • Shelve books Organize work areas Open and close library on weekends Maintain quiet and cleanliness

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15. Reference Questions
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Here's how Reference Questions is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted patron with ready-reference questions and reader advisory, bibliographic instruction and database searching.
  • Managed informational and some reference questions for library patrons.
  • Search standard reference materials, including on-line sources and the Internet, in order to answer patrons' reference questions.
  • Assist patrons with checking in and out circulating library materials, including reserves; Answer ready reference questions
  • Issued cards, answered reference questions, and explained library policies and programs.
  • Assisted patrons with catalog searches, reference questions and reader's advisory.
  • Assisted patrons with reference questions, bibliographic instruction, and database searching.
  • Answered reference questions, helped patrons find and check out library materials
  • Assisted patrons with circulation, reference questions and materials.
  • Answered reference questions from students, alumni and faculty.
  • Answered directional and basic reference questions asked by patrons.
  • Worked at circulation desk, assisting patrons with check-out, reference questions, and library card signup.
  • Assisted patrons in research,circulation, and reference questions.

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16. Check-In
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Here's how Check-In is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Inventory and Collection to ensure quality check-in accuracy of books and other library materials.
  • Assisted with patron check-ins and check-outs of library materials, questions regarding reference and personal accounts.
  • Manage Circulation desk activities, material check-in/out, patron questions, and cash register.
  • Performed check-in duties to shelve all tapes that were used the night before.
  • Locate, retrieve, sort and replace, check-in and checkout library materials.
  • Assist patrons with billing, check-in/out procedures, fiction material referencing.
  • Authorize books being borrowed and check-in returned books.
  • Helped patrons check-in and checkout library material.
  • Processed incoming materials with the check-in system.
  • Organize and maintain the books in circulation and reference sections Check-in/out materials to patrons
  • Monitor circulation desk, check-in/out library materials, assist library patrons Reshelf print station maintenance, routine library tasks

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17. Library Services
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Here's how Library Services is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Educate patrons about library services and perform book transactions
  • Created new patron accounts and provided basic information and instruction to patrons on the use of library services and materials.
  • Acted as concierge for members, by suggesting library services; registered members for programs and events.
  • Maintained library services in order, helped clients with literature research, book searching and information answering.
  • Assisted patrons with checking out library materials and answered questions pertaining to library services.
  • Required to anticipate needs and offer library services that might be beneficial to patron.
  • Provide Library Services to children and young adults, as well as adult patrons.
  • Provided library services and support to law librarians, law students, and patrons.
  • Assisted library patrons with locating legal titles and use of library services.
  • Handled money; as result of fines or library services rendered.
  • Informed patrons of library services, current activities and overdue items.
  • Answered any patrons' questions in all aspects of library services.
  • Attended meetings and workshop to help improve library services.
  • Educated patrons on library services.
  • Assist patrons in using library services Maintain proper functioning of library technologies
  • Organized Library materials Stacked library books Aided students and patrons with library services

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18. Library Equipment
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Here's how Library Equipment is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained library photocopiers and printers and other library equipment and reported problems for next day follow-up.
  • Assisted patrons with mechanical operations of library equipment.
  • Monitor library equipment as needed.
  • Assist patrons with all aspects of library activities including audio-visual equipment, computers, copiers, and all other library equipment.
  • Provided assistance to customers in checking in and out library materials, locating items, and using library equipment and machines.
  • Educate patrons on how to use self-check-out stations, PAC, copiers, computers, microfilm and other self-service library equipment.
  • Open and close library during specified hours and secure library equipment, such as computers and audio-visual (AV) equipment.
  • Maintained library equipment (computers, photocopiers, scanners, fax machines, and audiovisual equipment).
  • Assisted graduate students with research databases, book catalogs, library equipment and reserve materials.
  • Opened and closed the library during specified hours and secured library equipment.
  • Performed maintenance and simple repair on library equipment, when necessary.
  • Shelved books and assisted patrons with library equipment and online system.
  • Helped patrons to find books and use library equipment.
  • Assisted library customers in the use of library equipment.
  • Scheduled and coordinated the use of library equipment.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot problems with library equipment including computers, photocopiers, and audiovisual equipment.

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19. Research Projects
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Here's how Research Projects is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Utilized Microsoft Excel frequently to complete numerous data entry assignments and research projects.
  • Provided research assistance for lawyers and law students in research projects; maintained files and statistics for the reference librarian.
  • Located print and online materials for students completing research projects.
  • Assisted with various current research projects; e.g.
  • Aided patrons with research projects.

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20. Inter-Library
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Here's how Inter-Library is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Processed internal and external inter-library loan requests for fiction and non-fiction titles and digital media.
  • Demonstrated initiative by volunteering to undergo cross training on inter-library loan policies and procedures.
  • Used the Siris-Dynix system to locate requested and inter-library materials.
  • Tracked and retrieved delinquent inter-library loan books.
  • Facilitate inter-library loan operations -Assist with library circulation
  • Processed incoming and outgoing inter-library loan requests.
  • Completed inter-library loan requests by photocopying articles.
  • Checked in deliveries of inter-library loan materials.
  • Retrieved information for inter-library loan request.
  • Performed inter-library loan duties: such as located materials in-house or via computer, shipped/received items, and maintained related records.
  • Developed a new system on finding requests for inter-library requests for patrons, by minimizing many duplicate requests.
  • Assisted patrons at the front counter, sorted and replaced books, placed inter-library loan requests.
  • Collected, processed, re-shelved or pulled orders for inter-library loans.
  • Preformed shelf checks, and pulled items for Inter-Library loans.
  • Complete inter-library loans requests using IL Library System.
  • Ordered Books/DVD's thru the library's bibliographic records, Marina account and (ILL) Inter-library loan office.
  • Provided patron assistance in locating materials Fulfillment of Inter-Library Loan article requests Maintenance of the library collection Management of patron records
  • Perform duties of circulation department Uphold standards of library organization and functional duties Stack management Inter-library loan procedures
  • Assisted with access to reserved materials Processed inter-library loans Shelved Books Worked at the circulation Desk Used Millennium Circulation system

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Here's how Millennium is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Used integrated library software responsible for checking library resources and create patron accounts using Millennium software.
  • Utilize Millennium library database and oversee dispersion of publications across 33 libraries.
  • Organized circulation of books and periodicals using the Millennium computer system.
  • Specialized database management includes some experience with SQL servers running Millennium.
  • Use Innovative Millennium to create and maintain patron records, and to adjust and track electronic records of library materials.
  • Received training in customer service and Millennium ILS, assisted library patrons, helped other staff, and resolved incident reports
  • Used Millennium program for tracking materials patrons check out and return, current fines, and reserved materials.
  • Managed the circulation desk and checked items in and out for patrons using Millennium Library Software.
  • Worked in Millennium system to check out, return, catalog materials and process fine payment.
  • Operated Millennium integrated library system, Iliad, and Summit Catalog and Borrowing Systems.
  • Worked with ILS Millennium for circulation and patron needs.
  • Checked in and out materials using Millennium Library Software.
  • Checked materials out to patrons using Millennium Software.
  • Utilized the Millennium computer system.
  • Completed the project to reorganize 100K+ books in our library and update millennium.

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Here's how Library Database is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Provided online library databases/catalogs assistance to patrons at service desk.
  • Maintained and corrected patron applications in library database.
  • Worked on the library database, double checking on book entry's, errors, items needing updates.
  • Located requested books on the shelves and in the library database.
  • Registered Students and faculty staff in the library database system.
  • Instructed patrons in using the library database.
  • Assisted students with usage of library databases.
  • Assisted patrons in utilizing library databases and online services.
  • Assisted student and faculty library users in finding and checking out books Used library database to look up and retrieve reserved books
  • Searched online library databases and catalogues to locate books, journal articles, and dissertations for students and faculty.
  • Answer multi-line switchboard and direct calls to appropriate department/staff Data enter customers' personal information into the library database.

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23. Library Collection
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  • Transported the library collection during its relocation project.
  • Recommended and evaluated library collections and publications.
  • Maintained library collection and assisted library patrons.
  • Maintained and shelved library collection.
  • Checked items from library collection in and out; refiled returned items to proper location.
  • Organized and maintained print and other library collections; inventoried items with hand-held scanner.
  • Process print and non-print library materials to prepare them for inclusion in library collections.
  • Organized and maintained library collections of books, periodicals, and digital media.
  • Record, sort and research donation books for admission to library collection.
  • Maintain and stock the circulation office and organize the library collection itself.
  • Shelved and shelf- read library collections to keep library organized.
  • Assisted patrons and gave detailed information about the library collections.
  • Assisted patrons at the circulation desk and maintained library collections.
  • Assisted with cataloging duties and maintenance of library collections.
  • Organized resources in the library collections.
  • Assisted in cataloguing, organizing, and shelving of books within the graduate library collection.
  • Reshelved books to maintain an accurate library collection.

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24. Special Projects
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  • Entrusted with special projects by management ranging from library upkeep to collection acquisitions and organization.
  • Assisted Circulation Manager with daily operations and special projects.
  • Assisted in library-wide special projects for reorganization.
  • Perform special projects in order to meet the needs of the department, library, and system.
  • Provide assistance to teachers and students by locating materials and helping to complete special projects.
  • Aided with special projects and book displays to enhance library services.
  • REFERENCE ASSISTANT: Assisted with legal research and special projects.
  • Assist immediate supervisor and professional staff with special projects.
  • Work with other internal departments on special projects.
  • Assist with special projects when assigned (e.g.

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25. Library Staff
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  • Provided customer service and assisted library staff in day-to-day operations
  • Worked cooperatively with supervisors and library staff to ensure customers were helped in a quick and effective manner.
  • Provide assistance for library users (make copies/send faxes) and refer users to correct library staff.
  • Helped library staff with miscellaneous requirements, to ensure proper function of the library.
  • Trained and supervised 15 student workers as a support to full-time library staff.
  • Assisted library staff with searching for materials, processing incoming materials.
  • Trained new library staff to work at the circulation desk.
  • Assisted senior library staff as needed.
  • Assist library staff with shelving and fulfilling Minuteman requirements such as applying new barcodes, self-checkout patron training and delivery changes.
  • Organized books, movies, magazines, and other materials for patrons Line of communication between patrons and library staff.
  • Aided Librarians and other library staff in keeping the collection current and efficient to thetimes.
  • Assisted senior library staff with the daily operation of the circulation desk Aug 2012 to Present (Only during Academic Year)
  • Designated as "student leader" by the library staff as the result of consistent reliability and excellent performance.

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26. New Materials
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  • Processed new materials including books, audiovisual materials, and computer software.
  • Build Library displays, for instance a display of new materials.
  • Assist preparation of AV new materials and repairing existing.
  • Set up displays, tables, and bulletin boards for new materials, book sales, services etc.May 2012 - August 2012
  • Assist preparation of AV new materials and repairingexisting.
  • Processed permits and licensing Processed patron reserves and new materials Executed various collection reports Coordinated branch volunteers.

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27. Library Policies
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  • Provided account information and explained pertinent Library policies and procedures to the public.
  • Enforced all University and University Library policies on campus.
  • Participate in developing branch library policies and objectives.
  • Observed and implemented library policies and procedures daily.
  • Answered inquires regarding library policies and procedures.
  • Solved problems with creativity in order to best serve the student population while upholding library policies.
  • Assisted patrons with questions regarding the collection, library policies, etc.
  • Executed library policies related to the collection of overdue items.
  • Direct patrons on library policies and what the library offers.
  • Interpret and communicate library policies to all patrons.
  • Enforce library policies and procedures.

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28. Student Workers
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  • Supervised circulation desk student workers tasked with resource maintenance and patron services.
  • Supervised student workers; ensured proper library procedures were followed.
  • Remained in supervisor role over multiple work-study student workers.
  • Responded to phone and patron inquiries, assisted in training student workers, and completed closing operations
  • Supervised and trained student workers with respect for their interests and talents.
  • Trained and supervised 4 part-time student workers to man checkout line.
  • Managed the circulation desk on the weekend and supervised student workers.
  • Maintain the reserves and look over the student workers.
  • Supervised 2 student workers during evening shifts.
  • Lead training sessions for new student workers.
  • Assisted students with materials and reservations Trained student workers Performed research, filing and shelving duties Organized a new system for filing

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29. New Accounts
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  • Managed patron accounts, creating new accounts, fee holds on accounts, charging and discharging materials
  • Performed editing, data entry, Xeroxing, faxing, fling, and generating new accounts.
  • Started new accounts for people, and took phone calls for complaints or issues.
  • Create new accounts for patrons in addition to keeping current accounts up to date.
  • Issued new accounts for patrons and assisted patrons to find material for various projects.
  • Create or edit new accounts and modify.

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30. Library Books
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  • Assisted and directed patrons in locating, checking out, and returning library books and answer student, staff and faculty questions
  • Ensured proper circulation of library books, and provided information to students, faculty, and visitors.
  • Received and processed returned materials, answered phone, directed calls, and shelved library books.
  • Organized and shelved library books using the Library of Congress Classification System.
  • Assisted students with researching and checking out library books
  • Helped patrons search for library books through OPAC.
  • Maintained a database of overdue library books and enforced circulation policies and procedures.
  • Organized, retrieved and re-shelfed library books; proficiency with library computer software

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31. Reference Materials
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Here's how Reference Materials is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Provided assistance to students by answering questions regarding reference materials and items within circulation when needed.
  • Located research materials, verified reference materials were current.
  • Organize and maintain periodicals and reference materials.
  • Helped students and faculty locate reference materials.
  • Helped students and faculty locate reference materials.ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND:Speak four official languages from South Africa.
  • Managed books, reserve and reference materials, computer resources, and office equipment.
  • Distribute mail and daily newspapers along with reference materials.
  • Helped locate reading and reference materials.

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32. Public Library
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  • Involved in all aspects of public library circulation.
  • Volunteered in the Leon county public library in the circulation department including the front office management and referral services.
  • Serve as an active representative of the Hedberg Public Library.
  • full time), Anne Arundel County Public Library.

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33. ILS
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  • Composed and edited letters, memos, emails, other documentation, and coordinated such to meet required deadlines.
  • Received inbound calls from students displaying my stellar customer service skills, corresponded with emails.
  • Used the Voyager ILS to charge, discharge, and locate library materials.
  • Proof magazine and emails for production.
  • Send faxes, make copies, send emails.
  • maintained subscriber database; insuring expiry, billing and contact details all current and up-to-date.
  • Recorded subscriber's information into database Responded to mail and emails on behalf of the magazine
  • Coauthored policy and procedure manual Answered phones and drafted emails on behalf of my boss
  • Monitored deadmails, kept tradeshow directories for sourcing purposes, filed all print requisitions, schedules and other printing matters.
  • Assisted library patrons at the front desk, checking in/out, use of an ILS.

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34. Computer System
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  • Trouble-shoot and document computer systems problems.
  • Provided customer service to library patrons at circulation desk in person and on phone with the ALEPH library computer system.
  • Helped patrons with any questions about homework, computer system, printing, etc.
  • Placed orders for patrons, utilizing the computer system.
  • Assist incoming patrons Facilitate checking books in or out Responsible for updating information in computer system

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35. Fax Machines
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  • Operated fax machines, poster printers, and scanners.

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36. New Books
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Here's how New Books is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Check out, return, request, and renew books for patrons.
  • Assisted with selecting and ordering of new books and other materials.
  • Evaluated and ordered new books for the fiction section.
  • Processed new books to the collection.
  • Assisted the Circulation and Acquisitions Manager, organized Government Documents and data entry, and processed new books
  • Check in and checkout of materials Shelving, and shelf reading Patron assistance Purchase new books and magazines

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37. Staff Members
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  • Provided general office support to Branch Manager, Assistant Librarians, and other staff members.
  • Keep a current record of staff members' whereabouts and availability.
  • Review weekly changes with part-time circulation staff members.
  • Answered phone calls and directed to staff members.
  • Communicate with the various staff members/departments of Jen Library and other departments at SCAD.

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38. CDS
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Here's how CDS is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Assist students and faculty to search for and check out books Organize books, periodicals, and DVD/CDs to their rightful locations
  • Catalogued and stacked books, movies, CDs, records and periodicals.
  • Check books and CDs in and out; put books and CDs back on shelves

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39. Book Drop
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  • Assist customers at the book drop and front desk.
  • Gathered the book drop and shelving within the collection.
  • Collect fines; prepare displays, empty book drop.
  • Collected book drop materials for check in.
  • Empty book drop when library closed.
  • Collected books from book drops.

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40. Library Accounts
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  • Created library accounts, circulated library materials, and operated/balanced cash register.
  • Solved problems and negotiated payments regarding library accounts.
  • Created and maintained library accounts for new and existing patrons.

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41. Directional Questions
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Here's how Directional Questions is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Answered directional questions and refers patrons to appropriate personnel.
  • Helped students, faculty, and visitors with directional questions and copy machines, material/study room/check out/check in, inventory.
  • Answer directional questions and basic reference questions, while referring complex inquires to appropriate library staff.
  • Answered the telephone and helped provide answers to general and directional questions to patrons.
  • Assisted patrons with directional questions and checking out library materials.
  • Answer general and directional questions for patrons.

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42. Polaris
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Here's how Polaris is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Checked library materials back into Polaris system.
  • Created and maintained accurate customer accounts within the Library's Polaris software.
  • Used Voyager and Polaris circulation software to maintain patron accounts.

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43. Study Rooms
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Here's how Study Rooms is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Scheduled study rooms and enforced strict usage hours to ensure accommodation
  • Assist up to 20 patrons per hour with checking in and out books, library materials, and study rooms.
  • Booked library study rooms for law students and lawyers to allow them to access library resources.
  • Maintain records for study rooms and borrowing materials such as manuals, videos and tapes.
  • Managed the day-to-day schedules for each of Jackson Library s 15 study rooms.
  • Provided customer service to patrons by responding to any circulation-related needs (research materials, study rooms, etc.).
  • Registered patrons for borrowing privileges Scheduled and coordinated reservations of group study rooms Assisted students with on-line resources and supervised student aides

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44. Library Items
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Here's how Library Items is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Organize library items in strict dewy decimal and alphabetical filing orders.
  • Assist in circulation of library items such as books, audio CD's, and DVD's.
  • Check books out for guest, issue return dates for library items.
  • Issue library cards, check/call for missing library items.
  • Assisted patrons in locating library items.
  • Sorted and shelved library items.
  • Assist patrons and maintain organization and efficiency throughout the library Receive and process requests regarding library items
  • Issue out holds for over-due Library items through the College's student email system.

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46. Office Supplies
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Here's how Office Supplies is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained library conditions such as clearing shelves, restocking shelves, and maintaining office supplies.

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47. Law Library
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Here's how Law Library is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted students and faculty at the Circulation Desk of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library.
  • Assisted other students in checking in and out library material in the school law library.
  • Maintained the front desk of the Law Library during the evening and weekend hours.
  • Provided assistance to patrons and staff in the state's second largest law library
  • Worked as a Circulation Assistant in the law library.
  • Monitored student and guest access to law library.
  • Directed attorneys and students to relevant legal resources Maintained a law library of over 20,000 resources
  • Fulfilled interlibrary loan requests at the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library.

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48. Overdue Notices
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  • Give daily courtesy calls and mail overdue notices for items checked out.
  • Run missing items/overdue reports, locate missing items and mail overdue notices.
  • Maintained several filing systems, collected fines and mailed overdue notices.
  • Generated reports and overdue notices.
  • Issued overdue notices and bills.
  • Greeted and accommodated patrons, typed data essential to library functions, library cards, and overdue notices.

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49. In Books
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  • Checked out books to patrons, Check in books on returned, collected fines, and lost book fines.
  • Interacted with student and assisted with inquiries & maintain books, video/DVD and music Collection.
  • Create records, maintain library standards, check out/in books, and organize periodicals.
  • Input data and sort library logistics Check in books and create labels
  • Check In Books Organize Books Sensitize Books Handle Money and Credit Card Transactions Answer Phones

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50. Library Programs
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Here's how Library Programs is used in Circulation Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted in library programs/events for adults and children.
  • Assisted in special reading and library programs.
  • Assisted with library programs and displays.
  • Marketed library programs within the community AMPM

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20 Most Common Skills For A Circulation Assistant

New Patrons

38.3%

Interlibrary Loan Materials

13.2%

Customer Service

12.7%

Circulation Desk

8.4%

New Library Cards

3.1%

Data Entry

2.8%

Phone Calls

2.7%

Front Desk

2.7%

Dvds

1.6%

Circulation Department

1.6%

Sort

1.6%

Library Resources

1.6%

Library System

1.4%

Shelve Books

1.3%

Reference Questions

1.2%

Check-In

1.2%

Library Services

1.1%

Library Equipment

1.1%

Research Projects

1.1%

Inter-Library

1.1%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Circulation Assistant

Rank Skill
1 New Patrons 31.7%
2 Interlibrary Loan Materials 10.9%
3 Customer Service 10.5%
4 Circulation Desk 6.9%
5 New Library Cards 2.6%
6 Data Entry 2.3%
7 Phone Calls 2.3%
8 Front Desk 2.2%
9 Dvds 1.3%
10 Circulation Department 1.3%
11 Sort 1.3%
12 Library Resources 1.3%
13 Library System 1.2%
14 Shelve Books 1.0%
15 Reference Questions 1.0%
16 Check-In 1.0%
17 Library Services 0.9%
18 Library Equipment 0.9%
19 Research Projects 0.9%
20 Inter-Library 0.9%
21 Millennium 0.9%
22 Library Database 0.8%
23 Library Collection 0.8%
24 Special Projects 0.8%
25 Library Staff 0.8%
26 New Materials 0.8%
27 Library Policies 0.8%
28 Student Workers 0.7%
29 New Accounts 0.7%
30 Library Books 0.7%
31 Reference Materials 0.6%
32 Public Library 0.6%
33 ILS 0.6%
34 Computer System 0.6%
35 Fax Machines 0.5%
36 New Books 0.5%
37 Staff Members 0.5%
38 CDS 0.5%
39 Book Drop 0.5%
40 Library Accounts 0.5%
41 Directional Questions 0.5%
42 Polaris 0.5%
43 Study Rooms 0.4%
44 Library Items 0.4%
45 Legal Documents 0.4%
46 Office Supplies 0.4%
47 Law Library 0.4%
48 Overdue Notices 0.4%
49 In Books 0.4%
50 Library Programs 0.4%
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