Librarian – Circulation

City of Prescott
January 22, 2023
Prescott, AZ
Job Type



Librarian - Circulation

Prescott Public Library


Hiring Range: $24.84 - $31.05

FLSA Status: Exempt not eligible for overtime

Pay Grade: 111

Full Pay Range: $24.84 - $37.26

Deadline to Apply: 02/03/2023

Position Summary: This position performs professional front-line or supporting library services, connecting library customers to information, resources, and services

Essential Duties:

  • Trains, supervises, and evaluates staff assigned to the work group
  • May be responsible for library oversight in absence of library administrative staff
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends
  • Trains volunteers assigned to the work group
  • Creates reports to analyze circulation data to support daily workflow and library performance evaluation
  • Responds to customer comments and concerns
  • Resolves disputes about customer accounts
  • Oversees maintenance and troubleshooting for circulation related technology and equipment
  • Serves as a member of the library management team and appropriate Yavapai Library Network committee
  • Interacts directly with library users at the circulation desk providing front-line circulation customer service
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Education and/or Experience: A Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited institution OR a Master's degree in a related field and experience in a public library preferred OR any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training in a library setting which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

City Core Beliefs

City of Prescott employees should seek to uphold the City's core beliefs throughout their day-to-day business and with every customer they come in contact with, both internal and external.

Our core beliefs are: Act with Integrity, Work as a Team, Have Personal Commitment and Loyalty, Solve Problems, Take Pride In Excellent Results, High Level of Productivity and Being Nice.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to resolve customer conflicts
  • Ability to schedule staff at multiple service points
  • Ability to create training and documentation for internal procedures
  • Ability to perform detail-orientated tasks such as issuing library cards, checking in, checking out, shelving, resolving fines and fees accurately.
  • Ability to effectively administer day-to-day operations including workflow management, development of procedures, and supervision of staff
  • Skill to effectively supervise, evaluate, motivate, mentor, and lead work group staff
  • Knowledge of library services, systems, procedures, and ethics
  • Prior experience with SirsiDynix Symphony preferred.
  • Skill in interpreting and applying rules, policies, and procedures
  • Knowledge of information resources, professional library tools, reference, and searching skills
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Skill in proactively using technology to perform job or enhance customer experience
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with area libraries and organizations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, volunteers, and library customers
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to exercise initiative, sound judgment, and discretion in performance of duties
  • Ability to work well with minimal supervision
  • Ability to expand knowledge and work skills
  • Ability to analyze and facilitate resolution of problems

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Most work is performed in a library environment, and some in community settings
  • Must be able to lift, carry, and/or push materials including full book carts, book bins, and lifting tubs weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to perform physically demanding duties involving repetitive standing, walking, reaching, bending, and stretching for long periods of time Operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer, laptop and/or tablet PC, telephone, e-reader, calculator, cash register, bar code reader, copy and fax machines requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand and eye movement

Successful candidate will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:

Drug screening

Motor vehicle records check

Criminal background screening

City of Prescott Contact Information

201 N. Montezuma Street, Suite 207

Prescott, AZ 86301



Phone: 928-777-1410 / Fax: 928-777-1213

Major Benefits For Full-Time Regular Employees: Paid time off; ten paid holidays and one floating holiday per year; employee and/or family health and life insurance; short term and long term disability; Arizona State Retirement and Social Security contributions; other optional benefits such as deferred compensation plans and additional life insurance. PROBATION: Each employee must satisfactorily serve an established probationary period. NOTE: When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the selection process. In accordance with A.R.S. 23 - 493, this position has been identified as "Safety Sensitive". The City of Prescott is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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