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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 4365 

Occ. Group: 112.895 

Library Clerk

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in ensuring that library materials are properly arranged, executing routine clerical tasks, and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Checks books in and out, inspects books, and maintains records on library materials in circulation.

Demonstrates the use of various machines in the facility such as copying, microfilm, etc.

Answers telephone, takes requests and reserves books, types cards and other materials as required.

Shelves returned books, straightens books or magazines and ensures that they are in their proper order.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of modern office machines, methods, and equipment.

Knowledge of basic filing, indexing, and cross reference methods.

Ability to type accurately from plain copy or rough draft.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to communicate oral information in a courteous manner.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with students, the public and other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school. 

Date         Skill         Eval             
7/1/91          2      412011122

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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