Job Details

Category:: Civil Service
Department:: Ritz Library
Locations:: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posted:: May 3, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part-time
Position ID:: 147113

About Dutchess Community College:

Located in the heart of New York's beautiful and historic mid-Hudson Valley, just 90 minutes north of New York City, DCC is part of the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive public higher education system in the country. A winner of the 2015 HEED Award for inclusiveness, DCC is dedicated to respecting individuality, embracing diversity and partnering with the community to achieve shared goals. The College welcomes applications from faculty and staff who share and are anxious to support the institution's values of Excellence, Access, Diversity, Collaboration and Accountability, and who are passionate about engaging with both students and the community.

Job Description:

Dutchess Community College is seeking to hire a part-time library clerk to work during the day in the library. This position is responsible for the performance of clerical support functions in a library.

This position will provide excellent customer service to library patrons at the circulation desk, via email, and over the phone using the library systems. In addition, library clerks perform the following functions: following written directions in a procedure manual, processing and shelving library materials, typing and filling, data entry, answering inquiries from library patrons, operating copiers/ printers and computers, and maintaining various records related to library operations and usage. Employees are not required to have prior clerical library experience, but rather will learn to apply clerical skills to the requirements and processes involved in providing support library services.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: The following is indicative of the level and types of activities performed by incumbents in this title. It is not meant to be all inclusive and does not preclude a supervisor from assigning activities not listed which could reasonably be expected to be performed by an employee in this title.

1. Provides customer service to all patrons using the library; answers questions and directs patrons to librarians as necessary; answers questions from public regarding hours of operation, borrowing and reserve procedures;

2. Inputs records into computer and accesses on-line cataloging and circulation system to verify patron's eligibility, check if material is part of collection and currently available;

3. Checks materials in and out; calculates and collects fines for overdue material; issues receipts;

4. Assists patrons with reserve materials;

5. Types a variety of materials;

6. Cuts articles from newspapers pertaining to local interest and maintains in scrapbooks and clipping files;

7. Mends books if needed;

8. Reshelves books by arranging in proper shelf order and assists in shelf reading of all library material, which requires checking call numbers of books on shelf to ascertain proper order;

9. Places items on reserve for faculty in accordance with copyright regulations; refers questions on copyright to higher level staff;

10. Files a variety of forms, notices, cards, etc.

This is the Dutchess County job description for Library Clerk. Tasks at the College may vary.


  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and one year of full-time clerical work experience which involved public service.
  • Library experience is preferred.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office products is preferred, specifically Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Must be able to work the hours listed in the job description.

Additional Information:

The Library Clerk (part-time) position is a civil service non-competitive title, Grade 6 with starting hourly rate of $19.09.

This position is 17.5 hours per week. Preferred hours are 11am - 2:30pm, Monday through Friday.

DCC is an AA/EOE employer. Dutchess Community College (College) as part of The State University of New York, in its continuing effort to seek equity in education and employment, and in support of federal and state anti-discrimination legislation, has adopted a policy to provide an educational and employment environment free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

Application Instructions:

Please submit an application, resume and cover letter.

To apply, please visit

DCC is committed to the principle of diversity and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, the disabled and all others (AA/EOE).

Dutchess Community College is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


Working at Dutchess Community College 

Dutchess Community College has been in Dutchess County for more than 50 years. We have the reputation of being the best community college in the state for academic excellence and the success of our graduates. Students who transfer to a four-year school after Dutchess do better and graduate at a higher rate than students who transfer from other colleges. Plus, we currently have the lowest tuition of any college or university in the state.

Our main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a major extension site in Wappingers Falls. Students can also take DCC classes at high schools throughout the county.

We offer associate degrees and certificates in more than 60 program areas. Some of these programs are occupationally-oriented, designed to provide the skills students need to enter the job market immediately upon graduation. Other programs are designed to provide the first two years' of study toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. The certificate programs provide a condensed program in a particular field of study and usually can be completed in one or two semesters of study.

There are three different types of degrees from which students can choose:

The Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.) is used primarily for transfer programs that lead to the bachelor of arts degree at a four-year college or university. It may be used for general liberal arts programs.

The Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) may be used for certain occupationally-oriented studies, but is primarily designed to serve science or professionally-related programs that lead to transfer to a bachelor of science degree at a four-year college or university.

The Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) is structured as an occupationally-oriented degree. However, it may be appropriate as a transfer degree to certain types of specialized baccalaureate program such as the bachelor's of technology.

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