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Circulation / ILL Librarian, Flint Public Library (Middleton)

Thorough knowledge of:

·         Library policies and procedures, including automated circulation systems and information technology.  

·         Circulation department operations.  

·         Literature and library trends.

·         Computer applications and trouble-shooting common problems.

·         Promoting library services through social media such as: Facebook, Instagram, Blogging, and the library website.    

Ability to:

·         Work independently and be self-motivated.

·         Handle a great many details, some simultaneously, with accuracy.

·         Communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.

·         Be friendly and pleasant, and have a sincere love of working with people.

·         Exhibit pleasant telephone etiquette.

·         To research information for a wide variety of library users.

·         Work pleasantly with other staff members in a supportive team atmosphere.  

Essential Functions

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.                                        

·         Responsible for book selection and taking recommendations for items to be purchased.

·         Makes presentations to community groups communicating library programs and services.

·         Analyze reader's needs in order to develop and manage the collection.

·         As the Circulation Librarian, oversees the operation of the circulation desk to include the registration of new patrons, processing of overdue notices and bills, book reserves and the circulation of all materials.

·         Manages the interlibrary loan program for all materials.  Conducts searches for materials from libraries around the state and the country.

·         May attend professional library conferences, seminars and network committees; reads professional literature; attends and participates in staff meeting discussions.

·         Provides information and assistance to library patrons.  Receives complaints or special requests from library users, and makes every effort to follow through in response to them; maintains quality public relations, advising patrons of library programs, procedures and policies.

·         Must observe and follow library policies and procedures, and work to promote the library and its services to the community.

·         Reads and reviews books and other Library materials and is responsible for placing orders.  Negotiates with vendors for best price on materials and books.

·         Runs a monthly book discussion group. Supports Community Reads sponsored by the library or Tri-town area. May also run a nonfiction book discussion group.

Physical Requirements

                The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and reach with hands and arms in physically picking up files, papers and other common office objects.   Employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 40 pounds such as files, books, supplies, etc.  Ability to read small print and view/operate computer screens, office machines, computers, mobile devices and digital cameras.   


MLS degree preferred or candidate enrolled in Master's Level program for Library Science or Information Technology; at least three to five years as a professional librarian; or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Supervisory experience preferred.

Full/Part Time

Full Time





Closing Date

How to Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to  This job will remain open until the position is filled.


2020-09-15 |  Quick link to this job