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Head of Circulation Services, Groton (Mass.) Public Library (Groton)

Full-Time (37 Hours/Week), Salaried Position
Pay: $51,785-$64,307, DOE, with Full Town Benefits Package

The Groton Public Library is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable Circulation Librarian with strong customer service and communications skills to provide highly responsible administrative, supervisory, and direct service work overseeing the general operations of our busy Circulation Department. Directly supervise 8-12 staff members plus volunteers and provide team with ongoing training, coaching, mentoring, team building, and guidance. Oversee collections, select materials, provide readers assistance, promote library resources to community, participate in adult programming, support library groups and programs, problem solve with staff and patrons, make recommendations for service improvements, and go above and beyond to serve patrons. 


Education and Experience
College coursework is required; Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science or a related field preferred; service in a public library for at least three years as a professional librarian; or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Supervisory experience preferred. 

Knowledge, Ability and Skill
Thorough knowledge of:
o    Library policies and procedures 
o    Circulation department operations
o    Literature (in general, but especially fiction)
o    Automated circulation systems and information technology (popular software applications, SirsiDynix Symphony, e-library resources, etc.)

Ability to:
o    Supervise others - evaluating their performance, and training or providing feedback as needed
o    Work independently and with initiative, but also collaboratively with the library team
o    Work cooperatively with other libraries, especially within the network (MVLC)
o    Handle a great many details, some simultaneously, with accuracy
o    Communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing
o    Provide information and assistance to a wide variety of library users
o    Create goals and provide leadership for department 
o    Serve as a key member of the library management team

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$51,785-$64,307, DOE

Closing Date


How to Apply

To apply, complete a Town of Groton Application and submit to Human Resources, Town Hall, 173 Main Street, Groton, MA 01450.

Applications received by Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, given first consideration.


2021-01-04 |  Quick link to this job