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Head of Circulation, Millicent Library (Fairhaven)

Statement of Duties

Responsible for administrative, supervisory, and direct service work overseeing the general circulation operations of the Library, including the supervision of library pages and circulation staff, as well as a broad range of operational responsibilities. 


Works under the general supervision of the Library Director; is familiar with work routine and uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently and without specific instructions.  The Library Director provides instructions, for new or other responsibilities. Required to work independently and as part of a team in the analysis and evaluation of programs and in the development of new and/or revised programs.  

Provides general supervision to library technicians and pages staff with ongoing instructions and guidance. 

Access to confidential information related to confidential employee matters and library patron records.

Essential Functions

Responsible for all activities and functions relating to the circulation of materials and related services including but not limited to: registration of library patrons; monitoring circulation transactions, requests, and, records; interlibrary loan transactions; the effective functioning of all aspects of automated circulation within a networked and regional environment

Collaborates with staff to review, select, and place orders for collections in accordance with the library’s Selection of Materials Policy

Participates in the budget process

Assists patrons in using library materials and services including but not limited to computers, printing, reference materials, library policies, and bibliographic instruction

Performs inventory for circulation desk supplies and orders supplies

May participate in presentations, programing, or other engagement activities

Contributes to library social media and other outreach activities

Develops and maintains effective working relationships

Works independently and as part of a team

Maintains patron confidentiality 

Reach and retrieve books at high and low shelf heights; ability to stand/sit for prolonged periods of time; to lift and/or move up to 50lbs

Represents the library at SAILS circulation meetings, communicates to staff updates in library circulation equipment, procedures, and policies.

Trains library staff on circulation procedures and policies

Work a flexible schedule including evening/weekend assignments.

Other duties as assigned by director


Minimum Qualifications

Education, Ability, and Skill

Master of Library Science degree or working toward MLS degree preferred.  Equivalent may be decided by the Library Director.

Knowledge of library policies and procedures, including automated circulation systems and information technology

Knowledge of library circulation operations

Principles, theories, and concepts of library services

Excellent problem-solving, time management, and public speaking skills

Knowledge and experience working with computer software applications & online databases

Proficiency in current and emerging technologies

Flexibility in prioritizing projects

Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

Analyze complex problems and evaluate alternatives/creative solutions

Full/Part Time

Full Time





Closing Date

Open until filled

How to Apply

To Apply

Send resume with cover letter and three references to: 
Kyle DeCicco-Carey, Library Director

Background check required.

Open until filled.


2021-01-05 |  Quick link to this job