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Adult Circulation Head, Tilton Library (Deerfield)

The Town of Deerfield seeks an Adult Circulation Head to join the collaborative team at the Tilton Library. This patron-facing position is responsible for the smooth operation of a busy and vibrant adult circulation department.

Essential Tasks:

• Provide Circulation and Reference Services 

• Provides support to circulation staff as needed 

• Provides all interlibrary loan functions beyond network holds and acts as liaison with MLS interlibrary loan and Commonwealth Catalog 

• Maintains and supervises hold shelf, clearing weekly 

• Acts as local liaison with circulation staff and CWMARS on circulation matters 

• Participates through suggestions, in the development of operating policies and procedures 

• Evaluates circulation operating procedures and makes adjustments as needed to improve efficiency 

• Oversees the enrollment of new patrons to the library 

• Responsible for appearance and order of adult collection 

• Recommends equipment improvements 

• Maintains circulation and other data and prepares statistical reports for library director 

• Identifies cataloging errors and refers books or materials to technical unit 

• Assists with administrative duties when needed 

• Assists with the Flow and Organization of Library Materials: 

• Assists with Patron Computer Questions: 

• Assists with the Enforcement of Library Policies and Procedures 

• Attends annual network circulation meetings and trainings 

• Manages “problem” items returned by patrons and consults with director on unresolved issues. 

• Assists with the development of programs for adults

• Assists with the selection and ordering of books/DVDs/music for the adult collection. 

• Provides patrons with bundles of books based on patron request 

• Performs a variety of related duties 



Associate’s degree preferred, and 2 to 3 years of library experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 


Knowledge: Knowledge of Evergreen and Microsoft Office required. Knowledge of library circulation and reference services; knowledge of literature and programming for adults; knowledge of customer service principles and techniques. 

Abilities: Ability to train and coordinate staff; express oneself clearly and prepare and deliver reports orally and in writing; ability to work effectively with staff and patrons in a fast-paced environment; ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with all patrons. 

Skills: Proficient computer skills, mathematical skills, recordkeeping and clerical skills, written and oral communication skills. 

Full/Part Time

Part Time





Closing Date

Open until filled

How to Apply

Interested applicants please fill out this application:

Also submit a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to:

Mail: Candace Bradbury-Carlin, Tilton Library,  75 North Main Street, South Deerfield, MA  01373                                                    
Email:  Subject line: Adult Circulation Head Position


2021-04-15 |  Quick link to this job