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Library Department Head (Circulation), Waltham Public Library

Full-Time Circulation Department Head

Work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse, urban community with an excellent collection print, audio-visual and online resources of approximately 200,000 items.

Duties include:  Overseeing all aspects of the Circulation Department including: staff and volunteer scheduling, training, supervising and evaluating; developing policies and procedures for Circulation services in accordance with Minuteman Library Network policy; Circulation, AV & Reference service provision; analytic collection development, acquisition and planning; statistical and budget report production; collaborating with other library departments; coordinating home-delivery service; participating on management team for overall planning and coordination of library services.

35 hours per week including a minimum of one evening per week and a minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month, including July & August.


Qualifications include:  Master’s Degree in Library Science; five years of public library experience, with at least one year in a supervisory role; superior customer service skills; demonstrated commitment to public service and staff development; ability to perform under pressure; strong computer skills; excellent management, communication, and organizational abilities; ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department.

Preferred: Fluency in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese, or Portuguese; facility with social media, familiarity with III Sierra software; facility with basic print or web design; experience with marketing and outreach.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$66,741 Excellent benefits.

Closing Date

January 5, 2018

How to Apply

Deadline to apply: Open until filled with preference given to applications completely received by January 5, 2018

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in one complete pdf file:

·        Completed City of Waltham employment application ( )

·        Resume

·        Letter of interest and

·        Three letters of professional reference to:

Mary Gullotti

Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451  /  781-314-3356

  Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer                                 Req#2018-71   Posted    12/1/2017



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