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Head of Circulation, Millicent Library, Fairhaven, MA

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


$20-$23 per hour depending on experience and qualifications. Benefited position.

The Millicent Library is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that services as the public library for the Town of Fairhaven. Position is 37 hours/week, must be able to work Evenings and Saturdays.

How to Apply:

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

Background check required.
Open until filled.