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Circulation Supervisor - Full Time
Statement of Duties
Responsible for clerical, supervisory and direct service work overseeing the general circulation operations of the Library. Performs other duties as required
 
Supervision
Works under the general supervision of the Library Director
 
Supervisory Duties
Supervises all circulation staff
 
Essential Functions
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
  • Oversees the operation of the circulation desk to include the registration of new patrons, processing of overdue notices and bills, book reserves and the check-out of all materials.
  • Maintains patron database, this includes inputting patron applications and checking applications for accuracy
  • Provides training and supervision to members of staff and makes work assignments
  • Assists in the interview for all circulation candidates
  • Responsible for training all circulation staff
  • Trains, schedules and supervises Library’s volunteers
  • Assists with performance evaluations of assigned staff, writes formal evaluations, reviews with staff, clarifies performance expectations
  • Assists the Library Director in appropriate corrective action for circulation staff as required.
  • Assists with various library programs/events
  • Maintains supplies for the circulation desk. Notifies appropriate staff when supplies are low
  • Provides general technical assistance to computer users. Reports technical issues to the appropriate staff
  • Oversees the maintenance of the stacks. Including assigning staff to straighten and read shelves. And shifts sections as needed
  • Oversees collection management such as weeding under the direction of the Cataloger or Library Director.
  • Counts money in the cash register as needed and makes change for the front desk
  • Attends monthly administration meetings
  • Provides information and assistance to library patrons.  Receives complaints or special requests from library users, and makes every effort to follow through in response to them; maintains quality public relations, advising patrons of library programs, procedures and policies
  • Performs basic reference/readers advisory functions
 
 
Knowledge, Ability and Skill
                Thorough knowledge of:
  • Knowledge of library policies and procedures, including automated circulation systems
  • Thorough knowledge of circulation department operations
  • Must have ability to assist public in using personal computers and software products
  • Must be able to fax, scan and use photo copiers to provide copying services.
 
                Ability to:
  • Supervise others, evaluating their performance, and training them
  • Work independently
  • Handle a great many details, some simultaneously, with accuracy
  • Communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing
  • Handle problem patrons and emergencies effectively
  • Research information for a wide variety of library users
  • Create goals and provide leadership for subordinates
  • Provide excellent customer service to patrons
 
Experience and Training
A Bachelor's Degree plus three to five years’ progressive library experience is preferred for this position
Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, grasp, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear. Hand-eye coordination necessary to operate computers and various office equipment. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop and crouch.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
 
The Board of Trustees reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.
We are hiring a Children's and Youth Services Librarian
Resumes may be sent to lmilam@appl.info
Children's and Youth Services Librarian - Full Time 

Statement of Duties

The Children’s and Youth Services Librarian develops and maintains all aspects of the children’s and young adult department and collections.  The Librarian is responsible for initiating, planning and conducting a variety of programs and activities to encourage use of the library by people of all ages. Other duties as assigned.
Supervision
Works under the general direction and supervision of the Library Director.
 
Essential Functions
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
  • Plans and conducts library programing for users of all ages
  • Ensures proper supervision of children and general public safety
  • Provides reader’s advisory service for children and families.  Assists children is use of library and its resources.  Assists parents and other adults in selection of appropriate children’s material.
  • Communicates with home schoolers, teachers, students, parents and community members to help improve library services
  • Organizes and gives tours of the library and its services to school groups, etc.
  • Maintains a pleasant, inviting, safe environment for children
  • Develops and maintains policies and procedures for the Youth Services department
  • Prepares annual department budget.  Monitors expenditures and approves purchases for department.
  • Makes presentations to community groups to explain library programs and services.  Receives complaints and/or special requests from patrons and community groups, providing response or conflict resolution.
  • Attends professional library conferences, seminars and network committees; reads professional literature
  • Composes and prepares public relations materials such as news releases, flyers, brochures, etc. clearing them with the Library Director before they are printed or put out for the public
  • Compiles statistics on attendance of all children’s programs throughout the year for the annual report and statistics on the summer reading program
  • Works closely with Library Director in planning programs and maintains an effective working relationship with fellow staff members. Has a cooperative team spirit.
  • May perform collection development for children’s and YA collections as needed
  • May maintain the library web page and all social media for promotion of the library
  • May produce work schedules and sign time sheets for Youth Services Department staff
 
 
Knowledge, Ability and Skill
 
                Thorough knowledge of:
  • Library policies and procedures, including automated circulation systems
  • Organizational and budget management
  • Sensitivity to, the special needs of children
  • Children’s literature
  • Child development
  • Social media and public relations
 
                Ability to:
  • Supervise others, evaluating their performance, and training them
  • Develop and implement programs
  • Handle problem patrons and emergencies effectively
  • Work independently
  • Handle a great many details, some simultaneously, with accuracy
  • Communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing
  • Create goals and provide leadership for subordinates
  • Provide excellent customer service to patrons
  • Have a valid Alabama Driver’s License and a vehicle
 
Supervisory Duties
May directly supervise and evaluate library associates and library specialists; may train new employees and volunteers.  
 
Experience and Training
Prefer Master of Library Science Degree from an ALA accredited program or a combination of education, and five or more years of related experience and training which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  
 
Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, grasp, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear. Hand-eye coordination necessary to operate computers and various office equipment. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop and crouch.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
 
The Board of Trustees reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.