Head of Circulation Department, Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, Boothbay Harbor ME

Head of Circulation Department, Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, Boothbay Harbor, Maine

The head of circulation is responsible for operation of circulation services: the day-to-day operation and security of the circulation desk, management, training and scheduling of circulation desk volunteers, and accounting procedures for the collection of fees for overdue and lost materials. The head of circulation is expected to generate statistical reports.

The head of circulation is scheduled to provide direct services to library patrons that will include a variety of routine clerical and physical tasks such as circulating and processing library materials.

The head of circulation works with the director and other department heads to formulate circulation policies and procedures and upon request participate in the formation of general library policies and procedures.

The head of circulation processes all interlibrary loan transactions.


A Bachelor's degree is required. The ability  to work with a diverse public in a friendly, diplomatic manner is essential.  Experience in clerical work of a responsible nature is expected, with accuracy and attention to detail essential.

Knowledge of supervisory methods, including work delegation, scheduling, evaluating performance and maintaining morale is expected.

Computer skills are essential as the position requires using the Millennium integrated library system, Internet applications, Microsoft Office, and other computer applications associated with circulation activities. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.


The head of circulation works a combination of weekdays, evening(s) and weekend hours as needed by the employer for a minimum of 28 hours per week. Every third week the department head works a Saturday for an additional 4 hours.  Flexibility in scheduling is desired as additional hours are occasionally requested to cover vacation or sick time.


Wage starts at $15.00/hr. and is conditional upon experience. Benefits available with this position include vacation, sick and personal leaves, and a SEP-IRA (simplified employee pension)

Interested applicants please send by July 22, 2013 to the attention of Timothy McFadden a cover letter and resume to bbhlibrary@bmpl.lib.me.us

A full job description is available at: http://bmpl.lib.me.us

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