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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

F/T - Head of Circulation, New York Society Lib (NY)

Head of Circulation

The Library is seeking a creative and energetic person to lead its Circulation Department. Reporting to the Head Librarian, the Head of Circulation oversees all activities necessary to the circulation and shelving of library materials and maintenance of membership data.
Responsibilities include the hiring, training, supervision and scheduling of a staff of twelve full-time and part-time circulation assistants and pages; assisting patrons and adjudicating conflicts; directing special responsibilities of staff including interlibrary loan, holds, books by mail, and gift and book sales; and establish and communicate the service ethic which has traditionally characterized front desk service at the Library.
The successful candidate will have:
  • Five or more years experience managing a library circulation department
  • A Bachelor’s degree and an ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science (preferred)
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces ILS
  • Demonstrated organizational and communications skills
  • Excellent teamwork, project management, and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience supervising and evaluating staff
This is a full-time position with health and dental benefits, paid time off and a TIAA-CREF retirement plan. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The New York Society Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three current references to: Carolyn Waters, Assistant Head Librarian, at The position will remain open until filled.

About the Library:

The New York Society Library is an historic membership library founded in 1754. The Library today is open to all for reading, reference, and selected events, with circulation and other services by subscription. The beautiful landmarked building dates from 1917 and includes reading rooms, spaces for study, book stacks, and the Assunta, Ignazio, Ada and Romano Peluso Exhibition Gallery. The Library has approximately 300,000 volumes and hosts a variety of special events, reading groups, and workshops, as well as the New York City Book Awards.

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