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Employment Opportunities at the Northbrook Public Library

02/23/2015 - 12:58pm
35 hours per week - includes one evening a week and weekend rotation

The Northbrook Public Library seeks an experienced and collaborative individual to promote staff harmony and efficiency along with planning, developing and supervising the activities and employees of the Circulation Department.

As a member of the management team, some key functions of the Circulation Manager include:

  • Facilitates superior library service to patrons and the Northbrook community.
  • Interviews, hires, teaches, trains, supervises and evaluates Circulation staff.
  • Interacts with staff from other departments to solve problems and promote excellent patron service.
  • Creates and maintains excellent procedures to assist staff in following and implementing the policies set by the Board of Trustees.
  • Takes responsibility for the statistical data relevant to the Circulation Department.
  • Teaches the Circulation staff the currently used Integrated Library System. Investigates malfunctions in computer equipment and associated programs.
  • Performs various Circulation functions, including checkouts, renewals, etc.
  • Serves as Circulation liaison with Cooperative Computer Services (CCS), the Library's ILS Consortium, and implements CCS policies and procedures at the Library.
  • Performs other duties as requested to facilitate the smooth operation of the Library and the functioning of the staff.

This opportunity requires:

  • Four years of experience in the Circulation Department of a library and two years managerial experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Working knowledge of library functions and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of circulation procedures and policies.
  • Knowledge of Integrated Library System, preferably Sirsi Dynix, as well as knowledge of other library applications relating to Circulation.
  • Ability to communicate articulately both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal effectively with all patrons under pleasant and/or hostile and confrontational situations.
  • Ability to use good judgment and work independently.

Please submit cover letter, resume and application to:

Laurie Prioletti
HR Manager
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, IL  60062