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Head Circulation Librarian, Brockton Public Library (Brockton)

Oversees and provides as necessary a full range of circulation services for all sections of the library (charges, renews, reserves and shelves library materials; issues library cards; processes overdue library notices etc.); prepares related activity reports as necessary. Participates at the circulation desk and provides professional services to library patrons of all ages, training, and background. Establishes policies and procedures relative to the circulation function of the library trains staff librarians in circulation procedures and policies.
 On behalf of the Library, serves on various professional network committees
 Educates the public in the use of public access catalog
 Prepares monthly circulation activity statistical reports
 Investigates and integrates emerging technologies and best practices into circulation services of the library
 Performs Readers Advisory services for patrons as necessary
 Responsible for maintaining an employee work schedule at all library locations including the maintenance of leave accrual records
 Participates in continuing education and attends workshops to keep abreast of latest developments in the library field and specifically the provision of   circulation services
 May be required to work beyond normal business hours to attend evening meetings, department sponsored special events, or in accordance with the   library’s work schedule on weekends or on weekends
 Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates
Supervision required:  Three (3) full-time employees and ten (10) part-time employees. May be required to serve as the Librarian in Charge in the event of the temporary absence of the Library Director or Assistant Library Director


Master’s Degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association; a minimum of three (3) years related work experience particularly with automated circulation systems, customer service and staff training required.  Proficient interpersonal, customer service and community outreach skills to interact with patrons of all ages; proficient oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational, analytical, listening and technology skills.  Certification from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is required within two (2) years of appointment. As a condition of employment the employee must successfully complete and pass a Massachusetts Criminal Record Offender Information (CORI) check.  

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$47,515 – 63,684 (8-Step position)

Closing Date

March 18, 2020

How to Apply

Persons interested in being considered for the position should complete an employment
application, submit a cover letter and resume to Sandra Knight, Director of Human
Resources, City of Brockton, Human Resources Department, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA
02301 or submit via e-mail to or via facsimile at 508-580-7133.
City of Brockton residency required or shall, within one (1) year of employment establish residency within the City.
City of Brockton is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


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