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Library Circulation Supervisor, Yarmouth Town Libraries, South Yarmouth, MA

Job Title:                                Library Circulation Supervisor

Department/ Division:      Yarmouth Town Libraries       

Union Affiliation:                Non-Union

Status:                                   Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Pay Grade:                            Grade 9, Step 5 to start

Hours Per Week:                 M-F, w/one evening per week, and week-end hours in monthly rotation

Pay Rate:                               Starting $23.82 per hour, plus benefits


The Town of Yarmouth is searching for a Circulation Supervisor to join their Library team! Working under the general supervision of the Library Director, the Circulation Supervisor manages library access and customer service in two locations, including supervision of 3 full-time, 3 permanent part-time and 6 on-call substitute Circulation staff.

Essential Functions:

  •  Plans and organizes Circulation training, staff and service evaluations, scheduling and work assignments. 
  • Selects some non-print; assists with ordering and weeding.
  • Reader's advisory services; instructs patrons and staff on how to use the library and library technology.


  • Administers the front desk and ILS, providing an appealing, functional and safe space for staff and for the public.
  • Promotes library services through outreach programs to community groups.
  • Directs and executes publicity, displays, calendars of activities, press releases, and promotion of library programs and services.
  • Monitors expenditures and recommends purchases for department.

  • Interprets policy and explains procedures to the staff and to the public.
  • Receives complaints or special requests, and tactfully provides the Library's response to resolve conflict.
  • Attends conferences, seminars; reads professional literature.
  • Covers the front desk as back-up at two locations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Compiles, reviews and interprets statistical data regarding library circulation services.
  • Assists with special projects.
  • Prepares regular reports for review by Director. Writes and manages grants.  


Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required; Master's in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution preferred; 1-2 years' experience in Circulation services in a public library helpful.  Awareness of trends in literature, library programming and technology are critical.

Light physical effort required in carrying and shelving materials and in performing other typical library functions. Frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, and climbing. Ability to operate a keyboard at an efficient speed. Frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift or move materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Vision and hearing correctable to "normal ranges."


Application Procedure:

Send application form, resume, and cover letter to Library Director Jane Cain at with "Circulation Supervisor" in the subject line. The application form can be found on-line at or in-person at the South Yarmouth Library.


The Town of Yarmouth requires a CORI/SORI check for all employees and volunteers.


The Town of Yarmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at

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