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Employment Opportunities

Circulation Supervisor

The Library is seeking a Circulation Supervisor. The position reports to the Head of Circulation.

The successful candidate will have:

• Two or more years of supervisory experience
• Two or more years of professional library experience
• ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science degree (preferred)
• Experience with integrated library systems (preferably Sierra), reference and public services
• Excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, computer proficiency, a commitment to providing superior service and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a busy environment
• Excellent teamwork, project management, and conflict resolution skills

Responsibilities include:

• Managing the activities of Circulation staff during evening and weekend hours
• Overseeing Library opening and closing procedures
• Assisting patrons and adjudicating conflicts
• Providing reference services
• Performing all Circulation Desk duties including but not limited to checking out and renewing Library materials, placing holds, collecting fines and fees; responding to patron requests
• Performing other duties as required
• Maintain compliance with all Library policies and procedures

This is a full-time position with the following schedule: Wednesdays and Thursdays 12-8, Fridays 9-5, and weekends 11-5. The New York Society Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Potential candidates should email a cover letter, resume and the names of three (3) references with contact information to: Mia D'Avanza at mdavanza@nysoclib.org with "Circulation Supervisor" in the subject head.

Visit our website at www.nysoclib.org. No phone calls please.

Physical/Environmental Requirements

Sitting:  70-80%
Standing/Walking:  20-30%
Lifting: Occasional to frequent lifting up to 30 lbs. Sitting:  60-80%
Vision:  Normal.  Requires long periods of work at computers.

Indoor environment; Working closely with others and also independently. Occasional exposure to dust and mold.

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.