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Circulation Supervisor

Circulation Supervisor – Joplin Public Library, Joplin, MO

POSITION AVAILABLE: Circulation Supervisor

SCHEDULE: Full‐time exempt position (40 hours per week) combination of daytime, evenings and weekends required.

DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but first consideration given to applications received by September 13, 2019.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages the Circulation Department of the Joplin Public Library including, but not limited to, checking in and out materials, handling of overdue notices, collecting payments for billed material and sale items, shelving materials, issuing and renewing patron cards, accepting passport applications and dealing with patron concerns.  This position is responsible for hiring and managing department personnel and daily operations, interpretation of library policies and understanding confidentiality and privacy rights. This individual must be well organized, detail-oriented, flexible, and enjoy working with the public. Must have problem solving skills and the ability to effectively listen to and respond to patron inquiries.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree; at least one year of supervisory experience, preferably in a customer service-related field.

BENEFITS: We offer an excellent benefits package including: vacation, sick and personal leave, holiday pay; health, dental, life and vision insurance available; LAGERS pension; and employee assistance program.  Additional employee paid 457 retirement plan is also available.

SALARY: $34,386 minimum annual salary ‐ salary commensurate with applicant’s education and experience.

APPLICATION: Download application at Applications also available for pick up at the library.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Jeana Gockley at (417) 623-7953 ext. 1021; or email

The Joplin Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Posted 8/16/2019