Coordinator of Circulation Services (Murrysville Community Library)

The Murrysville Community Library’s mission is to inspire ideas, enrich lives, and create lifelong opportunities for learning, literacy and enjoyment.

POSITION: Coordinator of Circulation Services

REPORTS TO: Library Director

HOURS: 35 Hours per Week

SALARY: $25,000-$33,000, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS: The Murrysville Community Library offers paid health insurance, paid vacation, and sick
leave to its full time employees.

General Summary: Coordinates and oversees all circulation services activities. Participates in the planning,
implementing, and evaluation of programs, services, and goals as part of the management team.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or
university. Two years experience working in libraries preferred. Demonstrated supervisory experience
preferred. Vaccination for COVID-19 preferred. Must have reliable transportation to and from work. Must have Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Background Check, and FBI
Fingerprint Background Check. The cost for clearances can be refunded upon completion of a ninety-day
probationary period and submissions of current receipts.

The requirements listed as follows are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform this job successfully:

A. Knowledge of:
general office practices and procedures, library classification systems and integrated
library systems (Polaris preferred), Microsoft Office software, Interlibrary loan procedures using
AccessPA and OCLC, computer and iPad equipment, current social media, the principles of library
practices and procedures and general bibliographic information and publishing industry.

B. Skilled in: database searching and using integrated library systems (Polaris preferred), using
Microsoft Office suite, and troubleshooting computer equipment, printers, and copiers.

C. Ability to: be courteous and tactful with the general public, to communicate effectively
verbally and in writing, establish and maintain working relationships with patrons, employees and
the general public, to implement policy and procedure, to exercise initiative and judgment in
completing tasks, and to maintain confidentiality.

D. Ability to: work a flexible schedule that includes Saturdays and evenings as needed, lift and move up
to 40 pounds, and to move books and materials from both higher and lower shelves, provide close
attention to detail despite interruptions, to set priorities and meet deadlines, and delegate work


Circulation Services:
implements and interprets policies for the circulation and use of library materials
including interlibrary loan, overdue collection and patron registration; assists patrons in use of library
resources and equipment; locates resources in catalog, on shelves and in resource sharing databases;
handles patron complaints involving overdue materials, lost materials, damaged materials, and claimed
returns; maintains patron registration files; creates and prepares brochures, fliers, notices and
spreadsheets to assist users; proctors exams; assists in library’s social media presence; maintains public
awareness of services, programs and collection; maintains inventory of supplies needed for department
operations; coordinates book displays; receives and sorts book donations; maintains order in library
stacks and seating areas; recommends items for purchase based on patron preferences and reviews;
maintains currency in adult new book and audio visual sections; monitors holds list; inspects damaged
library materials; checks all newly processed materials; and assists in selecting materials for acquisition
and withdrawal.

Management Activities: oversees circulation staff; under direction of the Library Director, recruits,
interviews and recommends for hire circulation staff; oversees coordination of scheduling, training, and
performance review of Library Pages; oversees coordination of Library Volunteers and Jr. Volunteer
programs; prepares monthly and annual statistic reports as required; reviews policies and procedures
and recommends revisions as needed; serves as a member of the management team and participates in
strategic planning, policy development and program outreach.
Staff Support: provides staff training as needed; maintains a neat and safe work area; maintains
adequate supplies; keeps equipment in good working order; and provides assistance to technical
services and youth services staff as needed.

Continuing Education: keeps current on trends and technologies affecting circulation services
through professional journals, social media, listservs, and networking; attends professional
meetings, conferences and workshops to maintain professional growth and development.

The Murrysville Community Library, a suburban library 18 miles east of Pittsburgh, serves a population of
28,000 in Murrysville, Export and Washington Twp. It is a member of the Westmoreland County Federated
Library System, an alliance of 24 member libraries serving the residents of Westmoreland County. We have a collection of 67,000 items. We have a full time staff of 6, part-time staff of 5, 4 library pages and use over 50 volunteers in a variety of ways.

Please email cover letter, résumé, and three professional references to Library Director Amy Riegner at

Applications will be accepted until filled. No paper applications will be accepted. No phone calls.