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Position Description


Job Title:

Supervisor (Circulation Department)



Class Code:


Reports To:

Assistant Library Director

FLSA Status:


Prepared By:


Prepared Date:

February 2016


 This position manages, organizes and coordinates the daily operation of circulation services at the main Public Library



  • Adheres to Library Policies and Procedures
  • Acts as a role model within and outside the work environment
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates
  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues
  • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload
  • Demonstrates awareness and understanding of the various internal and external cultures that utilize department services
  • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position
  • Meets Library productivity and quality standards
  • Maintains appropriate customer relations

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates nine circulation staff, handling employee concerns and problems, assigning work, counseling, and recommending disciplinary and other personnel actions.
  • Trains circulation staff members in duties.
  • Oversees coordination of staff scheduling to ensure efficient customer service. May be required to cover for staff members that do not report to work during regular business hours or during night and weekend hours. Coordinates volunteer’s efforts.
  • Performs general circulation functions, such as assisting in checkout of library materials to customers and assisting Library customers in finding materials.
  • Is expert in the operation of the library’s circulation system in all aspects that affect the department and is able to run reports from the system as needed.
  • Remains knowledgeable of current trends in area of Circulation services. May present informative programs at training opportunities.
  • Supervises shelving of materials within an assigned area, ensuring neat and accurate placement. 
  • Evaluates donated materials. Maintains and accepts paperback donations.
  • Uses excellent customer service skills to meet customer needs and settle disputes in a professional manner in coordination with the Overdues Manager and the Assistant Director or Director.
  • Assesses material needs of the department; recommends equipment, supplies and office machines, upgrades and expenditures as needed.
  • Orders periodicals and may assist in ordering of professional journals and other periodicals for staff use following purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Conducts regular departmental meetings to communicate expectations to employees and fosters good communications within and without the department.
  • Special projects as assigned and initiated



  • Possesses considerable knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the library and library management practices as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the job of Circulation Supervisor.
  • Knows how to keep abreast of any changes in policy, methods, computer operations, equipment needs, etc. as they pertain to departmental operations and activities.
  • Effectively communicates and interacts with subordinates, members of the general public, and other groups involved in the activities of the Circulation department.
  • Is able to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a concise, clear and effective manner.
  • Possesses good organizational, human relations, and technical skills. Is able to use independent judgment in supervision of subordinates.
  • Possesses the ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply principles and methods utilized within the library.
  • Possesses the mathematical ability to handle required calculations using percentages and decimals.
  • Is knowledgeable and proficient with computers.
  • Is able to read, understand, and interpret statistical and financial reports and related materials.



Bachelor’s degree required with some related Circulation experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The incumbent frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The incumbent is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb or balance. The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.


 Montgomery County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the requirements of the Civil Rights Act of 1966 (Section 1981) and 1964 (Title VI, VII,) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Equal Pay Act (EPA) and the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA).


The Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library is a drug-free workplace. A drug test and background check are required as part of the hiring process.

This position is Grade D Exempt Full-time with full-benefits and retirement. Starting salary is $45,313.15.


General Information

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library is located in Clarksville, Tennessee. Clarksville is the fifth fastest-growing city in the nation according to the US Census. The current service population of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library is over 180,000.

Clarksville was recently ranked by Business Week as “Tennessee’s Best Place to Raise Your Kids.” Its high ranking was based on many factors, including safety, school test scores, air quality and affordability. Clarksville is the home of Austin Peay State University and Ft. Campbell Army post featuring the 101st Airborne Division, and is situated near Nashville.

Montgomery County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, gender, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.