DATE ENTERED: April 15, 2021
POSITION: Circulation Supervisor
LOCATION: Bridgewater College, VA
APPLY BY: Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position is open until filled
START DATE: July 1, 2021

Bridgewater College is seeking a full-time Circulation Supervisor. This non-exempt position oversees and manages delivery of circulation services in the Forrer Learning Commons. This position reports to the Director of the Forrer Learning Commons. This is a full-time, 12-month position. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position will start July 1, 2021.  


  • To fulfill job responsibilities, the Circulation Supervisor will manage circulation and all related processes (to include):
  • Maintain the circulation module in the Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • Manage sorting, shelving, and shifting of library books and publications to maintain correct shelf order of items.
  • Manage reserve materials.
  • Assist users with utilization of library & media equipment including copiers, computers, printers, LCD panels, digital equipment, etc.
  • Assists users with utilization of library & media equipment including copiers, computers, printers, LCD panels, digital equipment, etc.
  • Maintain records and reports with monthly and yearly circulation statistics.
  • Manage billing processes between WMS and the College’s financial account database.
  • Communicate circulation policies and issues to staff, campus community, or reciprocal libraries as necessary.
  • Assist Research Support Librarian with mailing circulation items to students and faculty and with interlibrary loan lending to other institutions as necessary.
  • Hire, supervise, schedule, and train students assigned to circulation services.
  • Provides reference and research support virtually and in person including evening and weekend hours as necessary.
  • Uses strong customer service skills.
  • Demonstrates a positive, collaborative attitude with excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with all faculty and staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Competency with integrated library system, networks, and library operations.     
  • Familiarity with Springshare’s LibStaffer service point scheduling tool.      
  • Familiarity with OCLC’s Worldshare Management System (WMS).
  • Skills in supervising subordinate staff, especially 18-21 year old adults.
  • Developing, implementing, and monitoring effective recordkeeping processes, policies, procedures, and work flow.
  • Computer technology for communication, data gathering, and reporting.               
  • Familiarity with record confidentiality and copyright law.      

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree required.

EXPERIENCE: Prefer: 2 years library experience             

Andrew Pearson
Director, Forrer Learning Commons
[email protected]

APPLICATION: Please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, resume and three letters of reference.

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position is open until filled.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Bridgewater offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with multiple areas of emphasis and concentrations, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher certification. The college is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 23 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. Excellent school systems, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, one of the state's lowest crime rates, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.

Bridgewater College is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse workforce, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and other persons from traditionally underrepresented groups. Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Bridgewater College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, or other college programs and activities, or with regard to employment.

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