DATE ENTERED: July 29, 2022
POSITION: Circulation Manager
LOCATION: James L. Hamner Public Library, Amelia Court House, VA
APPLY BY: Open Until Filled

SALARY: $37,000

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

(40 hours work time, Schedule below includes breaks)
Tuesday: 8:45 – 8:15
Wednesday: 8:45 – 5:45
Thursday: 8:45 – 5:15
Friday: 8:45 – 5:15
Saturday: 8:45 – 1:15

DESCRIPTION: The Circulation Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of circulation.

The following are indicative of the primary areas of responsibility, but do not include all possible categories of duties.

  • Manage all aspects of circulation services
  • Market library items, services, and programs
  • Participate in regular professional development
  • Plan professional development opportunities for circulation staff and volunteers
  • Provide technology help-desk support to patrons
  • Receive and process donations
  • Resolve patron complaints
  • Train and supervise circulation staff and volunteers
  • Coordinate volunteer program

The Circulation Manager manages the library in the absence of the Library Director, Technical Services Librarian, and Community Engagement Librarian.

KEY REQUIREMENTS: The person in this position is evaluated, in part, by the following standards.

  • Ability to adapt work into current circumstances and coworkers’ workflows
  • Ability to fairly and accurately apply library policies and procedures
  • Ability to manage simultaneous projects with accuracy
  • Ability to professionally perform duties in uncomfortable situations
  • Adherence to principles of intellectual freedom
  • Consistent increase in digital literacy skills
  • Consistent, accurate promotion of library services
  • Demonstration of professional interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution
  • Demonstration of research proficiency
  • Practice of ethical, humane staff management


  • Assign work to staff and volunteers
  • Assist patrons with technology questions
  • Complete monthly continuing education requirements
  • Open and close the library according to procedures
  • Operate full-service circulation desk
  • Provide performance feedback to staff and volunteers
  • Reconcile cash drawer
  • Request that patrons change their behavior to comply with library policies
  • Resolve patron complaints
  • Other duties as needed


  • One year full-time-equivalent circulation experience in a library
  • Some post-high school education or other formal training


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Supervisory experience

The education requirement may be met by an experience equivalency where one month of full-time relevant work experience in a library equals one month of education.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, e-mail a cover letter with examples of how you meet the key requirements and your résumé to [email protected].
In the e-mail subject line put “YourLastName Circulation Manager Application.”

Label the cover letter file “YourLastName_CoverLetter” and the résumé “YourLastName_Resume.” Both files must be sent as PDFs.

The James L. Hamner Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer that maintains a drug-free workplace. Background and drug screens are required.