Technical and Circulation Services Department Head


Alpha Park Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
Regular hours with one week night and rotating weekends. Special events and outreach opportunities may occur.
22.22 -27.93

Do you love working with the public? Are you great at organizing and budgeting? Do you want to be part of a growing and dynamic team? Do you enjoy wearing multiple hats? If yes please read on and consider applying.

We are looking for someone with excellent management experience, that enjoys working with other departments. This position combines the public facing side of circulation and the ordering, budgeting, and processing part of technical services. This department head will be an integral part of our library.

Reports to the Library Director

Qualifications, Education, Experience and Skills Desired

  • MLIS preferred; Educational and Workforce Experience may compensate
  • Cataloging background preferred
  • Ability to prioritize, delegate, supervise, and manage
  • Ability to confidently coach and develop direct reports
  • Effective and efficient communication skills, both verbally and written

Knowledge of professional library standards and best practices in technical services; and circulation, cataloging,

General Statement of Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Director, the Technical and Circulation Services Department Head oversees the daily operations of all department service functions. The Department Head manages and approves scheduling of 11 direct reports, including pages, and ensures the adoption and execution of best customer service practices. Daily circulation duties are delegated and supervised by the Department Head, including, but not limited to, patron registration, holds management, materials check-in and check-out, fee collection, and interlibrary loan and delivery. The Department Head also oversees daily cataloging operations of budgeting, ordering, processing, cataloging and distribution of tangible and collection based materials (playaways, audiobooks, e-books, etc.). The Department Head should be able to communicate clearly all relevant policies and practices regarding technical services and collection development to employees and patrons.

Other duties include processing and compiling reports, assisting with grant applications and reporting, and assisting in maintaining good patron and material workflow. The Department Head is responsible for the growth, training, and development of their direct reports. Strong leadership skills are required. The Department Head represents the library at local, regional, or state-wide meetings, as directed. Regular and frequent communication to the director regarding these matters is an essential component of this position. May occasionally assist with programming and outreach events.

For the full job description, please see our website.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Send resume, cover letter, and a copy of the Alpha Park Public Library Job Application (available on our website: ) to Melissa Sierra at or mail to Alpha Park Public Library, c/o Melissa Sierra, 3527 S. Airport Rd, Bartonville, IL 61607.

Application Contact: 
Melissa Sierra
Apply To: 
Alpha Park Public Library District
3527 S. Airport Rd
Bartonville , IL 61607
Phone: 3096973822
Fax: 3096979681
40° 38' 45.2616" N, 89° 40' 51.456" W