Technical and Circulation Department Head | Alpha Park Public Library

Posted on Sep 23, 2021

Under the direction of the Director, the Operations 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 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.


  • 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, integrated systems, workflows, and Office XP
  • Minimum of four years’ library experience
  • One to three years of management experience
  • Basic knowledge of library vendors and ordering processes expected (Ingram, Demco, Baker & Taylor, etc.)
  • Works to continually build team cohesion and good rapport amongst team members and all library staff
  • Experience in ordering from multiple vendors
  • Strong budgeting skills required




Alpha Park Public Library
3527 S. Airport Rd
Bartonville, IL 61607
United States

How to apply

Send resume, cover letter, and a copy of the Alpha Park Public Library Job Application 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

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