Head of Circulation Services, Purchase College, SUNY- Purchase, NY

Purchase College Library, State University of New York seeks a Head of Circulation Services. Reporting to the Library Director, this full-time professional staff position is responsible for the overall management of the Circulation department and ensures quality customer service is provided to all patrons. This role is an essential employee and may require occasional evening and weekend work.
Essential Duties:
• Manages all aspects of circulation services: ensures opening and closing procedures are followed, oversees day-to-day circulation functions, handles emergency situations.
• Manages work schedules of student and professional staff to ensure circulation desk coverage during all hours of operation
• Supervises and evaluates circulation professional staff (approx. 3 – 5 staff members)
• Hires, interviews, supervises, and evaluates student assistants (approx. 15-20 student workers)
• Manages student payroll and budgeting within allocation limits.
• Develops and coordinates student worker training and special projects
• Manages billing for library fines and fees, communicates with patrons, and resolves fine disputes
• Oversees the collection and analysis of statistics for Circulation and makes data-driven recommendations for improvements in policies and services
• Staffs the circulation desk (approx. 10-15 hours a week)
• Manages course reserves.
• Problem-solves customer service issues at circulation; escalates problems to Library Director as appropriate
• Regularly updates the library website.
• Participates in strategic planning for the Library
• Partners with technical services, resource sharing/interlibrary loan, and reference and instruction librarians to ensure interdepartmental cooperation and collaboration
• Assists with department projects and initiatives


Please see the job ad on the campus website for more details.  Application deadline is 11/28/2023.