Circulation Manager - Carter Lake Library

City of Carter Lake   Carter Lake, IA   Full-time     Other
Posted on July 10, 2024

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as the Circulation Manager and supervises the Circulation Desk: registration of patrons, statistics, circulation of materials, overdue materials, and fee collections.
  • Cataloging practices and procedures.
  • Participates in collection management and development of the collection as well as processing new items.
  • Assists with the opening and closing the library as scheduled
  • Confers with supervisor on library policies and procedures and recommends changes.
  • Answers telephone, works the Circulation Desk, answers reference questions and assists with research, assists patrons with the use of websites, databases, and/or computer programs, and locates materials in the library. Assists patrons in making effective use of library facilities; performs reader advisory service and reference work; advises patrons on using online catalogs, databases, and other source materials.
  • Conducts various public relations activities for the library; prepares exhibits and displays
  • Assists with programming as needed as well as implementing programs.
  • Performs other work which is consistent with the essential functions of the job.
  • Oversees Interlibrary Loan

Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of library practices, procedures, techniques, reading programs, and activities.
  • Ability to foster positive interactions and relationships with library patrons.
  • Dedication to creating and maintaining an environment based on timeliness of work, tact, and confidentiality.
  • Working varied work schedules, including some evenings and some Saturdays.
  • Ability to accurately maintain library filing systems.


  • Completion of the State of Iowa Public Library Endorsement is required within 2 years of hire.
  • Effective communication skills (oral and written).
  • Excellent public relations skills and ability to work with the public.
  • Functional computer skills and comfortability learning new technologies.
  • Experience working in a library setting is required.
  • Bilingual not required but strongly preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $18


  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan


  • 8-hour shift
  • Weekend availability


  • A high school diploma or GED is required.
  • Library courses preferred but not required.
  • S. or B.A. in a related field is preferred but not required.


Library services: 1 year (can substitute Library Science courses for experience)

City of Carter Lake

1120 Willow Avenue
Carter Lake , IA