Circulation Coordinator

Posted 04/14/2022

Position summary

Responsible for library circulation, reserve collection, supervising students working in public services, and other library public/technical services support functions.

Role Qualifications 

  • Strong ability to create good will with staff, faculty, and students; servant attitude.
  • Views interruptions in a positive manner; ability to set proper priorities and work on multiple tasks.
  • Commitment to the Articles of Faith, Mission, and Objectives of the University; and desires to be a role model for students by demonstrating an active Christian faith in personal example and in work-related responsibilities.

Position Responsibilities 

  • Establish objectives and accomplishes them without need for frequent follow up.
  • Manage library circulation using Koha to maintain circulation records, prepare and distribute overdue notices, collect fines and fees, maintain patron records, prepare monthly circulation reports, and send student bills to the Business Office.
  • Processing book orders through multiple platforms.
  • Supervise student work-study including the following: hiring, training, scheduling, and daily operations.
  • Assist patrons including the following: check-in/out of material, provide information about the library, basic database searches, reserve rooms, etc.
  • Operate and troubleshoot computers, copiers, and microform reader/printer.
  • Create and maintain an environment conducive to study and research in public areas of the library.
  • Supervise and maintain the Reserve collection.
  • Process new library materials by affixing spine labels, security tapes, etc.
  • Perform book repair as needed.
  • Assist the Access Services Librarian in cataloging new materials using Koha, OCLC, and other tools.
  • Assist the Access Services Librarian in processing Interlibrary Loans.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills and Experience 

  • Aptitude for supervising and training students
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Established customer service skills.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems including Microsoft Office 365 suite.
  • Ability to learn and utilize library software and systems.   

Preferred Skills and Experience 

  • Extensive supervisory and training experience. 
  • General office experience. 
  • Copy cataloging experience.
  • Knowledge of MARC and other library standards.
  • Proficient in Spanish.


Two or more years of college.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Reporting to this position

Work-study staff 

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment:  The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

The employee is expected to adhere to all University policies.


JBU desires to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students to honor how all humans are created in the image of God, to reflect better the diversity of the Kingdom of God, to further our Christian commitment to justice, and to increase the quality of our educational experience. JBU is pursuing the goal of teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from ethnic minorities and women. For more information, visit our diversity webpage.

About JBU

Information describing the university is available on-line.


Please complete the application and then upload it along with your resume and cover letter to the "Upload Your Documents" page. Only complete materials will be reviewed. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by the university.‚Äč 

Contact Information:
Office of Human Resources
John Brown University
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: 479.524.7197

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