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Head of Circulation

Middle Georgia Regional Library

Macon, GA

Application Deadline

Apply By May 31st, 2022


$17.00 to $19.00 per Hour   Calculate


Macon, GA




Not Required

Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library



Job Description

Do you have customer service experience in a retail, food service, or education environment? Are you looking for a career change that will give you an opportunity to showcase your public service skills? Are you an enthusiastic leader who can support a team in an active, fast-paced, and culturally diverse environment?

If so, Middle Georgia Regional Library invites you to apply for the position of Head of Circulation. The Head of Circulation is a vital team member in fulfilling the Library’s mission “to connect all people to the information necessary to improve their lives through excellent services and materials.”

Our work culture:

Middle Georgia Regional Library fosters a collaborative culture where teamwork is necessary to make a difference. Our staff is the engine that drives our award-winning facilities, innovative programming, and extensive collections.

Diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences bring unique strengths and perspectives to our team. We embrace each member’s unique identity to ensure our service reflects our diverse community.

Staff at MGRL enjoy a generous benefits package which includes 11 days of vacation leave, 10 days of sick leave, 11 paid holidays, membership in the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia, and medical insurance through the State Health Benefit Plan.

Position summary:

The Head of Circulation will positively represent Middle Georgia Regional Library with professionalism through demeanor, appearance, and interactions with the public and other staff members. The Head of Circulation will lead an enthusiastic and committed staff of paraprofessionals in fulfilling the Library’s mission “to connect all people to the information necessary to improve their lives through excellent services and materials.”

The ideal candidate for the Head of Circulation position is a team-builder with a modern vision of libraries. This leader will manage daily circulation department operations at Washington Memorial Library. Of utmost importance is exceptional patron service and commitment to effective library service.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong work ethic and ability to prioritize multiple tasks and follow through in a timely manner
  • Capability to work collaboratively and as a team player with colleagues
  • Enthusiasm
  • Technical operational knowledge of and a willingness to learn applications of technology
  • Computer and internet skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills and initiative
  • Current knowledge of library trends

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials.
  • Prepares handouts and directional displays, and furnishes information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services.
  • Resolves patron complaints.
  • Supervises collection and accounting of fines and fees collected by the circulation area.
  • Oversees registration of patrons, charging and discharging of library materials, organization of incoming materials, and distribution of materials to appropriate areas.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

  • State Health Benefit Plan
  • Teachers Retirement System of Georgia defined benefit retirement plan (401A) - 6% employee contribution, 19.81% (increasing to 19.98% on July 1, 2022) employer contribution
  • Macon-Bibb County life insurance
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Sick Leave (10 days per year)
  • Vacation (accrual starting at 11 days per year)

Additional Info & Requirements

About MGRL:

Middle Georgia Regional Library serves seven counties through 19 locations across central Georgia.

Our Vision:

Our Vision for Middle Georgia is a literate, engaged, and enlightened community.

Our Mission:

The mission of Middle Georgia Regional Library is to connect all people to the information necessary to improve their lives through excellent services and materials.

Our Values:

Every user leaves with a good impression

Highly skilled library personnel

Good stewardship of taxpayer resources

Convenient and equal access for all

The Community

Middle Georgia Regional Library is anchored in Macon, Georgia. Macon is a vibrant community that values education, lifelong-learning, and is highly invested in library service. The community has a rich history, incredible architecture, stunning southern charm, and a soulful musical heritage. The city is home to 5 colleges and universities, 6 museums, sports teams, Ocmulgee National Monument, and numerous parks and festivals. Macon has all of the benefits of a large city with a small town cost of living.


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Posted May 3, 2022