Head of Circulation Librarian

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Library seeks an enthusiastic, energetic, and flexible Head of Circulation Librarian to join our service-oriented team. The Library serves a vibrant campus community with 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students in beautiful southeastern Wisconsin, convenient to both Madison and Milwaukee.

Andersen Library, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Position: Head of Circulation

Academic Staff Rank: Academic Librarian (depending on qualifications), renewable annual full-time, 12-month appointment

Starting Date:  June 1, 2013 (negotiable)


  1. Report to the Director of the Library.
  2. Plan, coordinate, and manage the overall operation of the Circulation Department including circulation, stacks maintenance, online/onsite reserve, instructional technology equipment collection, document delivery, and interlibrary loan. (Library is open 107.5 hours/week during regular semester.)
  3. Train, develop, and supervise unit personnel (currently 6.5 FTE staff plus approximately 40 student assistants).
  4. Serve as a member of the Library’s management team and play a leadership role in collaborative development of library policies and strategic plans including setting and implementing short-term and long-term operational goals and objectives for the unit.
  5. Serve as a backup person for the Systems Librarian.
  6. Serve as the library facilities coordinator.
  7. Provide oversight under direction of library director for library events and public relations.
  8. Some weekend and evening rotation is expected.
  9. Represent the library on campus and statewide committees.



  • ALA-accredited MLS.
  • Progressive supervisory and administrative experience.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and implement projects.
  • Experience managing an automated circulation system and creating reports.
  • Knowledge of digital information resources.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in circulation, interlibrary loan, traditional and electronic reserves, and document delivery.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong commitment to public service.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with a diverse patron group.


  • Second advanced degree in an academic discipline.
  • Knowledge and experience working with digital content.
  • Familiarity or experience with graphic design and associated software.
  • Circulation management experience in an academic library.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For a description of the University and Library please visit our web site at http://library.uww.edu/.

Applications: Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least 3 professional references to: Search and Screen Committee, c/o Anne Kimball, Andersen Library, UW-Whitewater, P. O. Box 900, Whitewater, WI 53190-0900. Complete applications received by April 30, 2013 will receive first consideration. Position open until filled.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an AA/EEO employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. A criminal background check is a contingency to employment and will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.