Manager for Circulation and Acquisitions – Harford Community College – Bel Air, MD

DATE OF NOTICE: December 14, 2017
ABOUT HCC: Harford Community College, a mid-size, comprehensive college with a focus on access and excellence, celebrates 60 years in 2017. The College serves as a true anchor institution in the vibrant community of Harford County, Maryland. Our core values are integrity, excellence, lifelong learning, diversity, communication, collaboration, and service. HCC is committed to serving our community with programs, courses, services, and events that provide successful college transfer, career preparation and workforce entry, college readiness through remediation, and personal enrichment and community programming.

The beautiful Bel Air, MD, campus is convenient to Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Manager for Circulation and Acquisitions supervises the Circulation and Acquisitions staff in a fully automated library system environment.  Responsibilities include supervising operations of the Circulation Desk (including related cash handling responsibilities); supervising ordering and receiving of library materials; maintaining the College’s physical library collection; and overseeing the Library portion of the ID card system for HCC students, employees, and others.

Duties include, but are not limited to, ordering library materials, supplies, and services; reconciling and monitoring Library accounts while working closely with Finance and vendors; performing supervisory functions including developing annual performance plans; periodic reconciliation of multiple Library accounts; creating and maintaining spreadsheets; negotiating prices and discounts; submitting payment records to Finance; staffing of the Circulation Desk; compiling data for reports; monitoring and adjusting  workflows in coordination with Technical Services Manager/Government Documents Librarian; updating procedures and training manuals; maintaining the physical collections; and participating on the Library Management Team.

Other duties include assisting customers and staff with software issues; serving as the backup to the Library’s Administrative Assistant; handling disputes related to circulation, IDs and other matters, and performing other duties as assigned.

This is an exempt, professional staff position reporting to the Director for the Library.

REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor’s degree in Library Science or a related field and three years of relevant experience in a library or related setting are required; supervisory experience is preferred.

Applicants will be evaluated on criteria including, but not limited to, thorough knowledge of library practices pertaining to circulation and acquisitions; proficiency in a Windows-based computer environment, including intermediate MS Word and Excel skills; the ability to coordinate, train, supervise, and evaluate the work of others; the ability to compile and maintain current and accurate records and statistics and track budgets; and demonstrated excellence in communication skills and the ability to maintain customer service satisfaction.

Physical requirements include the ability to stand for long periods, shelve books, and use a step stool.

Any offer of employment at Harford Community College is contingent upon the results of a mandatory background screening.  Employees must submit within 30 days of hire official transcripts of all degrees earned.

TO APPLY: Complete our ONLINE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION and attach a Cover Letter and Resume (Word or PDF format only).

Incomplete submissions will not be accepted or reviewed.

Any questions or concerns regarding our online application may be sent to or call 443-412-2202.


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