librarian /CirCULATION


Department:  NMH Library System                                           Date: May, 2001

Reports to:    Director of Library & Academic Resources            Revised: February, 2006

Classification:  Staff (Exempt) - FT                                                   

Term of Employment:  Academic year                                    


Summary of position purpose:  Works with colleagues in the NMH library system to provide circulation and reference services so that students, faculty and other members of the NMH community can make full use of scholarly resources and obtain immediate and direct access to all forms of information. Provides instruction in research skills, citation methods, ethical use of information resources as well as providing reference, collection development assistance and participating in the continuing evolution of the NMH Library System.


Major responsibilities:

1.            Oversees circulation of library materials.

2.            Works with other instructional librarians and colleagues throughout the NMH Library system to develop and implement a comprehensive program of information literacy skills that equips students, faculty, and other members of the NMH community with the tools to make full use of scholarly resources.

3.            Contributes to the day to day operations of the NMH library system.

4.            Participates in collection maintenance and development.

5.            Hires, trains, schedules, supervises and grades workjob students.

6.            Manages interlibrary loan transactions and “talking book” program.

7.            Contributes to development of circulation policy and procedures.

8.            Promotes the effective use of information resources to the NMH community.

9.            Engages as a team member in the continuing evolution of the NMH library System.

10.       Attends meetings, including those of the NMH library system.

11.       Engages in special projects at the request of the director of library and academic resources.



-- Master's degree in library science (M.L.S or M.L.I.S.) from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience

 -- Strong computer skills, one year experience preferred, with automated circulation systems, electronic databases, and web-based resources

 -- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and community members and flexibly with colleagues throughout the school

 -- Commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents and willingness to embrace the challenges of the boarding school environment

-- Ability to work evenings and occasional weekends