Circulation Manager


Fontbonne University

Job Summary: 

Fontbonne University’s Taylor Library is seeking a Circulation Manager.  The successful candidate will be flexible and approachable with excellent communication skills and the ability to work with others collaboratively and respectfully.  A commitment to equity and inclusion is expected.  This position is full-time, M-F, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Job Description

The circulation manager coordinates the activities of the circulation department to ensure that students, faculty, and staff receive exemplary service in finding and using library resources.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Competence using computer software and equipment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Reliability and punctuality
  • Ability to work independently with frequent interruptions
  • Consistently responsive to diverse populations with empathy and enthusiasm

Preferred Qualifications

  • Library experience in a public services role
  • Familiarity with Sierra, MOBIUS, and Microsoft applications

Essential duties (including but not limited to):

  1. Managing the circulation desk, including checking out library materials, shelving, and answering questions about policies and procedures.
  2. Using and maintaining the Sierra software, including loan rules, due dates, closed dates, patron loading, overdue and billed notices, etc.
  3. Maintaining appropriate documentation of circulation policies and procedures
  4. Resolving issues with patrons, including overdue and lost materials.
  5. Managing course reserves
  6. Supervising and organizing MOBIUS shipments
  7. Serials check-in and maintenance of serials records
  8. Hiring, assigning, training, and scheduling student assistants
  9. Monitoring, supplying, and troubleshooting computers, printers, and scanners

Interview Timeline

Review of applications will begin on December 3.  Expected start date will be January 3, 2022.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume’ and three references via the online system at

NOTE:  Educational Transcripts and Certification Documentation may be requested during the interview process.

Fontbonne University
Director, Human Resources
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Email: [email protected]

Fontbonne University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Fontbonne complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

We offer an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plan and tuition remission.

Our Mission

Fontbonne University, a Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides transformative education committed to the common good, inspiring students to become global citizens who think critically and act ethically to create a more just world.

About Fontbonne

Fontbonne University is a small liberal arts college in the Catholic tradition, founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.  The university is set in a lovely residential section of St. Louis, enrolls approximately 1,200 students in professional and liberal arts programs that promote academic excellence and a commitment to the common good, to “serving the dear neighbor without distinction.” 

Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Fontbonne University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Fontbonne University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we honor the values and heritage of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet by fostering excellence, integrity, respect, diversity, community, justice, service, and faith. We are a community that sincerely embraces diversity, and we encourage applicants of any race, religion, disability status, veteran status, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.