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Circulation Coordinator - John Brown University - Siloam Springs, AR


John Brown University is a top-ranked Christ-centered, interdenominational university committed to integrating faith and learning, fostering holistic spiritual formation, promoting pragmatic liberal arts education, and preparing people to follow Christ’s call to serve others in all areas of life.
We seek a Circulation Coordinator who will be responsible for library circulation, reserve collection, supervising students working in public services, and other library public/technical services support functions.

  • Establish objectives and accomplishes them without need for frequent follow up.
  • Manage library circulation using Koha to maintain circulation records, prepare and distribute overdue notices, collect fines and fees, maintain patron records, prepare monthly circulation reports, and send student bills to the Business Office.
  • Processing book orders through multiple platforms.
  • Supervise student work-study including the following: hiring, training, scheduling, and daily operations.
  • Assist patrons including the following: check-in/out of material, provide information about the library, basic database searches, reserve rooms, etc.
  • Operate and troubleshoot computers, copiers, and microform reader/printer.
  • Create and maintain an environment conducive to study and research in public areas of the library.
  • Supervise and maintain the Reserve collection.
  • Process new library materials by affixing spine labels, security tapes, etc.
  • Perform book repair as needed.
  • Assist the Access Services Librarian in cataloging new materials using Koha, OCLC, and other tools.
  • Assist the Access Services Librarian in processing Interlibrary Loans.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Essential Skills and Experience

  • Aptitude for supervising and training students.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Established customer service skills.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems including Microsoft Office 365 suite.
  • Ability to learn and utilize library software and systems.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Extensive supervisory and training experience.
  • General office experience.
  • Copy cataloging experience.
  • Knowledge of MARC and other library standards.
  • Proficient in Spanish.


  • Two or more years of college.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.


JBU desires to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students to honor how all humans are created in the image of God, to reflect better the diversity of the Kingdom of God, to further our Christian commitment to justice, and to increase the quality of our educational experience. JBU is pursuing the goal of teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from ethnic minorities and women. For more information, visit

See the position announcement for application form and instructions: