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Circulation Supervisor - Trevecca Nazarene University - Nashville, TN


The Circulation Supervisor manages the daily operations of the library’s circulation desk and supervises service desk student workers during daytime hours. This is a full-time position, and the hours are primarily 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. This position reports to the Systems and Electronic Resources Librarian.


  • In coordination with the Systems and Electronic Resources Librarian and other library personnel -- hires, manages, trains, and maintains responsibility for service desk student workers during daytime hours.
  • Assigns and oversees tasks and projects given to student workers.
  • Opens the library Monday through Friday (library opens at 8:00 am).
  • Handles recurring circulation tasks.
  • Maintains order and organization at the circulation desk and the circulation work area.
  • Assists patrons at the circulation desk when student assistants are unable or unavailable to assist.
  • Maintains and requests service for library equipment, including printers and a laminator; Orders supplies as necessary.
  • Maintains the physical library collections by assigning students to shelf read and straighten shelves.
  • Organizes and oversees building and administrative functions for the library under the supervision of the Director of Library Services.
  • Staffs the research desk during designated times each week and also as needed; Assists patrons with basic research assistance or refers patrons to faculty librarians.
  • Performs additional services as requested by the Systems and Electronic Resources Librarian and the Director of Library Services.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Ability to work both independently and collegially in a changing environment.
  • Excellent organizational, technological, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Interest in and ability to manage and lead student workers.
  • Must be confident in learning and using work-related technology applications.
  • Must be customer-service focused and able to successfully resolve problems.

Interested parties who are in agreement with the mission and values of Trevecca Nazarene University should send a cover letter and current resume to Please label email subject line: Circulation Supervisor Position
This position will be available in January 2023.