Head of Circulation
Sensitive Position Statement
A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal
history check. This is NOT a sensitive position.
Campus Security Authority
Campus Security Authority Statement
This position is NOT designated as a Campus Security
Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as
an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for
student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to
immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the
University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate
the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department
of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus
Designated Personnel Statement
A “designated position” means this position could potentially be
required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency
closing. This is NOT a “designated position.”
Statement of Economic Interest
Statement of Economic Interest Statement
This position does NOT require a Statement of Personal
Restricted Position Statement
A restricted position would be subject to availability of
funding. This is NOT a restricted position.
Chief Objective of Position
This position is a member of the administrative library staff
who supervises all aspects of the Circulation Department.
- Supervise all aspects of the Circulation and Reserve services
for the Trible Library.
- Supervise and review three classified positions and two
part-time positions. Train positions as necessary on new
procedures, policies and services. Ensure library services are
adequately staffed. Establish work schedules. Assist in the
training and supervision of student workers.
- Exercises independent judgement and decision making in setting
policies and procedures for the Circulation Department in
consultation with the University Librarian.
- Apply knowledge of technology and patron issues in working with
Head of Technology Services on issues related to Circulation and
Reserve systems of the Library Management System. Including loan
periods and circulation notices.
- Provide high level of service to general public. Sets standards
of service for the department.
- Provide analysis of general library usage to University
Librarian on a regular basis.
- Responsible for gathering and analysis of circulation and
reserve statistics and reporting them to the University
- Inform University Librarian on issues related to Circulation
- Monitor and supervise building issues.
- Support library instruction efforts as needed.
- Provide reference assistance.
- Serve as liaison to one or more academic departments.
- This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has
the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to
report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or
who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or
- Develop and maintain very positive and professional customer
service and/or relations within the office/department and with all
constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and
employees. Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude and
treat everyone with dignity and respect. Fully support the
“Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the
extra mile in providing service.
- Review and communicate safety issues to assure a safe and
healthy workplace and a reduction in work related absence.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's)
Ability to communicate with undergraduate students. Ability to
work with academic faculty Knowledge of academic library services.
Knowledge of online library resources. Familiarity with issues
involved in developing, delivering, and assessing user service
issues. Good oral and written communication skills. Good
interpersonal skills and demonstrated commitment to public service.
Must be a self-starter and able to work independently as well as
part of a team in a collegial environment. Evidence of potential to
maintain an ongoing program of professional involvement and
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's)
Knowledge of science library resources.
Must have a Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information
Science from an ALA accredited university at time of
Undergraduate degree in any science discipline.
Academic library experience. Experience with providing direct
user assistance in a customer focused environment. Experience in
providing academic library reference services. Experience using
current technology to deliver or enhance teaching, learning, and/or
Experience in providing instruction and reference services in an
academic library. Experience supervising.
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public school offering a private school experience – great
teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University
is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000
students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship,
leadership, and service. Academic programs at Christopher Newport
University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to
business administration and political science to the performing
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universities in the South and 6th overall, and has recently
completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its
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committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored, and
fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit
exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from
individuals who are underrepresented in their
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Number of Vacancies
Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter;
current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of
at least three professional references at the time of
Review of applications will begin June 6, 2022.
Applications received after June 6, 2022, will be accepted but
considered only if needed.
Search finalists are required to complete
a CNU sponsored background check.
Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable
effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application
and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require
accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources
Office by calling (757) 594-7145.
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