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Access Services Librarian

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Classification Title
FLSA Exempt

Position Summary Information

PositionTitle Access Services Librarian
Position Number FACULTY000446
Job Description Summary


The Access Services Librarian is responsible for providing access to the library and its information collections by overseeing circulation, interlibrary loan, and related functions. The incumbent reports to the Director of Library and Information Services and supervises approximately 2.5 FTE direct reports and the library’s student workers. As a faculty member in the Department of Information Science, the Access Services Librarian performs all professional librarian duties including, but not limited to reference services, collection development, teaching, scholarly activities, and service.

Required Qualification Summary

• Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program.
• Two years of experience in an academic library, including access services responsibilities.
• Thorough understanding of each aspect of access services and its role in an academic library.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, GoogleApps, Mac/Windows operating systems, etc.

The finalist will be required to successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualification Summary

• One year of supervisory experience in a service environment.
• Assessment of library services in a higher education environment.
• Experience using Alma and Primo for circulation services.
• Experience using ILLiad and Relais for interlibrary loan services.
• Experience providing reference and instructional services.
• Strong grasp of current issues, trends, and technologies impacting higher education and academic libraries.
• Bachelor’s degree from any STEM field.

Physical Demands
Essential Duties

• Establish and evaluate services, policies, and practices for circulation, stacks management, reserves, and document delivery based on best practices and new developments.
• Supervise, train, evaluate, and assign tasks to access services personnel.
• Oversee policies and operations of the library’s interlibrary loan systems and of the fulfillment functions of the library services platform (Alma).
• Work with the Library Director to monitor the security, safety and overall appearance of the library public space, facilitate repairs or correction of problems, and participate in facilities planning. Serve as liaison to Facilities Services and the Department of Public Safety.
• Participate in library assessment activities and in writing assessment plans and reports; gather and analyze access services data for assessment purposes.
• Collaborate with the Systems Librarian to ensure library equipment, including printers, scanners, and microform readers, is maintained.
• Set library hours in conjunction with the director and publicize them; ensure appropriate staffing during the library’s open hours.
• Teach information literacy classes, hold scheduled reference consultations, and serve at the reference desk.
• Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments and maintain the library collection in those disciplines.
• Provide service to the USciences community and the profession by participating in committees, task forces, and appropriate organizations.
• Engage in scholarly activity or research as a non-tenure track voting member of the Faculty.

Minorities/Individuals with Disabilities/Females and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Licenses and/or Certifications
Work Setting
Job Status Full Time
Percent Duty Time 100

Position Details

Reports to (Title) Director of Library and Information Services
Work Schedule normal university hours
Position End Date (if temporary)
Tenure Track No
Length of Appointment (Faculty) 12 Month

Posting Details Information

University of the Sciences EEO Statement

The University of the Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Employer.

Open Date 09/13/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Posting Type Faculty
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents