Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Head of Access Services - Southern Connecticut State University

Head of Access Services - Southern Connecticut State University. Department: Library Services. Rank: Assistant Librarian. Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: The Access Services Division Head plans, organizes, and directs access services operations – circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, document delivery, stacks management, and consortial resource sharing. Assist with the implementation of the ExLibris integrated library system and oversee the Access Services module of the ILS. Responsible for setting goals and planning for their implementation and assessment, evaluating new services and technologies, personnel management, and budgeting for the division. Responsible for the overall progress and quality of support offered by the units in the division, for providing leadership in the units’ continued development, and contributing leadership to the development as a whole. The Head of Access Services is a faculty position and is expected to meet the standards for promotion and tenure. Reports to the Director of Library Services. Required Qualifications: ALA accredited MLS or equivalent. Minimum of five years of current professional experience in an academic library. Minimum of two years of supervisory experience. Strong supervisory skills are required. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both oral and written, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively. Knowledge of circulation, reserves, and interlibrary loan operations. Knowledge of copyright and fair use as it applies to libraries. Demonstrated commitment to delivering excellent customer service. Preferred: Experience with library outreach, public relations and fundraising initiatives. Broad base of technical knowledge of library structure and organization. Basic reference experience. Familiarity with academic learning management systems such as Blackboard. Liaison experience in collection development for one or more academic departments, providing subject-specific instruction, and creating instructional materials. Application Process: Please e-mail Letter of Interest, Resume, and three References including their names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses to: baumc1@southernct.edu, Dr. Christina D. Baum, Director of Library Services, Southern Connecticut State University. In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by July 5, 2016. Position will remain open until filled.