Access Services Librarian, University of the District of Columbia
The University of the District of Columbia is currently seeking candidates for the position of Access Services Librarian. This highly visible position supports the mission of the University and division by overseeing all aspects of the library’s circulation and reserves operations (Alma/Primo VE/ILLiad/Springshare). Reporting to the director of the library, the librarian works collaboratively with circulation staff and librarians to enhance existing access services and develop new services, policies, and strategies, with an emphasis on superior customer service. The librarian diplomatically responds to patron concerns, complaints, and suggestions. This is a 12-month position. Some evening and weekend work is required.
The only public institution of higher education in the nation’s capital, the University of the District of Columbia is a land grant institution of higher learning dedicated to providing quality, career focused undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to launch, enhance, or change careers. The University is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), which manages the shared integrated library catalog, the high-density off-site shared collections facility, the consortium and interlibrary loan systems, the Islandora digital repository, and other initiatives. Librarians are expected to serve on appropriate WRLC committees and other task forces, as assigned.
Please note that as this is a tenure-track faculty position, the posting includes standard language from the university regarding terminal degrees and teaching. However, this librarian position does not involve teaching so those without teaching experience should not hesitate to apply. The MLS is the appropriate terminal degree for librarians.
The Access Services Librarian/Assistant Professor is a highly visible position that supports the mission of the university and division by overseeing all aspects of the library's circulation and reserve operations. Reporting to the director of the library, the librarian works collaboratively with circulation staff and librarians to enhance existing access services and develop new services, policies, and strategies, with an emphasis on superior customer service. The librarian diplomatically responds to patron concerns, complaints, and suggestions. Some evening and weekend work is required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Oversees all circulation of library materials including consortium loans, interlibrary loans, digitization requests, and course reserves.
- Coordinates routine stacks management (reshelving, tracing, shelf reading, and shifting).
- Plans and supervises print collection projects (weeding, retention, and inventory)
- Trains, schedules, supervises, and evaluates relevant full-time staff, interns, and student workers.
- Manages the collection of charges, fines, and fees for library patrons and resolving problems as necessary.
- Performs updates and purges of patron records in the Alma library system.
- Configures fulfillment/circulation settings in the Alma library system
- Prepares and maintains documentation on relevant policies, procedures, and workflows, coordinating with the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) when appropriate.
- Serves as a representative on relevant WRLC committees.
- Maintains library web pages related to access services and library hours.
- Serves on university and/or departmental committees as assigned.
- ALA-accredited Master's degree in Information or Library Science
- Two years of supervisory experience in an academic library or related setting
- Experience with one or more aspects of access services: circulation, reserves, resource sharing, or stacks management
- Knowledge of copyright and fair use as it applies to libraries
- Computer proficient, including Microsoft Office and standard office equipment
- Strong communication, organizational, and project management skills
- Familiarity with Ex Libris Alma/Primo integrated library system preferred
- Familiarity with ILLiad resource sharing preferred
- Demonstrated evidence of involvement in professional research activities preferred
- Ability to accommodate flexible scheduling six days a week
Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit: