Pay Range: $50,000 annually or more depending on experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The University of Idaho Library seeks an Access Services Librarian for a tenure-track, 12-month appointment. This position oversees day-to-day operations and provides active leadership of a dynamic unit that is responsible for circulation, reserves, stacks maintenance, and resource sharing. The Access Services Librarian helps implement department goals and initiatives to further user-centered patron services and resources.
Reporting to the Head of User and Research Services, the successful candidate will: manage, supervise, and oversee access services operations and personnel; analyze and revise access services workflows, policies, and procedures in support of a dynamic, service-centered environment; lead unit efforts to gather and analyze data about library spaces and patron services in support of evidence-based decision-making. The successful candidate is forward-thinking, service-oriented, and a proactive and collaborative supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications: ALA-accredited masters degree in Library and Information Science Substantive experience in one or more areas of access services: circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan, document delivery, or consortial borrowing Demonstrated proficiency with an integrated library system (ILS) or library services platform (LSP) Explicit commitment to providing outstanding customer service Evidence of scholarly engagement in the field of library or information sciences, or other evidence of ability to meet requirements for promotion and tenure
Preferred Qualifications: Experience supervising, training, mentoring, and motivating staff and/or student employees Experience with quantitative or qualitative data collection and analysis, and experience in data-informed decision-making Evidence of project management skills including the ability to organize and prioritize tasks and manage time Demonstrated awareness of trends and best practices within access services and the larger library profession Experience related to the assessment of library initiatives
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Ability to lift and/or otherwise move 20 lbs. Ability to work in an environment that may contain dust.
Posting Number: F000820P
Posting Date: 11/06/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: This position is open until filled, however, applications received on or before January 21, 2020, will receive first consideration.
The position will remain open until a sufficient pool of candidates is identified. In addition to the online application, please submit a C.V., a detailed letter of qualification addressing all of the required and preferred qualifications, and a list of references.
The University of Idaho welcomes and respects all people, and diversity and inclusion are the core of our community and are embraced as guiding principles1. The search committee requests that candidates submit a 250-500 word diversity statement addressing how their past and/or future contributions will protect and promote a library learning environment characterized by inclusive discourse and action. Please upload the diversity statement into the field labeled Other Document 1.
Since 1889, the University of Idaho has provided motivated students with a transformative higher education experience that prepares them to solve real-world problems and achieve success in their lives and careers. Beginning with our beautiful residential campus in Moscow, the university’s reach extends throughout Idaho, serving over 12,000 students with educational centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise and Idaho Falls, a research and extension center in Twin Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. One of the nation’s land-grant research universities, U of I is a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service. Our work serves businesses and communities, advancing the pursuit of diversity, citizenship and global outreach.