Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Reader Services Librarian

Access Services is a large-scale department that includes over 50 staff and is comprised of three main units: Reader Services, Resource Sharing, and Collection Management. The Reader Services Librarian is a member of the Widener and Lamont Access Services management team, who participates in shaping the direction of services for the department.  This position communicates and collaborates with unit heads at the Lamont Library and represents Lamont Reader Services in committee work and collaboration efforts across HCL and HUL. This position manages HUL's largest Reserves operation, servicing over 10,000 items supporting the curriculum of over 700 courses per year.  The Reader Services Librarian manages staff - exempt and non-exempt level-- who are cross-trained among units within Access Services and HCL, and manages staff supervision of a large student workforce.
Reporting to the Head of Reader Services, the Reader Services Librarian supports the research needs of the University's faculty, students, staff, visiting scholars and alumni by managing and administering the 24/5 operation of the Lamont Library Reader Services, which includes the circulation and reserves services. Serves as primary resource for staff, faculty, and patrons in their interactions with Lamont Reader Services and in the explanation of departmental policy and procedure. Monitors the operation, workflow, and planning for Lamont Reader  Services. Responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining, enforcing and analyzing policies, procedures, workflow and services of circulation and reserves.  Supervising a staff of six, assumes day-to-day responsibility for Lamont Reader Services monitoring the operation, workflow, staffing, and planning for over 150,000 circulations annually.  Assumes management of an active Reserves Program, orders titles in support of curriculum, and is responsible for managing a Reserves budget over 90K.  Will participate in task groups working on Access Services issues in the HCL and HUL levels.

Basic Qualifications:

  • MLS Degree; or equivalent professional work experience required working in a large scale academic setting; 2-4 + years of professional/exempt related work experience in an academic or research library setting;
  • Demonstrated supervisory and leadership of non-exempt staff and students, organization, project management, and time management skills required 

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