Assistant Professor / Access Services Librarian Ad
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) seeks an enthusiastic individual for the position of Assistant Professor / Access Services Librarian.
Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Library Services, the Access Services Librarian provides leadership, administration, and coordination of policy and operational aspects for patron service desks, circulation, reserves, stack maintenance, interlibrary loan/document delivery, and coordinates building opening/closing procedures of the library facility. Coordinates resource sharing policies and services through interlibrary loan. Plans, develops, coordinates, and implements tools and services to improve access to library resources, locally and from a distance. Collaborates with library leadership and administration, various library staff, and other department heads in assisting with management and development of the library’s public service spaces and renovation projects. Helps to administer the library’s integrated library system’s circulation module and configurations; oversees local administration of the interlibrary loan automation system. Works to promote the department and library services to campus student and faculty audiences; facilitates and guides an advertising team for the access services department. The Access Services Librarian will maintain team-based working relationships with colleagues in the department, library, and the university in addition to fulfilling requirements of faculty status in areas of contributions to librarianship, scholarly activities, and service.
Salary: $49,500 - $ 52,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, UNO is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.
The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.
The University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Access Services Functions:
- Oversees all Access Services functions; collaborates in the development, maintenance, and implementation of policies and procedures; communicates and enforces the department's policies and procedures.
- Performs statistical analysis and provides usage data and trends to library leadership, and conducts surveys and other assessments of user experience with the library facility.
- Facilitates projects, manages change, mentors and trains staff and leads task forces and library committees as assigned.
- Oversees all Inter-library loan procedures and assists in reviewing software packages for applications that improve efficiency and support resource sharing.
- Oversees stack maintenance; including re-shelving, inventory projects, processing of lost and missing books and media equipment.
- Oversees the work area and daily tasks associated with the automated circulation system, is involved in controlling delinquencies, collecting and depositing fines, providing access to print and electronic reserves, and communicating with the Office of Student Affairs regarding student library debts.
- Resolves patron issues concerning patron services.
- Responsible for maintaining and updating Access Services information on the Library's web page and for contributing to the Library's student-centered events and activities.
- Assists with the library’s social media presence, library promotion, and collaboration with other campus entities.
- Represents the Library at University of Nebraska Consortia of Libraries (UNCL) Access Services Working Group meetings and attends workshops and conferences to maintain and improve all Access Services functions.
- Expected to participate and contribute to the professional growth and development of the University community, carry out committee assignments, and attend University functions (faculty meetings, strategic planning, etc.) pursuant to the responsibilities as a professional.
- Participates in regular staffing hours at the Service Desks.
- Maintains awareness of current trends in policy, practices, and technologies as they pertain to access services, inter-library loan, document delivery, user experience, and academic librarianship in general.
- Reports directly to the Assistant Dean of Library Services.
- Creates a climate that ensures an effective service-oriented philosophy; creates and maintains a work environment that supports staff development and growth.
- Provides leadership in the ongoing development and application of current and emerging technologies to enhance library services and to improve access to library resources.
- Facilitates advertising and promotion of department and other library services; oversees assessment of user experience and perception of service quality onsite with teams of staff in Access Services.
- Maintains a working knowledge of the integrated library system with emphasis on the circulation module and patron database. Maintains a working knowledge of the library’s interlibrary lending and document delivery systems (ILLiad).
- Supervises 4 full time staff and 25 – 30 student workers. Direct supervision of 2 full time Circulation Supervisors and 1 full time Interlibrary Loan Coordinator.
- Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff and supervisors.
- In coordination with Circulation Supervisors, trains and evaluates student employees on library policies, procedures, and duties.
- Determines staffing needs for student employees and full-time staff employees.
- Provides and assists ILL coordinator with determining staffing needs for student employees and full-time staff assistant. Assists with developing, planning, and assessing ILL, Doc Delivery, and PDA.
- Responsible for agenda and conducting weekly staff service desk meeting.
Other Job Responsibilities:
- Performs annual and other periodic processes such as library space inventory;periodically reviews and revises processes and procedures as needed.
- Oversees and helps coordinate arrangement of furniture in public spaces of the library; deals with public furniture and manages surplus of older furniture & equipment not including IT equipment. Other building/facility routines and projects as needed and directed by Library directors.
- Occasionally works night and/or weekend hours.
- Participates in department and library planning.
- Accepts and implements other duties as assigned.
For additional information and to apply for this position, visit: https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/search.Please include cover letter, CV, and references.
- Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an A.L.A. accredited institution. Evidence of the potential for a successful career in librarianship at an academic or research library.
- 2 years previous management and supervisory experience in a library (academic preferred).
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent interpersonal skills and effective communication skills; initiative; flexibility. Ability to work collegially and to collaborate effectively with others, within and beyond the library.
- Ability to plan and implement new programs while maintaining the quality of existing programs, strong customer service orientation.
- Strong administrative and leadership skills, including competence in planning and organizing services and training staff.
- Familiarity with integrated library management systems, ILL functions, and policies and procedures related to public service.
- Ability to function both as a team member and a team leader.
- Three years of academic library experience that includes a broad base of technical knowledge and skills related to library reference and processes of inter-library loan.
- Evidence of successful and creative management of staff and operations.
- Experience with library social media, marketing, and outreach.
- Experience with library assessment.
- Familiarity with copyright laws.
Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications begins August, 2019.
Please include cover letter, CV, and references.