Access & Systems Librarian
Location: South Jordan,
Unit: Library Services
Date Posted: May 30, 2018
Under general direction of the Assistant Director of Library Services on the South Jordan campus, this position works closely with librarians and library staff on all campuses to provide oversight and support for university-wide circulation, reserves, shelving maintenance, and management of the integrated library system. Other duties include reference and instruction for the South Jordan campus as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
- Manage circulation, fines, and borrower records, including loan periods and related policies
- Serve as system administrator for the library’s integrated library system (ILS); including troubleshooting issues, overseeing updates, and related library staff training
- Maintain working relationship with the ILS vendor
- Oversee maintenance of the physical collection shelving and reserves, including annual inventory
- Manage the handling and tracking of interlibrary loans
- Provide statistics, ILS reports, and other assessments of library services as requested
- Act as liaison to academic program personnel for keeping course-related reserve lists current
- Provide research assistance and new student/faculty orientation or classroom instruction as requested
- Assist with service desk coverage; may include occasional weekday evening or Saturday hours
- Provide recommendations and feedback on library materials purchased or subscribed to in support of the academic programs; evaluate existing collections as requested
- Assist with institutional repository services; provide associated training as requested
- Participate in coordinated initiatives to improve access to library resources and services, including outreach to faculty and creation of online guides as needed
- Maintain knowledge of academic health science librarianship and related fields through reading professional literature and attending funded professional development activities and continuing education opportunities (such as the Academy of Health Information Professionals)
- Participate in campus and university committees, services, and activities as requested
- In charge of the library when he/she is the most senior library staff member on campus
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated enthusiasm for working with students from diverse backgrounds
- Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and library co-workers as a member of the team
- Demonstrated excellent presentation and communication skills
- Demonstrated flexibility and ability to effectively manage multiple priorities
- Knowledge of current library systems (Koha or other ILS), technologies (e.g., MSOffice, LibGuides), and online searching techniques
- General understanding of scholarly communication, copyright, and information literacy
- Master’s degree in Library Science or Library & Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited program within six months after start date
- Experience with integrated library systems and circulation functions
- Library reference experience or documented relevant course work
- Instruction or group presentation experience preferred
- Academic library work experience preferred (even at paraprofessional level)
- Regular attendance is an essential function of the job.
- Work is primarily indoors, but requires the incumbent to be in an outdoor environment when traveling between local campus buildings, off campus, and to other Roseman University facilities out-of-state.
- Performing duties and attending events outside the normally scheduled work hours occasionally occurs and is required.
- Traveling off-campus to a local, state, regional and/or national event, as well as travel to other Roseman campuses or facilities occurs occasionally and is required.
- Incumbent may be exposed to frequent noise caused by telephones, office machines, and nearby oral communications among University personnel and/or students.
- Incumbent may be regularly scheduled to evening and/or weekend work hours. Accepting a temporary change in the assigned work hours with little advance notice in order to accommodate daily staffing needs in the library will be required.
Required Physical Abilities
- Ability to bend, stoop, reach, stand, move from one area of the building to another on a regular basis, sit and use a computer for a long period of time.
- Manual and physical dexterity needed to operate a computer keyboard and handle paper documents.
- Sufficient near vision acuity to read information appearing on computer display screen, hand-written forms, and printed on paper.
- Adequate hearing and verbal abilities to communicate effectively in person and by telephone.
- Ability to lift and carry a stack of forms and documents weighing up to 25 pounds.
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