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Job Posting February 7, 2007

Posted by L Wolfe in Job Stuff.

Head of Access
Washington University in St. Louis, Libraries, Olin Library

Job Description
Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Access, Bibliographic, and Information Services, the Head of Access provides flexible, responsive customer-focused leadership for Circulation Services, Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, and the Arc Technology Center. Develops and coordinates access policies and procedures among Olin and the departmental and school libraries. Stays abreast of current developments in providing service to users, and looks for more effective ways to meet their needs. Monitors electronic reserves and intellectual property rights issues. Manages the Libraries’ participation in consortial resource sharing programs. Participates broadly in library and University initiatives and library leadership.

Job Requirements
MLS from an ALA-accredited library school; demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service; at least 3 years supervisory experience, preferably in an academic library; experience with the operation of an automated library management system; excellent communication skills and the ability to excel in a collegial environment; understanding of the needs of a research university in a changing environment; ability to learn new technologies and instruct others in their use; strong analytical, interpersonal and problem-solving skills; knowledge of copyright and intellectual property issues; experience with ILLiad, ERes, and III circulation management preferred.

Washington University, located at the western edge of the city of St. Louis, is a medium-sized, independent, research university founded in 1853, and is internationally known for excellence in teaching and research and for the quality of its faculty and student body. Washington University Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, includes the John M. Olin Library and twelve school and departmental libraries and holds over 3.7 million volumes. The University is a member of MOBIUS, a consortium of academic institutions in the state which provides online direct patron borrowing through an INN-Reach union catalog. For more information, visit http://www.wustl.edu or http://www.library.wustl.edu.

TO APPLY: Attach a letter of application, resume, and the names of three references (including e-mail & phone number).

When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference Academic Careers Online.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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