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Job Posting June 9, 2007

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Head of Access Services

The University Missouri-St. Louis seeks a dynamic individual to serve as Head of Access Services. This position is being reposted; previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Responsibilities: Mid-level management position to supervise 10 staff and activities of all units in Access Services including circulation (which provides 85 hours of service each week in addition to opening and closing the building), reserves, stacks management, interlibrary loan/document delivery, and courier-delivery (circulation).  Serve on appropriate library and university committees and task forces, including statewide consortial committees.  Supervise the creation and maintenance of the library web pages related to the department.  Oversee copyright compliance as it pertains to ILL and reserve issues.  Participate in reference desk rotation.  Assist in distance education initiatives. This position may also include project management and collection development responsibilities.

Required: MLS from an ALA accredited program or completion of MLS prior to start date.  Minimum 5 years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience, supervising full time staff and student workers. Experience in circulation services (either as a paraprofessional or a professional), including providing services to on-campus and off-campus users.  Demonstrated familiarity with electronic systems and services; demonstrated mastery of technical skills and knowledge of technologies for requesting and delivery.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral; demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a wide range of library users; demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively; a commitment to public service.  Some evening and weekend work required.

Preferred: Five years working in an academic library, preferably in access services.  Familiarity with OCLC ILL Web; working knowledge of Ariel and other scanning and imaging systems.  Project management experience.

Appointment Rank and Salary: Librarian II or III; minimum $47,000 and will be based on experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package.

Please send or email letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to:

Frances Piesbergen
Thomas Jefferson Library
Reference Department
UM – St. Louis
One University Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63121
ph: 314  516-5084

Review of applications will begin on July 31, 2007; those received by that date will receive preference. The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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