Position Summary: The Princeton University Library is one of the world's leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,600 graduate students, 853 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities.
Princeton University Library seeks an innovative service-oriented manager to lead its Circulation Services. The Circulation Services Director must be a proactive leader in a dynamic, rapidly changing work environment focused on the continuous improvement and expansion of patron access and fulfillment services. The Circulation Services Director oversees management of all circulation functions for approximately five million volumes within the main library and the Library's two off-site shelving facilities, of the Library's primary print and electronic course reserve, interlibrary loan and express article delivery services, and the credentialing of all patrons seeking admittance to the main library. Circulation Services is comprised of 6 professional staff, 22 support staff and approximately 70 student assistants. Automated management systems employed include Voyager -- circulation and reserve; Blackboard ? courseware; ILLiad -- interlibrary lending/borrowing and article delivery; and Relais -- specialized interlibrary lending/borrowing for the Borrow Direct consortium. The Circulation Services Director provides overall direction for the circulation policy of the Princeton University Library system, takes the lead in maximizing circulation functionality and fulfillment performance of the Library's automated systems, and has primary responsibility for assessment and planning of library circulation and fulfillment services. This position is responsible for liaison to the University's Office of Information Technology concerning initiatives and planning involving Circulation Services functions and systems, is a principal liaison to the Office of General Counsel on access issues involving the application of copyright fair use principles, and works closely and collaboratively with subject specialists in collection development, branch library heads and technical processing managers to promote user services and access to the collections. It is expected that the Circulation Services Director will be active in national forums related to access and fulfillment services. This position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Technical Services.
Applicatons must include a resume/cv, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information.
Essential Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and professional experience. A minimum of five years relevant professional experience in an academic or research library, or the equivalent, which must include a minimum of three years of supervisory and management experience. Knowledge of and experience with library circulation systems. Experience which demonstrates a strong service orientation and a commitment to staff development; strong interpersonal skills; strong team work and team building skills; strong planning, organization and problem-solving skills; strong oral and written communications skills; and well-developed computer skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience which demonstrates a strong working knowledge of copyright fair use principles and their application to library services. Knowledge of and experience with online library information services and databases, and/or contemporary interlibrary loan and/or document delivery systems and services. Participation in relevant national forums.
Education Required: Other-see essential qualifications
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.