Instructor/Librarian-Access Services Librarian

Columbia, SC
Mar 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Title Instructor/Librarian-Access Services Librarian

Internal Title Access Services Librarian


Band Unclassified

Requisition Number 011483

Minimum Salary Commensurate with experience

Salary Range Commensurate with experience

Pay Basis 12 months

Department Law Library

Campus USC Columbia

Expected Fill Date 04/01/2017

Job Posting Date 03-06-2017

Reopen Date

Minimum Posting Period Ends 03-12-2017

Job Close Date 05-30-2017

Type of Position

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Academic/Administrative

If Research Grant/Time Limited, indicate the benefits provided

Job Description
The Coleman Karesh Law Library at the University of South Carolina School of Law seeks an enthusiastic, detail-oriented, and experienced colleague for the position of Access Services Librarian (ASL). This position manages all aspects of the Access Services Department, including circulation, course reserves, and interlibrary loan, and will supervise up to three full-time and numerous part-time employees. This is a non-tenure track faculty position reporting to an Associate Director of the Law Library.

The Access Services Librarian will be responsible for the supervision and organization of the Access Services Department including supervising, hiring, training, and evaluating managers and part-time employees. This individual will propose, implement, and review departmental policies and procedures and will also produce well-written circulation and interlibrary loan policy documentation, and patron-related educational and marketing materials. The successful candidate will maintain the circulation module of the III Millennium integrated library system and the OCLC WorldShare interlibrary loan system. Additionally, the ASL will compile and report statistics for circulation and interlibrary loan activity. This individual will maintain library hours, including ensuring that the library is opened and closed on time, that proper staffing is scheduled, and that delegated tasks are completed. Some evening and/or weekend hours may be required. This position supervises all aspects of stack and collection maintenance. The ASL will develop, supervise and maintain course reserves in all formats, including ensuring copyright compliance when appropriate, and supervise all aspects of the reserve collection, including but not limited to selection, weeding, and maintenance of the collection. This position also coordinates issues of equipment and facilities maintenance with the appropriate offices. This individual will help maintain and promote the law school's contribution to the University's open access institutional repository. The successful candidate will keep abreast of developments in technology related to circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan, and scholarly endeavors and actively participate in the School of Law and University of South Carolina communities, as well as the profession of law librarianship.

Minimum Qualifications
M.L.S. (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution; at least one year of professional experience in an academic or law library; excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups; the ability to handle complex, analytical work, balance priorities, and meet deadlines; knowledge and experience with standard research and office software tools; and experience with an Integrated Library System circulation module.

Preferred Qualifications
At least one year of supervisory experience in an academic or law library; experience with the III Millennium Integrated Library System circulation module; experience with OCLC WorldShare interlibrary loan software; familiarity with Digital Commons or other open access institutional repository software; and familiarity with social media platforms and interest in marketing and outreach initiatives.

Additional Skills: Strong teamwork and service orientation; ability to work with all library patrons and colleagues in a friendly, courteous, and professional manner; self-motivated with the ability to work collaboratively and independently; ability to exercise sound professional judgment; ability to locate and disseminate legal information in print and electronic formats; familiarity with legal and non-legal electronic resources; ability to adapt to change in the legal information environment.

Documents which must be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
List of References

Special Instructions to Applicants

SOC Code


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