Head of Access Services
Lake Forest College is seeking an enthusiastic, team-oriented, and unflappable individual to head the Donnelley and Lee Library’s Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Departments. This position will report to the Head of Public Services and will participate in a variety of circulation and public service activities including supervising and training part-time circulation staff and student workers, supervising the Interlibrary Loan manager, assisting patrons, overseeing circulation functions at the Library, staffing an active and central service desk, maintenance and management of stacks, processing of course reserves, hiring and payroll of library’s student staff, and shared processing of interlibrary loan items. The successful candidate must enjoy working with and managing students and be able to balance and prioritize duties and assignments effectively.
ALA-accredited MLS degree preferred. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience will also be considered. Previous library experience required; experience in public services (circulation or reference) strongly preferred. Experience with Endeavor’s Voyager circulation module strongly desired. Demonstrated supervisory experience and ability to work in a busy, fast-paced environment, and experience with and understanding of the needs of undergraduate liberal arts communities and libraries strongly preferred. A commitment to effective service in a diverse setting is essential.
For individuals with an ALA-accredited MLS degree, this would be a 12-month non-teaching faculty appointment.
Electronically send letter, résumé, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to:
Ms. Cory Stevens,
Head of Public Services
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
About Lake Forest College
A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,500 students from 44 states, Washington DC, the US Virgin Islands, and 76 countries.
Lake Forest College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Lake Forest College is served by the UPN Metra commuter rail line from Chicago to the south and Kenosha, WI to the north. See the Lake Forest College Library web site for more information.