Head of Access Services, Westminster Law Library
This position reports to the Assistant Director of the Westminster Law Library and is responsible for the law library's access services functions in order enable meaningful use its space and resources. This includes oversight of the law library's general circulation functions, reserves, shelving, stacks maintenance, signage, and interlibrary loan, among other duties. This position also hires, schedules, trains, oversees, and backs up the part-time hourly workers who staff the law library's circulation desk. This position is heavily involved in library marketing, including the creation of signs, displays, and other outreach efforts, and it serves a liaison role with the student-edited law journals to facilitate their access to and use of research resources
- Plan, develop, coordinate, oversee, and participate in the access services functions of the law library, including general circulation functions, reserves, shelving, stacks maintenance, signage, and interlibrary loan. This includes setting new policies, procedures, and workflows, as well as regular evaluation of the effectiveness of such services.
- Hire, schedule, train, oversee, and backup the part-time hourly workers who staff the law library's circulation desk. This includes regular approval of their time in the university's electronic timekeeping system.
- Contribute to the law library's continuing implementation of a next-generation library management system, including better configuration and utilization of the circulation module.
- Work closely with the Assistant Director in areas such as access services planning, budgeting, monitoring, and assessment.
- Stay abreast of new developments in library access services, including innovative ways to use technology to improve relevant workflows, and lead efforts to adopt them in the law library.
- Provide high-quality service at a combined circulation and reference desk.
- Serve as the primary library contact for building management issues working closely with Assistant Dean for Business & Operations - including communicating facilities requests, technological troubleshooting alongside College IT Manager, weather-related issues, and security - and take a leadership role within Library in addressing them as they arise.
- Engage in regular law library marketing and outreach, including the creation of signs, displays, and other outreach efforts in collaboration with Assistant Dean for Communications.
- Serve on relevant University- and unit-level committees.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- The ability to lift 20 pounds.
- The ability to unpack and shelve books.
- The ability to push carts of books.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- A strong customer service orientation.
- Technological proficiency with demonstrated aptitude for learning new software and systems.
- Proficiency in library-related technologies used to support access services, including online catalogs and ILL platforms, or a demonstrated potential for rapid growth into such skills.
- Strong analytical/problem solving skills and the ability to exercise independent judgment.
- Supervisory and training skills or a demonstrated potential for rapid growth into such skills.
- The ability to work both independently and as a team member.
- The ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships, both inside and outside the law library.
- Excellent time management and organizational skills.
- Attention to detail, timeliness, and dependability.
- Adaptability and flexibility.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- The ability to work flexibly with faculty, students, staff, and a diverse research community.
- An ability to work evenings and weekends.
- Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- Experience hiring and supervising staff.
- MLS in library & information science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.
- Prior work experience in access services.
- Prior work experience in an academic library.
- Prior work experience in a law library.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm (MT) August 3, 2018. Applications may be accepted and reviewed until position is filled.
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact
Please include the following documents with your application:
- Cover Letter
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.