Access and Outreach Services Librarian

Arlington, Arlington County
Apr 16, 2014

Job Category Faculty

Posting Number M00195

Department Library & Learning Svc

Reports To Dean, Library and Learning Services

Point of Contact Judy Motley, Judy Motley


Library and Learning Services seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, innovative librarian who is committed to working with a diverse community to provide access services.

The Access and Outreach Services Librarian is a member of the Access Services Group and will primarily be responsible for the oversight of the Access Services Group. This group provides patrons at Reinsch Library, Ballston and Reston locations, as well as distance education users with circulation and resource delivery services, stack maintenance, security and facilities oversight.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
- Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program.
- Experience with library technologies/software/systems in the areas of access services and distance education.
- Minimum three years librarian experience in an academic library.
- Excellent teaching and presentation skills with familiarity with teaching technology.
- Excellent interpersonal skills including a willingness to listen, the ability to inspire, and the diplomatic skills needed to coordinate tasks among a well educated, diverse team of staff members.
- Evidence of an understanding of the key issues and trends in access services and related technologies.
- Strong commitment to serving the needs of off-campus library users and willingness to advocate for their needs.
- Ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic work environment.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- A commitment to working collaboratively in a team environment, to process-improvement, and to providing excellent customer service.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
- A second Master's degree is required for advancement.
- Subject expertise in history, politics, education, communications, or design.
- Understanding of emerging technologies and their applications in an academic library environment.
- Experience with commonly used library systems such as subject guides, blogging platforms, chat reference software, web-based instructional materials.

Special Notes to Applicants

Application materials must be received by 04/30/2014

Open Until Filled No

University Profile

Marymount is a comprehensive Catholic university that emphasizes the liberal arts, career preparation, and personal and professional development. A diverse and welcoming learning community, Marymount serves nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university's location in suburban Arlington, Virginia, offers easy access to the rich resources of the nation's capital. Marymount University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Job Duties

Percent of total time 85

Responsibility / Duty

- Establishes collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders across the University, community, and area libraries, and works closely with colleagues to develop and provide excellent access services for all library users.
- Coordinates outreach services, including Ballston and Reston locations, and distance education services.
- Contributes to the planning and assessment of Access Services Group operations and activities.
- Keeps abreast of current trends as they apply to access services and explores possible new services and programs.
- Serves as the library's primary resource person for copyright questions and issues.
- Ensures patrons are receiving excellent customer service from Access Services faculty, staff, and student employees.
- Develops the collection and select library material, in all formats, in assigned subject areas.
- Acts as L&LS liaison to assigned University departments and /or programs.
- Teaches information literacy sessions and contribute to team projects related to instruction.
- Provides reference and research assistance to users at all service locations through a variety of communication formats (in-person, phone, and electronic).
- Participates as a member of the faculty of Marymount University in accordance with the Marymount University Faculty Handbook.
- Collaborates with other librarian faculty to produce web-based teaching and learning objects.
- Participates in ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of library services.
- Maintains awareness of issues facing academic libraries through involvement in local, regional or national library organizations including the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC).
- Participates in appropriate WRLC and Marymount University committees, teams and task forces.
- Works collaboratively in a team environment.
- Coordinates or acts as a resource person for assigned work teams, groups, or task forces.
- Seeks out methods to improve processes and procedures and shares with teams, groups, and taskforces.
- Demonstrates ability to manage multiple projects within a fluid work environment.
- Assumes other responsibilities based on L&LS needs.
- Participates in service coverage by having a flexible work schedule when needed.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.

Percent of total time 10

Responsibility / Duty

Service to L&LS; University; WRLC, etc.

Percent of total time 5

Responsibility / Duty


Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience with library technologies/software/systems in the areas of access services and distance education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least three years librarian experience in an academic library?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae