The mission of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
is the development of professional health care practitioners
through innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,
clinical, and distance education.
Responsible for the management of all activities associated with
the campus library including: supervising personnel, maintaining
library resources, providing library services, and maintaining an
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Teaches information literacy and library skills to students and
faculty, including one shot sessions, embedding in courses, and
additional workshops or webinars, as appropriate.
- Works with faculty members, program directors, and
instructional designers to incorporate information literacy and
library resources into courses and programs on their campus.
- Provides reference and research assistance to students and
faculty as needed.
- Adheres to a regular, assigned schedule of monitoring the
library’s chat service and general library email inbox, responding
to questions and requests that come in during that time.
- Processes interlibrary loan and other resource requests.
- Assists in the maintenance of library website and online
content, including library guides, videos, and social media
- Manages collection development and acquisitions for print
resources, and provides input for collection development of
- Catalogs materials and provides/maintains authority control in
the integrated library system.
- Participates in University committees and local/state/national
library association committees; engages in professional development
including conferences, training, research, and/or publication.
- Directs the activities of the library services desk
- Maintains and manages the physical library space on their
- Trains and supervises the Circulation Manager (where
- In the absence of a Circulation Manager:
- Assists students and faculty with checking in / checking out /
renewing library materials.
- Provides customer service support to all library patrons,
including answering basic questions and locating items.
- Troubleshoots problems with library technology such as
printers, copiers, computers, etc.
- Trains, schedules, and supervises part-time student library
- Proctors individual exams as requested according to the Library
- Orients new students to library services and collections.
- Maintains borrower records in library information management
- Notifies students of outstanding fines and collects
- Understands, upholds, and enforces all library policies and
- Meets regularly with other library staff on all campuses to
suggest changes or report problems.
- Contributes to university-wide library projects.
- Contributes to meeting the goals in the Library Long Range
- Other duties as assigned.
May be required to travel.
Supervises Circulation Manager (where applicable) or Student
workers (where applicable)
POSITION IN ORGANIZATION
REPORTS TO: Director of Library Services
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Circulation Manager (where applicable);
Student workers (where applicable)
TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED
- Excellent computer skills and the ability to new learn new
software programs easily.
- Self-directed worker with the ability to accomplish projects
with little direct supervision.
- Excellent written and face-to-face communication skills.
- Ability to meet deadlines and perform tasks in a timely manner,
even while multi-tasking.
- Flexibility to adjust to changing priorities or
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Professional demeanor.
- Working knowledge of office management software packages.
- Supervisory experience.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Masters in Library and Information Science (or equivalent) from
an ALA accredited program
- Two or more years of library experience, preferably in a health
sciences library or in a health care environment, and including the
use of library information management systems, cataloging,
reference, online literature searching, acquisitions/collection
development, and library instruction.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate
the following competencies to perform the essential functions of
Communication: Excellent written and face-to-face
communication skills. Professional demeanor.
Initiative: Actively seeks opportunities to make
contributions vs. passively accepting situations. Goes above
expectations to achieve goals.
Dependability/Adaptability: Recognizes/responds to
unanticipated events and requirements. Customer-focused, with
demonstrated experience and ability to be flexible with changing
priorities, demands and requests. Ability to work independently or
with little supervision.
Interpersonal Relationships: Promotes teamwork, and leads by
example, while successfully collaborating across functions and
Planning/Organization: Demonstrates ability to manage time
Analytical: Synthesizes complex and diverse
Personal Responsibility: Trustworthy with unyielding
Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment, but
may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves
operation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hours
daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional
office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other
physical functions as necessary.