Access Services and Interlibrary Loan Assistant

Employer
Wheaton College (Mass.)
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Wheaton is a leading private, coeducational, liberal arts college of 1800 students located in Norton, MA and within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence.

Posting Details

Posting Number:

0600812

Position Title:

Access Services and Interlibrary Loan Assistant

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

Job Type:

Full-Time

Staff Term:

12 Months

Staff Work Schedule (hours/dates):

Academic Year Schedule (dates):

Faculty Term:

Position Type:

Staff

Department:

Library

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Access Services and Interlibrary Loan Assistant is responsible for providing a range of library public services. Serves as a main contact for library patrons seeking help, general information, and resources. Directly interacts with students, faculty, and staff about use of library materials, circulation services, course reserves services, interlibrary loan and use of special library equipment and facilities. Interprets and communicates library policies and procedures; assists with supervision and training of student employees. Responsible for stacks maintenance, including the shelving of library materials, shelf reading, and shifting projects. As the primary staff person responsible for ILL, obtains and delivers research materials not held by Wheaton College to patrons and supplies items held by the Wheaton library to other libraries around the world. Requires adapting to technology changes and developing expertise with specialized software applications and worldwide library network services, including the need to exercise independent judgement over mechanisms and workflows for efficient and cost effective borrowing and lending of material.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and minimum of one to three years’ experience with library circulation processes and public services, preferably in an academic library or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Strong commitment to public services
  • Strong supervisory skills
  • Well-organized, with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Team orientation, flexibility, versatility, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a complex and changing public service environment
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff
  • Ability to juggle constantly changing demands at a busy public service point
  • Effective conflict resolution skills
  • Aptitude to become proficient with specialized digitization processes, software and equipment essential to departmental operations, e.g., scanners, editing of digital images, creation of PDF files.
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office and/or GSuite




Preferred Qualifications:

  • Intermediate experience with interlibrary loan systems (Tipasa or ILLiad)


Physical Demands

ADA Statement:

Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Eeo Statement

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy
commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700
undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23%
of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international
citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the
basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age,
race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic
information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich
an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the
College actively encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented groups.

Posting Date:

08/13/2021

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Yes

Contact(s):

Office of Human Resources

Contact Phone/Extension:

508-286-8206

Contact Email:

careers@wheatoncollege.edu

Contact Fax

Special Instructions to Candidates:

To prevent the infection and spread of COVID -19, and as an integral part of our public health and safety measures, Wheaton College requires that all successful applicants hired provide proof of full vaccination for COVID -19 at the time of employment, unless an exemption from this policy is requested and approved. Applicants believing that they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, medical condition or sincerely-held religious belief should inform the Office of Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended.

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Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. List of References


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