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Associate Library Director for Access Services

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Prescott, Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 18, 2024
Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

At Embry-Riddle, we take pride in our position as the world's largest and most comprehensive university dedicated to aviation and aerospace. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, our esteemed residential campuses offer a prestigious educational experience. However, our commitment to education knows no borders as our Worldwide campus expands our reach globally, providing a world-class education online and at approximately 110 locations across the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central and South America. This breadth of reach ensures that students can access our exceptional programs without geographical limitations.

With a history spanning nearly a century, we have continually adapted to the dynamic needs of the industries we support. In the Academic Year 2022-23, we welcomed over 11,100 students to our residential campuses and over 19,000 students at our worldwide campus.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

Join our global community and embark on a journey of academic excellence and limitless possibilities. Employees working more than 30 hours a week can enjoy medical, dental and vision benefits, an amazing retirement plan with immediate vesting that includes a 6% gift and up to 4% match, free tuition for employees and their immediate family members, and a generous personal leave program. To find out more about our benefits and why ERAU has been named a “Great College to Work For” for 13 consecutive years, visit our careers page .

The Opportunity:

The Hazy Library and Learning Center ( ) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is seeking an enthusiastic Associate Director for Access Services who enjoys the dynamics of working directly with students and faculty to promote academic success. Join us in creating innovative services and remarkable library spaces. The primary function of the Associate Director for Access Services is to provide leadership, management and planning for the Hazy Library Access Services unit. This non-tenure track position manages circulation functions, course reserve collection, library operations, scheduling staff and student employees, facilities use and security, and marketing and social media. This role serves as member of the Library Management team and contributes to overall library administration.

Responsibilities include providing research assistance and consulting in person and online. Serves as subject specialist liaison to assigned academic departments and is responsible for collection development in those subject areas. Serves on library, campus, and Yavapai Library Network committees.

Review of applications begins February 1, 2024 and continues until position is filled or search is closed. A complete application will include a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae or resume and three professional references.

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  • Master’s degree in library science or information science from an ALA accredited program (required because this position provides research assistance and consulting and serves as a liaison to academic departments and conducts collection development which are professional level requirements to meet accreditation standards)
  • 3 years professional academic library experience, including supervisory experience of full-time employees.
  • Experience with ILS circulation functions.
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer services.
  • Ability to be on call to ensure hours of operation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, both on an individual and group basis.
  • Ability to prioritize work while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to handle difficult situations with courtesy, tact, discretion, and patience, exercising good judgement.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with consortia organizations.
  • Familiarity with budgeting and planning.
  • Experience establishing projects and coordinating team actions.
  • Experience with human resources policies and practices.
  • Knowledge of Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Recovery procedures.
  • Strong service orientation and commitment to building alliances with all levels of the ERAU learning community.
  • Successful use of technology and productivity software to accomplish results.

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