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Access Services Librarian

Eastern University
Saint Davids, Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 22, 2024

Job Details

Position Description

This position is ideally suited to a highly organized, detail-oriented, tech-savvy librarian eager to expand their skills in reference and research, supervision, administration and teaching. The Access Services Librarian manages all access service operations, the interlibrary loan service and general stacks management.

Position Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the day-to-day library operations and coordination of the library, including staffing of both Circulation and Information desks and supervising staff and student workers for those areas
  • Determine, implement and review circulation policies and procedures. Communicate policies to students, faculty and other library patrons. Solve borrower related issues. Manage overdues and fines. Communicate with local and consortium libraries with reciprocal access.
  • Compile statistics related to circulation and information desk areas including but not limited to headcounts, building stats, etc.
  • Hire, train, evaluate and schedule student workers who work at the Circulation and Information desks
  • Manage course reserves area
  • Provide expertise and training for Student Workers in use of TLC Library.Solution integrated library system
  • Direct stacks management functions and maintenance. Train and assign staff and student workers in shelving materials
  • Teach information literacy in a classroom and online setting (via Zoom)
  • Assist faculty and students with research via in-person consultations, phone, Zoom or email.
  • Embodies values of caring and compassion, justice and integrity, competence and affirmation.
  • Seeks to treat each member of the campus community with fairness, dignity and respect seeking a spirit of unity and harmony as we join together to achieve our common mission.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the director.
  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library/Information Science required
  • A minimum 2 years post-masters academic library experience required
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • A demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a team
  • Experience in access services
  • Ability to effectively adapt to and use new technologies and software

Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with TLC Library.Solution or similar integrated library system
  • Supervisory experience with a larger group of student workers
  • Experience with public service area of academic libraries, including workflows of circulation, reserves and interlibrary loan services
  • Familiar with database research tools, MS Office, Springshare products and other library software
  • Teaching experience in academic environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently


Eastern University

About Eastern University 

Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a Christian commitment compatible with its mission and be willing to endorse by signing Eastern University’s doctrinal statement. The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes are encouraged to apply.

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