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Public Services Librarian

Mercer University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 3, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title

Public Services Librarian


Tarver Library


General University

Vacancy Number


Work Location

Macon, GA

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The Public Services Librarian (PSL) contributes to the mission of the Mercer University Libraries and to the Tarver Library (TL) by providing innovative and effective supervision of all aspects of the Library's public services by managing the Circulation Services department, and by serving as a Research Services Librarian. The PSL demonstrates superb leadership by modeling excellent customer service by assisting in patron-driven acquisitions inquiries, supervising all aspects of the Circulation desk including employee training and evaluation, scheduling, building and security management, print collection management, circulation customer service training, and policy drafting and implementation. As a member of the Research Services team, the PSL provides one-on-one consultations when needed, offers in-class instruction, works with other Research Services Librarians in covering the virtual calendar, and utilizes 24/7 reference instruction models and tools designed to support 21st-century library users.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution and demonstrated relevant circulation/public services or reference experience in a library, which must include management/supervisory experience. The successful candidate should also be able to use Microsoft Office, LibGuides, LibAnswers, LibChat, Alma/Primo, and social media.


Strong customer service skills and an understanding of patron-driven library services
Commitment to excellent customer service, strong organizational, and interpersonal communication skills, including initiative, creativity, problem-solving, and knowledge of professional trends
Ability to strategize, and to set and complete goals
Reference experience with all formats and subjects, preferably in an academic library
Ability to master new library skills, including skills with all varieties of library technology
Excellent communication skills and the ability to express ideas clearly for written reports and correspondence

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


Is a credit check needed for this position?


Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

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FLSA Status


Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a MLIS degree?
2. Do you have prior supervisory experience?
3. Describe your prior supervisory experience?

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Per President Biden's Executive Order, federal contractors and their employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Since Mercer is a federal contractor, all Mercer University and MERC employees are required to be fully vaccinated no later than December 8, 2021 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved by the University. New hires after December 8, 2021, will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption before their first day of employment.


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