Hazy Library Associate Director for Access Services

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 2, 2022

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

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona. The University’s Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace, and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

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.

The Opportunity

The Hazy Library and Learning Center ( https://hazy.erau.edu ) 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, reserve collection, library operations and scheduling staff, 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.

Key Responsibilities
  • Management and Supervision: Supervises 3 full time staff and oversees the supervision of 15+ student employees. Establishes Access Services Team goals based on the library strategic plan. Fosters excellent customer service.
  • Circulation: Oversees circulation functions and systems for books and equipment and the course reserve collection. Establishes documented circulation policies, procedures, and workflows. Compiles and reports statistical data related to collection use.
  • Operations: Responsible for library hours, changes to the library calendar, and staff scheduling.
  • Facilities: Responsible for providing building oversight to ensure the safety and security of the facility and its occupants. Communicates library-building needs for facilities, safety, and custodial. Coordinates Library safety and emergency preparedness.
  • Marketing and Social Media: Oversees marketing and promotional activities, programs and materials, and social media presence.
  • Assists with the Overall Library Administration: Serves as a member of the Library Management Team and contributes to overall library administration, strategic planning, assessment and business plans, budget administration and policy development.
  • Promotes Research Consultation, Scholarship and Liaison Services: Provides research consultation and assistance at onsite and virtual service points. Participates in evening hour rotations as scheduled. Serves as subject liaison to assigned academic departments and disciplines.
  • Promotes Teaching and Learning: Supports faculty to integrate information literacy skills throughout out all levels of the curriculum. Serves as member of the Library Research Instruction team.
  • Promotes Outreach and Engagement: Serves on library, campus, and Yavapai Library Network consortium committees.
ERAU benefits include:
  • Retirement Plan-ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 4% of employee contributions.
  • Two BCBS health plans –PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account.
  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children.
  • Use of various services: fitness center, library, mailroom and enjoy observation flights.

  • Master’s degree in library science or information science from an ALA accredited program.
  • 3 years of professional academic library experience, including supervisory experience of full-time employees.
  • Experience with SirsiDynix or relevant ILS circulation functions.
  • 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.
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer services.
  • Ability to be on call to ensure hours of operation.
  • Ability to handle difficult situations with courtesy, tact, discretion, and patience, exercising good judgment.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with consortia organizations.
  • Familiarly 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.
Review of applications begins June 1, 2022, and continues until the position is filled or the search is closed.

A complete application will include a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae or resume and three professional references.

Visit the Hazy Library and Learning Center: http://hazylibrary.erau.edu

Visit the ERAU Prescott campus homepage: http://prescott.erau.edu

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