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Library Assistant – Youth & Spanish Services

Salary
$15.00 – $17.90 Hourly
Location
Library, UT
Job Type
Full Time Regular
Department
Library
Job Number
2017-15415
Description
The library assistant works under the general supervision of the  Youth and Spanish Services Librarian providing customer service functions including check-out, check-in, renewals, collection of fines, borrower registration, updates of on-line patron records, cash handling and enforcement of policies.  The Youth & Spanish Services Library Assistant assists with ordering Spanish-language materials; develops and implements programs in Spanish for Children, Youth, Teens, and Adults; translates library materials into Spanish; serves as Library liaison with members of the Latino community; provides back-up for the Youth & Spanish Services Librarian for all aspects of service. The person in this position develops, implements, and maintains a Teen Advisory Board, as well as develops and implements programs in English for children, youth and teens.
Examples of Job Duties
*Front desk customer service and performance of operational functions necessary for circulation of the Library’s collection such as check-out, check-in, renewals, collection of fines, dispensing of library cards, updates of on-line patron records, enforcement of policies.

*Provides internal and external customer service that exceeds expectations.  This includes serving at the Circulation Desk as assigned, greeting the public, passing on knowledge about Park City community information and local history.

*Uses a working knowledge of library software to accurately perform a wide variety of circulation procedures.

*Greets the public, informs visitors about the community, directs people to the appropriate section of the library for materials, special services, and events.

*Instructs visitors and prospective patrons on the procedures necessary for obtaining a library card.

*Identifies which type of library card a patron qualifies for and registers them.

*Offers guidance about the collection, including performance of on-line searches to locate specifically requested items.  Must have knowledge of system vocabularies, indexes and shelving schema.

*Answers basic “ready reference” questions, both for in-person queries and by telephone using a combination of the Library’s print resources, on-line reference database, and Internet searches.

*Provides instruction on the use of the library’s technological resources.

*Responds to requests for specific services, such as Interlibrary Loan and Reserves.

*Accurately processes financial transactions involving collection of fines, fees, and miscellaneous charges.

*Provides assistance to the public in the location and use of library materials and library resources.

*Performs all actions necessary to open and close the library and secure the premises.

*Distributes incoming mail, records receipt of magazines and newspapers, updates magazine and newspaper displays, and shelves print materials as necessary.

*Accesses reference sources in both print and electronic formats and has the ability to create documents.

*Plans and presents library programming to diverse audiences including, but not limited to, teaching or assisting in computer classes, author programs, children’s story times, teen programming, and library tours.

* In cooperation with the Youth and Spanish Services Librarian, assists with ordering Spanish-language materials.

*Develops and implements programs in Spanish for Children, Youth, Teens, and Adults.

*Develops and implements programs in English for Children, Youth and Teens.

*Develops, implements, and maintains a Teen Advisory Board (TAB) for the library and utilizes the work of the TAB to guide teen programming, collections, and services.

*Translates library materials into Spanish.

*Serves as Library liaison with members of the Latino community.

*Provides back-up and support to the Youth & Spanish Services Librarian for all aspects of that position.

*Other duties as assigned or directed.

Experience and Qualifications
Required:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, or four years related experience that includes typical job duties for the position and customer service.
  • English language vocabulary and grammatical skills.
  • Spanish-language fluency.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish, both written and verbally.
  • Basic computer skills, including word processing and internet.
  • Strong customer services skills.
  • Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, relevant areas in services and programs for children, youth, and teens.
  • Ability to learn new software, equipment, and child development.
  • Ability to develop and teach classes in both English and Spanish.
  • Ability and willingness to supervise children, youth, and teens and lead them, and their caregivers, in programs.
  • Experience with library software.
Other Information
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other divisions, and the public.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Experience with Windows 7, Microsoft Office.
  • On-line search strategies for the Internet and a variety of subscription databases.
  • Comprehends, uses, and applies current technology in a public library setting.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot failures and general computer usage problems.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
Agency
Park City Municipal Corporation
Address
PO Box 1480

Park City, Utah, 84060.

Phone
435-615-5243
435-615-5246

Springville Public Library

Application deadline: June 14th

General Description

Springville Public Library seeks a dynamic full-time benefited Senior Librarian.  The primary responsibilities are to provide supervision and training of staff, patron reference, computer maintenance and assistance, collection development and to plan, present, and market library programming. This person plays a key role in establishing policies and procedures, setting strategic goals, and liaising with other city departments (including IT), and volunteer organizations. The candidate will act as second-in-command at the Library and fill in for the Library Director in their absence.

Supervision Received

Supervision is received from the Library Director with work nominally reviewed after the fact.

Examples of Duties

•       Supervises, hires, trains, and evaluates staff.
•       Serves as a role model for less experienced librarians by demonstrating specialized expertise and knowledge.
•       Provides comprehensive reference, research, and advisory public services.
•       Gives instruction to staff and library users on the content, nature, and use of library resources including paper materials, the Internet and online databases, library catalog, downloads, and prevalent mobile apps.
•       Ability to navigate and teach popular software platforms in both the desktop and tablet format.
•       Develops and balanced current collection in all formats by selecting and assessing materials that meet community needs within the framework of the library mission including authoritative evaluations and recommendations utilizing professional and social site reviews.
•       Has purchasing authority for library and collections.
•       May create, prepare, and implement library programs, including teaching computer classes.
•       Maintains an awareness of professional trends, methods, and ethics.
•       Stays abreast of advancing technology and its library applications.
•       Works with IT department in functionality of ILS, automated check in and check out, public and staff computers, and website.
•       May oversee, manage, and/or purchase library specific software.
•       Collaborates with area schools, public and government organizations in promoting literacy and library services.
•       Assists in ongoing needs and assessment, marketing, planning and review of library services.
•       Participates in major projects as required, including capital campaigns, marketing and public relations.
•       Represents the library and makes financial decisions with minimum supervision.
•       Prepares and submits reports and completes projects at the request of the director.
•       Develops and/or assists with implementation of a pilot program or new projects/services, as appropriate.
•       Contributes in the development and implementation of the library’s budget, policies, procedures, goals and objectives, and personnel policies.
•       Maintains social media presence.
•       Searches for, writes and implements grants.
•       Maintains professional knowledge through workshops, meetings, membership in
professional organizations, and reading current literature.
•       Acts for the Library Director in instances of absence.
•       Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

•       Knowledge of library collections, library policies, practices and procedures.
•       Ability to supervise and schedule the work of others.
•       Good communication and conflict management skills, particularly when responding to dissatisfied patrons.
•       Time management and organizational skills.
•       Ability to work in a team environment.
•       Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other organizations and the general public.
•       Knowledge of computer hardware and software.

The above description is illustrative. It is intended as a guide for personnel actions and must not be taken as a complete itemizing of all facets of any job.

Physical Demands

Performs duties that may include moderate physical effort such as lifting, bending and stooping.  Requires standing and/or walking for up to four hours at a time according to the Library’s “roving reference” type services.  Occasionally may lift materials up to 40 pounds.

Qualifications

Must have a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school and at least 3 years library experience with 2 years being in a supervisory position. Must be adaptable to changing work hours. Must be willing to work some evenings and Saturdays.

 

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is hiring an Assistant or Associate Librarian!
The successful candidate will lead efforts in research reproducibility, open science, research impact measurement, biomedical scholarly communication, data visualization, data management planning, literature searching and manipulation, and information skill development. To achieve these goals, the Assistant or Associate Librarian will work closely with members of the Education and Research team and report directly to the Associate Director for Education and Research. This position is a full-time, tenure track faculty position. All librarians are expected to contribute to the profession through service, scholarship, outreach, and mentoring.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
• Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library school or other relevant accredited graduate degree
• Demonstrated knowledge of the research lifecycle and open science
• Knowledge of biomedical information resources, data management tools, and traditional and alternative research impact measurement tools
• Flexibility and adaptability for work in a fast-paced, changing environment
• Demonstrated professional initiative
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies
• Awareness of scholarly communication issues within the health sciences
• Ability to work as a team member and independently
• Commitment to diversity in the workplace and community
• Willingness to seek membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP)
For more information, see the full job description: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/64465


 Institute of Museum and Library Services

We’re looking for our new Deputy Director, Office of Library Services—someone to help us reach and engage the library, archives and related information services sectors across the country. This key role translates IMLS goals and strategies into planning, executes on a grant-making portfolio, assesses effectiveness, and helps inform IMLS’s research and policy work. You’ll oversee a productive team of staff working on the Grants to States Program, the Native American and Native Hawaiian Library grants, the National Leadership Grants for Libraries, and The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant program as well as contribute to cross agency initiatives.

Do you have a background in helping libraries and/or archives provide essential services to the public? Knowledge of the roles of professional development and technology capabilities in deepening and broadening the reach and impact of libraries and archives? In addition to having a master’s degree in library science, do you have expertise in the integral roles of libraries in areas such as workforce development, early learning, financial literacy, community wellbeing, educational resources, and community identity? Come join our team in a leadership role and help support these vital institutions.

Who are we? The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is a federal agency that helps ensure that all Americans have access to museum, library, and information services. We’re an independent grant-making agency and the primary source of federal support for the nation’s approximately 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Through our work with individuals, institutions, and communities across the country, we have a role to play in enhancing the work of individual libraries and archives as well as the support the field as a whole.

What’s the work? Your responsibilities would cross strategic and managerial, individual and team-based: work with peer leaders across the agency to develop agency-wide goals, strategies and plans and oversee the management of all OLS grants programs, ensuring compliance with federal regulations, and determining opportunities for dissemination of project results, research findings, and best practices. You’d monitor the overall effectiveness of the OLS grant programs and guide the decision-making processes around program adjustments and development. Importantly, you’d ensure that the OLS programs are responsive to the needs of the library/archive field and ultimately the communities and end users who benefit.

This role serves as the primary representative of the agency to the library and archives profession; representing IMLS at national, regional, and international meetings related to the library community or its current issues. You’ll bring to the role your knowledge of the associations, networks, working groups, and consortia across public, school, and academic libraries and archives. In addition, you’ll draw upon experience formulating and implementing major internal program and policy initiatives, budget and personnel management, and in directing a library or archives organization in the accomplishment of short- and long-term objectives. You thrive upon networking with the field to glean ideas combined with using data analysis, trends investigation, and scenarios to understand options.

Acting as a “business owner” for OLS, this role ensures that agency priorities and strategic goals are achieved via an integrated OLS portfolio to support and engage the library/archive field using a diversity of vehicles (e.g., convenings, speaking at conferences, engaging with current and future partners and stakeholder groups, open grants, out of cycle grants, cooperative agreements). It is also important to actively coach and mentor OLS staff and to foster a collaborative and positive working environment.

Interested candidates should contact Antoine Dotson, Director of Human Resources, for more details about the position or to submit their resume and letter of interest: adotson@imls.gov Position open until filled.


 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

LOGAN CITY LIBRARY/COMMUNITY CENTER DIRECTOR

POSITION AVAILABILITY: Immediate

 

SALARY: $90,000 to $113,000, commensurate with experience

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ongoing: Plan, coordinate, and manage the programs, services, and activities of the Logan City Library/ Community Center, including developing and implementing policies and procedures; interfacing with the Library Board and Mayor; developing and monitoring the budget; hiring, training and supervising the library staff; preparing grant requests; managing the library physical facility; and other library tasks.

One-Time:  Work with the Library Board, Mayor, architects, builders, and citizens to plan and construct a new library/community center for Logan City.

 

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND CHARACTERISTICS:

 

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal library administration, including collection development, budgeting, employee training, implementing an evaluation procedure and supervision of library staff.
  • Knowledge of resource materials and techniques to facilitate effective management of municipal library collections.
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art information technology applicable to library programs and services.
  • Excellent interpersonal and time-management skills.
  • Skill in evaluating collections, determining the reference/general reading needs of the community, organizing special collections, and managingmunicipal library functions.
  • Skill in understanding the informational, cultural, recreational, and educational needs of the community and in providing for those needs by developing and maintaining effective library programs and services.
  • Knowledge of library trends and options sufficient to provide critical guidance to the City during the process of designing, building, and opening a 21st Century library/community center.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Master’s Degree in Library Science or a closely-related area; and
  2. Experience equivalent to six years of full-time supervisory/managerial library work.

 

TO APPLY, PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING by Friday, June 2, 2017:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. Names and contact information of three references

 

TO:  Greg Cox, Human Resources Director, Logan City, 290 N. 100 W, Logan, Utah 84321 or

Email  greg.cox@loganutah.org.  Questions call 435-716-9046.


Brigham Young University invites applicants for the Engineering and
Technology Librarian who will work closely with the departments of
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Industrial Design, and Technology
and Engineering Education.

The Librarian works with students one-on-one and in a classroom setting
to provide research assistance and instruction, connects regularly with
teaching faculty, develops and manages subject-assigned collections, and
actively engages in research and scholarship.

This is a continuing faculty status track position (equivalent of
tenure) in the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University.
Benefits include support for research, presenting, and publishing along
with vacation, insurance, retirement savings, and appreciation for
work-life balance. BYU is located in Provo, Utah with easy access to a
wide variety of recreational opportunities, sports and cultural events.

Brigham Young University (BYU) is a privately owned and operated
university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and
preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good
standing of the affiliated church.

For complete job announcement and to apply go to:
https://hrms.byu.edu/psc/ps/PUBLIC/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=70&JobOpeningId=63712&PostingSeq=1
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Individuals with related education or work experience, who are committed
to completing the Masters of Library Science degree within a specified
period of time are invited to apply. Review of applications will begin
June 19, 2017.


Brigham Young University invites applications for the Family History,
Local History, and Microforms Librarian. This position works with
students one-on-one and in a classroom setting to provide research
assistance and instruction, connects regularly with teaching faculty,
develops and manages subject-assigned collections, and actively engages
in research and scholarship.

In addition, the Librarian administers the BYU Family History Library
including management of 130 family history missionaries, oversight of
the Family History computer lab and related technology, promotional
activities at conferences and other venues, and collaboration with
FamilySearch and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

This is a continuing faculty status track position (equivalent of
tenure) in the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University.
Benefits include support for research, presenting, and publishing along
with vacation, insurance, retirement savings, and appreciation for
work-life balance. BYU is located in Provo, Utah with easy access to a
wide variety of recreational opportunities, sports and cultural events.

Brigham Young University (BYU) is a privately owned and operated
university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and
preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good
standing of the affiliated church.

For complete job announcement and to apply go to:
https://hrms.byu.edu/psc/ps/PUBLIC/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=70&JobOpeningId=63708&PostingSeq=1
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Review of applications will begin June 19, 2017.

Links:
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Reference & Instruction Librarian

LDS Business College
Salt Lake City, UT
Part-time – Regular
Posting Dates: 5/04/2017 – 7/21/2017

The Reference and Instruction Librarian provides effective instruction and reference services to library patrons. This is a part-time, non-benefitted position approved for 28 hours a week.

Minimum Qualifications:
 •       MLS or MLIS from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited       institution
 •       Minimum of one year of experience in information literacy instruction
 •       Familiarity with trends in academic libraries
 •       Excellent customer service and communication skills
 •       Ability to effectively teach technical concepts to groups of all sizes
 •       Ability to independently identify, diagnose, and resolve complex issues
 
Essential Job Functions:
 1.      Assist in supervising activities at the circulation desk to provide knowledgeable and friendly customer service.
 2.      Teach and participate in instruction programs using traditional classroom methods and new educational technologies to integrate information literacy into all academic programs.
 3.      Provide traditional and electronic reference services; develop and maintain web-based tutorials; and create, curate, and maintain print and electronic subject guides to ensure responsive and accurate research help for all patrons.
 
For complete job posting and to apply for this position, go to https://careers.lds.org/search/public/jobdetail.aspx?jobid=183559

J. Willard Marriott Library has an open position for a Digital Publishing Services Specialist (DPSS). Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) is part of a range of Author Services offered to University of Utah faculty, staff and students. DSS is an emerging area of library services that invites creativity, ingenuity and exploration. This position is ideal for library professionals wanting to work in an academic environment with digital collections, digital publishing and institutional repositories. First consideration deadline May 22, 2017. The complete job description and instructions for applying is posted at https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/63714

For more information about the position contact Anne Morrow, DPSS Search Committee chair, at anne.morrow@utah.edu


Library Page – Part-Time

Opening Date:  April 13, 2017

Closing Date:  April 27, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time)

DUTIES:  Performs routine and repetitious tasks including sorting, retrieving, and shelving library materials accurately and efficiently.   Interacts with library patrons in support of the Library mission.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Education:  Must be able to read and write in English.  Experience:  Must be 16 years or older.  Prior experience in customer service preferred.

Licenses/Certifications:  No certifications required.

SALARY:  $8.12 to $12.69 per hour.

SCHEDULE:  Varies based on shift.  Position will be scheduled to work 15 to 20 hours per week.  Library Hours areMondayThursday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
APPLICATIONS:  Those interested in applying should submit a Payson City Application via email to: paysonhr@payson.org no later than 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) on April 27, 2017.  ONLY THE INFORMATION ON OR ATTACHED TO THE APPLICATION WILL BE USED FOR SCREENING PURPOSES.  All applications and resumes are classified private and will be held confidential.   To obtain a Payson City Application please go towww.payson.org.
QUESTIONS:  If you have additional questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 801-465-5202.

PAYSON CITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


 Chewelah Library Manager 
 Libraries of Stevens County

Deadline: 'open until filled' - review of applications begins April 3, 2017

POSITION: CHEWELAH LIBRARY MANAGER

SALARY: $45,822 – $56,264 per year

BENEFITS: Social Security, retirement, life, medical, dental and optical insurance; paid vacation and sick leave.

WORKING HOURS: 40 hours per week, with some evening and possible weekend hours.

LOCATION: Chewelah, Washington.  Visit the Chewelah Chamber of Commerce athttp://chewelah.org for more regional information.

DUTIES: The Chewelah Library Manager is a full-time highly responsible management and front line public service job involving planning, directing, and supervising patron services for a rural community library facility in accordance with established policies and procedures.  The position will include coordinating and overseeing outreach to area schools, technology support, programming for a variety of ages, collection development, staff training, community involvement, participation on a website development committee, and public speaking.  The Chewelah Library Manager has some leadership roles on district-wide projects and will assist with coordination of library service throughout the region.

The Libraries of Stevens County is one of the newest and most exciting library systems in Eastern Washington.  Staff are dedicated to providing library access to a far-flung population and are not shy to get creative about ways to accomplish that goal. The Chewelah Library is one of the busiest libraries in the region and is well-supported by the community.  Chewelah is known throughout the region for its vibrant arts community, excellent restaurants, award-winning farmers’ market, and community-oriented business community. The area is famous for its natural beauty and includes the forested Selkirk Mountains, the Colville National Forest, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation area, 49 Degrees North Ski hill (the largest ski area in Washington State is only 10 miles up the hill from Chewelah) and numerous lakes and streams.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. MLS Degree from an ALA accredited school of librarianship and/or WA State Certification as a Librarian, or other appropriate degree.
  2. At least three years of related full-time work experience including supervisory experience, and at least one year of related fulltime library employment, or comparable experience.
APPLICATION:

Please submit a Libraries of Stevens County employment application (http://thelosc.org/sites/all/themes/wilderness/Employment_Application.pdf), a signed cover letter addressing your work experience related to the skills and abilities required for this position, and a resume with three references to:

Becca Moore, Administrative Assistant

Stevens County Rural Library District

Email:  beccam@scrld.org

Address:  4008 Cedar St., PO Box 744, Loon Lake, WA 99148

The position is open until filled. Completed application materials must be submitted through the email, mail or dropped off at the Administration Office.

JOB BEGINS: As soon after hiring as possible.

thelosc.org

NOTICE OF VACANCY

March 20, 2017

TITLE:  Head of Public Services/Research & Instruction Librarian

LOCATION:  University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library

THE LIBRARIES  ­­

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the UW Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts, and  diverse, award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOTHELL AND CASCADIA COLLEGE LIBRARY

http://library.uwb.edu

The University of Washington Libraries serves the students, faculty, and staff of Cascadia College and the University of Washington Bothell at their co-located campus in Bothell, located 18 miles north of downtown Seattle. UW Bothell currently offers programs in Business; Computing and Software Systems; Educational Studies; Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Nursing and Health Studies. More information on UW Bothell and its programs can be found at http://www.uwb.edu. Cascadia College offers a wide range of Associate degrees and certificates, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices. More about Cascadia College can be found here:http://www.cascadia.edu/.

Diversity is a core value of the UW Bothell and Cascadia College Library.  We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.  A majority of our students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups.  Library staff work collaboratively to provide culturally relevant services and resources that reflect the diversity of our campus community, and to foster an inclusive learning environment for our users. Information about the Library’s Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice program is available here:http://libguides.uwb.edu/libraryEDSJteam

 THE POSITION

Under the general direction of the Associate Dean and Director of the Bothell Campus Library, the Head of Public Services provides leadership and strategic visioning for Research Services (in-person and online reference)  and Access Services (Circulation, Stacks Maintenance and Interlibrary Loan) at the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Library.   This position is responsible for developing Library-wide user-centered public services standards and best practices, in collaboration with other Library unit heads, supervisors and staff.  This position works with Library and the campus community to foster an inclusive environment that prioritizes diversity.

The Head of Public Services serves on the Bothell Library Leadership Team.  This group functions as a collaborative group that advances the mission, vision, and values of the Library.  Leadership Team members are the principal stewards for Library resources and are accountable for ensuring that resources are used wisely and effectively to meet the needs of our users. Leadership Team members serve as advocates for their areas of responsibility, representing Unit needs, priorities and perspectives in planning discussions.

The Head of Public Services also works collaboratively with colleagues across the UW Libraries in support of our tri-campus “One Library Three Campuses” system: http://www.lib.washington.edu/dean/tri-campus
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Responsible for policy development, operations, and personnel management for Access Services (Circulation, Stacks Maintenance and ILL).  Establishes priorities and coordinates work within the department and with other library units. The Head of Public Services directly supervises the Access Services Manager.
  • In collaboration with the Access Services Manager, supports ongoing training and development opportunities for library staff and student employees.
  • Leads the operations of in-person and online reference services, in consultation with the Library’s Head of Teaching and Learning.   Onboards new librarians and provides ongoing support to all librarians in the provision of reference services.
  • Facilitates collaboration and communication among Research Services, Access Services and Technology Services units to ensure high quality user services in-person and online.
  • Monitors emerging trends in reference and access services and suggests courses of action; plans for future needs in the areas of staffing, funding and additional service requirements; provides leadership in the assessment of reference and access services.
  • Participates in work related to the UW Libraries’ shared Integrated Library System as appropriate.
  • Contributes to the Library’s ongoing work related to Open Educational Resources.
  • In collaboration with the Library Administrator and Head of Collections, takes the lead in managing utilization data for internal and external reporting and strategic planning.  Liaises with institutional research staff at the UW Libraries, UW Bothell and Cascadia College as needed.
  • Provides circulation and reference services at the Library’s Information Commons Desk and online through the UW Libraries Q & A Live digital reference service.  Schedule may include occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Under the general direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning, may provide some classroom and online instruction for targeted courses within the Library’s integrated information literacy curriculum at the lower division.
  • In partnership with the Head of Collections and the Manager of Access Services, coordinates the activities of Access Services to maximize the accessibility of the collections for use by the Libraries’ clientele, while maintaining concern for proper care and preservation of library material.
  • Leads the development of safety trainings for library staff.  Acts as primary liaison with Campus Safety Office and Emergency Preparedness Manager for security and evacuation/emergency related issues.
  • Oversees, monitors, and responds to violations of the Libraries Code of Conduct, in consultation with the Library Administrator.  Advises the Director on security and disruptions procedures.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Three or more years of experience in a supervisory, management or leadership role.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of reference services and/or access services functions.
  • Supervisory experience that demonstrates strategic thinking, managing, motivating, and leading teams of library staff.
  • Experience working in a college or university library.
  • Strong user centered public service philosophy.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

 

Preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and opportunities in enhancing access to library collections and services.
  • Familiarity with assessment and evaluation methods; creative, innovative and motivated to engage in ongoing assessment of services.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in working with students from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities who possess a wide range of educational goals.
  • Familiarity with information literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies and assessment.

 

SALARY

$55,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.  An Administrative Supplement will be established at the time of appointment.

 

RANK

Position will be at rank of Sr. Assistant or Associate Librarian, depending on qualifications and background.

 

BENEFITS

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources).  Please also address in your cover letter how your qualifications and experience inform your ability to work with diverse students, faculty, and staff.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Public Services Philosophy:  Applicants are also to provide a separate statement of no more than one page addressing their experience and philosophy in the provision of public services.
  • Please use “Librarian Application: Bothell Head of Public Services” in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single-sided, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, April 21, 2017.

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libhr@uw.edu.


 

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