Access Services Librarian (Librarian I):
The University Libraries at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) seek an entry-level librarian to join our team. Reporting to the Head of Public Services, this position holds non-tenure track faculty status (NTT) and will be hired at the rank of Librarian I. The Access Services Librarian is responsible for the provision of excellent service and the efficient operation of interlibrary loan and other circulation duties. We are seeking someone with strong interpersonal skills who is enthusiastic, customer service-oriented, and interested in working in a highly collaborative, inclusive, and innovative environment.
With more than 15,000 students, UMSL is the largest public research university in eastern Missouri. We serve a diverse student body and are responsible for educating a large portion of the metropolitan area’s professionals. UMSL offers a wide range of baccalaureate and master’s degrees, as well as 22 doctoral degrees.
● Master's degree in Librarianship/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program at the time of appointment
● strong customer service orientation
● excellent oral and written communication skills
● ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues
● commitment to equity and inclusion in library services
● outstanding organizational skills
● ability to effectively adapt to and use new technologies and software
● experience in an academic library setting
● experience in access services (student or clerical work acceptable)
● familiarity with Tipasa or other Interlibrary Loan software, Sierra, Adobe Acrobat, and/or Springshare software
● experience supervising student workers
● background in reference services, collection development, and/or instruction
● experience providing culturally appropriate service to diverse clients
● coordinate and perform Access Services functions including circulation and interlibrary loan
● keep statistics describing the use of access services and assist library administration in the preparation of various reports requiring those statistics
● communicate, administer, and recommend updates to library policies and procedures
● coordinate hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of student assistants assigned to Access Services in conjunction with other Access Services staff
● provide scheduled and unscheduled support for Access Services as needed, including some nights and weekends
● keep abreast of current trends in policy, practices, and technologies as they pertain to public services, information literacy, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and professional librarianship in general
● contribute to a welcoming and inclusive working and learning environment
● provide research assistance to students, faculty, and staff through research consultations, library instruction sessions, shifts at the Public Service Desk, and other means
● select library resources, prepare research guides, and liaise with academic departments in the Sciences
● participate in library and university activities as well as engage in scholarly and professional service activities
● work collegially and effectively with the library’s professional and support staff as part of the library team
● other duties as assigned
Applicants must apply online at www.umsl.jobs
Please attach a resume and cover letter addressing the duties and requirements of the position. Provide contact information, including email addresses, for three professional references. Only references for finalists will be contacted.
This position is a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty appointment. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2023. The successful candidate must undergo a criminal background check.
Please email Lindsay Schmitz (email@example.com) if you have any questions regarding this position.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.
General information on job openings at the university:
Student positions are posted on the Career Services site. Applications can also be picked up from the Thomas Jefferson Library Administrative Office.
For information regarding student employment in the Library Research Commons (LRC) computing labs, contact Instructional Support Services (located in the Social Sciences Building (SSB) 103.