Yale University .
Original Posting Date 30-Nov-2017
Supervisory Organization Library - Haas Arts Library
STARS Requisition number 47195BR
University Job Title Librarian, Access Services
Posting Position Title Assistant Director for Access Services
Bargaining Unit None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type Full time
Duration Type Regular
Compensation Grade Library
Compensation Grade Profile Librarian (00)
Work Location University Library System
Worksite Address 180 York Street New Haven, CT 06511
Work Week Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5
Position Focus: Reporting to the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, the Assistant Director for Access Services provides oversight and coordination for a wide range of library services including: information desks, basic reference, circulation, course reserves, resource sharing, and stacks maintenance in a busy, service-focused visual and performing arts library. Participates in hiring, training, supervising, coaching, and evaluating the work of five FTE staff and a corps of student workers. S/he collaborates with other librarians to provide research support to Arts Library patrons using a wide range of superb digital and print resources, instructional and information technologies. Under the direction of the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, initiates and leads access services initiatives and teams comprised of librarians and library services assistants.
S/he also serves as the primary library liaison to either the Department of the History of Art or the School of Architecture, depending upon academic background or related experience, and is responsible for providing reference, consultation, collection development, and digital and instructional services. S/he shares responsibility with the Arts Library Management Team for long-range strategic planning for the library, fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment, and facilitates communication and coordination between Arts Library staff members and other units of the Yale University Library system.
Works collaboratively to create and maintain online instructional and research guides and to maintain the Arts Library website. Collaborates with librarians, GIS specialists, DH Lab specialists, archivists and other providers of information resources to support research and teaching. Develops and offers services for providing access to resources in the Arts Library and scholarly output in the arts by Yale students and faculty, working closely with staff in cataloging, systems, and related departments, representing the public services perspective.
1. Working in a collaborative environment, helps manage Arts Library circulation, course reserves (electronic and print), resource sharing, stacks maintenance, and other aspects of access services.
2. Provides research support to students and faculty in academic departments and schools through consultations, instruction sessions, and in-person and virtual reference services. Participates in Yale Librarys cross-disciplinary reference, instruction, and outreach programs.
3. Supports research and raises awareness of information resources through outreach efforts.
4. Develops library collections in all formats. Works with the Director of the Arts Library to acquire resources in all formats (print, databases, datasets, images, a/v, etc.).
5. Participates in public services strategic planning and policy development focused on public services. Participates in departmental library access services program planning.
6. Participates in library system-wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities.
7. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yales collections and research support services.
8. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.
9. May perform other duties as assigned.
Essential Duties 1. May be responsible for staffing and services in the following areas: information desk, circulation, course reserves (electronic and print), resource sharing, stacks maintenance, privileges, security, and/or oversight of and liaison for facilities operations. 2. Participates in hiring, training, coaching and evaluating the work of access services staff members. 3. Participates in planning and implementing new services, and supporting and improving existing services. 4. Responsible for ensuring consistency in service quality, policy interpretation, and following procedures. 5. Works with vendors or other units that support library operations, such as technical services, collection development, Library IT, facilities maintenance, and security. 6. Participates in departmental library access services program planning. 7. Participates in library system-wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yales collections and research support services. 8. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience 1. Masters degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a masters degree in library science. 2. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. 3. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 4. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. 5. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: ***********************************************************
Required Skill/Ability 1: Masters degree from an ALA-accredited library school and a minimum of two years of professional experience are required.
Required Skill/Ability 2: Supervisory or related formal leadership experience.
Required Skill/Ability 3: Demonstrated ability with a user-oriented approach to library public services, including reference, instruction, and outreach.
Required Skill/Ability 4: Demonstrated ability to use and teach digital tools for research, instruction, and/or outreach such as online tutorials, online citation management and personal data management tools, data visualization tools, digital humanities tools, social media platforms, Omeka, WordPress, LibGuides, Drupal, etc.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Advanced degree in the visual arts, art history, architecture, or a related field. Experience in an academic library environment. Record of professional development and service to the field of librarianship.
Drug Screen No
Health Screening No
Background Check Requirements All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit ************************************************* for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Affirmative Action Statement: Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individuals sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Universitys Title IX Coordinator, at ****************, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: ************, Fax: ************, TDD: ************, or Email: *****************.
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