Access Services Librarian, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester NH

As one of the fastest growing nonprofit universities in the nation, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) offers nearly 200 certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs in business, culinary arts, teacher education, hospitality management and liberal arts on campus, online and at our regional centers.SNHU, at No. 12, was the only university to make Fast Company's 2012 list of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies and is a repeat winner of the Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For" award. At Southern New Hampshire University we routinely go above and beyond what is expected of us. We believe there are no limits to what you can do, what you can be and what you can achieve. Come be a part of innovation and education! Southern New Hampshire University is an equal opportunity employer.

Shapiro Library will be moving in the summer of 2014 into a brand new 50,000 square foot building. This position will have the exciting opportunity to lead the Access Services Department during this transition from a traditional library building to a state of the art library learning commons.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

•Provide leadership and management for Access Services including circulation, reserves, inter-library loan/document delivery, and stack maintenance

•Direct and coordinate 6 staff and student assistants

•Ensure adequate staffing to maintain library hours and services regardless of inclement weather

•Work with the Library Dean to design new policies, procedures, and services to enhance the quality of library use for all library patrons

•Run the library facility in the absence of the Dean

•Recommend budget allocations for the Access Services Department, and monitoring expenditures for materials, services, staff, and student workers

•Set and adjust library hours of operation in direct consultation with the Library Dean

•Coordinate the monitoring of the library building for facilities and public safety issues

•Participate in Library, University, and outside professional committees, conferences, and other scholarly and developmental opportunities

•Stay current on library trends through library literature, social media, and other professional sources

•Provide some reference desk coverage and conducting library instruction classes

•Act as a library liaison to assigned school/department/division

•Assist patrons in the use of technology, including laptops, network connectivity, and printing

•Other duties as assigned


The successful applicant must have:

•Minimum of 2 years academic library experience in Access Services

•Demonstrated ability to design and implement innovative programs and services that advance organizational goals

•ALA-accredited MLS

•Relevant professional experience including successful management/supervisory experience

•Demonstrated ability to provide leadership for the delivery of excellent customer services

•Knowledge of Internet, print, and online resources

•Strong computer-based skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, e-mail, and web searching and basic computer troubleshooting

•Experience with automated library systems, Millennium preferred

•Strong oral and written communication skills

•Ability to work with students from a wide range of cultural, linguistic, and academic backgrounds

•Excellent organizational and analytical skills

•Strong interpersonal skills

•Strong commitment to public service


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