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    Posted: 26/Nov/2012 at 11:56am
University of Denver – Penrose Library

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Access Services Librarian

The University of Denver’s Penrose Library is seeking an innovative, dynamic, and service-oriented leader for the position of Access Services Librarian.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for the planning, coordination, and administration of Penrose Library Access Services, a 24/5 plus weekend hours operation, supported by 17 benefited staff and 51 student staff. This department comprises: circulation; resource sharing services including interlibrary loan and document delivery; course reserves; and stacks maintenance for the library and a remote storage facility. The Access Librarian directs a wide variety of Access Services projects related to technology, space planning, and patron services, while managing and implementing related policies, including copyright. Serves in a leadership role as the facilitator of the Access Team and an advocate for the Access Department. Directly supervises four unit managers in Circulation, Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, and Stacks Maintenance. Must be flexible and willing to assist with Access service points as needed. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Student and Scholar Services.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: ALA-accredited MLS degree. Two years of professional experience in library public services. Experience managing and supervising staff and/or students. Knowledge of emerging trends and technologies in Access Services. Knowledge of and experience with an integrated library system. Strong organizational, communication, and writing skills. Strong project management skills and an ability to bring diverse groups to consensus. Solid commitment to library public services accompanied with a record of excellent customer service and inclusive excellence. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Detail oriented with skills to investigate, analyze, problem solve, and set departmental priorities. Evidence of commitment to professional development and scholarly activities through research, publication, and service to national and regional professional organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED: Professional experience in an Access Services area such as circulation, reserves, or interlibrary loan. Experience working in an academic library. Experience with Innovative Interfaces integrated library system. Knowledge of or experience with Atlas Systems products such as ILLiad or Ares.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The University of Denver (DU), the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region and known as a great private university dedicated to the public good, enrolls over 11,000 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Denver as a Comprehensive Doctoral/Research University (high research activity). The University is located in a residential neighborhood of Denver, a vibrant and diverse city offering an array of cultural attractions and recreational activities in the nearby mountains. For more information about Penrose Library and the University of Denver visit:

The University of Denver is rebuilding the Penrose Library with a $32M construction project to create an Academic Commons, the ideal place for students and faculty to build our community of 21st century scholars and further our mission as a place of inquiry, of dialogue, and of academic rigor and engagement. The Penrose Library serves a diverse population, ranging from our students, staff, and faculty to public and other academic patrons from the surrounding region.

SALARY, RANK, BENEFITS: Competitive salary. Faculty status, non-tenure track appointment, with rank depending on experience and qualifications. Faculty hired at the rank of Assistant Professor are required to apply for promotion to Associate Professor in or before the sixth year. An initial appointment above Assistant Professor is possible if experience, scholarship, and service are determined, through a faculty appointment process, to be consistent with library faculty guidelines for each academic rank. All promotions in rank and extensions of contract are based upon performance in three core areas of responsibility: librarianship, scholarship/research, and service. Generous benefits package; for more details please visit

To apply for this position, please visit our website at Applicants should include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications received by January 2, 2013 will receive first consideration. The University of Denver is an EEO/AA Employer.
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