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Resource Library Specialist, Lending
Manages the lending of library materials to other libraries. Processes interlibrary loan requests and materials in ILLiad. Identifies and resolves problems related to ILL lending. Supervises ILL student employees, and provides guidance and instruction to library support staff performing tasks related to ILL lending. Assists with improving lending policies, procedures, and workflows. Provides assistance to staff at other library institutions and UMD Libraries’ users.

Volume for these services is closely tied to the academic calendar. Accordingly, annual leave cannot be used during the month of January and the two weeks before and after the start of the Fall and Spring semesters, except in emergencies or other exceptional circumstances. These are peak periods with increased workloads for the Resource Sharing & Reserves unit.
Position: Resource Library Specialist, Lending
Organization: University of Maryland Libraries
Location: College Park,  MD 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 8/1/2022
Bachelors Degree and one year of experience directly related to the primary duties of the job. 
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Experience working in an academic library. Experience in leading and training student assistants or other employees.

Familiarity using ILLiad, OCLC WorldShare, and/or RapidILL. Familiarity operating multifunction printers and scanners. Foreign language skills are beneficial.
Additional Certifications:
General knowledge and understanding of the nature and function of libraries; of library services, standards and procedures; of bibliographic records, publishing and publication formats, and library information storage and retrieval systems. Skill in alphabetic and numeric filing; in using a computer terminal to input and retrieve information; in interpreting and applying library policies and procedures; and in analyzing problems of a moderately complex nature. Ability to communicate effectively; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library users and staff; to provide guidance and instruction to subordinate personnel; strong attention to detail; to work independently; and to exercise initiative in interpreting and applying rules, procedures, and instructions.
Additional Information:  
Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position
Physical Demands
  1. Extensive work at a computer and copiers/scanners.
  2. Works in an area of high activity, which may be stressful on occasion.
  3. Work involves standing, reaching, stooping, bending, lifting and moving objects, including loaded book trucks.
  4. Work schedules are subject to change based on the University calendar and staffing needs, i.e. seven days/week, including evenings and weekends.
Status: This listing expires on: 10/30/2022
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Organization Information
University of Maryland Libraries

College Park,  MD 20742
United States
Kourtney Lowery