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  Circulation Librarian

Company Name:
    Miami University Libraries
Contact Information
    Judith Sessions
    225 King Library
    Ohio, USA
    Phone: 513-529-2800
    Fax: 513-529-3110
    Position: Circulation Librarian Miami University Libraries, Oxford, OH, are seeking a personable, self-motivated, service-oriented and flexible team-player for this Assistant Librarian position. Reporting to the Head of Access Services, the Circulation Librarian manages the main library's circulation services (which includes print and digital reserves operations), and assists the Head of Access Services in managing stacks maintenance and interlibrary loan operations. The Circulation Librarian supervises 5 FTE paraprofessionals, one graduate assistant, and 30-35 student employees assigned to circulation services, and assists in the supervision of an additional 5 FTE paraprofessionals, one graduate student, and 10-15 student employees assigned to interlibrary loan and stacks maintenance functions. The main circulation desk is open during all the hours that the main library is open (131 hours per week), is open until 4:00 a.m. five nights per week, and handles a wide range of circulation services (books, keys, study rooms, laptop computers, digital cameras, etc.). Primary Responsibilities: • Supervises daily circulation activities in the main library, • Sets and maintains standards of excellence for circulation services, • Resolves unusual complaints; handles non-routine requests and inquiries, • Maintains and trouble-shoots the circulation module of the libraries’ automated system, serving as liaison to the software vendor (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) in circulation matters, • Works with and coordinates the main library’s circulation services with circulation service points in other university libraries, as well as with systems and technical services staff regarding integrated library system issues, • Serves as liaison to OhioLINK, the statewide network of libraries, in matters pertaining to circulation of materials among the network members, trouble-shoots unusual problems, coordinates the circulation activities of all university libraries with the state network, • Assists in developing and enhancing the Libraries’ electronic reserve system, • Identifies and develops appropriate assessment approaches, measures and techniques for continuous monitoring and improvement of circulation services, • Contributes to the development of long ranges plan and policies, • Manages the department in the absence of the department head, • Other duties as assigned. Requirements include a graduate library degree from an ALA accredited institution; strong commitment to providing excellent customer service and working with diverse populations; demonstrated facility for applying technology to library services; initiative and ability to conceive and carry out projects; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills; some evening and weekend work will be required. Highly Desirable: academic library experience, preferably in a circulation environment; supervisory experience; familiarity with Innovative Interfaces Inc. Millenium circulation system. Environment: Miami University is located in Oxford, OH, 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati. The University Libraries have a strong tradition of public service and of building collections that support the university’s education and research activities. Among the Libraries’ resources are 2.6 million volumes, an extensive collection of government documents and microforms, and over 13,000 electronic serials and 100+ online databases available via MiamiLINK, the library web system. Miami Libraries serve approximately 850 teaching and research faculty, 16,000 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. The Libraries have 52 professionals, 54 support staff, belong to OCLC, CRL, SPARC, and are active members of the OhioLINK consortium. Miami University Libraries has in place an Appointment, Rank, and Promotion System that offers opportunities for promotion and continuing contract. Miami University Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and Miami University is actively seeking to build a diverse academic community. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Miami University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Benefits include Blue Cross/Blue Shield, major medical disability, dental, and term life insurance. Ohio Public Employees Retirement System or Alternate Retirement Program (ARP). Salary negotiable depending upon experience and qualifications. Submit letter of application, resume and contact information including email addresses of three professional references to Judith A. Sessions, Dean & University Librarian, King Library, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 45056. Applications received by July 6, 2004 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please go to the following URL to view this full position advertisement online: http://www.lib.muohio.edu/libinfo/employ/

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