Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Access & Discovery Services, the Head of Access Services provides leadership, management, and coordination for all aspects of the Access Services Department, consisting of Course Reserves, Interlibrary Loan/Document and Delivery Services, Circulation Services, and Stacks Management in Richter Library and Weeks Music Library, and collection space utilization in Off-Site Storage. This position also creates and implements a vision for library-wide Access Services in consultation with the subject-specialty libraries, including Architecture, Business, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, and Medical. This position has a key role in developing, evaluating, and implementing innovative, user-focused services for delivering academic information resources to the University community and fostering an environment of responsive and welcoming customer service. Access Services develops and implements access policies and trains front-line staff and student employees. Additionally, this position serves as a copyright resource. Access Services is a key library partner in the Learning Commons, a strategic initiative to improve student learning at the University by offering coordinated, co-located academic support services. In this role, they serve as a standing member of the Libraries Leadership Team, Public Services Council, Alma Fulfillment Group, and Emergency Response Team. As appropriate, the incumbent will engage with other library and campus colleagues on evolving projects and services like the Libraries master planning, Richter Library’s first floor renovations, seat booking reservation system.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaboration & Communication
The Head of Access Services reports to the Associate Dean for Access and Discovery Services. Direct reports are the Circulation Manager, Interlibrary Loan & Course Reserves Manager, and the Off-Site Storage/Collections Manager.
Works on a daily basis with library faculty, teaching faculty, staff, student employees, students, alumni, community patrons, and other campus units. Exercises authority, recommends and participates in decisions and actions at the organizational level.
Physical address where the job position is located.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The Libraries will be flexible during this time and will conduct most or all of this search remotely. The start date for this position is no earlier than March 1st, 2021. Applications should be submitted at https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UMFaculty/job/Coral-Gables-FL/Librarian-Asst-Professor_R100034281. Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. Materials should be combined in one .pdf file and uploaded when prompted for one’s Resume/CV (5MB max).