Head of Access Services

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Created: July 7, 2016


The College of Wooster Libraries seek an engaged and user-centered professional for the newly created position of Head of Access Services.  Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Head of Access Services oversees and manages circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, media, and associated staff (i.e. the Evening Circulation Supervisor, Interlibrary Loan Associate, and student employees).  The incumbent will utilize strong managerial skills and fluency with library systems to maintain high quality services for the students, faculty, and staff of the College.  


Coordinates the operations of public circulation desks, including student staffing and hours.

Manages the patron database and the circulation of print, electronic and reserve items.

Directly supervises one full-time salaried evening supervisor, one half-time interlibrary loan associate, and 30+ student employees. 

Hires, trains, and evaluates student staff; establishes work priorities, implements workflows, approves time entries, and resolves problems.

Develops policies, procedures, and materials for the current and future needs of the department.

Oversees the daytime operation of interlibrary loan services; serves as the named contact for consortial delivery and questions and concerns regarding materials.

Manages the media collection and related services; coordinates film viewings, media reserves, inventory, and maintenance.

Researches and contributes to copyright compliance policies for print, electronic and media services.

Facilitates opening and closing procedures for the Libraries, as well as special event weekend hours and coverage.

Represents Access Services on appropriate library, campus, and consortial committees.

Compiles statistics for off-campus surveys, in-house annual reports, and consortial and statewide reports.

May be required to work a flexible schedule to provide department supervision for library-related special events, illnesses, and vacations.

Attends/participates in workshops, meetings and listservs related to Access Services.

Assists other Library personnel on library-wide projects.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug test.

It is the policy of The College of Wooster to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment, and to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment all persons, regardless of their status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements.

The position will remain open until filled.  Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references to the link below.  Review of applications will begin on July 5, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.


References will remain confidential for as long as is practical.

The Department Human Resources

The College of Wooster

536 E. Wayne Avenue

Wooster, OH  44691



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Published: Thursday, July 7, 2016 15:39 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:40 UTC