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Access Services Librarian/Assistant Professor
Title:Access Services Librarian/Assistant Professor
Department:Division of Learning Resources
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular Tenure Track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ES0004

Salary Range:
Commensurate with rank and experience

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW. Washington DC. 20008

Brief Description of Duties

Access Services Librarian/Assistant Professor is a highly visible position that supports the mission of the university and division by overseeing all aspects of the library's circulation and reserve operations.  Reporting to the director of the library, the librarian works collaboratively with circulation staff and librarians to enhance existing access services and develop new services, policies, and strategies, with an emphasis on superior customer service.  The librarian diplomatically responds to patron concerns, complaints, and suggestions.  Some evening and weekend work is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversees all circulation of library materials including consortium loans, interlibrary loans, digitization requests, and course reserves.
  2. Coordinates routine stacks management (reshelving, tracing, shelf reading, and shifting).
  3. Plans and supervises print collection projects (weeding, retention, and inventory)
  4. Trains, schedules, supervises, and evaluates relevant full-time staff, interns, and student workers.
  5. Manages the collection of charges, fines, and fees for library patrons and resolving problems as necessary.
  6. Performs updates and purges of patron records in the Alma library system.
  7. Configures fulfillment/circulation settings in the Alma library system
  8. Prepares and maintains documentation on relevant policies, procedures, and workflows, coordinating with the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) when appropriate.
  9. Serves as a representative on relevant WRLC committees.
  10. Maintains library web pages related to access services and library hours.
  11. Serves on university and/or departmental committees as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Information or Library Science
  • Two years of supervisory experience in an academic library or related setting
  • Experience with one or more aspects of access services: circulation, reserves, resource sharing, or stacks management
  • Knowledge of copyright and fair use as it applies to libraries
  • Computer proficient, including Microsoft Office and standard office equipment
  • Strong communication, organizational, and project management skills
  • Familiarity with Ex Libris Alma/Primo integrated library system preferred
  • Familiarity with ILLiad resource sharing preferred
  • Demonstrated evidence of involvement in professional research activities preferred
  • Ability to accommodate flexible scheduling six days a week

A candidate for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor shall be required to meet the following qualifications:

a. An appropriate terminal degree or agree to complete this degree within a period of time to be specified in the terms of the initial contract; and
b. At least three (3) years of full-time teaching experience, including two (2) years in an institution of higher education.

Appropriate professional experience and achievements may be substituted when formal teaching experience is limited or absent.

When formal teaching experience is limited or absent, the candidate shall be required to demonstrate verifiable potential for effective teaching.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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