[Access-ip] Position Announcement, Stanford University
Trevor A. Dawes
tdawes at Princeton.EDU
Wed Aug 8 19:48:54 CDT 2007
The Stanford University Libraries/Academic Information Resources (SUL/AIR) is seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates for the position of Head of the Access Services Department.
The Head of Access Services directs a public services department comprised of several divisions with different sets of responsibilities. Three units - Privileges, Scanning Operations, and the Stanford Auxiliary Libraries-support the needs of all University Libraries patrons and public services operations. The other units -- Loan, Reserves, the Portals, and Stack -- primarily serve the needs of the users of the Cecil H. Green Library, Stanford's main library in the humanities and social sciences (2.3 million volumes). The Loan Division handles >500,000 circulation transactions annually. The Department is responsible for the management of the Stanford Auxiliary Library, with an on-campus site and an off-campus High Density Shelving facility currently housing 1.6 million items with a planned capacity of 3 million items. Future modules are being planned.
* Recommend, articulate, and administer library access policies to the University community and other constituencies within general policies of SUL/AIR, and in consultation with the AUL for Technical Services.
* Maintain active and effective communication with a wide range of constituencies, including faculty, students, University offices, library departments, and other on- and off-campus patrons. Work to ensure that services and planning are coordinated and that policy is applied and implemented consistently.
* Manage and motivate staff of 35.5 FTE regular staff and 39.5 FTE hourly staff in five supervised units. Manage the organization and allocation of personnel, $3.2 million budget, and physical facilities in Green and in auxiliary facilities, with a view to continual process improvement across divisional lines. Advocate for Access Services in prioritizing Systems queue.
* Coordinate and advocate strategic directions, projects, and all activities of the Department with those of the Libraries' Collections and Services Program. Collaborate with SULAIR Systems to prioritize Access Services' requirements. Participate actively in program planning within Technical Services, with all SULAIR units, and with other campus libraries (Law, Medicine, Business, Hoover, SLAC).
* Lead planning and implementation of the facility and service programs of off-site high density shelving facility. Participate in space planning and project implementation as they impact the Libraries' program and building facilities. Manage the assignment of Green Library faculty studies and dissertation rooms. Manage the logistics for mass digitization efforts of Stanford University.
* Manage the implementation and maintenance of security and preservation measures for buildings and collections, in consultation with staff in Facilities, Building Projects, and Preservation Department.
* Maintain active and productive liaison with the Green Library Information Center as well as all the branch libraries.
* Requires five years experience managing access services or comparable public service operation in medium to large library, preferably in an academic setting. Experience with online circulation system in an integrated environment is also required.
* Requires experience managing time, budget, and staff to meet deadlines in a complex, energetic environment. Experience with project management, i.e., developing scope, targets, deadlines, is desirable.
* Requires demonstrated capacity to work effectively and collegially with all levels of library staff and patrons, as well as with external associates. Excellent communication skills in writing and in person are essential. Experience managing and mentoring professional staff is highly desirable.
* Ability to adapt flexibly to a changing and sometimes ambiguous environment is required
* Familiarity with providing services from off-site shelving is desirable.
* MLS from an ALA-accredited program, or the equivalent in educational experience, is required.
Appointment to the Librarian and Senior Librarian ranks will be based on breadth and years of relevant expertise.
The libraries of Stanford University hold 9 million volumes, employ over 500 staff members, and include the University Libraries system and five 'coordinate" (school or institution) libraries. The Stanford University Libraries consist of a main research library (Green Library) and eleven research branch libraries serving the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The Technical Services group has a staff of over 130FTE in four departments: Access Services: Acquisitions, Cataloging and Metadata Services, and Preservation. Together they make available 140,000 new volumes annually by use of emerging vendor services and continual process improvement. The Stanford Libraries fosters innovation and improvement for benefit of patron service and of staff growth.
Responsible to: Associate University Librarian for Technical Services
Position Available: immediately. Preference is given to applications received by August 15, 2007.
Apply via: http://jobs.stanford.edu/find_a_job.html
Put Job Number 26361 in the keyword search box at bottom. Scroll to bottom and click "Apply". Attach your résumé, cover letter, and names of three professional references.
Stanford University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
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