Access Services Librarian

Website Southern Oregon University

The Access Services Librarian oversees the Access Services department at Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library and assists individuals and library units in designing workflows and collecting statistics to support decision making and the improvement of library services. The librarian has a high degree of fluency in library and administrative technologies, such as Alma or a similar ILS. Setting the tone for excellent public services at Hannon Library to students, faculty, staff, and community members, the librarian leads by example and ensures the effective functioning of the Access Services team responsible for circulation, resource sharing, and stacks maintenance.

Hannon Librarians are an integral part of teaching and education at Southern Oregon University. The Access Services Librarian proactively participates in the library’s information literacy and instruction program (faculty-requested instruction sessions, credit courses, and instructional workshops) with a focus on teaching students the essential skills necessary to successfully navigate today’s information landscape. The individual in this position participates in an active faculty liaison program, serving as collection coordinator and faculty liaison to assigned departments and delivering library instruction. Other instructional responsibilities include providing research guidance at the Research Help desk (4-6 hours/week), via email, and in one-on-one consultations to a culturally diverse faculty and student body with increasingly interdisciplinary research interests.

Hannon Library is a collaborative library environment where staff and faculty work together on programs, planning, services, collections, and more. The Access Services Librarian works with other library faculty and staff to develop, demonstrate, and promote instructional and user support materials for liaison programs. They serve on library and university committees and participate in varied library initiatives as appropriate.

Southern Oregon University is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive learning environment for all students. Librarians play an important role in making students feel at home and also helping them move toward the successful completion of their studies. As the leader of the Access Services department, the librarian in this role also works with campus stakeholders, library faculty and staff, and administration to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion at Hannon Library. We aspire to a positive and inclusive climate and culture. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, or members of other marginalized communities.

This position reports directly to the University Librarian and is a tenure-track faculty position. The librarian will be expected to participate in service and scholarly activities commensurate with faculty rank.

Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The region is noted for its unparalleled biodiversity and the university lies in close proximity to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The Rogue Valley is renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and biking. We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits.

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