Interlibrary Loan & Resource Sharing Specialist

Website University of Minnesota Duluth

Interlibrary Loan & Resource Sharing Specialist

12 month, full-time position, AFSMCE represented position.

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The Kathryn A. Martin Library serves the mission of the University of Minnesota Duluth to integrate liberal education, research, creative activity, and public engagement and prepare students to thrive as lifelong learners and globally engaged citizens.

The Interlibrary Loan library assistant serves as the subject matter expert on interlibrary loan and resource sharing. Responsibilities include: oversight of interlibrary loan, Get It (the University of Minnesota library requesting service), and document delivery operations; creating and documenting procedures and workflows; training, assigning and scheduling duties and reviewing work; communicating with patrons and other libraries regarding ILL requests; and troubleshooting problems.

This position acts as the primary liaison to Minitex, the Arrowhead Library System (ALS), and OCLC Tipasa. The position collaborates across systems to resolve service and system issues. They are responsible for informing all staff working in the Access & Collection Services Team (ACST) about any pertinent changes, outages, or other issues.

This position works with technical services and circulation staff in ACST to document and refine best practices and policies for interlibrary loan around acquisitions, holdings updates, and circulation of ILL material to patrons. The position also collaborates with Research & Learning (R&L) staff to provide support and guidance on seeking out research materials for our users.

This position carries out all responsibilities in accordance with the ALA code of Ethics (American Library Association)and the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States.

This position is a member of the Access & Collection Services Team. ACST is responsible for acquiring, cataloging, and managing print and electronic materials. The team is also responsible for building oversight and security, interlibrary loan, course reserves, circulation, and stacks maintenance.  This position is a third level technical library position which typically requires a thorough working knowledge of methods and practices in one or more functional areas of library operations and services.  Employees at this level may have a general responsibility for a specialization within the team, and will typically work with considerable independence from direct supervision.



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