Access Services Librarian

Ripon College

Ripon College’s Lane Library invites applications for an Access Services Librarian. This is a full-time, non-tenured, faculty rank position beginning in May 2022. Join a small staff in a collaborative and collegial environment on a residential liberal arts college campus, located just over an hour from Milwaukee and Madison. 

Job Summary: The successful candidate will oversee the circulation and interlibrary loan departments, coordinate stacks and collection management, and manage and encourage career readiness in twenty-five undergraduate workers. Shared duties include teaching information literacy sessions within the college’s core curriculum, providing reference services, collection development, and social media management.

Primary Duties:

Manage the daily operation and personnel of the circulation, reserves, serials, and interlibrary loan departments including: training, assessment, updating patron records, processing reserve items, supervision of circulation tasks, locating lost items, troubleshooting technology issues; analyzing patron and ILL statistics, and ensuring ILLs are being processed properly.

Required: MLS from an ALA accredited program; excellent interpersonal communication; ability to hold student workers to a high standard in a collegial atmosphere; ability to analyze, implement, and adapt to evolving library services and technologies; ability to take initiative, set goals, manage projects and priorities; ability to lift and move library materials up to 25 pounds. 

Preferred: Strong supervisory skills for managing student employees; knowledge of Koha ILS; experience in interlibrary loan; strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work in a collaborative environment as well as independently; experience or interest in teaching information literacy; passion for an additional area of librarianship, such as, but not limited to, open educational resources, digital scholarship, social justice, or student success. 

To Apply: send cover letter, curriculum vitae and a list of three references to Amy Stephens at [email protected] References will not be contacted without prior approval of the applicant.

Review of applications begins February 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

This position is open to all qualified applicants.  Ripon College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including,  for example,  African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, first generation college students, members of the LGBTQIA+ community,  individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, and leadership in the academy.

At Ripon College, the health and safety of our employees, students and contractors is our number one priority. Upon hire, please plan on either showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID 19 (currently one dose of the Johnson and Johnson or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) or plan on being part of weekly (every seven days) COVID-19 surveillance testing, with a negative result.  Masks are also presently required on campus.   

Ripon College is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and adheres to non-discriminatory policies in employment and student enrollment. Ripon College is an equal-opportunity employer.

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