JOB: Head of Access Services, Cushing Library, Holy Names University, Oakland

Holy Names University, located in the beautiful Oakland Hills, has an exciting opportunity for a technology-friendly library worker seeking a powerful career-building experience. Get in on the ground floor as a small team of multitasking innovators prepares to move this library into the 21st century. Our limited space and resources are overshadowed by our creativity, our determination, and our willingness to collaborate internally and externally.

Responsibilities

These include hiring, scheduling, training, and managing the ever-changing team of student workers used as the front line for Access Services; leading the implementation of WorldCat Navigator resource-sharing; and working with other team members as we implement RFID self-check and inventory, expand public access computing, build the library’s web presence, reposition our collection from print to digital, broaden the range and improve access to our electronic resources, and pave the way for the library’s eventual re-visioning into a full “learning commons” experience.

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Requirements

This is a “pathway MLS” position ideal for students pursuing graduate degrees in library science or library workers preparing for library studies.  The ideal candidate is technologically fluent, has ideas and energy, has at least two years’ experience working with traditional library management functions such as circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves, and reports, is familiar with Library of Congress subject headings and MARC, and has a strong customer service ethic.

About Holy Names University

Holy Names University, called by some the most diverse university in the United States, is a community of learning, rooted in the Catholic tradition and the charism of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, who model diversity and social justice. Holy Names University translates its mission statement into action by recognizing and affirming the dignity and worth of all peoples in recruiting students, hiring personnel, and in implementing its programs and activities.

How to apply

Send your cover letter and c.v. by email to Human Resources at hr@hnu.edu. Due to the volume of applicants, we will not be able to respond to each application. After review of your submitted materials, you will be contacted if there appears to be a match between your qualifications and the position requirements. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.