Access and Collections Librarian

Company Name: 
Partnership Among South Carolina Academic LIbraries (PASCAL)
Columbia, SC
Job Description: 

The Access and Collections Librarian reports to the Executive Director and is a member of PASCAL’s Content and Services Team. This position will be responsible for coordinating the consortium's management of collections and resource sharing services. The Content and Services Team's major areas of activity include electronic resource licensing, shared print and electronic collection management, resource sharing, affordable learning, training and assessment. As part of the Content and Services Team, this position will work closely with PASCAL's Shared Library Services Program (SLSP) team and member institutions to leverage the state's new shared Alma/Primo system in support of these activities.

Working closely with other PASCAL staff and member librarians, the Access and Collections Librarian will coordinate services and technologies to support seamless user access to collections, will help to craft a vision for common collection, and will work collaboratively with colleagues to implement that vision.

PASCAL is a consortium of 56 college and university libraries housed within the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. PASCAL provides resources and support for academic libraries and fosters cooperation on a broad range of issues including shared licensing of electronic resources, resource sharing, collaborative collection management, affordable learning and library systems.

Hiring Salary Range: $45,000 - $65,000


Minimum Requirements: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university. Demonstrated ability to successfully manage complex projects across organizational boundaries; working knowledge of academic resource sharing operations and collection management operations; understanding of data analysis in a library environment; understanding of current trends in collection management and scholarly communication; three years relevant professional experience.

Additional Requirements: Outstanding oral and written communication skills; strong planning and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively; demonstrated flexibility in adapting to change; ability to work well under pressure; ability to meet deadlines; excellent ability to organize and prioritize competing demands; and ability to travel to meetings.

Preferred: Demonstrated experience managing content access and resource sharing in an academic or consortial environment including print rapid delivery, interlibrary loan circulation, scan and deliver services; Demonstrated experience using collection analysis tools (Greenglass, Goldrush, other); Experience in project management and/or workflow design; Experience using data analysis tools (Tableau, Excel, other); Experience with the Alma/Primo Library Service Platform, including fulfillment and/or analytics functionality; knowledge of discovery UX in relation to access services; familiarity with academic library consortia.

How to Apply: 

To review the full position description and apply please follow this link to the posting on South Carolina state government* job website:

*PLEASE NOTE: One frequently asked question about our positions involves the state's "job-type" description for PASCAL jobs as “Temporary Grant" positions. This is required for positions that are not funded using state-appropriated funds. PASCAL positions are funded by the membership and the consortium considers this a permanent staff position, and funds a full benefits package.