Access Services Librarian

Company Name: 
Charleston Southern University
Charleston, SC
Job Description: 

Charleston Southern University invites applications for a service-oriented Access Services Librarian with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. Reporting to the Library Director, this position is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track faculty member in the L. Mendel Rivers Library. Charleston Southern seeks candidates who are professing Christians, committed to our mission to promote academic excellence in a Christian environment as well as the integration of faith in learning, leading, and serving.

Responsibilities include leadership and oversight for all Access Department services supporting teaching, learning, and research. This position directly oversees circulation, course reserves, resource sharing (including ILL through OCLC and PASCAL Delivers), study space management, visitor access, and stacks management. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Scheduling, managing, and supervision of 3 full-time and 2 part-time direct report LTA staff and a team of student work assistants; recommend appropriate personnel actions
  • Operation of SLSP system (Alma) in connection with patron records, circulation terms of use, billing, fines, and collection
  • Maintains and interprets statistics regarding use of collection, attendance, hours of operation, and other information as needed; prepare periodic reports
  • Responsible for handling, recording, and depositing cash transactions at Circulation Desk
  • Collaborates with librarians on matters of budgeting, planning, and decision making
  • Develop and administer policies for access to library facilities, use of space, resources, access to specialized equipment
  • Participate in Reference Desk schedule and collection development
  • Maintain awareness of best practices and developments in academic librarianship
  • Participate in service to University through committees as assigned
  • Participate in service to profession through state, regional, or national activities
  • Earned MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Management and/or supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current library access, fulfillment, and circulation practices
  • Demonstrated customer service experience
  • Demonstrated ability to handle stressful situations while maintaining composure
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills
  • Flexibility to accommodate changing work schedules, including evenings and weekends as needed
  • Facility with email, Microsoft Office applications, and scheduling software
  • Highly effective and professional communication skills
How to Apply: 

Candidates should complete the online application located in the “Faculty Openings” box at and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Entering untrue or inaccurate information will result in disqualification for consideration of vacant positions or subsequent termination after hire. Review of credentials will begin immediately. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification and reference check.