Associate Director for Access and Digital Services

University of St. Thomas (MN)

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The University of St. Thomas invites applications for an Associate Director for Access and Digital Services.

Access Services connects users with the library's collections. In the past, that mostly involved the circulation of printed materials, but today, with collections that are largely digital, access applies to both the physical and electronic environment.

Leadership of the circulation, interlibrary loan and reserves staff in OSF and Keffer Libraries.

Coordination of the development of a library web presence that makes our content easy to discover and retrieve.

Provision of user-focused services in both physical and online space.

Provision of course related materials in both print and electronic formats, in the library and as part of course pages in the learning management system.

Promotes and maintains a high standard of customer service

Serve as liaison between the Access Services staff and the Library Director

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long-term care, legal, and disability insurance coverages. Offerings also include retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, and an employee assistance program. The University provides tuition remission to its employees, spouses, and dependents. In addition, the University values a healthy work/life balance and has generous provisions for paid time off.

Applicants will be asked to upload a resume to their profile and copy/paste a cover letter into the application.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Required Qualifications: Masters in Library or Information Science and 5 years professional supervisory library experience, preferably in a higher education setting. Professional experience should include experience with an automated library system and experience with XML, HTML/CSS, and JavaScript. Some nights and weekends may be required.

Preferred qualifications: Circulation or interlibrary loan experience, and experience with some of the following programming languages: CFML, ASP, J2EE, J2SE, JSP, DHTML, and SQL.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.

Special Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

Knowledge of: high level of skill and experience in systems development and the implementation of web and database solutions including web-based learning/content/asset management and systems; XML, HTML/CSS, and Javascript; computer applications related to the work; understanding of the academic library's mission and vision in a hybrid, (print and digital), environment; understanding of the role of instructional technology in higher education; experience with automated library systems, including report management and production; Basic familiarity with reference resources and services preferred.

Skill in: demonstrated experience in leading and managing an information resources and technology program in a team based and collaborative environment; ability to work in a team-based environment, with colleagues inside and outside the library; ability to solve problems by independently analyzing systems and software for problem sources and solutions; aptitude with library and office technologies; commitment to high quality user service; ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and persuasively in verbal and written format.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas (UST), Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website. If you are viewing this posting from a site other than “Jobs at UST”, the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.

UST is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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