Public Services Librarian

Posted: 4/26/21

Employee Type: Professional Staff

Status: Full time / Exempt

Emergency Designation: Essential

Department: Academic Affairs (Library)

Reports to: Director of Library Services

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains student employees.
  • Supervises library staff member.
  • Provides annual performance evaluations of library staff member and student employees.

Physical Requirements

  • Lift 10-20 pounds and push and pull book carts over 100 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Sit for prolonged periods at a desk and work on a computer.
  • See clearly for both close and distant vision.

Job Summary

The Public Services Librarian manages library services at Lancaster Bible College Library and leads in the supervision of student employees to ensure a positive user experience across all Lancaster Bible College locations.

Personal Qualities: 

  • The desire to grow, develop, and mature, both spiritually and professionally.
  •  The ability to create and maintain a Christian professional atmosphere in all internal and external relationships.
  • A commitment to ministry and encouragement of others toward the same.
  • A spirit of cooperation and willingness to serve as a team.

Education and Experience:

  • Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent from an ALA accredited program
  • Additional graduate degree preferred
  • Three years of library experience in an academic environment
  • Minimum of one-year supervisory experience

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
  • Strong management skills to organize day-to-day work flows.
  • Models attitude of a Christian professional and demonstrates respect for others.
  • Strong commitment to collaboration and library teamwork both internally in the department and externally with other departments.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft products (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and experience using an integrated library system.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and supervise library public services including circulation, daily operations, library technical equipment, and resource-sharing between LBC locations.
  • Manage supervision of one PT staff and student employees to ensure the consistent application of policy and procedures of the institution and library public services.
  • Provide information, answer questions, and oversee public communication to library patrons.
  • Oversee daily workflow of the Circulation & Information Desk.
  • Plan, collect, and interpret data for assessment of public services.
  • Coordinate with Head of Research and Instruction for consistent communication of public services in an online environment.
  • Oversee course reserve process.
  • Oversee process of shipping and receiving library items between locations and with online students.
  • Generate circulation reports of the Integrated Library System as needed for annual statistics and for overdue or lost books.
  • Train library staff at two additional locations on using the circulation module of WorldShare Management Services (WMS).
  • Monitor and create reports of the library budget for student employee salaries.
  • Perform other related duties as needed.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following: cover letter; resume; and spiritual testimony to Human Resources. Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

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