Director, Library Access Services
Hamilton is one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges. It is independent,
highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as
the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, Hamilton is today composed of 1,812 diverse and
talented students from nearly all of the 50 states and approximately 40
countries. More information can be found at www.hamilton.edu/about.
As part of the senior leadership team of the Library, the Director of Library
Access Services provides leadership, planning and direction for the
circulation, inter-library loan and building operations of the Burke and Music
libraries and works closely with faculty and students to ensure responsive and
efficient customer services. The director works collaboratively with other
libraries in ConnectNY to assure efficient borrowing and lending operations
within the consortium and more generally through interlibrary loan. The
director represents the Library in local, regional and national settings,
keeps abreast of current and emerging trends and implements best practices
assuring that Hamilton's operations are efficient and responsive to the needs
of faculty and students. The director supervises seven
staff members who provide circulation and interlibrary loan services to the
Oversees all aspects of circulation and interlibrary loan and building
Hires, supervises and provides for the professional development of the staff.
Oversees the circulation and general maintenance of the print and media
Oversees our copyright efforts and other policies.
Maintains an effective relationship with Physical Plant to assure timely
maintenance of the Burke and Music Libraries.
Ensures prompt and efficient course reserve and document delivery services for
faculty and students including analyzing and troubleshooting issues with
supporting electronic data systems (e.g., Voyager, Ariel, RapidILL,
Participates in the provision of library services, including back-up support
for full staffing of days, nights, and week-end hours of service, to meet
demand as needed.
Oversees library and interlibrary fines and fees billing and accounts; office
equipment and vending; entry/exit devices and services.
Develops monthly library statistics, including patron counts and circulation
and interlibrary loan usage.
An ALA-accredited Masters degree with demonstrated leadership ability and the
potential to be an excellent supervisor are required.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a high energy level and
self-confidence and the demonstrated ability to work effectively as both a
team member and as a leader are critical to success.
Submit a detailed resume, application letter addressing experience and
interest, and the names, phone numbers, email and postal addresses of three
references to: David Smallen, Director of the Library, Hamilton College,
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electronically. Final consideration of candidates will begin February 1, 2013.
Please review Hamilton's Benefits Summary for more information.
Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer and
encourages diversity in all areas of the campus community.
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