Public Services Librarian

  • Governors State University
  • 1 University Pkwy, University Park, IL 60484
  • May 20, 2020
Full time   Library Administration, Librarian

Job Description

Position Details


Position Type Resource Professional
Classification Title UPI Unit B Resource Faculty
Position's Functional Title Public Services Librarian
Position Start Date 08/16/2020
Position End Date (if temporary)  
Position Summary

The Governors State University (GSU) Library is seeking an experienced and creative individual to provide leadership and oversight in planning and managing all aspects of public services. This is a highly collaborative position and the incumbent will work closely with entities across the library and campus.
The Public Services Librarian will:
• Provide leadership and oversee the functions of the public service department which includes the information, circulation, and reference desks, interlibrary loan, and distance learning services;
• Hire, mentor, direct, supervise, and evaluate a staff of 8-10 FTE and student workers;
• Work with the Public Services unit leaders to develop, revise and implement policies, procedures, and strategies;
• Actively participate in library assessment and improvement of library services;
• Plan and implement appropriate workshops and instruction sessions for the library and university;
• Work closely with the Dean and other library faculty members to provide leadership and enhance communication and cooperation among library staff and within the university community.

Minimum Qualifications

• MLS degree or ALA-recognized equivalent;
• Proficiency with integrated library systems;
• Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills, as well as attention to detail;
• Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills; and,
• A record of providing strong customer service.

Preferred Qualifications

• Supervisory experience in an academic library;
• Experience with Primo and Alma;
• Second master’s degree in any discipline.

Posting Date 05/19/2020
Closing Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Posting Number FA0321P
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