Reporting to the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, the Assistant Director for Access Services provides oversight and coordination for a wide range of library services including: information desks, basic reference, circulation, course reserves, resource sharing, and stacks maintenance in a busy, service-focused visual and performing arts library. Participates in hiring, training, supervising, coaching, and evaluating the work of five FTE staff and a corps of student workers. S/he collaborates with other librarians to provide research support to Arts Library patrons using a wide range of superb digital and print resources, instructional and information technologies. Under the direction of the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, initiates and leads access services initiatives and teams comprised of librarians and library services assistants.
S/he also serves as the primary library liaison to either the Department of the History of Art or the School of Architecture, depending upon academic background or related experience, and is responsible for providing reference, consultation, collection development, and digital and instructional services. S/he shares responsibility with the Arts Library Management Team for long-range strategic planning for the library, fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment, and facilitates communication and coordination between Arts Library staff members and other units of the Yale University Library system.
Works collaboratively to create and maintain online instructional and research guides and to maintain the Arts Library website. Collaborates with librarians, GIS specialists, DH Lab specialists, archivists and other providers of information resources to support research and teaching. Develops and offers services for providing access to resources in the Arts Library and scholarly output in the arts by Yale students and faculty, working closely with staff in cataloging, systems, and related departments, representing the public services perspective.
1. Working in a collaborative environment, helps manage Arts Library circulation, course reserves (electronic and print), resource sharing, stacks maintenance, and other aspects of access services. 2. Provides research support to students and faculty in academic departments and schools through consultations, instruction sessions, and in-person and virtual reference services. Participates in Yale Library's cross-disciplinary reference, instruction, and outreach programs. 3. Supports research and raises awareness of information resources through outreach efforts. 4. Develops library collections in all formats. Works with the Director of the Arts Library to acquire resources in all formats (print, databases, datasets, images, a/v, etc.). 5. Participates in public services strategic planning and policy development focused on public services. Participates in departmental library access services program planning. 6. Participates in library system-wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. 7. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections and research support services. 8. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.
Posting Position Title: Librarian, Access Services
University Job Title: Assistant Director for Access Services
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school and a minimum of two years of professional experience are required.
Required Skill/ability 2: Supervisory or related formal leadership experience.
Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrated ability with a user-oriented approach to library public services, including reference, instruction, and outreach.
Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrated ability to use and teach digital tools for research, instruction, and/or outreach such as online tutorials, online citation management and personal data management tools, data visualization tools, digital humanities tools, social media platforms, Omeka, WordPress, LibGuides, Drupal, etc.
Required Skill/ability 5:
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Advanced degree in the visual arts, art history, architecture, or a related field. Experience in an academic library environment. Record of professional development and service to the field of librarianship.
Required Licenses Or Certifications:
1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science. 2. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. 3. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 4. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. 5. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.