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The Chair of Access Service is an exempt, full-time Administrative position reporting to the Associate Dean of the Leathery Libraries.
The Chair of Access Services provides direction, supervision, and leadership, and maintains administrative/supervisory oversight of librarians and staff in the Access Services Division which includes Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, and Brandman University Library Services. The Chair is a member of the senior administrative team and maintains confidentiality in all personnel and budgetary matters.
The Chair provides service to the library, university and profession, to develop professionally by participating in creative and scholarly projects, and to work collegially with members of the Library Management Council by participating in library planning and assessment. The Chair of Access Services provides leadership toward goals and objectives as developed by the library administration and librarians.
The Chair will participate in reference, instruction, collection development and be a liaison to specified subject areas, based on professional specialization or organizational needs, in addition to serving on library and university committees. Other duties as assigned.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for the Chair of Access Services position.
Specific Job Requirements: A.L.A. accredited M.L.S. degree. Demonstrated professional experience in reference services and library instruction preferably in an academic library or medium size or larger public library setting. Ability to direct, supervise and evaluate the work of other employees or student employees. Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and trends in information literacy, instructional methodologies and assessment.Experience in teaching, lecturing or presenting to individuals, groups or workshops. Knowledge of circulation or interlibrary loan/document delivery operations.
General Job Requirements: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact with diverse individuals at all organizational levels, both inside and outside the university. Demonstrated commitment to customer service and working in a team environment. Proven ability to exercise sound judgment and make appropriate decisions/recommendations. Commitment to professional growth and development. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and coordinate work among different projects. Technical skills to learn and use enterprise systems and technologies, and department tools. Ability learn and interpret university policies and procedures. Ability to work with confidential information and use tact and diplomacy.
Desired: Master's or Ph.D. in a subject area taught at the university. Experience in collection development and liaison work with faculty or community members. Knowledge of distance education operations and best practices.
Notice to Applicants: This position will be posted for a minimum of 5 business days and may close at any time after that without prior notice.
The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California b...y members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that attracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.