Access Services Librarian

University of Idaho

Moscow, Idaho

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$50,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Moscow, ID





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

The University of Idaho Library seeks an Access Services Librarian for a tenure-track, 12-month appointment. This position oversees day-to-day operations and provides active leadership of a dynamic unit that is responsible for circulation, reserves, stacks maintenance, and resource sharing. The Access Services Librarian helps implement department goals and initiatives to further user-centered patron services and resources.

Reporting to the Head of User and Research Services, the successful candidate will: manage, supervise, and oversee access services operations and personnel; analyze and revise access services workflows, policies, and procedures in support of a dynamic, service-centered environment; lead unit efforts to gather and analyze data about library spaces and patron services in support of evidence-based decision-making. The successful candidate is forward-thinking, service-oriented, and a proactive and collaborative supervisor.

Additional Info & Requirements

Job Duty FunctionTeaching & Advising
Percentage Of Time70%
Job Duty FunctionScholarship & Creative Activity
Percentage Of Time10%
Job Duty FunctionOutreach & Extension
Percentage Of Time10%
Job Duty FunctionLeadership & Service
Percentage Of Time10%
Required Qualifications• ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science
• Substantive experience in one or more areas of access services: circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan, document delivery, or consortial borrowing
• Demonstrated proficiency with an integrated library system (ILS) or library services platform (LSP)
• Explicit commitment to providing outstanding customer service
• Evidence of scholarly engagement in the field of library or information sciences, or other evidence of ability to meet requirements for promotion and tenure
Preferred Qualifications• Experience supervising, training, mentoring, and motivating staff and/or student employees
• Experience with quantitative or qualitative data collection and analysis, and experience in data-informed decision-making
• Evidence of project management skills including the ability to organize and prioritize tasks and manage time
• Demonstrated awareness of trends and best practices within access services and the larger library profession
• Experience related to the assessment of library initiatives
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions• Ability to lift and/or otherwise move 20 lbs.
• Ability to work in an environment that may contain dust.
Degree RequirementListed degree qualification is required at time of hire.

The Community

About the University of Idaho Library
The University of Idaho Library has grown from a single classroom located in the University Administration Building in 1892, to become the largest library in the state of Idaho, housing well over a million books and subscribing to almost ten thousand periodicals, in print and online. As Idaho's flagship research library at a land-grant university, the University of Idaho Library connects our users with information, ideas, tools, and spaces; enriches formal and informal learning opportunities; supports and advances research, scholarly, and creative activity; builds partnerships through regional and national outreach; and preserves university, state, and regional historical archives.

About Moscow, ID
Surrounded by the rolling hills of the Palouse, Moscow, ID is consistently ranked as the number one place to raise a family (two years in a row!) and one of the top 100 best places to live. Art galleries, movie theaters, coffee shops, and restaurants add to the excitement and charm of our small town. Moscow, ID is also home to a thriving Farmers Market, a 63 acre Arboretum & Botanical Garden, a local co-op, and some of the best brunch restaurants around. Regional airports in Moscow/Pullman and Lewiston, ID, as well as an international airport in Spokane, WA (approx. 80 miles away, with daily shuttle service available) make travel easier than anticipated.


HR Info

This position is open until filled, however, applications received on or before December 8, 2019, will receive first consideration.

The position will remain open until a sufficient pool of candidates is identified.
In addition to the online application, please submit a C.V., a detailed letter of qualification addressing all of the required and preferred qualifications, and a list of references.

The University of Idaho welcomes and respects all people, and diversity and inclusion are the core of our community and are embraced as guiding principles1. The search committee requests that candidates submit a 250-500 word diversity statement addressing how their past and/or future contributions will protect and promote a library learning environment characterized by inclusive discourse and action. Please upload the diversity statement into the field labeled Other Document 1.


Required Documents 

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Qualification
  3. List of References
  4. Other Document 1

Posted Nov 15, 2019