Access Services Librarian, Job Code 722WPU


Posting Date: March 24, 2017

Closing Date: Open until filled

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as Access Services Librarian. 

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Access & Information Services, the Access Services Librarian plans, organizes, supervises, and coordinates services and staff for circulation, course reserves, stacks,  related patron services such as reciprocal borrowing and coordinates with professional staff who maintain the building. The Access Services Librarian develops and implements policies and procedures for circulation, course reserves, copiers and copyright policies, and coordinates procedures with relevant Library and University units. S/he provides training and support for Lending Services staff, the Voyager circulation system and is responsible for routine administrative services within Lending Services, including scheduling, monitoring cash funds, and revisions of the policy file and circulation calendar. The selected candidate participates in departmental planning and projects, as well as the User Education and Liaison programs. S/he generates related departmental reports, participates in divisional planning projects and programs and serves on diverse committees, as appropriate.

ALA-accredited MLS (or equivalent) and experience working in an automated environment with circulation and course reserves are required. The successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills and a strong commitment to student-centered service.

Preferred qualifications include a second master’s degree (a second graduate degree is required for tenure); academic library experience; knowledge of emerging technologies in Access Services; experience working with the Voyager System; supervisory experience; demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment; work experience with diverse populations.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Pamela Vovchuk at LibrarySearch@wpunj.edu or via mail to her at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Cheng Library, Wayne, NJ  07470. Electronic submissions preferred. Must reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  For additional information about the University visit www.wpunj.edu.



William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.