Access and Learning Services Librarian


Rockhurst University

Job Summary: 

Rockhurst University seeks a collaborative and proactive Access and Learning Services Librarian for the Greenlease Library of Rockhurst University. Founded by the Jesuits in 1910, Rockhurst is a comprehensive university of 3000 students that offers more than fifty undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs taught by nationally recognized faculty. Rockhurst emphasizes learning, leadership, and service. Our mission is to transform lives by creating a learning community centered on excellence in undergraduate liberal and graduate education. Rockhurst is Catholic and Jesuit, involved in the life and growth of the city and the region, and committed to the service of the contemporary world. We employ approximately 500 faculty and staff.

This position reports to the Research, Learning and Assessment Services Librarian and is responsible for the planning, coordination and administration of Access Services. This position manages 20+ part-time student assistants. Essential functions include: oversees Access Services functions such as opening and closing the library, circulation processes, shelving, fines and billing, interlibrary loan, reserves, patron gate count; participation in learning services such as library instruction, creation of instruction design tutorials and research guides; oversees hiring, training and supervision of student assistants and coordinates with other library staff for daily supervision responsibilities of student assistants; provides reference assistance to patrons; compiles statistics, analyzes data, and prepares reports relating to areas of responsibility; confers regularly with supervisor, reviewing, suggesting, and developing services, policies, and procedures consistent with the Research, Learning and Assessment Services department’s mission; participates in library staff meetings and regional access services meetings. This position has liaison responsibilities to academic departments to facilitate collection development. Service on university committees and in regional, state or national professional associations is expected and supported.

Rockhurst seeks candidates for this position who have proven successful progressively responsible experience in the following areas: supervision, instruction, circulation, interlibrary loan and document delivery systems, databases, face-to-face and virtual reference services, collaborative software, cloud technology and Microsoft applications used in routine operations, such as OneDrive, Word and Excel.

The successful candidate will have the personal qualities that exemplify the University’s Jesuit character, mission and commitment to excellence. An active approach to leadership by example along with a collaborative, team-oriented and highly communicative personal style will be essential skills for this position.

Specific educational and experience requirements:

  • Master's of Library Science or equivalent degree from an American Library Association accredited university or college
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated instructional teaching skills and understanding of instructional pedagogy and interactive teaching models
  • Evidence of progressively responsible library experience that includes use of library circulation, reserve, interlibrary loan, and document delivery systems
  • Excellent listening, writing, speaking and analytical skills are required for this position, as are integrity and candor.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience
  • Demonstrated initiative and project management skills

Interested candidates should submit their application through the link provided below.  Application process requires a cover letter, salary requirement, resume, and contact information for three references.