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Hamilton College – Director of Library Access Services

Job Description – Director of Library Access Services

POSITION SUMMARY:
As part of the senior leadership team of the Library, the Director of Library Access Services provides leadership, planning and direction for the circulation, inter-library loan and building operations of the Burke and Music libraries and works closely with faculty and students to ensure responsive and efficient customer services. The director works collaboratively with other libraries in ConnectNY to assure efficient borrowing and lending operations within the consortium and more generally through interlibrary loan. The director represents the Library in local, regional and national settings, keeps abreast of current and emerging trends and implements best practices assuring that Hamilton’s operations are efficient and responsive to the needs of faculty and students.  The director supervises seven staff members who provide circulation and interlibrary loan services to the College community.

QUALIFICATIONS:
An ALA-accredited Masters degree with demonstrated leadership ability and the potential to be an excellent supervisor are required.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a high energy level and self-confidence and the demonstrated ability to work effectively as both a team member and as a leader are critical to success.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Submit a detailed resume, application letter addressing experience and interest, and the names, phone numbers, email and postal addresses of three references to: David Smallen, Director of the Library, Hamilton College, dsmallen@hamilton.edu  Application materials should be sent electronically. Final consideration of candidates will begin February 1, 2013.

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