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Public Services Librarian

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40 Hours per week
July 01, 2015

Budget Pending


The Public Services Librarian oversees the reference and circulation functions of the library and teaches information literacy and bibliographic instruction in the classroom.


  • Oversees the reference and circulation desk operations
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures concerning lending, reserves, OCLC based interlibrary loan, and document delivery.
  • Provides user assistance at the reference desk and shares information literacy support duties with the Library Director
  • Oversees development of the library’s electronic resources
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures for providing library support for the university’s online programs
  • Attends the University faculty meetings
  • Does special projects as assigned by the Library Director
  • The Public Services Librarian reports to the Library Director
  • The Public Services Librarian supervises the Reference Assistant, the Circulation Assistant, and numerous student assistants


  • Master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited program required
  • B.A. or Master’s degree in biblical/theological studies strongly preferred
  • Two or more years of reference experience in an academic setting highly preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of the field of professional library public service work required
  • Knowledge of and experience with the use of online and print information resources required
  • Strong interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to communicate in the classroom setting required
  • Strong organizational skills highly preferred