Job no: 532268
Work type: Faculty – Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Rank: Assistant Librarian
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Review of Applications Begins
Position closes August 21, 2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration for the position, please include with your online application:
1. A cover letter stating your interest and qualifications for the position, and
2. Current resume, which includes dates of employment.
About the University:
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The University of Oregon is guided by a diversity framework that involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.
In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body, as well as engaged in a campus-wide effort to build a welcoming, inclusive community. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant year-round climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.
About the UO Libraries:
The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University’s educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus and branches at UO Portland and at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the Libraries offer many flexible, service- and technology-rich environments for our users’ research and learning needs. The UO Libraries is committed to supporting and enhancing the diversity of the university community, to providing a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought and expression is valued and respected, and to disrupting systemic inequalities. With a focus on equity in service, we strive to create a powerful learning community, a welcoming space where faculty, students, and patrons of all ages and cultural and ethnic backgrounds can access the information necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals. Our mission is to actively support the student learning experience, enable the creation and stewardship of knowledge, and contribute to advancements in teaching, research, scholarship, and public service. We value intellectual freedom, user-centered service, evidence-based approaches, transparency, innovation, teamwork, diversity, and integrity.
The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations.
About Research, Instruction, and Access Services:
The Libraries’ Research, Instruction, and Access Services Division (RIAS) supports UO students and faculty by building and delivering relevant collections and services; facilitating access to local and remotely-held library resources; implementing and participating in innovative outreach and engagement activities; providing online and face-to-face information and data literacy instruction; and promoting access to affordable course materials. RIAS encompasses six major service areas: Access Services, Data Services, E-learning and Open Education Resources, Research and Instructional Services, Undergraduate Engagement, and five branch libraries.
The Access Services Department is located in the historic Knight Library and comprises two units, Resource Sharing and Lending Services. Resource Sharing is the Libraries’ hub for interlibrary loan and document delivery services, using a variety of technologies to efficiently process more than 70K requests per year.
Reporting to the Director of Access Services, the Resource Sharing Librarian manages the daily operations and personnel in Resource Sharing and works with divisional leadership to help meet the changing service needs of UO Libraries’ customers. Responsibilities include managing 3.5 FTE non-exempt, represented employees, and approximately 2.5 FTE part-time library student assistants, and serving as the Libraries’ area expert for interlibrary loan and document delivery services. The individual in this position embraces change and innovation, eagerly welcomes a challenge, and has experience in library public service and supervision.
The Resource Sharing Librarian also participates in appropriate professional development activities and organizations to stay current with trends and practices in the field and to meet criteria for promotion and retention. This position contributes to the University’s goals regarding equity and inclusion.
We are aware that some people are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every qualification in the job description including the preferred qualifications. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and recognize that a successful candidate may come from a less traditional career trajectory, such as having skills and abilities gained outside a classroom context, or an equivalent skill set. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications.
- Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or international equivalent.
- Three years of experience within the last five years providing or overseeing public services in libraries, e.g., circulation, reference, ILL, and course reserves.
- One year of supervisory experience.
- Proficiency in multiple library systems, e.g., integrated library system, interlibrary loan management system, institutional repository.
- Demonstrated ability to remain current in and think analytically, strategically, and creatively about library public services.
- Demonstrated ability to consistently provide and model professional and user-focused customer service.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise and manage direct reports and foster a team environment.
- Demonstrated ability to remain flexible and adapt to rapid change and ambiguity.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member to balance workloads, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully resolve technological, procedural, and other types of problems.
- Demonstrated ability to remain current in, interpret, determine compliance with, and enforce policies, procedures, guidelines, and regulations in a rapidly changing environment.
- Demonstrated ability to work within and foster a diverse work environment.
- One (1) year or more of work experience in the last five (5) years in a large academic, research, or public library.
- Demonstrated experience enhancing customer service in a large business or organization.
- One (1) year experience within the last three (3) years working extensively within the ALMA ILS Resource Sharing module and/or WorldShare ILL.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at email@example.com or 541-346-5112.
UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.
In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.