Access & Lending Services Supervisor - Cornell Library, Swarthmore College

Location: USA - PA - Swarthmore


Access and Lending Services Supervisor, Cornell Library

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation's finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.

Cornell Library's Access and Lending Services Supervisor is responsible for the operation of the science library and ensures patron access to library collections, services and facilities. Primary duties include but are not limited to: Providing excellent customer service in responding to requests and informational queries; Training and supervision of 25+ student workers who provide front-line support; Overseeing Cornell's reserves service and collections; Managing Cornell patron's fines and billing. The supervisor also contributes to the development of policies and services, participates in library, college, and/or Tri-Co committees or projects as needed and based upon skills or interests, and performs other duties as assigned. In the absence of the Science Librarian, the specialist is responsible for the management of all functions in Cornell Library.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree; 1-2 years of experience in a service organization, preferably in a position that routinely interacts with clients.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with library organization and services.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Good working knowledge of Macintosh and/or Windows environments and basic applications software including word processing, email, and Web browsers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Supervisory or related experience.
  • Experience with using integrated library systems and/or experience with using other database management software.

This is a full-time position scheduled 35 hours per week Monday-Friday. This offers a competitive benefits package and paid time off. Click here to view employee testimonials and learn about what it's like to be a part of the Swarthmore community.

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Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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