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Access Service Coordinator Librarian

Ohio Dominican University
Job Location:
Columbus, 43219

Ohio Dominican University is searching for an Access Service Coordinator Librarian. The ideal candidate will enthusiastically support the Catholic and Dominican identity and tradition of the University, helping us fulfill our mission "to contemplate truth and to share with others the fruits of this contemplation." The successful candidate will be able to manage library electronic resources and participate in the library's affordable learning efforts through providing leadership in the area of open educational resources (OER), participation in instruction efforts, and by serving as the Librarian Collection Manager. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Management of Electronic Resources

  • Manage and maintain the interlibrary loan system, Tipasa.
  • Complete ILL borrowing and lending on a daily basis.
  • Manage the library's 200+ research databases by ensuring links are current, access is available, and search/location results are accurate. Trouble-shoot with vendors, such as, EBSCO and other library staff as needed. Provide usage statistics to the Director.
  • Update and communicate with staff on electronic resource changes, additions, or problems.

Affordable Learning and OER Responsibilities

  • Serve on Affordable Learning Team with other staff and faculty to help promote and instruct others on Affordable Learning options.
  • Serve as the university's Open Educational Resources (OER) Librarian in researching low or no-cost materials to replace and/or supplement existing course materials.
  • Collaborate with faculty members regarding the movement of materials to Affordable in their courses.
  • Serve as contact with OhioLINK's affordable learning efforts
  • Manage the Library Course Reserves System, communicating with faculty on a regular basis to provide copies of course materials to be checked out at no cost. Prepare and process these materials as they go on and off Course Reserves.

Reference & Instruction Services

  • Assist the ODU community in reference and research efforts through reference desk shifts, chat services, and reference e-mail communications.
  • Lead the library's Information Literacy efforts, in collaboration with English faculty, by providing streamlined and interactive research instruction sessions to all ENG 110 and ENG 111 courses each semester.
  • Provide library and research instruction in class settings and assist in creating and providing online research help.
  • Create research guides and tutorials as needed.
  • Serve on the Reference & Instruction Services committee to help make decisions about resources, policies, procedures, and offerings regarding Reference and Instruction services.

Management of Library Collection

  • Coordinate all collection development activities under the direction of the Library Director.
  • Coordinate and lead the ODU librarians in collection development (print and electronic, circulating and reference), projects and activities.
  • Maintain and update general collection development policies and procedures, as well as, a manual for all collection services.
  • Recommend acquisitions budget allocations and spending plans to the Library Director.
  • Prepare collection evaluations, plans, and funding requests for new academic programs.
  • Gather, organize, and maintain statistics related to library collections.
  • Prepare analyses, reports, and presentations about the library collection for accrediting agencies and internal and university wide assessment, to improve selection, and to monitor use of collections.
  • Manage donated materials by coordinating the evaluation of items for addition to the collection.
  • Manage library collection weeding program which includes the handling of discarded items.
  • Identify, evaluate, and monitor use of electronic resources, databases, and serials that support curriculum.
  • Evaluate, monitor, and recommend retention of library standing orders to Library Director.
  • Stay abreast with current methods of collection development, weeding and collection analysis.
  • Attend university CAP committee meetings and stay abreast of program developments.

Other Duties

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include some evenings and weekends.
  • Report to departmental leadership regularly on operation of areas of duty.
  • Cooperate with other members of the library staff to ensure efficient operation of the library department and Spangler Learning Center.
  • Participate in departmental or university committees as assigned by the Library Director.
  • Serve on the Library Public Relations team and lead social media efforts.
  • Lead the Collection Services committee and participate in division liaison and collection efforts.
  • Generally responsible for the safety of own work area.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A Bachelor's degree in Library & Information Science, Master's preferred.
  • 1-2 years of experience in an academic library
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with students, university community, and learning center staff.
  • Good knowledge of principles and practices of assigned areas.
  • Ability to react appropriately with multiple types of patrons and situations, including emergencies.
  • Computer experience with programs necessary to complete requirements of duties.
  • Capability to work on team projects and to lead team meetings.
  • Able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing as to work requirements, work in progress, work completion and status of departmental goals.
  • Communicates verbally and in writing with co-workers, members of management, faculty and students.
  • Able to utilize active listening skills to ascertain areas of need, define problems, and determine possible solutions to meet expressed needs.
  • Demonstrate leadership, tact, diplomacy, professionalism and a positive demeanor in performance of all duties.
  • Able to use math to add, subtract, multiply or divide and may work with fractions, decimals, or percentages.

To Apply: Please submit the following materials in application for this position:

  • A cover letter outlining your qualifications and addressing your interest in supporting the Catholic and Dominican tradition of the University.
  • A resume
  • Names and contact information for at least 3 professional references.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. For questions about the position, or for problems using the online application system, you may contact

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