Job: Access Services Specialist

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Access Services Specialist

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Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


The Warren Library announces the search for someone with excellent customer service skills to fill the open position of Access Services Specialist.  Reporting to the Access Services Librarian, the Access Services Specialist provides excellent customer service, in concert with the Reference Librarians.  The Access Services Specialist is responsible for providing supervisory leadership for the library’s main service desk during assigned hours.

   Some examples include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Train, supervise and evaluate all work-study and other student assistants working within the Access Services department
  • Collaborate and communicate with Access Services Librarian and Reference Librarians to promote excellent patron services
  • Maintain the general functions of the library’s circulation system
  • Manage access to and maintenance of library collections including general stacks, reference, media, reserves, juvenile and periodicals
  • Collect and analyze statistics; prepare reports relating to circulation operations
  • Ensure the safety and wellbeing of library patrons and resources by communicating and coordinating with other University services, especially Plant Services and University Security
  • Act as liaison with Campus Information Services for end-user technology support
  • Resolve patron issues, responding in person or by correspondence to patron comments or concerns
  • Respond to inquiries from patrons regarding access to library materials, retrieval of interlibrary loans, and other general services
  • Oversee library technology workstations(computers, media workstations, etc.) and assist patrons in their use


This position requires an undergraduate degree and demonstrated experience in providing excellent customer service in a business enterprise or nonprofit organization.  The successful candidate must have the communications skills and service orientation required to be effective in a demanding front-line service environment.  Qualified candidates must also demonstrate strong Christian commitment as evidenced by local church involvement and the ability to integrate faith with day-to-day job performance.


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Open Until Filled

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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Palm Beach Atlantic University

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

901 South Flagler Dr

Address 2:
P.O. Box 24708

West Palm Beach


Palm Beach

Institution Information
Institution Name :
Palm Beach Atlantic University

901 South Flagler Dr

Address 2:
P.O. Box 24708

West Palm Beach



Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Steven Baker

Contact Email:

Contact Phone:

Contact Fax:

How to apply

Applications for staff positions must include:

  • Your resumé
  • Three references
  • A statement indicating how you will integrate your faith into the workplace
  • A completed staff applicant questionnaire  (Go to  for the link to questionnaire in the upper right corner)

Only applications containing all four documents will be forwarded to the appropriate search committee or hiring manager for review.

Applications may be submitted via e-mail, fax or correspondence.

Mail: Palm Beach Atlantic University
Human Resources
P.O. Box 24708
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4708
Fax: (561) 803-2179

The application process remains open until the position is filled.

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