Job: Access Services Librarian

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Access Services Librarian

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Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


The Warren Library announces the search for a well-qualified Access Services librarian to fill an open position within its team of librarians.  The Access Services Librarian manages the services of the library’s primary access point and leads the UX Team in a collaborative effort to optimize the user experience across the entire spectrum of library services.  This includes recruiting and supervising all staff assigned to the main service desk.  This position will also participate in scheduled reference and instructional services including evening and weekend rotation.  This is a faculty position with support for promotion and opportunities for broader University service.

Access Services:

1. Manages the operation of the library main desk to provide excellent access service to students, faculty, and other patrons

2. Supervises the processes of circulating library collections according to established policies

3. Coordinates the maintenance of all physical library collections

4. Supervises the provision of class reserves as requested by faculty

5. Interprets library policies to students, faculty, and other patrons

6. Supervises the routine maintenance and support service for copiers and printers

7. Recruits, oversees, and evaluates all staff associated with access services

8. Organizes the staffing of access services to support responsive service to user needs

9. Provides leadership to the UX Team for development of student-centered library services and spaces

10. Develops ongoing user experience and needs assessment activities

11. Maintain records of the usage of library resources and services

12. Prepares reports on the usage of library resources and services to the Dean of the Library

Reference Services: 

1. Provides in person and online reference service and consultation on areas of research to the learning community

2. Promotes information literacy for PBA students online and in person through collaboration with faculty in determining appropriate learning objectives, participation in teaching activities, and evaluation of library instructional offerings

3. Provides library liaison services for one or more academic areas

4. Collaborates with teaching faculty to provide library instruction sessions in person and online through the University’s course management system

5. Designs and leads drop-in workshops in the Library’s instruction classroom

6. Creates learning resource tools to give general and course specific research guidance to students and faculty

7. Participates in the provision of evening and weekend reference assistance on a rotating basis

8. Provides collection development services in one or more subject disciplines

Professional Development:

1. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and establishing a personal network

2. Participates actively in regional, state, and/or national professional organizations

3. Engages in an active life of scholarship appropriate to the instructional and service role of the academic librarian

4. Engages in professional development activities designed to increase knowledge in areas of primary responsibility

5. Participates fully as a member of the University Faculty, including serving on University and Library committees as assigned

6. Maintains an active presence in campus life, a local Christian congregaton, and the larger community


7. Other duties as assigned



This position requires a graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution.  Additional experience in an academic library, especially in the area of access services is essential.  Training and/or experience with techniques of UX design is highly desired.  Proficiency in the general research skills required in academically rigorous and technologically sophisticated libraries is expected.  The successful candidate must have the oral, written, and interpersonal skills required to be effective in a demanding team-based organization.  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.  An additional advanced degree within a discipline of the university’s academic program is desired.


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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 faculty/academic administration positions must include:

  • A letter of application
  • Your resume or curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of all transcripts
  • Three letters of professional reference or a list of three professional references
  • Your statement of your teaching philosophy
  • Your statement indicating how you have previously or intend to intentionally integrate a Christian theistic worldview in the teaching/learning process
  • Completed Faculty/Administrative Questionnaire (Go to  for the link to questionnaire in the upper right corner)

Only applications containing all seven documents will be forwarded to the appropriate search committee 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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