Job Summary

The Collection Development and Interlibrary Loan Librarian reports to the College Librarian and works closely with library staff. This professional position consults with faculty and library staff to select and order library materials, maintain relationships with vendors, process invoices for payment, share responsibilities in acquisitions and serials, serve as a library liaison, and coordinates Interlibrary Loan services. During peak usage times, the library receives close to 50 loan requests per month. This library position also has additional duties assigned in Tech and Public Services.

All librarians serve at the reference desk and rotate day, night, and weekend shifts. This position works on-site in Jackson, MS.

Job Duties

  • Maintains and advises on current trends in academic libraries for the analyzation, selection, weeding, and maintenance of the collection.
  • Processes Interlibrary Loan requests using both CLIO and Worldshare Management Services for borrowing items for our patrons as well as lending to other institutions.
  • Trains and supervises interns in the interlibrary loan functions as needed.
  • Maintains relationships with library donors and manages donations.
  • Fosters relationships with vendors and is a point of contact for the acquisition of electronic resources and serials. Regularly reviews serials and periodicals to promote the collection to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Designs and teaches course-integrated library instruction sessions.
  • In collaboration with the Catalog and Systems librarian, assists in maintaining the EZ Proxy authentication system, databases, and other electronic resources.
  • In collaboration with the Associate College Librarian, assists in training student workers in connection with collection related projects such as inventory.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science or an equivalent graduate degree in a closely related field.
  • 1-2 years’ experience working in an academic library, preferably working with processing interlibrary loans requests and/or selecting physical and electronic materials
  • Aptitude for detail-oriented work.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Excellent public service attitude, and ability to work in a small, close-knit environment with library staff, faculty, and students.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work well with others from a broad range of positions, departments and cultural backgrounds.
  • Able to work in team environments and individually.
  • Creative problem-solver who takes initiative to tackle unique problems within the library.
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and adapt to varying technological environments.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds to at least shoulder height.
  • Ability to stand, stoop, bend, lift, sit, kneel, crawl and manage library material in enclosed spaces and on library shelves.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed. Shifts will be scheduled in rotation with other librarians.
  • Must be able to traverse stairs to access the library.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should email a copy of their resume and a letter of interest to Wyatt Winnie at wyatt.winnie@millsaps.edu. No phone calls please.

About Millsaps

Millsaps College is a selective institution of higher education located on 100 beautiful acres in the heart of Jackson, the capital of Mississippi — a progressive southern metropolitan city of nearly half a million. Millsaps is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation and the innovative shaping of the social, economic and cultural progress of the region. The college was founded in 1890 by members of the Methodist Church and is consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education.

Millsaps has an enrollment of approximately 750 students and employs 80 full-time faculty members. The faculty/student ratio at Millsaps is 1:9, and the average class size is 14. Millsaps has graduated 25 Fulbright Award recipients, seven Rhodes Scholars, six Goldwater Scholars and two Truman Scholars. Millsaps is a member of the NCAA Division III and Southern Athletic Association and competes in 18 intercollegiate sports.

EEO Statement

Millsaps College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Millsaps College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.

All offers of employment will be contingent on successful completion of a background check and verification of employment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Millsaps College provides a competitive benefits package.

It is the policy of Millsaps College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact humanresources@millsaps.edu.

Additional Information

For additional information about Millsaps College please visit Millsaps.edu