The Resource Sharing Supervisor coordinates resource sharing services for the Georgetown University Library by ensuring that resource sharing requests are reviewed and accurately filled in a timely and efficient manner; and sets priorities and makes decisions on a variety of complex matters. Responsibilities include but are not limited to
- Trains, schedules, supervises, and evaluates the performance of Access Services Specialists and student employees
- Complies with the ALA Interlibrary Loan Code and copyright law
- Maintains proficiency in the standards, policies, fees, and services of the department, the Library, and the University and exercises good judgment in communicating them to the Library’s patrons
- Provides basic research assistance to users
- Ably adjusts to periods of increased workflow and varying responsibilities, communicates efficiently and effectively with users; and successfully works as part of a team in a complex, changing environment
- 3 years of library experience
- 2 years of experience with OCLC ILLiad or other resource sharing platforms
- Experience with digitization equipment, resources and tools
- Familiarity with the role of academic libraries meeting the information needs of students, faculty, and staff
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Experience supervising others
- Strong public service orientation
- Ability to learn new software programs and technologies
- Familiarity with Google Apps, especially Gmail, Calendar, and Drive
- Ability to lift up to 40 pounds and to push carts weighing more than 100 pounds
- 2+ years of experience with Alma and RapidILL
- Experience navigating bibliographic databases, spreadsheets, and cloud storage
- Familiarity with software technologies – e.g., Adobe
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a complex, changing environment
- Ability to be diplomatic and to negotiate disputes with stakeholders
The Georgetown University Library is an agile organization located in the nation’s capital, committed to advancing Georgetown University’s global leadership in academics and research, while also addressing the requirements of the changing landscape of higher education and the evolving nature of scholarly communication. By providing preeminent services, collections and spaces, the Library contributes to the creation, dissemination and preservation of knowledge, as well as the transformation of learning and research.
The Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse staff dedicated to excellence in service, continuous learning, and leadership within the library profession. With diversity as one of its Library’s core values, the Library not only seeks to actively recruit and retain a diverse workforce, but also ensures the acquisition of a diverse collection of materials and a climate of openness and respect for all traditions, cultures, and ideas.
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