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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

[LIBJOBS] San Antonio, TX (USA) - Head of Access Services at University of Texas at San Antonio

Head of Access Services


The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries seeks a user-focused, collaborative Head of Access Services to provide effective leadership and management for the Access Services Department at the John Peace Library and for a satellite library, the Applied Engineering and Technology Library. The department supports the teaching and research goals of the UTSA faculty, students, and staff, facilitating access to resources through circulating collections, print and electronic reserves, and technology lending.


The Head of Access Services is responsible for access services policies and procedures across the Libraries and coordinates access services operations with the Downtown Campus Library.  In collaboration with library and campus colleagues, the Head ensures building safety and security and carries out policies to provide a productive learning environment in the Libraries.  The position is responsible for hiring, training, and managing approximately 12 staff members and 25 students in the department.  In the near future, the Libraries will select a new integrated library system, and the position will contribute expert knowledge of ILS circulation and reserves functions as a key member of the implementation team.  The Head also investigates, develops, and implements 21st century access services, working with other managers and staff to develop programs and services that meet changing user needs.  Additionally, the Head provides input into the Libraries' strategic planning process as a member of the Library Management Team. 


Qualifications & Experience



-   Masters degree from an accredited institution.

-   Five years of experience in access services (circulation, interlibrary loan, or reserves).

-   Two years of supervisory experience.

-   Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and flexibly in a complex, changing environment.

-   Ability to provide leadership for the delivery of excellent customer service.

-   Outstanding oral and written communication skills.

-   Excellent interpersonal skills.

-   Use of standard office equipment including library and business PC applications. 



-   Experience managing library circulation functions using an integrated library system.

-   Experience working with diverse populations.


Salary:  Minimum $55,000 / flexible, commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a full‐time A&P, benefits‐eligible position.


Job Posting Closes: 11/07/2016


For a complete position announcement, along with the online application, access the UTSA Human Resources, STARS website at  You will be required to attach a resume, cover letter, and a list with the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references. For assistance accessing the online system call UTSA Human Resources at (210) 458‐4250.


This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. UTSA is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


About the University of Texas at San Antonio


The University of Texas at San Antonio is an emerging Tier One research institution specializing in health, energy, security, sustainability, and human and social development. With nearly 30,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement, and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as the center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and commercialization of intellectual property for Texas, the nation, and the world.


San Antonio, currently the seventh largest city in the United States, is a charming and colorful metropolis located on the edge of the scenic Texas Hill Country. The city is recognized as having one of the most recession‐proof economies in the country, contributing to a low cost of living and inexpensive real estate. With its vibrant ethnic traditions, rich history, thriving arts scene, and 300 days of sunshine per year, San Antonio offers an exceptional quality of life.


Thank you,

Marcela Summerville

Senior Administrative Associate

UTSA Libraries

Tel. 210-458-7573

Fax 210-458-7577


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