Circulation Services Librarian — Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (PFIC)

Circulation Services Librarian
This is a professional position which reports to the Librarian of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (PFIC).  The Circulation Services Librarian is responsible for duties associated with circulation, reference, reserves, support services, security, search of bibliographic data and periodical materials.   This is a salaried, full-time position with benefits. Salary is comparable to the position for a non-profit Roman Catholic graduate college with a student population of 110.
Qualifications should include an MLS, a love for books, an interest in Catholic academic research and information technologies, flexibility, and friendliness. This position requires the ability to perform pre-cataloging tasks within one or more specific languages, to lift up to 40 lbs., and to use a stepstool to reach high shelves.
Main responsibilities:
Directs the activities of the library service desk; provides reference and research assistance to students and faculty, including online database searches; trains and oversees part-time library assistants and student library workers; maintains, updates and supports library resources, including the information management system (OCLC WSMS); provides circulation/reserve services; maintains statistics; assists and participates in the upgrading of library database systems; coordinates the establishment of project deadlines; monitors progress, develops and presents status reports; facilitates communication; prepares, coordinates and conducts survey /studies on library service effectiveness; participates in reserve shelving activities which include sorting, shifting and shelving the collection according to the Dewey Decimal System; works on special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
This job description is not designed to contain an exhaustive listing of activities and responsibilities required of the employee.
Desired knowledge, experience, and qualifications:
1. ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science.
2. Some experience in academic library work, excellent communication skills, a working knowledge of computer applications for library services, and knowledge of current trends in library services and academic librarianship.
3. A cultivated interest in Catholic theology, Church history or philosophy.
4. Willingness to serve and support the mission of the PFIC.
5. Ability to deal cooperatively with others and be reliable and self-motivated.
To apply, send résumé and contact information via e-mail to Fr. John Martin Ruiz, O.P., Librarian, at  A cover letter should explain your qualifications, expectations, and interests in this position.  Please submit your application by pasting the cover letter and résumé into the body of your email. Then, please attach the original document(s) to the same email. If this is not possible, please do one or the other–either send the cover letter and résumé in the body of the email, or attach the original document(s).
Please apply for to this position only once. Do not send follow-up emails asking when you will be contacted, or asking for confirmation of your application’s receipt. Due to the high volume of responses, we cannot respond to such requests, but we will contact those who are chosen for an interview. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position.

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