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Head of Access Services

Anderson University and the Thrift Library invite applications for a 12-month, full-time position as Head of Access Services. This is an administrative staff position with faculty status. The anticipated start date for this role is May 1, 2024. Anderson University is an innovative and entrepreneurial comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Candidates with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning are encouraged to apply.

Job responsibilities for the Head of Access Services include:

  • Oversees access services including circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, stack maintenance, room scheduling, facility maintenance, security, and opening/closing of the library.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of access services policies, procedures, and library hours, and communicates with colleagues and patrons regarding related matters.
  • Manages all aspects of circulation and patron records, creates special and visitor borrower accounts, and gathers and reports data including monthly and annual statistical reports and other data as needed.
  • Trains, schedules, and supervises the access services staff.
  • Manages the selection, training, scheduling, evaluation, and payment of student employees.
  • Coordinates and provides on-demand individualized reference assistance.
  • Compiles annual statistics and reports and participates in budget planning.
  • Coordinates library outreach efforts, including displays, event planning and promotion, and collaboration with other campus entities.
  • Serves as liaison to assigned academic departments; creates and maintains related subject guides.
  • Participates in professional development and proactively demonstrates leadership by participating in professional responsibilities that serve the Thrift Library, Anderson University, the profession, and the community.

Qualified candidates will be currently enrolled in or have a completed master’s degree in library and information sciences or equivalent. Three years of successful professional librarian or academic library experience is preferred. A high level of comfort and proficiency in electronic resources, library technologies, automated systems, and cataloging is desired. Ability to work independently, prioritize among multiple competing projects, manage complex workflows, and sustain a high level of attention to detail is essential.

The successful candidate will join a collegial team of six full-time professional librarians and three part-time library assistants.

This is an on-site, in-person role. To ensure full consideration, please email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcript of relevant graduate coursework, and an Anderson University Staff Application to the Thrift Library Search Committee at


About our Commitment to Diversity

Anderson University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to developing a diverse campus and culture that is reflective of God’s Kingdom and biblical unity. Anderson University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under applicable local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs.

The dedicated faculty and staff of Anderson University are committed to assuring a Christ-centered educational environment of excellence. In order to fulfil its religious tenets, and as recognized by law, those seeking employment at the University must be of the Christian faith and agree to respect and not undermine the University’s mission, values, vision, and Statement of Faith. Inquiries related to our commitment to diversity may be directed to