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Requisition ID:  20310

Head of Access Services

What You'll Be Doing:

As the Head of Access Services, you will provide overall leadership to the Access Services department that includes Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery, Circulation Services, and Course Reserves. This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Collections and Access and serves on Libraries management and leadership groups that set priorities and goals for services. The Head keeps the Assistant Dean informed of significant issues and developments in the unit and communicates appropriate information from library administration and other library units to Access Services staff. You will also works closely with the Assistant Dean to assess interlibrary loan usage data to inform local collections decisions and to manage interlibrary loan-related budgets. This position represents Purdue in all Big Ten Academic Alliance and Academic Libraries of Indiana Resource Sharing and Reciprocal Borrowing initiatives. 


This position will also play an integral role in providing resource sharing and fulfillment recommendations related to the BTAA BIG Collection initiative. 


Please note that a cover letter is required to be considered for this position.  Your cover letter must include your interest in and qualifications for the position, as well as your past experience, current interests and activities, and/or goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.


What We're Looking For:

Education and Experience

Must have:

  • Master's degree of Library Science or Library Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited program
  • Three (3) years of library access services experience required
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered
  • Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required work experience (Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience).


  • Knowledge of library interlibrary loan, circulation, and course reserves practices, systems, and principles, including copyright and fair use
  • Experience creating and analyzing statistical reports



  • Supervisory experience in a library or higher education setting
  • Experience working with ExLibris products
  • Experience working in an academic library

Additional Information:

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue
  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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