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Resource Sharing Coordinator - Lending & Receiving Specialist, Brandeis Unversity, Waltham, MA

The Brandeis Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Resource Sharing Coordinator - Lending & Receiving Specialist. At Brandeis University, our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice, thus we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

Position Purpose:
Reporting to and under the general supervision of the AUL for Scholarly Resources & Discovery, with additional guidance from the Resource Sharing Librarian, the Resource Sharing Coordinator - Lending and Receiving Specialist provides support for lending materials to other libraries as well as coordinating the activities of the Brandeis Library Receiving Room. Because our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

Essential & Other Functions:

  • Facilitates all lending requests for library materials from requesting institutions through online technologies; where applicable, the person in this role will also coordinate billing activities for these services
  •  Oversees and provides work direction to student employees within the library to ensure timely completion of all lending, and may occasionally provide backup support for borrowing and document delivery; the incumbent is expected to participate in department and library-wide meetings, working collaboratively with colleagues to improve workflows and assess department performance
  • Using student help, this position assists the library in coordinating the activities of the Brandeis Library Receiving Room; this coordination may involve bringing all packages into the Goldfarb 2 Mail Sort area (within reason) or notifying building occupants that materials are in the Receiving Room awaiting their pickup
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Position requirements:

  •     3-5 years of experience in academic libraries with experience in interlibrary loan preferred
  •     Strong customer service skills
  •     Attention to detail
  •     Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  •     Proficiency with desktop computing and productivity software

For more information and to apply for careers at Brandeis University, please visit https://careers.brandeis.edu.

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