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Assistant Teaching Professor/Access Services Librarian @ University Libraries Gulf Coast Library, USM (Long Beach, MS)

Friday, July 30, 2021 8:21 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Teaching Professor/Access Services Librarian in the University Libraries Gulf Coast Library to begin in the fall of 2021.

Job Summary:

The Access Services Librarian is responsible for the supervision and administration of circulation, document delivery, interlibrary loan, reserves, shelving, and the building use and security of Gulf Coast Library. The position reports to the Associate Dean, Gulf Coast Libraries and works in coordination with the Head of Public Services in Hattiesburg.  The position is expected to research trends in library access services and recommend new approaches to patron services and offerings.

Special Instructions to Applicants: 

Review of applications will begin a month after posting and will continue until the position is filled.  A completed application will include a cover letter describing applicant strengths and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; official transcripts are necessary for hire), and contact information for three professional references.  Application material can be uploaded here:  https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2121&site=1

Salary:  Salary for this position is $42,000 annually.


Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association and one year of supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):

  • Demonstrated knowledge of core access services functions: circulation, document delivery, interlibrary loan, and reserves.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of individuals.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Additional advanced degree in a relevant academic discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience providing access services, such as circulation, reserves, or stacks maintenance, in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of copyright issues as applied to access services.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles.
  • Experience with the Alma library services platform, especially for fulfillment.
  • Experience with the Tipasa interlibrary loan management system.

University Libraries at Southern Miss

University Libraries provides a dynamic physical and virtual learning environment that supports the intellectual development and creativity of the University community. Joseph Anderson Cook Library, William David McCain Library and Archives, the Gulf Coast Library, and the Gunter Library at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory offer services that meet information needs and support the research, teaching, learning and service of the University’s faculty, staff and students. An extensive website provides access to the Libraries’ holdings, including full-text and article databases, electric journals and books, and digitized collections and services, such as reference and research assistance, tutorials and document delivery.


University Libraries at the University of Southern Mississippi expends a $2 million-dollar budget for materials annually. The collection contains 1.8 million volumes plus special and archival collections in a wide range of formats, housed on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses.  For more information about University Libraries, go to http://lib.usm.edu.


About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit 


As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.



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