Access Services Specialist, Resource Sharing


The Access Specialist provides support in the Resource Sharing Unit of Access Services by 

  • searching/acquiring/processing materials through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Consortia Loan Service (CLS);
  • pulling and shelving library material requested through ILL and CLS;
  • managing the activities and work of student employees during regularly scheduled shifts at Service Desks in Lauinger and Blommer libraries. 

Assignments will vary to address cyclical, priority needs of the department. The work schedule is 11:30 am to 8 pm Monday through Friday. Schedule may change according to the needs of the department, including weekends, evenings, and holidays.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS
  • 1 year related experience
  • Familiarity with the role of academic libraries meeting the information needs of students, faculty, and staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong public service orientation
  • Computer literate, including ability to learn new software programs and technologies
  • Familiarity with Windows Operating System and Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with Google Apps, especially Gmail, calendar, and Drive
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and push carts weighing over 100 lbs.
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, students and staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with ILLiad, RapidILL, and OCLC WorldShare ILL
  • Competence with Ex Libris ILS
  • Experience with bibliographic databases, spreadsheets, and cloud storage.
  • Knowledge of high quality scanners, Internet resources, and tools.
  • Familiarity with reformatting technologies (Adobe Capture, Adobe Acrobat).
  • Ability to adjust to periods of increased workflow and varying responsibilities
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a complex, changing environment
  • Ability to be diplomatic and negotiate disputes with stakeholders

The Georgetown University Library is an agile organization located in the nation’s capital, committed to advancing Georgetown University’s global leadership in academics and research, while also addressing the requirements of the changing landscape of higher education and the evolving nature of scholarly communication. By providing preeminent services, collections and spaces, the Library contributes to the creation, dissemination and preservation of knowledge, as well as the transformation of learning and research.

The Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse staff dedicated to excellence in service, continuous learning, and leadership within the library profession. With diversity as one of its Library’s core values, the Library not only seeks to actively recruit and retain a diverse workforce, but also ensures the acquisition of a diverse collection of materials and a climate of openness and respect for all traditions, cultures, and ideas.



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