Job Opportunities, Claremont Colleges Library
Librarian & staff positions
Director of User Services and Resource Sharing
Position Summary: The Claremont Colleges (CC), a distinguished consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges and two graduate institutions, located just east of Los Angeles, California, seeks a Director of User Services and Resource Sharing (USERS) for the Claremont Colleges Library (CCL). This position offers an excellent opportunity for a service-oriented professional with strong planning, organizational, management, communication, and assessment skills to join its leadership team in transforming the library into a vibrant, exciting, and user-driven physical and virtual center for teaching, learning, and research. Reporting to the recently-appointed A.J. McFadden Dean of the Library, and working closely with other members of the leadership team, the successful candidate will have broad responsibility for ensuring that the library meets the needs of its users creatively, efficiently, and effectively.
The Director of USERS will oversee a newly-created division within the library that provides key access services functions, such as customer service, circulation and reserves, resource sharing and interlibrary loan, document delivery, and collection management. He/she will work closely with colleagues in developing innovative approaches to continuously improving the scope, depth, quality, and discoverability of information resources available to CC faculty members, staff, and students, while simultaneously providing exemplary public services to facilitate access to those materials.
The Claremont Colleges
Located at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in the city of Claremont, California (population 36,500), 35 miles east of Los Angeles, The Claremont Colleges are a geographically contiguous set of seven private colleges: five top-ranked liberal arts undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. The Claremont Colleges comprise a diverse academic community dedicated to fostering achievement, leadership, and life-long critical thinking and are uniquely configured to support and encourage interdisciplinary study. The Claremont Colleges Library, a member of the Claremont University Consortium, The Colleges' supporting organization, is partners with The Claremont Colleges in learning, teaching, and research. We are committed to fostering intellectual discovery, critical thinking, and life-long learning. Accordingly, the Library ties our academic community to varied cultural and scholarly traditions by offering user-centered services, building collections, developing innovative technologies, and providing an inviting environment for study, collaboration, and reflection.
The Claremont University Consortium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.