Access Services Librarian at Western Colorado University –

Primary responsibilities include training, supervising, and evaluating over ten student workers, participating in the daily operations of circulating library materials, including the management of the library’s online catalog and patron records, and collections maintenance.   The position will also staff the public services desk; respond to questions from campus and community library patrons.

Additional duties include:  serving as liaison to the Marmot Library Network for managing the circulation module, working with the financial aid office regarding student work/study awards, overseeing billing and collection of library fines, preparing a variety of statistical reports, and assisting students with basic questions related to student computing and research.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Prior experience and aptitude for learning new computer applications.  Attention to detail.  Experience using tact and sound judgment when working with the general public.  Excellent communication skills.  Ability to perform related physical activities, such as moving books and fully loaded book trucks.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience supervising and training. Experience working in a library.  Experience working with undergraduate university students.

Salary:  $32,000 to $34,000/year.

Application Procedure:  Apply online attachments for online application include letter of application addressed to Dustin Fife addressing qualifications for and interest in the position, transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable during the screening; official transcripts are required prior to employment); resume; and names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three work-related references.  Contact the search committee chair with position specific questions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a successful candidate is hired.

Western is a residential, public university with an enrollment of 3000 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty members share a strong commitment to personalized education with the liberal arts as its core. They are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. The curriculum provides flexibility where experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches are valued. Western supports diversity, equity, and inclusivity of all types including ability (physical, mental), social class, racial/ethnic, linguistic, religion, sexual orientation, age, experience, gender, and cultural. Please see our diversity statement, and our DEII Committee charge. The University is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison Valley provides exceptional year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Professionals have chosen Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers. Visit to learn more about the university.

Western Colorado University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus. 

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