Access Services Librarian - Adler University in Chicago Illinois

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Adler University

Chicago, Illinois 60602

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Adler School of Professional Psychology, founded in 1952, is the oldest independent school of psychology in North America. The School provides graduate education in psychology and health service delivery with campuses in the heart of downtown Chicago and downtown Vancouver. 

The Harold and Birdie Mosak Library is a dynamic partner in mentoring socially responsible practitioners through learning, research, and individual service. The Library collaborates with faculty, clinicians, and researchers to support students in their progress to achieve the Adler School’s institutional learning outcomes.  The Mosak Library is a governing member of CARLI, and participates in the I-Share integrated library system that serves as the online catalog for 85 member libraries in Illinois.

The Library licenses over 50 research databases in psychology and the related social sciences, full-text electronic content from more than 56,000 unique journal titles, over 80,000 academic e-books, and several collections of newspapers.  The print collection at the Chicago campus comprises approximately 17,000 circulating books, over 100 print journal titles, and more than 500 instructional audiovisual materials.

Position Summary:

The Harold and Birdie Mosak Library seeks an experienced, enthusiastic Access Services Librarian to contribute to a value-centered and growing institution.  As an integral part of the Library Team, the Access Services Librarian manages the patron-facing services related to identifying and obtaining materials via interlibrary loan, through our consortial partner institutions, and within the Harold and Birdie Mosak Library. 

The Access Services Librarian will report to the Technical Services Librarian.  This position is responsible for all interlibrary loan and document delivery services using ILLiad, including training and supervision of student assistants.   The Access Services Librarian ensures compliance with all standards relating to interlibrary loan, manages I-Share Universal Borrowing processes, and works with the Technical Services Librarian on system upgrades.  The staff of four librarians performs backup duties for each other in all Library service areas as needed. 


  • manage borrowing and lending of library materials via interlibrary      loan (ILL) and consortial borrowing systems, including supervision of ILL      Library student assistants;
  • assume responsibility for the planning and operation of document delivery and circulation services, to include related copyright and intellectual property issues;
  • assist with basic technology troubleshooting;
  • collaborate with Vancouver Campus Librarian on interlibrary loan policies and processes;
  • perform other duties as assigned.
  • perform backup service desk duties, including circulation, course      reserves, and basic reference, especially as related to interlibrary      loan/consortial borrowing processes;

Work schedule:

This position may have occasional evening or weekend hours to provide support to faculty and students.


  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Services from an ALA-accredited graduate program;
  • A minimum of 3 years professional experience in interlibrary loan in an academic library, including:

-          expertise with ILLiad, the OCLC WorldShare Platform, and  Voyager Library Management System;

-          experience with service delivery using innovative methods;

  • strong commitment to service and working with diverse populations;
  • working knowledge of electronic information resources and delivery methods;
  • demonstrated skill in student supervision;
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently and solve problems creatively while meeting assigned deadlines;
  • A commitment to quality service through continuous process assessment and improvement.
  • Consistent excellence in interpersonal, oral, and written communication;
  • Preferred experience with copy cataloging.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Adler School of Professional Psychology that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protection. The School does not discriminate against any individual for employment because of age, religion, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status (including unfavorable discharge from the military), or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keyword Phrases

  • ILLiad
  • document delivery
  • circulation services
  • interlibrary loan
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 3 years
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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