(20180723) Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Librarian

Auburn University Libraries invites applications for a Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Librarian, a twelve-month tenure-track position. As member of the Association of Research Libraries, Auburn University Libraries houses a collection of more than three million volumes and operates with a materials budget of $7.4 million. The Libraries’ Strategic Plan is available at http://www.lib.auburn.edu/strategicplan/2013.


Auburn University, a land, sea, and space grant institution, serves over 25,000 students and offers 140 degree options in 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels.

Auburn University ranks among the top 50 public institutions in the nation for providing a quality education, according to an annual survey by U.S. News & World Report. It is located in the small, friendly college town of Auburn, about 50 miles east of Montgomery, Alabama's capital, and 115 miles southwest of Atlanta, Georgia. In 2014, the city of Auburn was ranked 10th on Forbes magazine’s list of "Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers."


SUMMARY OF POSITION: Auburn University Libraries seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and mission oriented individual to serve as Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Librarian, reporting to the Associate Dean for Public Services/Head of Reference and Instruction Services in the University Libraries. This twelve-month tenure-track position requires professional and scholarly activity as well as service on library and university committees.



  • Providing leadership in planning, budgeting, developing and implementing document delivery/interlibrary loan services
  • Researching, recommending and implementing technological developments related to information delivery
  • Participating in regional, national and international resource sharing communities
  • Providing leadership and consulting on copyright, especially as it relates to document delivery/interlibrary loan services
  • Analyzing campus delivery trends and services
  • Hiring, training, supervising and evaluating document delivery/interlibrary loan staff



  • Masters of Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited program
  • A minimum of two years of experience providing interlibrary loan, document delivery, and consortial borrowing services
  • A minimum of two years supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated experience using technology to communicate and manage online content
  • Evidence of flexibility and creativity in responding to rapidly changing technologies and user needs
  • Strong commitment to excellence in public service; willingness to engage in continuous learning in order to meet the changing needs of library users
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; strong and effective written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently; evidence of ability to initiate and carry projects through

to completion

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute collegially and productively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace
  • Ability to adapt emerging technologies to enhance user services in a collaborative, busy, and evolving public services unit
  • Potential to meet university promotion and tenure requirements for library faculty



  • Two years of progressively more responsible experience providing interlibrary loan and document delivery services in an academic setting, preferably in a large university or research institution
  • Experience using interlibrary loan processing tools such as ILLiad, OCLC Worldcat Resource Sharing, Voyager, Rapid ILL, Tipasa, and IDS
  • Experience managing staff and workflows in a complex library operation
  • Excellent knowledge of local, regional, and national issues relating to interlibrary loan and document delivery
  • Excellent knowledge of copyright, privacy, and other legal and policy issues relating to interlibrary loan and document delivery
  • Experience working with regional and/or national ILL groups



SALARY/BENEFITS: Minimum salary of $54,025 for a Librarian II, higher with experience, or appointment as a Librarian III. Rank will be commensurate with experience/qualifications. This is a twelve month tenure-track position.  Benefits include 20 days vacation leave/12 days sick leave per year; participation in State Teachers’ Retirement System (mandatory); additional voluntary retirement plans available; health/dental/life/disability insurance.


APPLICATION: Application review process begins August 20, 2018 and will continue until a qualified candidate is selected and recommended for appointment. Complete application must include letter of interest, resume or curriculum vitae, and the names of three current, professional references (please include mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers). The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. For questions, contact the search committee chair, Jaena Alabi, at jma0019@auburn.edu.


APPLY TO: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/2971


“Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.”


Posted Date: 
07/23/2018 to 08/23/2018