Access Services Librarian Ave Maria School of Law – Naples, FL

Full Job Description

Ave Maria School of Law, North Naples Florida

Position Title: Access Services Librarian
Department: Law Library
Reports to: Director of the Veterans Memorial Law Library
Exemption: Exempt, Full-time (40 hours per week, 12 months) salary position
Salary: $42K-52K (Based on experience and education)

The Access Services Librarian is responsible for the provision of excellent service and the efficient operation of all access services functions including oversight of circulation, course reserves, stacks management, and building access. Collaborates with colleagues to provide research assistance and monitors trends and recommends emerging technologies, products, or services. Maintains online user guides and implements software updates. Trains and supervises student staff. Oversees all aspects of billing for overdue materials including reconciling bills with

Student Accounts. Collects and maintains statistical data related to the use of the building and circulation and resource sharing activities. Maintains cleanliness of the building and submits work orders for repair needs.

Main Duties

  • Manages user services and staff for circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan, and stack maintenance.
  • Fosters excellent customer service by aiding library users, resolving problems, and responding to requests related to access services.
  • Collaborates with library staff and campus partners to update policies and resolve problems related to access services.
  • Monitors trends and recommends emerging technologies for resource sharing.
  • Provides research assistance through traditional and innovative means in accordance with the library’s mission and user service guidelines.
  • Oversees overdue fines, and billing processes for access services; runs reports, updates patron records, reconciles patron accounts, and collaborates with technical services staff to update the status of missing/lost and billed items.
  • Maintains Access Services’ Web presence.
  • Collects and reports statistical data related to collection use, service desk transactions, and building use.
  • Serves the library and law school through service and leadership.
  • Participates in scholarly and professional activities including publication of journal articles and book reviews, and presentations at regional and national professional conferences that contribute to the practice of academic librarianship.

Requirements for Position


  • Work requires a M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. from an American Library Association accredited institution or foreign equivalent. Enrollment in library degree program plus experience will be considered. J.D. or legal research knowledge or experience preferred.


  • At least one year of experience as a professional librarian.
  • At least one year of experience supervising staff.
  • At least one year of experience in circulation related activities.
  • Experience in library and information literacy instruction.
  • Experience in providing reference service and research support using multiple modalities.
  • Experience implementing the application of modern and up-and-coming technologies for user services.
  • Successful project management experience.


  • Expertise using resource sharing software, discovery tools, and productivity tools such as

Microsoft Office and Outlook

  • Competent experience using LMS for circulation.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to effectively collaborate with faculty, colleagues, and students and to work successfully with a diverse population.
  • Strong time management, organizational, and project planning skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


  • Work independently and collaboratively within a team environment to meet department goals and deadlines.
  • Analyze trends and identify opportunities for improving services, training, cost containment, staff utilization, and technology utilization for access services functions.


  • Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries to accomplish organizational objectives.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Willingness to support the Law School’s Mission Statement.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years’ experience supervising staff.
  • Experience using EOS Library Management software or equivalent.
  • Experience using LexisNexis and Westlaw software.
  • Experience using Outlook and Microsoft Office software.
  • Experience using Springshare software.

Ave Maria offers students a distinctive legal education marked by the integration of the Catholic faith and the law. Students are trained to reflect critically on the law and to understand that all areas of legal practice serve the common good. The law school emphasizes the importance of faith and community among its faculty, staff, and students, and seeks applicants attracted by, and supportive of, its mission.

Ave Maria School of Law recognizes the inherent value and dignity of all members of the human family. It values equal opportunity and seeks racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity. The Law School does not preclude admission or retention of students or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran. The Law School maintains its Catholic character but is open to persons of all religious faiths who respect the goals of Ave Maria School of Law and whose conduct does not undermine the Law School’s religious goals or compromise its Catholic identity.

Ave Maria School of Law is in North Naples, Florida along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Naples has been recognized for its healthy lifestyle and excellent quality of life and is known for its cultural activities and institutions, as well as for its many and varied natural attractions.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $42,000.00 – $52,000.00 per year


  • 8 hour shift

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No