Library, Access Services & Acquisitions Supervisor


To Apply
Send resume/CV, cover letter, and reference list to:
person Laura Custer, Director of Human Resources
phone 859-344-3314
place Thomas More University, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017


Thomas More University is a private, Catholic, liberal arts institution located in the metropolitan Cincinnati area.  The University is student-oriented, and teaching is our primary focus.  Thomas More has a reputation for excellent education, community commitment, and student success, and takes pride in offering students an exceptional academic experience with small classes and committed faculty and staff. Thomas More serves approximately 2000 full- and part-time students on its beautiful campus in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.

As stewards of Thomas More University, it is expected that your work and contributions to our community will reflect the mission, values, and integrity of the University. We are committed to being a student-ready University and aspire to facilitate an interconnected community of excellence. In doing so, we will foster a sense of responsibility to others, act with respect, tolerance and compassion towards others, and care for God’s creation. Through this engagement, Thomas More University is a thriving and dynamic institution that espouses the values of a Catholic Liberal Arts education committed to the students that we serve today, those that we will serve tomorrow, and the communities our graduates will serve.

Position Overview:  The Access and Acquisitions Library Worker plays a pivotal role in ensuring seamless access to resources and the acquisition of materials that support Thomas More University’s library and its mission at a small liberal arts institution rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition. This position focuses on the efficient management of library materials and access support for students, faculty, and staff.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities: 


  • Access Services and Student Engagement: Manages aspects of access services, including the following: circulation, reserves, ILL, ILS/Koha, user fines and fees, microform readers/printers and copiers, and stacks maintenance. Accountable for service quality, innovation, and creative use of available technology in support of access service operations. Recruits, interviews, trains, and supervises work study students and manages their timesheets. Support student engagement efforts and use of library space to support student study and collaboration. Responds to inquiries; serves as liaison with patrons, library staff/management and faculty; resolves patron service complaints and problems.
  • Acquisitions: Manages the acquisition of print and digital resources for library collections in all areas, including purchases and subscriptions. Administers and allocates expenditures for library acquisitions and manages invoicing activities. Responsible for the ongoing review of the alignment between acquisitions expenditures and programmatic needs, often in collaboration with other departments. Receives donations and coordinates book sales. Orders supplies.
  • Additional Responsibilities Include
    • Technical and Collection Services: Managing physical collection including copy cataloging and book processing. Assist in the selection and management of library materials that align with curriculum needs and the Catholic intellectual tradition, while also managing weeding processes.
    • Budget Management: collaborate with the Library Director to manage the library's acquisitions budget, tracking expenditures, and adhering to fiscal guidelines.
    • Catholic Intellectual Tradition Support: Curate and acquire materials that reflect the Catholic intellectual tradition, including theological texts, writings of Catholic thinkers, and resources on Catholic social teaching.
    • Interfaith Dialog Facilitation: Collaborate with vendors to acquire interfaith-related materials, fostering interfaith dialogue by providing access to resources on various religions.
    • Professional Development: Stay informed about industry developments, changes in library acquisitions, and the Catholic intellectual tradition through participation in professional development opportunities.


Education, Specialized and/or Technical Knowledge Requirements:  A Bachelor’s degree or extensive relevant experience as a substitute for post-secondary education; experience in circulation and interlibrary loan; understanding of and appreciation for the Catholic intellectual tradition; and a working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office software applications, including Word and Excel. Must know the Koha ILS or have sufficient ability to learn how to use the system for patron support. Consideration for experience in vendor relations, familiarity with library management, experience in acquisitions and cataloging in an academic library setting.

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