Collections Assessment and Interlibrary Loan Specialist, University of Colorado – Auraria Library

By IS Lab November 12, 2020

University of Colorado, Denver

Temporary Collections Assessment and Interlibrary Loan Specialist (Full-Time)

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The University of Colorado Denver’s Auraria Library seeks a detailed and collaborative 9-month temporary Collections Assessment and Interlibrary Loan Specialist to join Auraria Library’s Collections Strategies department within the Technical Services Division. Technical Services is responsible for the acquisitions, access, discovery, and assessment of purchased, curated, and shared collections. This position’s primary role is to oversee monthly reconciliation of Learning Materials, collect and analyze data for Library, institutional, and national reports, and assist with interlibrary lending and borrowing processes.

This position will be 100% remote to start with the possibility of staying remote during the 9 months.

Job Duties
  • Leads monthly reconciliation of expenditures between the University Financial System and the Library’s Integrated Library Management System (ILMS).
  • Oversees financial adjustments as required.
Collections Assessment
  • Maintains and manages the process of collecting, analyzing, and creating library data reports for academic program reviews, accreditation reports, national annual library surveys (ACRL, IPEDS), and risk and asset management reports.
  • Gathers, comprehends, combines, and analyzes usage statistics and other data from purchased, subscribed and borrowed library materials for the purpose of informing and assessing collection development.
  • Outputs data in tables, graphs, or other appropriate formats to help internal and external campus constituents understand the information.
  • Provides narrative interpretations of the results of data analysis and make recommendations on potential actions in order to help colleagues sensibly use the information.
  • Other collections assessment duties as assigned.
Interlibrary Loan
  • Responsible for reviewing and processing all interlibrary loan lending requests via ILLiad, Rapid ILL, Occam’s Reader, and OCLC Worldshare ILL systems.
  • Responsible for reviewing and processing interlibrary loan borrowing requests as needed.
  • Assist with processing ILL requests for Auraria Library’s new initiative: Streaming Interlibrary Loan Video Resources (SILLVR).
  • Other interlibrary loan duties as assigned.

Salary and Benefits:

The hourly wage is $25/ hr.

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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* PLEASE NOTE: Temporary hires are not eligible for University benefits. 

Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, library science, social sciences or related field.

*Education Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.

  • Experience working in an academic library in one of the following fields:
    • Library assessment systems
    • Library vendors & systems
    • Interlibrary loan systems, such as ILLiad.
  • Experience gathering, analyzing, and reporting data.
  • Experience with an Integrated Library Management System, such as Sierra.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Two years of experience working in an academic library in one of the following fields:
    • Library assessment systems
    • Library vendors & systems
    • Interlibrary loan systems, such as ILLiad.


Special Instructions to Applicants: PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.     Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: 

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 19551

When applying, applicants must include:

  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document

Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.  

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