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Technical and Access Services Librarian, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, MA


Manages and supervises the technical and access services for the MCPHS Libraries. This position is responsible for the following operations: Circulation, Reserves, Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery, Cataloging, and book/serial/thesis/dissertation processing. Assists with the Institutional Repository by providing metadata and records management. Supervises the circulation supervisor and interlibrary loan/document delivery specialist. Position serves as the interpreter of library policies, primary cataloger and provides expertise and training on all modules of the library information system (ILS) that is managed by the Fenway Library Organization. As a small unit, the technical and access services librarian is a hands-on position and will assist in the day-to-day operations for all related services, as needed. This is a non-teaching faculty position with the rank of Faculty Associate, or the equivalent.


  • Manages and supervises the technical and access services for the MCPHS Libraries
  • Supervises all staff in these areas of operation
  • Serves as primary cataloger
  • Proves metadata and records management for the Institutional Repository
  • Provides expertise and training on all modules of the library information system (ILS)
  • Interpret library policies and procedures for staff and the MCPHS community
  • Serve on local and regional committees related to technical and access services
  • Participate in library-wide projects, meetings and committees, strategic planning and other activities
  • Supports incorporation of diversity, equity and inclusion into the curriculum, as well as co-curricular experiences, to broaden the education of students and expand their knowledge of health disparities.
  • Maintain advanced knowledge in discipline and areas of expertise.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.


  • Masters in Library Sciences, or the equivalent
  • Minimum of two years of work experience in an academic library
  • Minimum of one year of supervisory experience
  • Familiarity with library information systems and interlibrary loan are preferred
  • Cataloging experience is required
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently and effectively interact with a wide array of parties at all levels of the university community
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and deadlines
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment

MCPHS COVID-19 Policy:

We care about the health and safety of our students and employees and have implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Policy, requiring employees to be fully vaccinated, boosted and tested on a regular basis. Employees who cannot receive the vaccine because of a medical or sincerely held religious belief may request an exemption.

About Us:

Established in 1823, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) is the oldest institution of higher education in Boston, a city that is home to many of the world’s top universities and healthcare institutions. We are one of the largest and most highly-ranked schools for health- and life-sciences, and our alumni and faculty continually distinguish themselves in healthcare settings around the globe. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Our vision is to empower our Community to create a healthier, more equitable world, which we strive to achieve through our strategic priorities of collaboration, inclusion, success, sustainability, planning, and support.

We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits that include a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical, vision, and dental insurance, generous time off, retirement and pension plans, and flexible work arrangements to support work/life balance for our employees while advancing the MCPHS strategic plan.

MCPHS is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates a diverse community. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply:

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Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae/resume. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to reference checks and a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.