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Head of Research Services, MARBL

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Reporting to the Associate Director of MARBL, the Head of MARBL Research Services is a key managerial position within the Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library and has responsibility for the management of the Research Services unit, including direct supervision of 3 FTE as well as student employees. The Head of Research Services manages the MARBL service desk and reading room, and leads the planning, development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of the services provided to researchers, including onsite use, in-person and virtual reference, instruction, outreach, photo-reproduction, and permissions. The successful candidate will combine demonstrated public services and management experience with knowledge of reference, instruction, and related practices that foster, support and govern the use of special collections material in an academic or research library, special collections repository, or other relevant setting.Specific duties of the incumbent include the following:• Serves as the unit head for Research Services in the Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library (MARBL) with programmatic responsibility for functional areas and direct supervision of librarians and staff. • Responsible for planning, development, implementation, management, promotion, and assessment of services, including reference and instruction, provided to onsite and remote researchers by the Research Services unit. • Establishes priorities and manages resources in support of the operations of Research Services.

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