DATE ENTERED:  September 18, 2023
POSITION: Library Assistant for Interlibrary Loan
LOCATION: Hampden-Sydney College Bortz Library, VA
APPLY BY: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Library Assistant for Interlibrary Loan

Hampden-Sydney College Bortz Library is seeking to fill the position of Library Assistant for Interlibrary Loan.   This staff position reports to the Research and Instruction Librarian, and works primarily in the public services area of the library.  The position’s areas of responsibility include interlibrary loan, circulation services, and course reserves.  Position available January 1, 2024.

Interlibrary loan, also called resource sharing, involves the borrowing and lending of materials between libraries with attention to timely delivery of materials. This position requires processing physical shipments of library materials as well as facilitating electronic document delivery.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: investigating and resolving complex problems concerning interlibrary loan requests; troubleshooting scanning and resource sharing software systems; corresponding regularly with HSC students and faculty, as well as staff at other libraries; representing Bortz Library in resource sharing consortia and staying up to date on interlibrary loan best practices; and assisting in formulating, recommending, and implementing appropriate operational procedures within the interlibrary loan unit of the library. Proficiency and comfort with technology and new software, as well as excellent communication skills, are necessary for this position.

Additional responsibilities include directly assisting library patrons with service operations at the Circulation Desk, overseeing the library’s course reserve systems, and supporting student workers and library staff in the delivery of library services.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA) from a four-year college or university.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing technological environments.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Familiarity with library materials and subject classification systems.
  • Ability to make data-driven decisions.
  • Commitment to working in a diverse environment.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Apply at our website  Candidates must provide a cover letter and resume.  You may also mail your application to Hampden-Sydney College, Human Resources, P.O. Box 25, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943.

Hampden-Sydney is one of three liberal arts colleges in the United States dedicated to the education of men, and our mission is to educate "good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning." As a community, we are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women and minoritized groups. Hampden-Sydney College values diversity, prohibits discrimination, and is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.