Macalester College seeks Circulation, Interlibrary Loan & User Experience Specialist

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Text courtesy of Angi Faiks, Associate Library Director, Macalester College

Macalester College seeks to hire a Circulation, Interlibrary Loan & User Experience Specialist to support the DeWitt Wallace Library. We invite enthusiastic, service-oriented candidates who would enjoy working in a highly collaborative, creative, and innovative environment.

Core responsibilities for this position include leading overall circulation operations, interlibrary loan lending operations, and user experience (UX) strategies for library service point and building. This individual also co-manages our service desk, co-supervises ~65 student employees, coordinates library-wide student employment support, and serves as liaison to facilities to support day-time building operations and security. This position does require the ability to open the library several days per week. This position reports to the Associate Library Director for Access, Instruction, and Research Services.

Our college and library staff are committed to helping increase opportunities for individuals from underrepresented groups and are seeking applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are an active member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance. Our staff received the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries for college libraries award in 2016.

Application Guidelines

For best consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage by December 20, 2019.  Review of applications will begin immediately. All inquiries about this position should be directed to:

Ashley Ellingson, Talent Acquisition Manager,

Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Jordan Wagaman

Jordan is a Communications Associate at Minitex. She graduated from the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities with a BFA in Graphic Design. She loves to make things pretty, whether written or visual, and working in Communications gives her the best of both worlds. You will usually find her listening to a podcast or the latest Fall Out Boy album, and she will most likely be drinking an exorbitant amount of water, too. You can reach her at 612-624-4565 or