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Reference Librarian Part Time |
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:
Coordinator of Public Services|
Library - Reference|
Under general supervision, assists patrons in
the use of Library resources and services act as the librarian in charge on
nights and weekends, and participates in the user education program.
- Provides circulation, reference, and instructional
services to patrons.
Assists in the provision of online chat service.
Teaches in the User Education Program.
- In the absence of a Circulation Supervisor, manages the
Circulation Desk and supervises student aides.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Coordinator of
Public Services or Library Director.
% of Time
60% Provides References Services
Provides Circulation Services. Ensures the smooth operation of the Library
supervises student aides.
in the User Education Program.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to be flexible with schedule, including working
weekends and evenings.
- Commitment to excellence in customer service.
- Ability to work in a team environment.
- Knowledge of high-quality reference practices and
- Ability to provide Reference
and Circulation assistance to patrons.
- Ability to supervise work-study
- Ability to function effectively in an automated library
environment with strong database searching skills.
- Knowledge of library Instruction processes with demonstrated
teaching and training skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills as
well as interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with a
diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
- Ability to troubleshoot and
assist patrons with technical problems related to printers and other
- Sufficient manual dexterity
with proficiency to handle various office machines including but not
limited to: printer, calculator, computer, copy machine, and fax.
- Ability to receive telephone
calls, respond to inquiries, and communicate with others by telephone with
or without reasonable accommodations.
The functions of the position usually performed
sitting, but may require some amount of time standing, stooping, kneeling,
bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying, and other movements that may be
required. Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, typewriter,
calculator, cutting, labeling, and taping involve the extensive wrist and hand
movement. This position requires the ability to travel off-campus when
necessary. All individuals are required to be able to perform these
movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others or to
otherwise demonstrate or explain how they can perform the essential functions
- Master's Degree in Library Science accredited by the
American Library Association or a currently enrolled student in an
accredited library school.
2. A minimum of one-year
reference experience working in a library is preferred.
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