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Reference Librarian Part Time
DATE:   10/1/2020
JOB TITLE:   Reference Librarian Part Time
JOB CLASS:   Part Time
JOB STATUS:   Non-Exempt
FLSA STATUS:   Non-Exempt
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Coordinator of Public Services
DEPARTMENT:   Library - Reference
SECTOR:   Academic


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

25%    Provides Circulation Services. Ensures the smooth operation of the Library facility,

            and supervises student aides.

15%    Teaches in the User Education Program.

  • 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 processes
  • Ability to provide Reference and Circulation assistance to patrons.
  • Ability to supervise work-study students.
  • 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 Library equipment.
  • 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 listed above.

  1. 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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