Part Time Reference Librarian

Job Information

Description

Seeking an experienced P/T Librarian with strong technology and reference skills.  Prime candidates will be passionate about information literacy and have the desire and demonstrated ability to work with and teach a diverse student population on how to utilize online and print resources for educational purposes in both reference desk and classroom settings. This person will play a key role in educating our patrons on the use of all library and web services and in developing student research skills for academic success and life-long learning. A collaborative, entrepreneurial mind-set, team orientation and flexible schedule is essential, as well as availability on nights and weekends as needed.

 

Duties:

 

  • Provide traditional print and electronic reference services (including virtual and text reference to students, faculty, administrators, and community library users).  Schedule may include weekends and evenings, as needed.
  • Instruct library patrons in searching print sources and electronic information resources effectively including online catalog and subject databases.
  • May provide library Instruction classes and other workshops as needed.
  • Act as backup for evening/weekend supervisor for student workers as needed.
  • Provide on-site and on-line reference and instruction to students, faculty and staff.
  • Collaborate with academic and non-academic units that support the undergraduate experience.
  • Assist with planning and organizing library programs and student activities and events.
  • Explore and assist in implementing technologies and tools related to instruction and assessment.
  • Perform other professional duties as requested.

 

 

Position Reports To
Head of Manhattan Library
Location
Mercy Manhattan Campus 66 West 35th Street

Job Requirements

Experience

Academic library experience preferred. Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
Familiarity with and experience with reference and public service within a digital and web environment.
Supervisory experience desirable.

Skills

Academic library experience preferred. Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
Familiarity with and experience with reference and public service within a digital and web environment.
Supervisory experience desirable.

Computer Skills

Basic office software: Microsoft suite
Familiarity with Library search and discovery systems critical

Education Required

Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Additional subject master’s preferred.

Contact Information

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Contact Method

Fill out Mercy College application form on website.