Science Reference Associate - NYU Libraries - New York University Libraries

Posted on March 16, 2017


The Division of Libraries at New York University (NYU) seeks a Reference Associate in the Coles Science Center of Bobst Library to provide a variety of reference and research services to library patrons.


Conduct library tours, information literacy classes, and library research consultations for students. Assist library patrons with complex research, reference, and collections inquiries and research strategies. Assist in supporting the library research needs of graduate students and researchers in nutrition, public health, life sciences, and the physical sciences. Participate in the support of the data service needs of science researchers. Participate in the development and delivery of outreach events such as the unCommon Salon series. Evening and weekend work may be required.


Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in health science, science, or related field.

Preferred Education: Advanced degree in a health science, science, or related discipline.

Required Experience: Experience in reference, bibliographic instruction or teaching, or relevant combination. Customer service/public service experience. Familiarity with research methods in the sciences.

Preferred Experience: 2 year’s experience in a library setting, especially an academic public services unit. Familiarity with health science or science research methods.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal, research, and oral and written communication skills. Ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and patrons. Knowledge of online research resources and databases. Familiarity with standard office software.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Familiarity with quantitative or qualitative software and/or data management planning.


New York, NY, USA


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