Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Reference Librarian (temporary) - Pace University's Birnbaum Library

Position Description

POSITION: Reference Librarian - Temporary Position for 1-3 months
LOCATION: Pace University’s Birnbaum Library at 1 Pace Plaza New York, NY 10038
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Head of Information Services and Resources/NYC
1. Provide comprehensive reference, research, and referral services in a dynamic, team-based, client-centered environment, supported by advanced library technology; assist students and faculty in identifying, locating, and interpreting sources of information irrespective of format, and be available on a drop-in basis or by appointment.
2. Perform all aspects of traditional and electronic reference service, including: shared reference desk coverage, electronic information retrieval, research consultation, collection development. Evening/weekend coverage required.
3. Provide online access to library catalogs, networked CD ROM databases, Internet resources, and fee-based information retrieval systems; assist patrons in formulating and executing appropriate search strategies for capturing, evaluating, applying, and processing information across disciplines.
HOURS: Approx. 35 hours/week with schedule as follows: 2pm – 10pm 4 days per week and remainder of hours worked during Saturday open hours.
MLIS, or working toward MLIS required. Reference experience, preferably in an academic library. Knowledge of print and electronic information sources. Ability to work with diverse student/faculty body. Ability to work under pressure in a busy, fast-paced library environment.
Pace University is an Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Employer, committed to ensuring a diverse learning and working environment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants may send their resume and letter of interest to Sue Hunter: