Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Adjunct Reference Librarian, St. John’s University Library, Queens Campus (Queens, NY)

Adjunct Reference Librarian, Queens Campus

St. John’s University Library


  • Provide traditional and electronic reference services (including virtual and text reference to students, faculty, administrators, and community library users). Schedule includes weekends, some evenings, and some holidays.
  • 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.
  • Serve as building level liaison for safety and facilities issues as they arise. Act as backup for evening/weekend supervisor for student workers.
  • Perform other professional duties as requested: may include participation in selection and de-selection of materials, preparation of library instruction materials, and evaluation and assessment of resources.


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

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Prof. Lucy Heckman, Head of Reference, heckmanl@stjohns.edu