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P/T - Reference Librarian, Pace Univ. (NY)

Reference Librarian (PT), Pace Univ. – NY

Pace University downtown NYC location seeks PT Reference Librarian for 20 hours a week position.
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; provide individual or group consultation on a drop-in basis or by appointment.
2. Perform all aspects of traditional and electronic reference services including shared reference desk coverage, electronic information retrieval, research consultation, virtual reference, collection development, bibliographic instruction, web page content development, faculty and departmental liaison duties, committee assignments, and evening/weekend and special shifts (as needed and assigned).
3. Help provide and facilitate access to online resources such as the library catalog, online databases, internet resources, as well as newly emergent technologies for information access and delivery; assist patrons in formulating and executing appropriate search strategies for capturing, evaluating, applying, and processing information across disciplines.
4. Participate in the evaluation, selection and deselection of library materials in all formats; participate in the preparation of print, multimedia, web-based and online reference aids, research and subject resources guides including the maintenance required to keep their online currency and accuracy.
5. Participate in reference department planning inclusive of operations, service delivery and outreach to local and remote users.
6. Perform any other duties as may be determined by the Head of Information Services and Resources/NYC or the Associate University Librarian/NYC.
MLIS, MSLIS, or equivalent. Experience providing reference service in an academic library. Knowledge of print and electronic information sources. Ability to work under pressure in a busy, fast-paced environment. Excellent communication skills.