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Friday, November 7, 2014

F/T - Reference Librarian, Pace U (NY)

Reference Librarian, Pace Univ – NY

Pace University is seeking a Reference Librarian for its Birnbaum Library in Manhattan. The Reference Librarian provides comprehensive reference, research, and referral services in a dynamic, team-based, client-centered environment supported by advanced library technology; assists students and faculty, on a drop-in basis or by appointment, in identifying, locating, and interpreting sources of information irrespective of format.

Work hours are: Sunday:12PM-8PM; Monday:1PM-9PM; Tuesday-Thursday: 10PM-6PM

Specific responsibilities include:

1. Perform all aspects of traditional and electronic reference service including shared reference desk coverage, one-to-one library instruction, research consultation, virtual reference, collection development, committee assignments; at least one evening a week and Sundays.

2. Provide online access to library catalogs, databases, and Internet resources. Assist patrons in formulating and executing appropriate search strategies for capturing, evaluating, applying, and processing information across disciplines. Participate in Blackboard classes as an embedded librarian as needed.

3. Participate in the selection, collection analysis, and evaluation of the library’s print and electronic resources.

4. Develop and maintain LibGuides incorporating print, multimedia, and Web-based resources.

5. Contribute to the continuing dialog on reference department planning, operations, service delivery, and outreach to 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.


ALA-accredited MLS

1-2 years of academic library reference experience

Commitment to principles of collegiality, user-centered services, and information literacy

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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