Friday, August 04, 2017

Public Services Librarian (Part-time) - Eastern Connecticut State University

Public Services Librarian (Part-time) - Eastern Connecticut State University, J. Eugene Smith Library. Public Services Librarian—Reference and Access Services. Library Lecturer. Part-time. Up to 19 hours per week, depending on library needs and budget allocation. Evening and/or weekend work will be required. Punctuality is expected. Temporary; renewed semester by semester at the University’s discretion.
     Responsibilities: Provide reference assistance to patrons, including demonstrating the use of library tools and equipment, answering the reference phone, email, chat, keeping statistics on reference queries, etc. Assist in staffing the Circulation Desk and supervising staff and students as needed. Other duties as library needs dictate, including instruction and collection development, and marketing of library events. 
     Qualifications: Required: An ALA accredited Master’s degree or its international equivalent. Knowledge of and experience with online library databases and printed library resources. Excellent communication and human relations skills; flexibility in dealing with a busy and rapidly changing environment. Comfortable and competent in an online environment. Good technology skills including Microsoft Office suite. Friendly, welcoming demeanor and ability to work well with students, faculty, staff and local community patrons. Grace under pressure required. Desired: Academic Library experience; experience with ExLibris Alma/Primo; familiarity with business reference sources, supervisory experience; experience in one or more Access services areas (circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan).
     Qualified applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and three letters of recommendation to the attention of Janice Wilson, Interim Director of Library Services, J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Electronic submissions are accepted and encouraged. (