Friday, June 07, 2013

Library Lecturer - Eastern Connecticut State University, J. Eugene Smith Library

Library Lecturer - Eastern Connecticut State University, J. Eugene Smith Library. Up to 19 hours per week, depending on library needs and budget allocation. Temporary; renewed semester by semester at the University’s discretion. Responsibilities: Staff the Reference Desk, providing reference assistance to patrons, including demonstrating the use of library tools and equipment, answering the reference phone, email, chat, texts, keeping statistics on reference queries, etc. Assist in staffing the Circulation Desk and supervising staff and students as needed. Other duties as library needs may dictate. Primarily evening and/or weekend work required. 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. Qualified applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and three letters of recommendation to the attention of Patricia Banach, 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 (