Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Reference Librarian - University of Hartford Libraries

 Job Code: B0657. Employment Class Code: A1; Salary Grade: G; FLSA Classification: Exempt. Reports to Head, Reference and Public Services. Work Hours: 40 hours (minimum) May work evenings and/or rotating weekends. Position Summary: Assumes responsibility for providing complete and thorough information literacy and bibliographic instruction to library patrons in conjunction with University faculty to ensure quality customer service as well as the best use of traditional and electronic library resources. Performs all duties in full support of the University’s brand, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the University of Hartford’s core business – the education of students. Key Responsibilities: Provides knowledgeable, relevant and accurate assistance to students and other library patrons, making efficient and expedient use of traditional and electronic library resources. Assists both, the traditional and online education student, staff, and faculty with research inquiries. Acts as an academic liaison to faculty in designated subject areas for courses taught on campus and online. Oversees collection development and web page content in those designated areas through all appropriate library resources. Plans, develops, presents and evaluates instructional, bibliographic and information literacy seminars on library resources to on campus and online students, faculty and staff. Provides recommendations for title development of the reference collection. Maintains reference and subject collections, including new book area, through book selection, organizing inventory and purging updated and damaged materials. Maintains collection and reference usage statistics. Develops reports for the head of Reference and Public Services and the Director of Libraries as necessary and appropriate. Assists with all functions of the Circulation Unit including desk coverage, direction, shelving and library opening and closing procedures. Assists with training and scheduling students in Reference Services. Assists the Director of the President’s College (PC) and the Business Manager with program functions including, but not limited to, scheduling lecturers, working with a variety of PC committees and reserving library spaces. Maintains awareness of trends and advances in the field through attendance at meetings or seminars and through regular examination of the literature in the field. Participates in approved professional organizations. Serves on internal and external committees as necessary and appropriate. Performs other related duties as assigned. Key Requirements: Master's Degree of Library Science from an A.L.A accredited institution (or recognized equilavent) required, 1 year to < 2 years of work experience. Full job description: More information about employee benefits and application procedures: