Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Public Services Librarian - Access Services and Reference

Public Services Librarian—Access Services and Reference -  Eastern Connecticut State University,  J. Eugene Smith Library Public Services Librarian—Access Services and Reference. Library Lecturer. Part-time, no benefits.  Up to 19 hours per week, depending on library needs and budget allocation. Temporary; renewed semester by semester at the University’s discretion. Expected hours: Sunday 1:30-10:00 (1/2 hour unpaid break);Monday 2:30-10:00 (1/2 hour unpaid break); Tuesday 6:00-10:00 Responsibilities:  Staff a combined Access Services/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, including instruction and collection development. Evening and/or weekend work will be 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. Desired: Academic Library experience; experience with ExLibris Alma/Primo; supervisory experience; experience in one or more Access services areas (circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan). To Apply: 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 and encouraged. (