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Regis College Reference Librarian - Part Time in Weston, Massachusetts

Reference Librarian - Part Time

Job Details

Job Location

Regis College Campus - Weston, MA

Position Type

Part Time

Education Level

Master's degree

Job Description

Summary

Under general supervision of the Information Services Director, responsible for providing reference services to the Regis student body, faculty, staff, administration, and visitors.

 

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for library operations during assigned working hours, including working cooperatively with circulation staff, supervising student workers and contacting maintenance or security as needed.

  • Provide reference and research assistance, including database searching instruction and assistance via phone, email, ZOOM, and in-person.

  • Troubleshoot problems related to library equipment such as printers, scanners, workstations and copiers.

  • Evaluate reference and circulating collection as needed, suggesting acquisitions as well as de-selecting based on established criteria.

  • Maintain statistical records for all reference services provided.

  • Provide circulation desk coverage as needed.

  • Assist with reference projects as needed.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

     

    Supervisory Responsibility

  • Supervise Library student employees in accordance with Regis Colleges policies and applicable laws. May be responsible for opening or closing the Library. Responsibilities include training as needed.

     

Qualifications

Requirements

  • Master's degree in Library Science or Library Information Science (MLS/MLIS) and one to three years of related experience. Degree candidate with successful completion of reference coursework and library experience considered.

  • Knowledge of integrated library systems (ILS), computer programs, applications and online databases. Demonstrated ability to search complex questions effectively using available databases.

  • Knowledge of resources, programs, and services available to libraries with thorough knowledge in the area of reference services.

  • Knowledge of current library information science principles and practices.

  • Ability to project a positive public image and to provide superior customer service. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work independently and to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other College departments, community groups, and other libraries.

  • Ability to uphold the University's commitment to inclusive excellence in a diverse educational community.

     

    Working Conditions/Physical Demands

  • Normal office environment, not subject to extremes in noise, odors, etc.

  • May spend extended periods at terminal, on telephone, or operating other office machines requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.

  • Subject to regular interruptions to assist patrons.

  • May require strenuous periods of physical activity such as climbing, bending, standing, and lifting.

  • Involves occasional evening and weekend work.

  • May require lifting and moving of equipment weighing up to forty-five (45) pounds.

     

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

     

    External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

     

    In employment, as in education, Regis College is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Regis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veterans status, membership in uniformed services or any other protected status.

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