Part Time Librarian

Library

Employer/Library: 
Laverne & Dorothy Brown Library (University of St. Francis)
Library Type: 
Academic Library
County: 
Will

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
Hours: 
Up to 20 hours per week
Salary: 
DOQ

POSITION SUMMARY

Provide assistance in Public Services area; provide comprehensive assistance and instruction to patrons regarding the use of the library's print and electronic resources; act as a liaison for the university and the library with local and distance students and staff, as well as community patrons; assist in maintaining the functioning of the library through a variety of tasks such as: development of materials to assist with organization and dissemination of information, and displays.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist students, faculty, and staff with their informational and research needs, particularly in regard to the formulation of search strategies
  • Assist patrons and visitors with directional information about the library
  • Greet and assist members of the public using the USF library
  • Answer and direct phone calls that come to the library's reference desk
  • Respond to email/chat reference questions
  • Assist patrons with the acquisition of necessary informational material
  • Provide individualized guidance and instruction on the use of library resources
  • Assist patrons with computer usage
  • Continuously update knowledge of, and competence in, common Technical Services and Public Services practices
  • Participate in and promote a culture of continuing quality improvement
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLS from an ALA accredited institution, LTA, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong public service ethic
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013
  • Ability to be productive working independently and be a self-starter
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position
  • Willingness to support the Catholic and Franciscan values of the university

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with Endeavor Information Systems Voyager ILS
  • Recent experience providing library services in an academic library setting
  • Recent experience providing reference services in an academic library setting

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Work is performed in an office setting with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards. Substantial time is spent working on a computer. This is sedentary work which requires the following physical activities: lifting and/or maneuvering stacks of library materials, sitting, walking, bending, stooping, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 
Application Contact: 
Brigitte Bell (bbell@stfrancis.edu)