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Reference Librarian, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Part-time Late Night Reference Librarian - Rivier University


Job description:

Provide library reference service to faculty, staff, students, and other library patrons. In the absence of the Circulation staff, oversee circulation desk activity and supervise student workers. Assist with other tasks within the Library.


General Responsibilities:

  • Provide the full range of professional reference services to the University community, offering assistance and instruction in the use of online research databases, the online library catalog and discovery tool, and various reference resource materials, using print, electronic, and other media formats in person as well as using e-mail, the telephone, online chat and texting.
  • Assist patrons as needed in the basic use of computers, printers, photocopiers, scanners, etc.
  • Monitor building activity on a regular basis. Maintain a safe environment by upholding library policies and procedures. Report any incidents/emergencies to Public Safety and supervisors. Report any building maintenance issues to supervisors.
  • Perform closing procedures at the designated time.
  • May occasionally provide drop-in library instruction sessions for patrons in general library use and research methods.
  • May assist in preparing LibGuides and other appropriate materials.
  • May assist with other department functions, including circulation, interlibrary loan, technical services and reserves.
  • Assist in training and supervising undergraduate and graduate student employees.
  • Participate in working extended late night hours at the end of the semesters.


Schedule: This position is for the academic year only, excluding certain breaks and holidays. Hours are Monday - Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to midnight and Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.



Required: MLS degree or MLS degree candidate (a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge skills and experience are acquired may be considered). Experience working in a library, academic library experience preferred. Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills. Experience with conducting reference interviews and searching research databases. Familiarity with Microsoft Office products and basic technical troubleshooting.

Preferred: Some experience with library circulation systems, as well as supervisory experience. 

Submit letter of intent, resume and the contact information for three professional references to:  Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 Attn: LATE NIGHT REFERENCE LIBRARIAN or email to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by September 14.

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