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Reference Librarian - Part Time, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

Non-Exempt. Reports to Head of Reference and Public Services. Work Week: 20 hours (minimum) Maintains regular evenings and rotating weekends.

Position Summary: Assumes responsibility for providing complete and thorough information literacy and bibliographic instruction to library patrons in conjunction with University faculty in an effort 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 mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of the University's students.

Job Duties: Provides knowledgeable, relevant and accurate assistance to students and other library patrons, making efficient and expedient use of traditional and electronic library resources. Assists student, staff, and faculty with research inquiries. Supports and staffs regular evening and weekend shifts at Reference/Information Commons Desk. Plans, develops, presents and evaluates instructional, bibliographic and information literacy seminars on library resources to on campus and online students, faculty and staff. Organizes and maintains reference materials in a system that is easy for patrons to access. Serves as an academic liaison to faculty for courses taught on campus and online. Oversees outreach initiatives, online content, and supplemental resources in those designated areas. Provides assistance with special projects including, but not limited to, collection development, data analysis and LibGuides. Maintains collection and reference usage statistics. Develops reports for the Head of Reference and Public Services and the Director of Libraries as necessary and/or appropriate. Assists with all functions of the Circulation Unit including desk coverage, direction, shelving and library opening and closing procedures. 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. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education: Master's Degree of Library Science from an A.L.A accredited institution (or recognized equivalent) required.

Managerial Skills: Has responsibility or authority which is limited to the direction of temporary or student workers.

Knowledge & Skills: Advanced Professional Skills. The professional theory and practice of the professional skills level, but applied at the advanced level of a "seasoned" professional. Requires extensive knowledge of a professional discipline and a working knowledge of related fields.

Special Skills: The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

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