Public Services Librarian — Felician University — Lodi, N.J.


The position of Public Services Librarian is a full-time, twelve-month support position. The Public Services Librarian, under the supervision of Director of Library Services, supports a collegial environment with the central goals of service, instruction, and outreach with a firm commitment to the information literacy initiatives of Felician University.


The following listing of primary job responsibilities indicates the general nature and level of work required in this job. This is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of all the activities, duties, or responsibilities that may be required in this job. Individuals assigned to this job may be asked to perform other duties as required.

a�? Staff the Lodi Campus Library reference desk.
a�? Provide leadership for virtual reference services (chat and email), including staff coverage, usage statistics and dissemination of best-practices.
a�? Provide leadership for research guide services across liaison areas, including usage statistics and dissemination of best-practices.
a�? Assist students, faculty and staff in addressing their information needs online and on-campus.
a�? Provide face-to-face and virtual reference services.
a�? Plan, promote and provide informal and formal instruction on information literacy and information seeking.
a�? Serve as library liaison to the School of Arts & Sciences (Humanities and Social Sciences), working collaboratively with their respective faculty and deans.
a�? Develop and deliver general and specialized instructional and reference services for the School of Arts & Sciences (Humanities and Social Sciences).
a�? Develop general and specialized research guides for the School of Arts & Sciences (Humanities and Social Sciences).
a�? Manage print and online collection development for the School of Arts & Sciences (Humanities and Social Sciences).
a�? Manage online subscriptions, in conjunction with Administrative Assistant and Director of Library Services.
a�? Assist in publicizing Library public services.
a�? Participate in university-wide committees, as assigned.


a�? ALA-accredited Mastera��s degree in library and/or information science, second mastera��s degree strongly preferred.
a�? Thorough understanding of the structure and content of information resources in various formats.
a�? Demonstrated reference and research skills in face-to-face and online formats.
a�? Demonstrated teaching abilities, in both formal and informal venues.
a�? Strong organizational skills.
a�? Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and e-mail applications.
a�? Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
a�? Willingness to support and uphold the Universitya��s Catholic/Franciscan tradition and mission.
a�? Well-developed interpersonal skills, complemented by a predisposition to assist others.
a�? Knowledge of humanities and/or social science reference sources a plus!


Please send letter of interest and resume to Susan Wengler, Director of Library Services (

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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