New York University Libraries seeks a Reference Associate. The Reference Associate will provide a variety of multidisciplinary reference and research services to library patrons in person and remotely. She or he will conduct library tours, basic information literacy classes and support the instruction outreach program for NYU Libraries. Responsibilities also include assisting library patrons with complex research, reference and collections inquiries and research strategies, primarily in business, economics and government documents; assisting with content development for the Virtual Business Library website and online research guides; participating in library committees, various special projects and initiatives.
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, economics or business. Minimum two years’ experience in instruction or teaching or equivalent combination. Excellent interpersonal, research and oral and written communication skills. Ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and patrons. Knowledge of online research resources and databases. Familiarity with standard office software, HTML.
Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience and qualifications:
A Master’s degree in the social sciences (not MLS) along with familiarity with research methods in the social sciences and knowledge of statistical software packages.
New York University Libraries:
Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and our first “portal campus”, in NYU Abu Dhabi. New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the OCLC Research Library Partnership. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with the New-York Historical Society and the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Application and resume must include a cover letter that reflects how your experience fits the position description.
NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.