Part-Time Reference Librarian – Pace University – New York, NY

The Part-Time Reference Librarian will focus on supporting the library’s extensive weeding project including evaluating print materials for deselection and physically withdrawing books. The part-time reference librarian will also provide comprehensive reference services when needed, in a team-based, patron-centered environment for the Pace community.

This is a temporary position from Jan. 4th – June 30, 2022, with a possibility of extension based on budgetary conditions.

Position Duties

Evaluate print materials for deselection based on a set of quantitative criteria and understanding of collection goals
Participate in physically removing books from the shelves and preparing them for disposal or donation.
Provide reference and research support both in-person and via the online chat reference system.
Assist with other library projects as designated by the Head of Research and Circulation Services NYC.
Perform other such duties as assigned from time to time.

Position Qualifications

MLIS, MSLIS, or equivalent required. Current graduate library science students will also be considered.
Strongly preferred: collection development and weeding experience
Knowledge of print and electronic information sources.
Ability to work independently.
Detail-oriented
Excellent communication skills and service orientation.

Preferred: Experience providing reference service in an academic library.

Prime candidates will have experience with collection development and deselection in an academic library. The perfect candidate will demonstrate the ability to work independently, collaborate with colleagues and support a diverse student population.

Work Hours
20 hrs per week. Work schedule is flexible and can be adjusted for the right candidate.
Evening and weekend availability preferred.

To Apply: https://careers.pace.edu/postings/20465

About Melody Rood

Student Success & Open Education Librarian / Assistant Professor at UNC-Greensboro