Company: Northeastern University
Posted on: September 17, 2022
About the OpportunityF. W. Olin Library at Mills College at
Northeastern University in Oakland seeks a public service oriented
librarian to join our reference and instruction team as Reference
Librarian ($62,400). Reporting to the Head of Reference and Access
Services the Reference Librarian will staff the Reference Desk,
plan and teach information literacy sessions, act as a liaison to
academic departments, and participate in library outreach.Specific
- 40% Reference: Managing reference activities including staffing
the reference desk and guiding students, faculty, and staff in the
use of Library's physical and electronic collections; meet with
students and/or faculty one-on-one or in groups for research
appointments and assignment planning.
- 25% Information Literacy: Creating/maintaining LibGuides,
leading information literacy instruction sessions, demonstrating
how to best utilize the library's physical and electronic
collections and teaching students research strategies and ethical
research concepts based on the ACRL information literacy framework
and using a Critical Librarianship/Pedagogy lens.
- 15% Collection Development: Selecting and deselecting
appropriate library resources within assigned subjects to support
campus curriculum and faculty research. Creating thematic displays
and "Olin Recommends" booktalkers and booklists.
- 10% Outreach: Library programming, staffing and creating
handouts and mini-collections for campus events (e.g., Staff
Wellness Fair, First Year Orientation, etc.), liaising to academic
departments and student groups, administering and creating content
for Library social media.
- 10% General Public Services: overseeing the Circulation Desk as
needed, searching for missing books, taking fines, resolving patron
issues, computer/tech support, creating signage, etc.Additional
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assisting with the Library's course reserves and interlibrary
loan efforts as needed.
- Record and maintain statistics of Library use and service: head
counts, reference transactions, information literacy sessions, and
interactions with students.
- Serve on campus and professional committees and engage with
other campus departments.
- Seek out and participate in professional development to stay
abreast of changes, emerging trends, and innovations in the
field.Qualifications:We invite people with various skills and
levels of expertise to apply to these positions. Candidates who
meet some, but not all, of the requirements listed below are also
encouraged to apply. We also seek colleagues who are committed to
building an inclusive and diverse working environment and who have
been and remain underrepresented or marginalized in the field of
librarianship - including but not limited to people of color, Black
and Latinx candidates in particular, first generation college
graduates, and applicants who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+
community including transgender and gender nonconforming
- Graduate degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited
- 1-2 years of professional experience, preferably in an academic
- Effective teaching skills, in group and individual
- Demonstrated experience using databases, other electronic
resources, online catalogs, and other web-based and print
- Familiarity with an ILS, Ex Libris Alma preferred.
- Enthusiasm and commitment to library public services.
- Working knowledge of hardware and software used in libraries
(e.g., PCs, Apple products, printers, etc.).
- Conversant with emerging technologies and emerging
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to follow and
give clear instructions and to communicate effectively with users
and students. -
- Ability to contribute to a positive work culture that fosters
excellent customer service and teamwork -
- Strong planning, organizational and analytical
skills.Candidates must first and foremost demonstrate commitment to
serving our student population and be invested in learning about
and understanding their communities and backgrounds. Candidates
will hold the following commitments: -
- Providing culturally affirming support to historically
marginalized groups including students of color, including Black
students, first generation college students, LGBTQIA+ / transgender
and gender nonconforming students, students of all abilities, and
students who experience financial hardship. -
- Ongoing anti-racism work -Physical, Mental and Environmental
- Ability to work one weeknight evening a week and other evenings
and weekends on occasion.
- Ability to work extensive hours at the computer screen. -
- Ability to lift 10 pounds above your head and push 50 pounds on
a book truck.About F. W. Olin Library at Northeastern UniversityThe
Northeastern University Libraries support the mission of the
University by working in partnership with the University community
to develop and disseminate new scholarship. The Libraries foster
intellectual and professional growth, enrich the research,
teaching, and learning environment, and promote the effective use
of knowledge by managing and delivering information resources and
services to library users.Situated on the Oakland campus, The F. W.
Olin Library at Mills College at Northeastern University serves the
curricular and extracurricular needs of the largely residential
campus community. The library offers a collection of 250,000
volumes, other media, and electronic resources as well as ample
study space.---The library is open 88.5 hours a week during the
semester with reference librarians available until 7pm
(Monday-Thursday) to help students organize research efforts and
make the best use of library resources. -Position TypeGeneral
AdministrationAdditional InformationNortheastern University is an
equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a
broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. - Northeastern
values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to
foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms
inter-group relations and builds cohesion. -All qualified
applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national
origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any
other -characteristic protected by applicable law.To learn more
about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity
and inclusion, please see .
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