Reference Librarian, Part-Time

Location
Moon Township, PA
Posted
May 11, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 493516
Work type: Faculty Part-Time
Department: University Library
Location: Moon Campus
Categories: Library
Position Title Reference Librarian, Part-Time

Position Department University Library

Overview
The Reference Librarian provides research assistance services to patrons typically during evening and weekend hours and as needed. This position will also periodically assume responsibility for the Library facilities when the Library opens and closes.

Responsibilities
Assumes responsibility for the operations of the library and its services by carrying out established policies and procedures whenever there are no full-time personnel scheduled. Opens and/or closes the library as scheduled in the evenings or on weekends.

Provides reference and research assistance to library patrons.

Performs library instruction sessions as scheduled. Assists with circulation functions when necessary.

Contacts the IT Help Desk to report problems with accessing the library's electronic databases and assists the computer center or the systems librarian in rectifying the problems.

Prepares bibliographies, pathfinders, or reports as assigned by the supervisor.

On occasion may need to supervise other library or student assistants when no full-time librarians are scheduled.

All other duties as assigned. Ability to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, weekdays and weekends, typically up to 5-8 hours per week throughout the calendar year. This is a part-time position not eligible for University benefits. Work hours are limited to 950 per calendar year and less than 29 hours per week on a regular basis.

Minimum Qualifications
Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited program required.

Familiarity with electronic databases preferred.

Must have excellent interpersonal skills.

Act 153 Clearance Required No

Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check No

Required to Pass a Credit Check No

Additional Posting Information None

Special Applicant Instructions None

Advertised May 10, 2018 Eastern Daylight Time


ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
Robert Morris University (RMU), founded in 1921, is one of the leading universities in the Pittsburgh region. RMU provides a professionally focused education with an emphasis on engaged learning and is one of the most affordable private doctoral-level institutions in Pennsylvania. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In 2016, for the first time in its history, RMU was ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report. In 2017, RMU had among the biggest increases of all national universities in the U.S. News and World Report annual "Best Colleges" rankings released, rising 12 spots to No. 176.

Robert Morris University is dedicated to changing the lives of its students and employees so that they can go out and change the lives of others. The University combines academic excellence with a professional focus offering numerous undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. In 2011, Robert Morris University was named as a "Top Workplace" by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette , which names the best places to work in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

RMU offers faculty members an environment where teaching, research and service are supported and valued.

RMU's main campus in Moon Township features 230 rolling acres and provides all the benefits of a traditional university campus, just minutes from the airport and downtown Pittsburgh.

INSTITUTIONAL EQUITY VISION STATEMENT
At Robert Morris University, we believe that institutional equity reflects our continued commitment to a community where everyone is both valued and respected. Institutional equity encompasses racial, ethnic, gender and religious diversity, cultural perspectives, national origin, sexual orientation, physical ability, as well as socioeconomic contexts, and educational backgrounds. We are dedicated to developing a diverse population by fostering an environment where intellectual and social growth, individual perspectives, and all human experiences are valued. We strive to be an inclusive community that celebrates and embraces differences as a means of responding to the cultural and social demands of a global society. Inherent in our inclusion efforts is a strong commitment to intercultural and global education to produce and include citizens who will serve as educational, social, economic and cultural ambassadors to the world. Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
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