Reference Librarian (Part-Time, Temporary)

Job description


Lynn University is an independent, innovative college based in warm, sunny Boca Raton, Florida. We're consistently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "Great College to Work For" in such areas as compensation and benefits; work/life balance; job satisfaction; and respect and appreciation.

Our nearly 3,000 students hail from approximately 100 countries and nearly all 50 states, making Lynn one of the top five most international schools for our size. Our campus is a melting pot of cultures and beliefs, and we pride ourselves on our ability to embrace new ideas.

As a Lynn employee, you'll be free to think differently. You'll enjoy on-campus events and workshops that aim to reduce stress and celebrate community. And most importantly, you'll be doing your part to build a better future.

Lynn is currently accepting applications for the position of Reference Librarian (part-time, temporary). The part-time temporary Reference Librarian will provide reference and research assistance to students, faculty, and staff, in person and via chat and email, for the fall semester 2018 (approximately August 20-December 14, 2018). The person in this position works from approximately 2-6 pm Monday - Thursday, and noon to 8 pm on Sundays, though there is some flexibility with this schedule. In spring 2019, there may be an opportunity to continue in this position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide quality reference services and research help, both in-person and remotely, in locating information related to class assignments, finding and using reliable, relevant information, and citing sources properly.
  • Provide help with iPads/iBooks, computers, printers, and copiers.
  • Responsible for all Reference Desk Services on Sundays.
  • Supervises Circulation Desk students on Sundays.
  • Assist as needed with collection development, circulation, and other aspects of the library.
  • Assist librarians in the maintenance of library resources and collections

Minimum Qualifications 

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in library or information science; currently enrolled MLIS student with relevant coursework and experience; or library paraprofessional with experience offering expert reference assistance.
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in a library, preferably an academic library.
  • Aptitude and skills to provide excellent reference service in person, via chat, and via email.
  • Excellent reference interview skills, interpersonal communication skills, and customer service ethic.
  • Ability to use and troubleshoot computers, printers, scanners, and copiers.
  • Interest in library instruction and information literacy.
  • Familiarity with using databases, library systems and other electronic resources including internet resources.

Accreditation and equal opportunity

Lynn University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, veteran status, retirement status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator at 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431; via email at [email protected] by phone at +1 561-237-7727 or to the U.S. Dept. of Education OCR.

Lynn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call +1 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lynn University. 2016 Lynn University 08/16.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Please notify us at least five days in advance if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed by calling +1 561-237-7639.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Clery Act, the University annually provides a report to each student and current employee, as well as to prospective employees and students, that provides a detailed disclosure of information regarding campus security practices (including Emergency Response Plan, Timely Warnings, Emergency Warnings, Missing Persons, fire safety policies, fire prevention data, and Crime Log policies), as well as crime and fire-related incident statistics for the preceding year. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

For your health, Lynn University is now smoke- and tobacco-free.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.




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Posted: 6/20/2018
Application Due: 7/6/2018
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