Reference Services Librarian

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Chicago, IL
Full time

Job Description:

Position Summary:

This position is a member of the University Library team, providing reference services, instruction and research support to faculty, staff, and students across all programs. This position also hires, trains, and supervises the Chicago Campus Graduate Assistant staff. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Essential Functions:

  • Manage daily operations of the Circulation Desk.
  • Hire, supervise, and manage staff of 8-12 Graduate Assistants.
  • Support the work of all students, faculty and staff through the University Library reference, instruction and course support programs, both online and in-person.
  • Serve as a liaison to assigned academic departments.
  • Contribute to the long- and short- term planning for the University Library.
  • Assist with the coordination of Test Kit Center activities.
  • Serve on Campus-wide committees.
  • Additional duties as required.


Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, or a related Behavioral or Health Sciences.
  • 2-4 years of library experience in an academic environment with supervision responsibilities.
  • Familiarity with relevant psychological research resources (books, journals, tests, databases, organizations).
  • Experience providing reference service and class instruction service in-person and online.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where collaboration, consultation, and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and customer service skills across all modalities; evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Evidence of initiative, creativity, and resourcefulness in previous professional or academic activities.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with library-specific software and automation systems.
  • Knowledge of psychological assessment instruments and supporting resources and databases.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft systems (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to multitask in a dynamic and deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to write and speak Spanish.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job No:
Posted: 8/7/2018
Application Due: 8/31/2018
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