Part-time Reference Librarian (HSC location)

Job description


Reporting to the Head of Research, Education and Outreach, the part-time Reference Librarian provides in-person and virtual reference services to Temple University Health Sciences Center faculty, staff, and students; serves as a co-liaison to a health sciences school or department with consultation and instruction responsibilities and supports special projects when necessary. Supports promotional and communication-related initiatives. The Librarian works up to 19 hours per week and will be expected to work on Saturday or Sunday as part of their regular schedule. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in library/information science from an A.L.A. accredited library program. Experience providing reference services in a university or college library or hospital library setting. Experience with Microsoft Office and G Suite.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to work both independently and with others in a team environment.
*Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
*Knowledge of PubMed, Web of Science, CINAHL and/or other health sciences databases.

*Experience providing reference service in an academic health sciences library.
*Experience using Alma (integrated library system). 
*Experience providing online or in-person instruction sessions.
*Experience working with LibGuides.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Charles Library
Job: Staff
Schedule: Part-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Job No:
Posted: 4/24/2021
Application Due: 6/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time