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Part-time Librarian

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
University of St. Francis
Physical Address

Joliet, IL 60434
Job Description
  1. Position Information
  1. Position Summary

Provide assistance in Public Services area; provide comprehensive assistance and instruction to patrons regarding the use of the library’s print and electronic resources; act as a liaison for the university and the library with local and distance students and staff, as well as community patrons; assist in maintaining the functioning of the library through a variety of tasks such as: development of materials to assist with organization and dissemination of information, and displays.

  1. Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assist students, faculty, and staff with their informational and research needs, particularly in regard to the formulation of search strategies
  • Assist patrons and visitors with directional information about the library
  • Greet and assist members of the public using the USF library
  • Answer and direct phone calls that come to the library’s reference desk
  • Respond to email/chat reference questions
  • Assist patrons with the acquisition of necessary informational material
  • Provide individualized guidance and instruction on the use of library resources
  • Assist patrons with computer usage
  • Continuously update knowledge of, and competence in, common Technical Services and Public Services practices
  • Participate in and promote a culture of continuing quality improvement
  • Other duties as assigned
  1. Minimum Requirements
  • MLS from an ALA accredited institution, LTA, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong public service ethic
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013
  • Ability to be productive working independently and be a self-starter
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position
  • Willingness to support the Catholic and Franciscan values of the university
  1. Preferred Requirements
  • Experience with Endeavor Information Systems Voyager ILS
  • Recent experience providing library services in an academic library setting
  • Recent experience providing reference services in an academic library setting
  1. Hours/Shift/Work Schedule

Up to 20 hours per week. Schedule will include a combination of days, evenings, and weekends.

  1. Physical Requirements of Position

Work is performed in an office setting with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards. Substantial time is spent working on a computer. This is sedentary work which requires the following physical activities: lifting and/or maneuvering stacks of library materials, sitting, walking, bending, stooping, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity.

Job Title: Part-time Librarian

Position Number: 0037XX-00

Department: Library Public Services – Joliet IL main campus

Job Grade: 6

Posting Number: FP0381-16

Open Date: 07/18/2019

Open Until Filled: Yes

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