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May 30th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

Sage Colleges

Albany, NY

Job Description:

Reporting to the Coordinator of Reference Services, the Reference Librarian consults with and instructs members of the Sage Colleges community in devising research strategies and identifying appropriate research materials.  Hours: Wednesdays 3p-7p (Albany) Sundays Noon-8pm (Troy)

Position Duties:

? Assists users in accessing and searching print and electronic resources
? Supports virtual reference services and troubleshooting of discovery tools
? Creates web-based tutorials on library research and citation tools
? Staffs the reference desk on both campuses, 8-16 hours weekly, including days, evenings and weekends
? Provides circulations assistance as necessary
? Other reference and collection duties as assigned

? Provides content for sections of the libraries’ website and library blog
? Assists with collection development
? Participates in the ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of library services
? Maintains continued awareness of issues facing academic libraries through involvement in local, regional or national library organizations

Minimum Qualifications:

? ALA-accredited MLS graduate degree
? Experience with library technologies, software, systems and databases
? Ability to work well with others and communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff and public
? Strong customer service orientation


? Previous experience in reference and/or academic libraries
? Post-secondary coursework in disciplines represented in the Sage curriculum

How to Apply:

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