Temporary Reference Librarian

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Classification:Temporary Professional
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 80
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Consortium Library
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Library/Physical/Social Sciences

Position Summary:

The Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is recruiting part-time reference librarians to cover a mix of evening, weekend, and weekday reference desk shifts. The Consortium Library serves students, staff, and faculty of UAA and Alaska Pacific University, as well as members of the local community. Research services are provided in person and via chat/text, email, and phone. Part-time reference librarians play an important role in our Instruction and Research program by providing reference desk coverage and working on department projects. Professional training and development opportunities will be provided as needed. This is a part-time, casual temporary staff assignment. Temporary librarians work up to 14 hours per week depending on department needs and candidate availability, and work under minimal supervision. There are no benefits associated with this position. UAA encourages applications from candidates who are particularly excited about opportunities to support higher education in Southcentral Alaska.

Duties:

Position Summary

The Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is recruiting part-time reference librarians to cover a mix of evening, weekend, and weekday reference desk shifts. The Consortium Library serves students, staff, and faculty of UAA and Alaska Pacific University, as well as members of the local community. Research services are provided in person and via chat/text, email, and phone.

Part-time reference librarians play an important role in our Instruction and Research program by providing reference desk coverage and working on department projects. Professional training and development opportunities will be provided as needed.

This is a part-time, casual temporary staff assignment. Temporary librarians work up to 14 hours per week depending on department needs and candidate availability, and work under minimal supervision. There are no benefits associated with this position. UAA encourages applications from candidates who are particularly excited about opportunities to support higher education in Southcentral Alaska.

Duties: 

Provide general and advanced information, research, and technology assistance to UAA/APU students, staff, faculty and community members in-person and via chat/text, email, and phone.

Report service-related data by using transaction tracking software.

Work on projects and tasks that may relate to information literacy, collection development, assessment, data/statistics, LibGuides/web services, outreach/marketing, etc., according to the needs of the Instruction and Research Services department.

Maintain familiarity with Library and University information, services, and policies to include emergency procedures in order to provide the best possible service to library patrons.

Application Materials:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and the name and contact information of three professional references. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis until hiring is complete. Copies of educational transcripts will be requested prior to hiring.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of the resources (online and print) and techniques used for providing library research services
  • Ability to quickly learn and effectively use Consortium Library’s discovery service, catalog, research databases, and Springshare web applications.
  • Technology skills to include Google Suite, Word, common office equipment, and technology troubleshooting. Able and willing to quickly learn new technologies and software. Able to teach library users of varying skills levels to effectively use various technologies.
  • Skilled in exercising sound judgement and thinking creatively to solve problems.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Reliable and dependable

Education/Experience:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school and one year of relevant experience (or an equivalent combination of training and experience) are required.
  • Experience providing library reference services in person and via phone, email, or chat is required.
  • Experience successfully working with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds is preferred.

 

For more information about the Consortium Library please visit us online:

http://consortiumlibrary.org

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of non-discrimination available at www.alaska.edu/titleIXcompliance/nondiscrimination.

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