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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Regina Library, Rivier University, Nashua, NH


Summary/Objective: Provide library research assistance to faculty, staff, students, and other library
patrons. In the absence of the Access Services staff, oversee circulation desk activity and supervise student workers. Assist with other tasks within the Library.

Duties and Responsibilities:
-Provide the full range of professional reference services to the University community, offering
assistance and instruction in the use of online research databases, the online library catalog, and
various reference resource materials, using print, electronic, and other media formats in person as
well as using e-mail, phone, and online chat.
-Assist patrons as needed in the basic use of computers, printers, photocopiers, scanners, etc.
-Occasionally provide library instruction sessions for patrons in research methods and general library
-Assist in maintaining, editing, and preparing LibGuides and other instructional materials.
-When needed, assist other library departments with tasks or projects, including access services &
circulation, interlibrary loan, and technical services.
-In the absence of the Access Services staff, assist in supervising student workers and with
circulation, reserves, shelving and related tasks as needed.
-Assist with library projects (such as shelf reading, inventories, catalog record enhancements), and
other tasks, as needed. Assist in preparing library materials for campus events and displays.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
In the absence of the Access Services staff, supervise undergraduate and
graduate student workers.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: Hours are Thursdays 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Fridays 4:00 pm – 8pm and alternating Saturdays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Summer hours are similar. This is a year-round position, excluding certain breaks and holidays.

-Required Education and Experience:
-MLS degree or MLS degree candidate (a combination of education and experience from
which comparable knowledge skills and experience are acquired may be considered).
Experience working in a library, academic library experience preferred. Excellent customer
service and interpersonal communication skills. Experience with conducting reference
interviews and searching research databases. Familiarity with Microsoft Office products and
basic technical troubleshooting.
-Preferred Education and Experience:
-Some experience with library circulation systems, as well as supervisory experience.

Physical Demands:
-While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and
arms, stand, sit, walk, use hands to finger and grasp, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls
and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop and crouch.
-Hand-eye coordination necessary to operate computers and various office equipment.
-The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision,
peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with this job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

How to apply:

Interested individuals are invited to apply on our website,, and while we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by August 22, 2021.