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Reference Librarian (Academic Year)

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Categories: Staff/Administration, Library, Academic Year, Hybrid


Guides students, faculty and other library patrons in the discovery and use of information resources

Diversity & Inclusion 

Embracing diversity for a richly inclusive community is a Guiding Principle at JWU. Our students, faculty and staff have varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that unite us as one community and contribute to our success. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce teams and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. 

Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

Essential Job Functions

  • Guides and supports students and other library patrons regarding best practices for information discovery, retrieval and use
  • Schedules, customizes and provides classroom instruction on information literacy both face to face and online
  • Develops print and online guides and video tutorials on information literacy skills and optimal use of library resources and services
  • Serves as collection development specialist and faculty liaison for assigned subject areas within the JWU curriculum and in preparation for new curriculum offerings
  • Provides reference and publishing support for individual faculty scholarship and research projects
  • Assists in planning and maintaining the organization of library resources
  • Participates in, and presents at, professional conferences, and collaborates with other library professionals to coordinate local and regional reference services and information literacy instruction and assessment initiatives
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a master's degree
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in library and information science or a related field of study
  • Experience providing reference and instruction in an academic environment
  • Experience supporting open access initiatives and creation of open educational resources


Please Note:

Qualified candidates must live or relocate within a daily commuting distance of the Providence Campus location upon hire.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until job posting is closed.

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:

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