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Research and Instruction Services Librarian (Part-time), Bay Path University (Longmeadow)

Job Summary:

The Research and Instruction Librarian provides reference and information literacy instruction services to students, faculty, and staff of the University.

Schedule/Hours: Approximately 20 hours per week.  Schedule TBD (mostly nights and weekends).

Essential Duties:

-Provide traditional and electronic reference desk service, including the use of print and electronic resources, to students, faculty, and staff of the University.
-Design and teach information literacy and library instruction classes or courses to students, faculty, and staff.
-Maintain the reference collection and recommend appropriate reference resources, both print and non-print.
-Design and prepare documentation to assist library users in identifying, locating, evaluating, and using all types and formats of information resources.
-Develop instructional materials, such as web-based bibliographic guides, pathfinders, and tutorials.
-Help create and maintain the Hatch Learning Commons web site in cooperation with other learning commons staff.
-Collaborate with faculty to carry out and assess the University's information literacy program and integrate library resources and services with instruction.
-Participate in projects designed to increase campus-wide awareness and use of library resources and services.
-Maintain currency in reference and instruction issues and skills by reading professional literature, participating in professional organizations, and attending meetings relevant to academic librarianship.
-Assist in routine library duties, including circulation and collection maintenance.
-Attend trainings as required.
-Attend and participate in required meetings.
-Conduct special research projects as needed.
-Complete any other assignments as directed by the University.  


-MLS from an ALA-accredited program preferred.  Bachelor's Degree required. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.
-Reference and instruction service experience in academic library.
-Demonstrated progressively increasing administrative responsibility.
-Experience in Web page creation.
-Knowledge of electronic information services and resources.
-Some supervisory experience.
-Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
-Ability to handle multiple projects and assignments with high quality and minimal errors.
-Demonstrated service-oriented attitude.
-Ability to perform work with frequent deadlines and extreme amount of external pressure to complete assignments.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, subordinates, and students.
-Ability to perform work independently and maintain confidentiality.
-Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
-Willingness to work flexible and extended schedule including weekends and evenings when necessary.
-Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and within FERPA guidelines.
-Commitment to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
-General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.

Full/Part Time

Part Time



Salary Range

$23.00 - $25.00  / hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter, resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy at


2022-07-08 |  Quick link to this job