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Reference Librarian - Part Time, Regis College (Weston)


Under general supervision of the Information Services Director, responsible for providing reference services to the Regis student body, faculty, staff, administration, and visitors.

Essential Functions:

• Responsible for library operations during assigned working hours, including working cooperatively with circulation staff, supervising student workers and contacting maintenance or security as needed.

• Provide reference and research assistance, including database searching instruction and assistance via phone, email, ZOOM, and in-person.

• Troubleshoot problems related to library equipment such as printers, scanners, workstations, and copiers.

• Evaluate reference and circulating collection as needed, suggesting acquisitions as well as de-selecting based on established criteria.

• Maintain statistical records for all reference services provided.

• Provide circulation desk coverage as needed.

• Assist with reference projects as needed.

• Perform other related duties as required.



• Master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Science (MLS/MLIS) and one to three years of related experience. Degree candidate with successful completion of Reference coursework with library experience considered. 

• Knowledge of integrated library systems (ILS), computer programs, applications, and online databases. Demonstrated ability to search complex questions effectively using available databases. 

• Knowledge of resources, programs, and services available to libraries with thorough knowledge in the area of reference services.

• Knowledge of current library information science principles and practices.

• Ability to project a positive public image and to provide superior customer service. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

• Ability to work independently and to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other College departments, community groups, and other libraries. 

• Ability to supervise Library student employees in work tasks and functional duties.

Supervisor Responsibilities:

• Supervise Library student employees in accordance with Regis College’s policies and applicable laws. May be responsible for opening or closing the Library. Responsibilities include training as needed. 

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

• Normal office environment, not subject to extremes in noise, odors, etc.

• Regular interruptions to assist library patrons.

• May spend extended periods at terminal or on telephone requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.

• May be required to walk, stand, bend, reach, and lift books and materials.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

Protecting the Regis Community 

At Regis the safety of our campus community is our highest priority. We invite all applicants to review our health and safety protocols at our COVID-19 Updates page. The most powerful measure we can take is vaccination, and all campus community members must be fully vaccinated and have received a booster against COVID-19, with the exception of certain medical and religious exemptions. New employees without an approved medical or religious exemption are required to have their first vaccine dose by their date of hire. And all new employees will join the campus community in using the CoVerified app to upload vaccine information, report symptoms, and schedule regular campus COVID tests. We're in this together! 

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

In employment, as in education, Regis College is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Regis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran’s status, membership in uniformed services or any other protected status.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$20.00  / hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

Only applications submitted through the link below will be reviewed.


2022-08-23 |  Quick link to this job