Reference Librarian Position

leslie stebbins stebbins at BINAH.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU
Wed Dec 10 12:54:40 EST 1997

JOB #1631

TITLE:                  Reference Librarian/Collections Coordinator
GRADE:                  P1/P2
UNION STATUS:           Union/Exempt
SUPERVISOR:             Associate Director for Public Services


Under the general direction of the Associate Director for Public Services
to provide information services to the Brandeis community; to serve as a
member of the Reference Librarians Group; to coordinate building the
Reference collection, both print and electronic; to  maintain the print
Reference collection; and to provide library instruction sessions.


Provides information services to the Brandeis community.  Provides in-depth
Research Consultation services to individual patrons, primarily in the
humanities and social sciences:  assists patrons in locating and using
print and electronic information sources in the library, including the
reference, legal, and documents collections; in identifying and accessing
resources not held at Brandeis--including network resources; and in solving
complex library research problems.  Teaches group library instruction
sessions to students, faculty and staff, including Library Intensive,
freshman, and specialized sessions.  Works with faculty to plan sessions
for course-integrated library instruction.  Develops materials and guides
for end users.  Keeps abreast of new sources in print and electronic
formats and recommends new resources.  Provides training for colleagues in
selected areas.

Serves as a member of the Reference Librarians Group.  Contributes to the
work of this group which, under the general direction of the Associate
Director for Public Services, manages the shared work of the Reference
Librarians.  Examples of duties of this group include short range planning
to meet general library goals, management of ongoing operations,
coordinating work with other units in the library, and participating in
long-range planning.

For selected academic departments, serves as a reference subject
coordinator.  For these departments understands the scope of teaching and
research; builds reference collections; maintains a sophisticated knowledge
of print and electronic resources; provides specialized reference services,
user guides, and instructional sessions; and serves as a resource person
for other reference librarians.

Coordinates development of the Reference collection, both print and
electronic.  Provides leadership for building the print and electronic
Reference collection and coordinates the work of reference subject
coordinators.  Coordinates Reference collection development with the work
of the Collection Management Department.  Keeps abreast of new products,
services, platforms, and other issues in the field.  Serves as a resource
person for colleagues in the area of collection development.

Coordinates collection maintenance activities for the Goldfarb Reference
Department.  Hires, trains and supervises student workers shelving and
maintaining the Goldfarb Reference collection; oversees space planning for
the reference collection, including weeding; works with other members of
the Goldfarb Reference Department to ensure that collections are maintained
in good condition.


REQUIRED:               Master's degree in Library Science; sophisticated
understanding of reference collections, both print and electronic;
familiarity with CD-ROM, LAN and Internet resources and technologies;
superior teaching and writing skills; excellent written and oral
communication skills and the ability to work as part of a group.

PREFERRED:              Second master's degree, experience in academic
library reference services, supervisory experience.


Submit resume to:  Employment Administrator, Brandeis University, MS 118,
PO Box 9110, Waltham, MA  02254-9110.  FAX:  617-736-4466.  REFERENCE JOB
#1631.  Resumes and cover letters created or saved in Microsoft Word format
may be sent to "washington at" via e-mail attachment.  Please
reference the job number in the subject line of your e-mail message.  This
position is available immediately.


It is the policy of Brandeis University not to discriminate against any
applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, age, national origin, veteran status, or disabled status.  The
University operates under an affirmative action plan and encourages
minorities, women, disabled veterans to apply.  Brandeis University is a
non-smoking environment.


Located just west of Boston in Waltham, Massachusetts, Brandeis University
successfully combines the intimacy of a small liberal arts college with the
advantages of a major research institution.  Brandeis is a nonsectarian
institution with a culturally diverse student body of approximately 4,000,
drawn from all 50 states and more than 50 countries.

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