Research Services Librarian

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Library Services

Position Title

Research Services Librarian

Department

Tarver Library

Division

General University

Vacancy Number

22-085

Work Location

Macon, GA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Category

Staff

Responsibilities

The Research Services Librarian contributes to the mission of the Mercer University Libraries and to Tarver Library (TL) by providing innovative and effective Research Services through group instruction, one-on-one consultations, and the utilization of 24/7 reference instruction models and tools designed to support 21st century library users. Research Services Librarians function as subject specialists by serving as liaisons to the different Mercer schools and departments and contribute to patron-driven collection development. Research Services Librarians contribute to the academic life of the University by participating in annual orientations, functions, and events.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have an ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science (MLIS) and prior demonstrated library or directly relevant experience. The successful candidate should also be able to use Microsoft Office, LibGuides, LibAnswers, LibChat, Alma/Primo, and social media.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Strong customer-service skills and an understanding of patron-driven library services
  • Competence in online Reference Tools such as LibGuides, LibAnswers, and Libchat
    Competence in the utilization of social media for Library Reference services
  • Commitment to customer service, strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills, including initiative, creativity, problem solving, and knowledge of professional trends
  • Reference experience with all formats and subjects, preferably in an academic library
Is a criminal background check needed for this position?

Yes

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Pay Basis

Monthly

FLSA Status

Exempt

Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have an MLIS degree?

EEO Statement

AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability

Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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