[IUG] Position Available - Reference Librarian for the Social Sciences
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- Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 13:07:23 -0400
- From: Shay Foley <shfoley at vassar dot edu>
- Subject: [IUG] Position Available - Reference Librarian for the Social Sciences
Reference Librarian for the Social Sciences - Vassar College,
Vassar College seeks a dynamic, knowledgeable and service-oriented
Reference Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Reference and
Interlibrary Loan this position provides in-depth reference services
to support disciplines across the liberal arts curriculum in
collaboration with members of the reference team and through
participation in library-wide projects. In addition, this position
will serve as liaison to selected departments/programs in the social
sciences by participating in collection development, promoting
library services to students and faculty, and providing library and
course integrated instruction. Liaison departmental assignments will
be determined in part by the strengths of the successful candidate.
Reference duties include night and weekend hours.
Required: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program; strong
academic background in History or another of the social sciences;
knowledge of current reference practices and information resources;
interest and proficiency in utilizing new technologies to enhance the
delivery of reference and instruction services; a demonstrated
ability to work well both independently and as a member of a team;
excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and a sense of
humor. Preferred: one- to two-years experience in academic library
reference and instruction; proficiency in a second language; a second
master's degree in a relevant discipline; experience using data
analysis and presentation software; and familiarity with primary
sources, datasets and/or government documents. Salary: commensurate
with qualifications and experience.
For full consideration, please submit letter of interest, résumé and
contact information for three references to careers at vassar dot edu dot The
subject of your e-mail submission should be the job title for which
you are applying. To learn more about the Vassar College Libraries
please visit us at http://library.vassar.edu.
Vassar College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its
community. Applications from members of historically underrepresented
groups are especially encouraged.