This positions provides evening and weekend research services to faculty and students both individually and in group settings in multiple formats at multiple locations. This involves teaching information literacy skills during reference transactions and through creation of and support of materials in print and online.
Master’s degree: Library Science or Library and Information Science
1-3 years of related work experience
Assists Patrons with Research Needs
Assist patrons with reference queries in person, over the phone and chat and by email
Instruct patrons in use of library resources and online library system
Conduct online and other database searches
Direct patrons to appropriate service points
Participate in Interlibrary Loan activity
Information Literacy Instruction
Schedule sessions with faculty to develop Pathfinders and provide other request services
Develop information literacy tools such as LibGuides, activities, and handouts
Present library instruction sessions and orientations as needed
Instruct faculty, students and staff in the use of Library information materials, resources and services
Complete project-based work in service of the research and information needs of Marist
Assist in coverage of the Public Services desk as needed
Participate in the professional work of the Library
Participate with the other librarians in maintaining a balanced collection policy and effective Budget allocation process under the direction of the Budget and Resource Management Librarian
Assist in the discussion and formulation of library policies and procedures and in problem resolution
Cooperate with other librarians to provide service and assistance according to library objectives
Required Application Documents:
Resume, Cover Letter, & Contact Information of 3 Professional References
About the Department/School:
The James A. Cannavino library at Marist College is truly the heart of campus, both physically and academically. Librarians and staff work collaboratively to support teaching and student research through our collections, extensive instruction program, and online course pathfinders. Librarians engage with the campus community through programming, outreach, and committee service. Students consistently rate library facilities and services as some of the best the campus has to offer.
About Marist College:
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about
Type of Position:
Months per Year:
Primarily weekends and evenings
Hours per Week:
Marist College Main Campus
Number of Position Openings:
Equal Employment Statement:
Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.
Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.
Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.
Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. These ideals were handed down to us by the Marist Brothers who founded the College. Now an independent institution governed by a lay board of trustees, Marist continues to embrace the three ideals as an integral part of the College mission.