Reference Librarian
Job Details
Logan University - Chesterfield, MO
Part Time
Graduate Degree

SUMMARY: Recommend, interpret, evaluate, and use information resources to help students, faculty, staff, or alumni in person at the library and remotely. Support the Reference and Instruction Librarian with creating guides and tutorials for information and research literacy instruction.





  • Provides general and virtual reference information, research, and services to the Logan community.
  • Assists with Collection Development including reading, reference, and research materials through the selection of books, e-resources, materials, and equipment.
  • Assists with preparation of monthly and annual statistical reports.
  • Promotes scholarship through library services, and develops and compiles the LRC newsletter: In-Touch.
  • Maintains list/guide of Logan faculty and staff scholarship.
  • Assists with data collection and analysis for assessment and outcomes.
  • Assists with the maintenance of the LRC Web site, guides, and tutorials.
  • Assists with online learning instruction such as development of guides and tutorials.
  • Circulate library materials by checking materials in and out using Sierra online catalog.
  • Provide photocopies or electronic copies as requested by alumni, field doctors and interlibrary loan services.
  • Engages in planning, promotion, and delivery of library resources, services, and activities, together with other librarians.
  • Other duties as assigned.


COMPETENCIES: Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills; must be able to respond to requests for service and assistance in a pleasant manner, while handling a variety of detailed tasks; evidence of strong organizational skills including problem solving, and communication skills; must be able to prioritize and plan work activities to deal with competing demands, while demonstrating accuracy and thoroughness; should have training or teaching experience; demonstrate ability to initiate,


organize and set priorities in a team environment; must be very detailed oriented and react well under pressure; must be able to multitask and work well in a collaborative environment.



QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The listed requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability expected for the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Minimum requirement of a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA - accredited institution and two years' related experience. Knowledge and experience with information technology systems, web development, and current and emerging library trends and technologies; experience in and commitment to public services; Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals . Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of an organization. Ability to complete basic computational math. Ability to demonstrate data using different methods or graphs.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Must be able to work evenings and weekends.


Computer Skills: Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have computer experience, Microsoft Office Suite competency, and LibGuide proficiency. Working familiarity with office and media equipment and technology preferred.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None required.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job . Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to type on a computer and to handle books, and to talk and hear when assisting students and other library patrons. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms while shelving books and checking them out. The employee is occasionally required to sit and use a computer, and to climb, balance, and stoop or kneel to shelve books. The employee must frequently lift books weighing from 10 to 30 pounds and occasionally lift books weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be able to push carts weighing up to 100 lbs. Close vision is needed to use a computer and to read shelves . Color vision is required when using research information databases in order to distinguish different screens. Must have distance vision and depth perception for safety purposes when pushing carts full of books.



DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: Logan University strives to be an educational leader that is authentic, intentional and strategic about diversity, fairness and the development of an inclusive campus community. We acknowledge and respect the differences in human experience that shapes and enriches education, healthcare, society and our institution.

It is our expectation that all employees support the mission and vision of the university, and carry out their professional duty aligned with Logan University Values: Diversity, Empathy, Student First, Positive Attitude, Evidence Informed, Character and Teamwork.

Logan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. All Logan employees are expected to complete annual compliance training by assigned deadlines.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to dust and is occasionally subjected to wide fluctuations in room temperature . The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally loud.


NOTE: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.


An employee is expected to assist & provide coverage for co-workers during peak periods, vacation days or sick days at all locations, and to work with administration in the attainment of the College's missions and goals.


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