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Research Services Librarian

Apply now Posting Number: 492288
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Research Services Librarian


James A. Cannavino Library

Job Summary:

Provide research services to faculty and students both individually and in group settings in multiple formats at multiple locations.  Teach information literacy skills to students and faculty.  Participate in the professional work of the library by assisting with policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree: Library Science or Library & Information Science
  • 1-3 years of related work experience

Essential Functions:

Assist patrons with research needs

  • Assisting patrons with reference queries in person, over the phone and by email.
  • Instructing patrons in use of library resources and online library system.
  • Conducting online and other database searches.
  • Directing patrons to appropriate service points.
  • Participating in Interlibrary Loan activity.

Information Literacy Instruction

  • Scheduling sessions with faculty to develop Pathfinders and provide other requested services.
  • Developing course and subject specific information literacy tools such as LibGuides, activities, and handouts.
  • Creating and maintaining multimedia learning resources such as tutorials and online orientations.
  • Designing and presenting library instruction sessions for liaison areas, Writing for College courses, first year seminars and student and staff orientations.
  • Instructing faculty, students and staff in the use of Library information materials, resources, and services.
  • Schedule Writing for College instruction sessions and manage instruction session content.
  • Assist faculty in assignment development

Serve as faculty liaison to assigned department(s)

  • In capacity of faculty liaison, coordinate the selection of materials primarily in support of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum and secondarily for faculty research needs. Consult with faculty on the management of library materials.
  • Communicate with faculty on publishing trends, availability, and processing cycles.
  • Respond to research queries and needs from students and faculty within the department.
  • Review the current literature and make selection sources available to faculty.
  • Collaborate with other support units and departments on projects and initiatives.

Participate in the professional work of the Library

  • Participating with the other librarians in maintaining a balanced collection policy and effective budget allocation process under the direction of the Associate Librarian, Budget and Planning.
  • Assisting in the discussion and formulation of library policies and procedures and in problem resolution.
  • Cooperating with other librarians to provide service and assistance according to library objectives.

Monitoring developments in librarianship and higher education through

  • Attendance at meetings and workshops.
  • Membership in professional associations.
  • Reading of professional literature

Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Springshare products, shared documents and forms, and Camtasia or other screen capture or video editing Software.
  • Experience with classroom instruction.
  • Interest in business reference resources.

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover letter, 3 professional references

About the Department:

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 services.  Students consistently rate library facilities and services as some of the best the campus has to offer.

About Marist College:

Marist College is located on the banks of the historic Hudson River midway between New York City and Albany and at its Florence, Italy campus.  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 is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 384 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (8th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.

Type of Position:

Full Time



Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, Evening, holiday or weekend work required as needed

Hours per Week:



Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY

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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.




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