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Part-time Research Services Librarian

Apply now Posting Number: 493020
Type of Position: Part-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Part-Time Research Services Librarian



Job Summary:

The Research Services Librarian provides 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 and participate in the professional work of the library by assisting with policies and procedures. Serve as circulation supervisor when needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science

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.
  • Compiling statistics.
  • Directing patrons to appropriate service points.
  • Participating in circulation supervision when needed

Information Literacy Instruction

  • Developing course and subject specific information literacy tools such as LibGuides, activities, and handouts.
  • Present library instruction sessions for 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.

Participate in the professional work of the Library

  • Cooperating with other librarians to provide service and assistance according to library objectives
  • Assisting in the discussion and formulation of library policies and procedures and in problem resolution
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

Reference experience in an academic library

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume & Three 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:

Part-time, Regular



Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

Tuesday and Wednesday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday 3:00pm-8:00pm

Hours per Week:



Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY

Number of Positions 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.








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