Evening Reference Associate – Towson University – Towson, MD

Towson University seeks an energetic, customer-oriented library associate for a part-time, temporary position to provide evening reference, research and technology assistance in a high-demand environment to a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and members of the community.  As a member of the Research & Instruction Department, this associate provides library services to support learning, teaching and research at Towson University.


Regular hours for this temporary, part-time position are Sunday – Thursday 6pm – 10 pm from October – mid-December 2014.


Responsibilities:  Provide in-person, phone and online reference, research and information assistance; provide assistance with library technology and the use of software; troubleshoot computer and printer problems in the Learning Commons; participate in selected projects and initiatives for the Research & Instruction Department.


Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree, experience using library research databases and assisting library patrons required.  Proficiency with new technologies; ability to work independently and collaboratively; excellent oral and written communication skills required.   Library reference experience preferred; MLS from an ALA-accredited institution desirable.  For more information about the library, see http://cooklibrary.towson.edu


A criminal background investigation is required for the candidate hired. The position is contingent on funds being available at time of hire.


Salary:  $17 – $20/hour depending on qualifications.


Application:  Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.  Please submit letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. Please email application materials to Diane Cascella  dcascella@towson.edu .


Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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