JOB: Part-time Reference Librarian, Graduate Theological Union Library, Berkeley

The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) is an ecumenical consortium of nine theological graduate schools. The GTU library provides library/information services to the GTU community.

The part-time Reference Librarian is responsible for providing reference services and directly related activities to the GTU community. The position is 15-18 hours a week and will include afternoon, early evening, and weekend shifts, preferably Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provides reference service and special assistance by appointment. Conducts follow-up research for questions that cannot be immediately answered at the Reference Desk. Answers reference email, phone calls, and in person questions.
2. Special projects may include: orientation tours and library instruction workshops; updating reference materials such as documentation, guides, and handouts; assessment of reference services and service hours
3. Other projects will be assigned based on the skills and interests of the librarian

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

Education:
• M.L.S. from ALA accredited school or equivalent library degree.

Required Experience/Skills:
• Strong reference skills
• Good interpersonal skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Knowledge of theological terminology and concepts
• Ability to effectively use electronic resources for libraries
• Ability to instruct and teach
• Experience using Microsoft Office Outlook and Word
• Knowledge of one or more foreign languages

Application Deadline: August 6, 2015 or until filled.

Full job description and application instructions are available on the GTU Employment page.