Reference Coordinator & Public Services Librarian – MIT

Full vacancy announcement with complete list of qualifications at:  http://libraries.mit.edu/about/jobs.html.

Provides leadership of reference services provided by Rotch Library for Architecture and Planning. Oversees and participates in full array of comprehensive services and reference activities. Serves as  liaison to Urban Studies, Urban Planning and/or Real Estate, and develops resources and services in these areas. Works with Head of GIS services in assisting users with spatially related research, primarily using ESRI software, and connecting users to relevant GIS and data resources. Contributes to local and system-wide instruction and training programs. Depending on experience, will immediately or eventually assume supervisory responsibility for Circulation Supervisor.

Qualifications:  Required – ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS; one year professional experience in an academic or research organization; ability to work effectively with and understand information needs of faculty, students, and staff; demonstrated skill in providing reference and research assistance – preferably in urban planning or related disciplines; working knowledge of or successful coursework using GIS; excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; experience or demonstrated potential in effective leadership, coordination, and supervision of staff; high degree of computer literacy, ability to learn new software and technology to utilize in library service delivery; flexibility and ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment; awareness of current trends in the field of librarianship and commitment to professional contribution.

Hiring Salary:  $44,000 minimum.  Actual salary and appointment level will depend on qualifications and experience.

Application review begins immediately. Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to resumes-lib@mit.edu.

MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance.  The Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and fosters professional growth of its staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings. 

MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and ethnic minority candidates.

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