TEMPORARY 6 MONTH Public Services Librarian , MassART

Public Services Coordinator C (part-time position)

Classification: Librarian (per diem, 18 hours/ week, January through June)

Department: Library

General Statement of Responsibilities: The Public Services Librarian participates in planning, implementation, and problem solving of all public service functions. Key areas of responsibility include bibliographic instruction and reference. Secondary areas of responsibility are access services and general library operations.

Supervision Received: Reports to Library Director

Supervision Exercised: Part-time student employees

Secondary supervision of Public Services Clerk IV

Examples of Duties:

1. Coordinates bibliographic instruction; including scheduling, preparation of class materials and exercises, teaching classes, and working with other library staff in a team-teaching capacity.

2. Provides reference services.

3. Assists Public Services Team with responsibility for planning and implementing initiatives in public services operations (Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, Reserves, Reference, Bibliographic Instruction, Computer Lab).

4. Provides primary back up support for access services and secondary back up support in other areas.

5. Creates and updates policies and procedures for public service areas.

6. Collects and analyzes statistical data on public service operations, and reports on departmental activity.

7. Helps to manage designated budgets and other funds appropriated to the Public Services department.

8. Serves on the Collection Development Committee.

9. Works on special projects as established during the library strategic planning process, and performs other duties as assigned.


1. An ALA accredited master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent or near completion of degree.

2. Knowledge of current resources and practices in an art or academic library, particularly in areas of information literacy and reference service.

3. Experience with public services policies and practices.

4. Experience with integrated library systems, preferably Endeavor, and knowledge of online databases.

5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

6. Demonstrated leadership ability.

7. Flexibility appropriate for a dynamic and diverse work setting, including schedule changes that are seasonal and/or respond to institutional needs and the desire to participate in collaborative problem solving.


  1. Background in visual or performing arts; BFA, BA in Art Education or Art History, and/or advanced arts related degree.
  2. A minimum of 1-2 years of reference experience in an art or academic library setting.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Kate Olender at:  kolender@massart.eduThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–>

Resume review will begin January 2nd 2008. Open until filled.

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