Per Diem Reference/Instructional Librarian

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Per Diem Reference/Instructional Librarian

Per Diem

Molloy University Main Campus, Rockville Centre, NY, US

Requisition ID: 1225

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Interested applicants should submit the following materials with their application:
Cover Letter


SCHEDULE: Hours may not exceed 25 hours per week.

·                     May be scheduled to work any time the library is open, including daytime, evening, or weekend shifts.

·                     Shift schedules may be adjusted according to class teaching needs.

All per diem librarians cover weekend shifts as part of a rotation. Many, though not all, cover weekday evening shifts as well.

HOURS/WEEK and MONTHS/YEAR: TBD – Based on Need.

LOCATION: Molloy University Main Campus (1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Center NY 11571

ANNUAL SALARY: Molloy utilizes a salary calculation tool that is designed to treat all University employees fairly and maintain internal equity with-in our compensation structure. Salary for individual incumbents are determined by skills and knowledge, position relevant experience,  and equity within the University.

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt, Hourly


The Per Diem Reference & Instruction Librarian provides tailored instruction in use of library resources, both one-on-one and in a physical or virtual classroom environment. S/he provides in-person and virtual reference and research assistance to students of all levels, faculty, staff, and other patrons. This position is part-time and may be required to work day, evening, or weekend shifts.


1.Provides Reference services to all patrons of the library by:

Participating in daily reference shifts both in traditional (in person, phone) and virtual (chat) environments.
Maintaining and submitting patron counts and activities to Head of Reference.
Developing strong interpersonal and communication skills to assist a diverse population of freshman, graduate
students, doctoral students and faculty
Maintaining a high level of proficiency in all library databases and resources; learning new technologies or
resources and adapting to new methodologies as required
2. Delivers tailored classes to individuals, small groups and classes by:

Teaching virtual and in-person instruction classes in research techniques, informational literacy, and library
resources as scheduled.
Modifying instructional techniques in order to choose the best resources appropriate to the level of patron.
Coordinating in advance with students or faculty to understand the goals for the session and tailor accordingly
Ensuring all required teaching materials e.g., LibGuides, handouts, PowerPoints, search strategies are up-to date
and match the needs of the request
The ability to tailor and deliver instruction in both a physical and virtual modalities.
3.Fulfills other duties as assigned during off-peak times, including but not limited to:

Assisting with collection shifts
Applying subject expertise for various projects
Performing library maintenance tasks, e.g., checking for broken links or updating LibGuides

Master’s Degree (Must possess a master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library Science program)
Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word)
Databases (Library related)
Other (Zoom, and familiarity with virtual reference tools, e.g., browser extensions)
1- 3 years of work related experience

Second Masters desired

The University will continue to require that all students and employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the initial vaccine series. The University strongly encourages student and employees to get the COVID-19 booster when they are eligible.


Daily contact requiring courtesy, discretion, and sound judgment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustration of various types of work that may be preformed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Molloy University, an independent, Catholic University, rooted in the Dominican tradition of study, spirituality, service and community, is committed to academic excellence with respect for each person. Through transformative education, Molloy promotes a lifelong search for truth and the development of ethical leadership.

All Molloy University employees are expected to display an understanding of and a commitment to the University’s mission and core values; foster relationships with a spirit of inclusivity, compassion and respect; appreciate and celebrate differences and support a welcoming and hospitable environment that is responsive and helpful to all members of the Molloy community and beyond.


Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Molloy University does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, or military status; in its administration of educational policies, programs or activities; its admissions policies; or in employment practices. Molloy University takes its responsibility seriously to establish an environment in which the dignity and worth of all members of the institutional community are respected. In its effort to provide an optimal learning environment the University seeks the appointment of persons who are highly qualified and whose background is appropriate to fill each vacancy. It is University policy to recruit, employ, retain and promote employees without discrimination regarding sex, race, color, creed, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or physical disability. In selecting for employment, the University is committed to the highest standard of excellence and will select the best qualified candidate. In cases where there are equally qualified candidates for positions, selection will be made from those groups of persons who have been identified by the Federal and State Governments as having been discriminated against in the past


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