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Part Time Reference & Instruction Librarian - Callahan Library, St. Joseph's College (Patchogue)

September 07, 2021 2:54 PM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

St. Joseph’s College invites applications for a part-time reference and instruction librarian for the Callahan Library on the Patchogue Campus. The successful candidate will provide information literacy instruction and reference services in support of the academic curriculum. The regular weekly schedule includes four full days (28 hours) during the academic semesters (fall and spring), not to exceed 999 hours annually. 

Instructional services responsibilities include teaching information literacy skills to undergraduate students enrolled in freshman seminars and writing courses. Other duties for the benefit of the library include staffing the reference and open lab desks, providing remote reference services, updating subject guides, collection management and other projects in keeping with the activities of an academic library. 


  • Completed MLS/MLIS/MS degree from an ALA-accredited institution 

  • Demonstrated ability to teach students at the post-secondary level

  • Professional-level proficiency in database searching and technology skills

  • References from professional librarians or graduate-level library school faculty

  • Flexibility to cover classes scheduled to start as early as 8:00 am and to end as late as 6:10 pm (i.e., shifts as early as 7:45-3:45 and as late as 10:15-6:15); the usual days will be Monday through Thursday, although an occasional Friday may be needed.


  • Familiarity with LibGuide software and a learning management system (e.g., Canvas)

  • Ability to create online tutorials for campus-based and distance education students

  • Experience providing reference and information services in person and remotely

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to credentials received by 10 am on Monday, September 13, 2021. Send cover letter and resume/CV in one file (MS Word or pdf) addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Pollicino Murphy, Executive Director of Libraries, at LINE: Part-time Librarian). Only electronic submissions will be accepted (i.e., no phone inquiries or hard copy materials). 

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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