Reporting to the Director of Reference Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing in-depth information services to library clients and working as a member of a team to provide access to the librarys specialized legislative and research collections.
Primary responsibilities include:
Staffs the library reference desk and assists clients with information requests by determining the research need, locating information sources requested, answering specific questions, and providing guidance on research processes.
Conducts research in response to requests from library clientele including complex searching of the library collection, catalogues and indexes, and online databases.
Plans and conducts library orientation tours and presentations for clients and visitors.
Trains and advises library clients and staff on the use of resources such as computerized catalogues, various online databases, and various types of library equipment (e.g. microfiche/microfilm readers).
Researches and writes bibliographies, research guides, and briefing notes for print and web-based publication.
Assists with the compilation of background information for primary clients participating in conferences, exchanges and seminars.
Works as a member of a team to provide library support to legislative committee researchers.
Identifies, evaluates and selects for purchase materials in print, audio/visual or electronic formats; evaluates the librarys collections in assigned areas; and serves on the Library Collection Development Committee.
The successful candidate must have a Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited program in librarianship as well as a three or four year Bachelor degree. Knowledge of the French language would be an asset.
For further information about position requirements please see http://www.legassembly.sk.ca/about/employment/reference-librarian