Temporary Reference/Humanities Librarian, Academic Library, Pioneer Valley MA

Temporary Reference/Humanities Librarian, Academic Library, Pioneer Valley, MA


BiblioTemps®, a short-term staffing service of the Massachusetts Library System, is seeking candidates for a temporary Reference/Humanities Librarian for one of our academic library clients. The schedule for this part-time assignment will be 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday. The placement will begin in mid-January and continue for approximately four months.



  • Conduct 10 to 15 class-specific instruction sessions during the spring semester for students in humanities courses, including English; East Asian, French, German, and Italian Studies; Comparative Literature; Religion; Philosophy; Afro-American Studies; American Studies; Film; and possibly others.
  • Provide general reference desk assistance, 4-6 hours per week.
  • Provide specialized reference and research assistance, including research appointments, for students in humanities courses.
  • Serve as the subject liaison to humanities departments for instruction, collection development, and other outreach initiatives.



  • MLS from accredited library school, with 2+ years of experience.
  • Knowledge of current methods of library instruction/information literacy.
  • Experience with general reference resources in both print and electronic format.
  • Facility with the interfaces of major database vendors (EBSCO, ProQuest, Gale) and with MS Office.
  • Familiarity with LibGuides software, Zotero, and RefWorks is desirable, but not required.
  • General humanities background is strongly preferred.



To Apply:

Submit a current resume and cover letter online at http://www.bibliotemps.com/jobs/. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. First review will be January 3.

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