NDU, Washington, DC
Investing in People, Serving our Nation
The Reference Librarian will provide support to NDU’s academic enterprise library and NDU library’s references, instructions and digital content management programs. The Reference Librarian will also provide preference and research assistance in assigned areas; respond to all questions; and provide regular reference desk coverage during normal library hours. Additionally, the Reference Librarian will present established focused research classes and brown-bag sessions, individually or team-taught. Lastly, the incumbent will support the development of proactive web content that supports the curricular, research, and scholarships needs of the University; reviewing and updating LibGuide subject’s guides.
Academic enterprise library support includes but not limited to, classroom and library information literacy instruction, use of library resources in on-campus and distance-learning environments, and the use of library educational facilities to support NDU in its mission to provide selected military officers, interagency civilians, and international students with a common knowledge of national and multinational strategic challenges across multiple threat environments.
NDU Library’s’ reference, instruction, and digital content management programs including, but not limited to: research and analysis support on topics of historical, current, and future concern to the US national security community, as well as topics of potential importance in the future, across a broad spectrum of disciplines, conduct and/or evaluate research and analyses in response to patron requests.
Reference Desk coverage and supports includes responding to all phone and walk-in reference questions. Some questions can be easily answered from personal knowledge or quick research, while others will require in-depth research and instruction, which is conducted directly with the patron at the time the request is made.
Present established focused research classes and brown-bag sessions, individually or team-taught. Adapt presentation, including content, examples, and methods, to needs of specific audiences, deliver library orientation briefing and tours for new students.
Review and update LibGuide subject guides to include current resources, delete outdated resources and repair broken links. LibGuides serve as an in-depth guide to identify research resources in the selected area or topic, including but not limited to books, government reports, research reports, scholarly articles, experts working in the field, and organizations devoted to the study of the topic.
Additional job responsibilities will be assigned as necessary.
Master’s Degree in Library Sciences
5-7 years of relevant work experience in the areas of Academic or Special Libraries
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