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Reference Librarians help readers identify educational resources. Common duties listed on a Reference Librarian resume sample are registering patrons, updating records, maintaining library supplies, removing damaged materials, answering to patron inquiries, replacing returned items, and using library computer software. Those interested this position should showcase in their resumes library science expertise, customer service orientation, accuracy, problem solving orientation, and computer competencies. A Master's Degree in information or library science is often seen on Reference Librarians resume examples.

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1

Reference Librarian

Part of a team of seven reference librarians charged with providing exceptional research services to an active and vibrant community library.

  • Researched and answered approximately 700 reference questions per month in a busy "Top Ten" library.
  • Placed in charge of a heavily used 5,000 item genealogical collection, including ordering new materials and conducting research.
  • Successfully managed newly implemented school book bag program, with the number of teacher requests increasing regularly.
  • Authored and kept current the first departmental procedures manual, making previously undocumented procedures much easier to accomplish.
  • The Library Director and the Reference Department Head regularly singled me out to conduct needed research and to handle additional projects.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
15
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MS
Librarianship
2

Reference Librarian

Provided operational oversight for college's extension center library (circulation and reference materials 1,000+)

  • Guided non-traditional aged students in research and learning aptitude
  • Advised 1-on-1 informational literacy to college community patrons
  • Supervised 2 student workers who were charged with providing administrative and reference support
  • Facilitated the move and transition of the extension center from an elementary school (PS3) to a technology office
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Africana Studies
MS
Master of Science
3

Reference Librarian

Provided reference, readers' advisory, and technology assistance to patrons of all ages via multiple channels

  • Selected materials and managed $20K+ budget for Reference, Young Adult Nonfiction and eResource (including database and eBook) collections
  • Served as the member representative to the statewide eBook buying consortium, representing a small library's concerns amongst primarily larger institutions
  • Strategized and executed library's online presence including website migration to WordPress and regular updating; also established a growing Facebook page with 829 "Likes" and 1,255 visits in two years
  • Served as librarian-in-charge evening and weekend hours supervising 6+ paraprofessionals, addressing escalated patron concerns, and properly opening and securely closing the building
  • Undertook numerous special projects beyond routine duties including community outreach at resource fairs, filming and editing promos for Anime and RPG Clubs, and serving on the Summer Reading Program, Banned Books Week, and Safety committees
  • Created attractive and topical displays that averaged 20 checkouts/month
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Mass Communications
MA
Library And Information Resources And Technologies
4

Instruction & Reference Librarian

Managed library's daily operations including all student workers; provided instruction and research support for Chicago Campus plus 3 satellite locations.

  • Conducted an average of 22 library instruction visits, reaching over 350 students in each 8-week session; subjects included business, English and humanities.
  • Evaluated and helped select electronic databases, an integrated library system and a web-scale discovery tool as active member of several nationwide and corporation-wide task forces.
  • Chaired committee to prepare librarians and current data for corporation-wide implementation of new ILS.
  • Co-designed and developed program to circulate iPads through the library.
  • Increased library usage and circulation by 5% annually through displays, news articles, pathfinders, advertisements and web updates as well as direct outreach to students, staff, faculty and department chairs.
  • Honored for service above and beyond expectations as a recipient of campus' Ron Taylor Award in fiscal years 2010 and 2011.
  • Recommended titles for selection and de-accession in all subject areas; purchased selected items adhering to annual materials budget of $30,000.
  • Supported campus initiatives such as persistence and continuous improvement as member of various committees.
Candidate Info
25
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Mathematics
MA
Master of Arts
5

Reference Librarian

Provided reference assistance at branch library serving vibrant urban community of 2.2 million, located in the most ethnically diverse county in the United States.

  • Reviewed and selected new books and other materials for collection development.
  • Performed administrative functions including check-in and coding of new materials, order processing, and management of interlibrary loans.
  • Generated and distributed variety of administrative reports.
  • Managed ready-reference and reserve materials including pamphlets and selected serials.
  • Developed, coordinated, and participated in Young Adult Public service programs.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Interdisciplinary Studies
MA
Library Science And Informational Studies
PhD
Education
6

Reference Librarian

Trained patrons and staff on how to use e-readers, electronic databases, software, and library catalog

  • Informed and trained, with a patient and a simplified approach, patrons on how to use e-readers, scanners, copiers, fax machines, electronic databases, software (MSWord, Excel, Power Point), library catalog
  • Assisted library customers via in-person interaction, via phone call, via e-mail and text messaging with reference support
  • Attended workshops, seminars, and the NJLA Conference to familiarize myself with library's technology
  • Created subject guides, pathfinders, and reader's advisory for patrons
  • Operated Millennium Integrated Library System (ILS)
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
MA
Library Science
7

Reference Librarian

Conducted timely and cost-effective legal and corporate research utilizing a wide variety of databases and research tools.

  • Performed SEC and transactional precedent research in support of Corporate Finance, M&A, Capital
  • Compiled targeted, client-related information for the Business Development Team.
  • Prepared private and public company dossiers utilizing a variety of company, industry, news, and financial databases.
  • Promoted current awareness of research resources and provided training to attorneys as needed on a wide range of databases and bibliographic sources.
  • Created alerts to monitor company, industry, and regulatory developments in various sectors and practice areas.
  • Generated and customized legal and financial advisor league tables.
  • Provided Spanish language support, including interpretation and translation for pro bono casework.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BFA
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Mfa
8

Reference Librarian

Provided reference services from a central reference desk to students, faculty and other patrons.

  • Served as liaison librarian to the Divisions of Natural Science and Education.
  • Conducted bibliographic instruction and orientation classes; instructed students on how to access electronic databases, the Internet and the Voyager library catalog system.
  • Assisted students and faculty in research and document retrieval.
  • Participated in collection development of reference resources in the areas of natural science and education.
  • Prepared handouts on bibliographic instruction, reference sources and bibliographies (both APA and MLA style.)
  • Assisted at the circulation and reserve desk.
  • Edited the library's newsletter.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Psychology
MA
Guidance And Counseling
Library Science
9

Reference Librarian

Assisted students in online database usage including ebrary, Ebsco, Gale and others

  • Addressed reference inquiries and performed circulation functions including materials checkout, book reserves and renewals
  • Provided bibliographic instruction in APA and MLA formats
  • Recommended library materials to patrons and referred them to various services, collections and outside resources
  • Supervise library employee work schedules, payment and other functions
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Liberal Arts
MS
Library And Information Science
10

Reference Librarian

Assisted with collection development, including review, acquisition, weeding and deleting, using book reviews, catalogs, and recommendations

  • Provided reference assistance to patrons of all ages, using the catalog, databases, the internet, and classic reference materials
  • Assisted patrons with all circulation services, including locating materials, accessing the Internet, placing books on reserve, and requesting inter-library loans
  • Wrote book reviews for library webpage and developed displays
  • Updated various vertical files
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
English Literature
MA
Library And Information Science

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