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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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Senior Reference Librarian

Researched and presented legal information using Lexis and Westlaw database systems.

  • Oriented new associate and experienced attorneys to the library's materials and services as part of firm's orientation program.
  • Coached attorneys at all levels on the use of the library's collection and external database sources.
  • Arranged for customized training sessions on Lexis and Westlaw.
  • Maintained the library's collection of legal print materials by ordering and cataloging certain sections assigned.
  • Answered self-service requests via library reference desk.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
German And Spanish
MA
Library Science
12

Reference Librarian

Provided one-on-one reference services for a diverse patron base, using print and non-print resources

  • Contributed to planning in a rapidly changing environment
  • Created materials for library, including procedures, handouts, and flyers
  • Delivered circulation services, using SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
BA
Ancient Greek And Roman Studies
MA
Master of Arts
13

Reference Librarian and Programming Coordinator

Responded to numerous questions posed by patrons

  • Wrote and edited the Adult Services quarterly library newsletter
  • Coordinated three to six programs per month, performed advertising through monthly program flyers and press releases distributed through community channels
  • Conducted a bi-monthly Computer Basics course for patrons
  • Purchased collection items and maintained the existing collection inventory through weeding methods
  • Composed bibliographies for materials and wrote book reviews on a bi-monthly basis to suggest titles for reading
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
AS
Applied Science
BA
German
MA
Master of Arts
14

Reference Librarian

Provided research and reference help to library patrons

  • Instructed patrons on information literacy topics using electronic and print resources
  • Took a leadership role in a collection-wide weeding and re-cataloging project
  • Conceptualized, wrote, and designed a comprehensive History of the [company name] for distribution to community members and board members
  • Provided technical support for PC and Mac computers, printers, audiovisual equipment, e-readers, and mobile devices
  • Placed holds, checked books in and out, and managed interlibrary loan requests using Millennium
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
History And English
MA
Master of Arts
15

Reference Librarian & Library Assistant

Assisted patrons with research inquiries, digital resources, and other reference materials

  • Provided group and individual instruction for computer technology and cloud computing
  • Offered technical support for patrons and employees with computer software questions
  • Created, maintained, and edited library websites, databases, and informational blogs
  • Participated in programs, events, conferences, and training sponsored by the Library
  • Provided quality customer service regarding the circulation of library resources
  • Established and maintained digital account records within circulation databases
  • Maintained cash drawers, processed credit transactions, and generated reports
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
English
LLM
Library And Information Studies
Counseling
16

Online Reference Librarian

Provided virtual reference service to students in multiple schools via email, live chat and phone

  • Coordinated resources for education, general studies and culinary programs
  • Conducted virtual library classes to promote information literacy
  • Developed instructional materials such as research guides and video tutorials
  • Participated in departmental faculty meetings to promote library services
  • Maintained records and statistics related to online library usage
  • Audited and updated web links on library web site
  • Evaluated and recommended resources to add to digital library holdings
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
MS
Industrial Relations
MA
Sociology
17

Reference Librarian

Explained and assisted in the use of reference sources, such as the online catalog and book and periodical indexes to locate information.

  • Maintained local history index.
  • Answered correspondence on special reference subjects.
  • Advised other library personnel on materials and the appropriate selection for particular needs and uses.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BA
English
BA
History
MS
Library And Information Sciences
18

Adult Reference Librarian

Provided readers advisory services to a wide range of ages and reading levels.

  • Created promotional and informational materials for various adult and young adult programs.
  • Created instructional materials for public computer use.
  • Conducted weekly adult programming with regular attendance of 30 or more.
  • Regularly instructed patrons in downloading e-books including troubleshooting problems.
  • Developed poetry workshop for young adult patrons
  • Supervised young adult patrons in afternoon and evening programs
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
English
MA
Creative Writing
Poetry
19

Reference Librarian

  • Performed reference duties utilizing print and online reference sources.
  • Instructed patrons in the use of the Internet, online catalog and databases, microfilm and microfiche reader-printers, and traditional reference sources, and assisted patrons in the use of personal computers in the Computer Center.
  • Performed collection development for social sciences, technology, videocassettes, DVD's, and music compact discs, and supervised replacement of audiobook cassettes.
  • Conducted classes on searching the Internet.
  • Maintained Career Development Center.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Art
MA
Library Science
20

Reference Librarian

  • Recommended, selected and purchased new titles for the branch collection
  • Located and selected the appropriate materials to answer a wide range of questions in person, by email, digital or phone reference and advisory services.
  • Participated in the orientation and training of new staff and volunteers.
  • Collaborated with community groups to plan and coordinate library programs and discussion groups.
  • Determined the need for and coordinates the compilation of reading lists and annotated bibliographies.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
C
Paralegal Studies
BA
Anthropology
MA
Master of Arts

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