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Reference Librarian

Wells College
Job Location:
Aurora, New York

Wells College seeks qualified applicants for the position of Reference Librarian. The reference librarian is responsible for:

  • providing reference and referral services, assisting students, faculty, staff, and community library patrons in using available information resources
  • providing reference assistance to students at other colleges through the 24/7 multi-library system
  • supporting positive student outcomes and retention by focusing on OERs to reduce textbook related costs for students
  • offering library use instruction to students in credit courses, orientation, and other programs
  • supporting faculty in making information resources available to their students
  • staffing the library and covers the circulation and reference desk as needed.

Qualifications for Reference Librarian:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program, or scheduled completion of such a degree within six months of start date for this position.
  • Library work experience, including aiding library users.
  • Experience with library software or equivalent computer functions
  • Some teaching experience

Hours of Work for Reference Librarian

  • 10-month, full-time 35 hours per week; occasional nights and weekends as needed

Wells College is a nationally recognized, private four-year Liberal Arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York on the unceded lands of the Cayuga Nation. The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Wells College is the leader in providing immersive academic experiences tailored by each student. Our historic campus in a lakeside setting that is ideally conducive to deep learning is home to over 150 years of evolving, inclusive traditions that bind Wellsians across generations. Recognizing the role of higher education in supporting students from all backgrounds to lead in the future, Wells College actively seeks to diversify its faculty and staff. We strive to embody a culture of belonging that empowers all of our students -- 35% of whom identify as students of color and 32% who are first-generation -- to thrive.

Wells College offers competitive salary, paid leave, retirement, health insurance, life insurance plus dependent tuition benefits. College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all person regardless of (but not limited to) race, color, religions, ethic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political beliefs. The College is also committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination. 

Applications should be submitted online at and include a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

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