Two Part-Time Reference Specialist Positions at St. Louis County Library – St. Louis County, MO

Known as the “Gateway to the West”, St. Louis and the surrounding area offers an array of lifestyles. From hip, trendy cafes and neighborhoods to a plethora of outdoor activities with hundreds of parks and trails to popular sporting events and cultural attractions. St. Louis County is a great place to live, work, and play!
St. Louis County Library is a 20 branch system, serving over 860,000 patrons and circulating 14 million items a year. SLCL is in the midst of a multi-year capital improvement project called Your Library Renewed, to upgrade existing structures and open new facilities, as well as enhance library programs and services. Not only do we have state-of-the-art buildings, but our array of programs and partnerships are abundant and diverse. SLCL staff are creative and forward thinking, developing several awarding winning programs geared to enrich individual minds, enhance lives and expand perspectives.

The Reference Department plays a key role in the library’s mission to enrich our community by providing system-wide educational programs on various research topics, creating outreach opportunities and community partnerships, instructing patrons in one-on-one librarian consultations, creating subject guides, and more. We are proud to provide over 7,000 print materials and nearly 100 electronic resources, and we work strategically to help people find and use them to enhance their lives. We are particularly focused on expanding our research services for entrepreneurs and job seekers to connect them with our robust resources, thus supporting our community by strengthening the local economy.

We are looking for two part-time Reference Specialists who will enhance our department with their positivity, commitment to excellent customer service, problem-solving attitude, and thirst for knowledge. These Reference Specialists will answer patron inquiries at the Reference desk as
well as via email, chat, text, and phone. They will also create instructional content to help patrons use our vast resources and assist with collection development. Do you want to work for this awarding winning library system? It is a wonderful time to join St. Louis County Library, where facility innovations and creative public services are always growing! Apply today!

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