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Reference Assistant Position in Seattle (for admitted or current MLIS students), Seattle Central College Library (apply by May 26)

I'd like to let admitted and current MLIS students who are Spectrum Scholars know about the three reference assistant positions we will be hiring for this quarter. These position are in Seattle, WA at Seattle Central College. We'd love to have local Spectrum Scholars apply! 
Kimberly Tate-Malone
Reference and Instruction Librarian
Seattle Central College
Spectrum Scholar 2013-2014

PART-TIME POSITION FOR MLIS STUDENTS
Seattle Central College Library
Three position available

Applications accepted until May 26th
Admitted and currently enrolled MLIS students are invited to apply for reference assistant positions that support information literacy and learning at Seattle Central College, a dynamic and diverse college in an urban setting. Gain valuable reference and instruction skills by working with librarians answering reference questions using a wide range of information resources in multiple formats.
Hours: 6-12 hours weekly during Seattle Central’s academic quarters between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Summer hours will be Monday through Thursday and may vary. Schedule may change each quarter. Typical schedule is one or two days a week 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Half days may be scheduled as well—exact days and times to be determined. Applicants are asked to make a one-year commitment to the position. Summer quarter work begins June 26th, 2017.
Hourly Rate: will be $15.00 an hour
Basic Function: Work closely with reference librarians to provide excellent reference services to diverse campus community.
Required: Current enrollment in a graduate program in Library and Information Science.
Preferred: Library coursework and/or experience; an interest in academic librarianship; and three or more quarters of graduate study remaining. First year MLIS students are encouraged to apply.

Typical Work:
• Assist students with recurring quick information and routine reference questions on general subjects and in the use of basic bibliographic tools (e.g., print and online reference books, online catalog, periodical databases, Web, etc.); refer students to appropriate librarians or technicians when necessary
• Create instructional tools, including handouts and research guides (using LibGuides).
• Under the direction of a librarian, provide general library instruction to classes; assist librarians in providing subject specific-library classes.
• Assist students in the Reference Area; explain library procedures, rules, and service policy.
• As directed by a librarian, prepare research guides for assigned subject matter, including print, non-print, and electronic resources.
• Assist with circulation service, acquisitions tasks, shelving reference materials, and other tasks as assigned by librarians.

Please submit resume via UW’s iCareers: https://ischool.uw.edu/current/career-services or to althea.lazzaro@seattlecolleges.edu