Reference Librarian - Business

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Reference Librarian - Business (id:56092)




Fogler Library - OLY

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Orono, ME

Statement of the Job:

Business Reference Librarian. Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, seeks business reference librarian, to provide reference patron service, with some evening and weekend hours; information literacy instruction; community outreach; web work; and collection development. Typical hiring range for this position is $42,500-$49,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. 


About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university.  As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.


Further information about UMaine can be found at


The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.


UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life.  Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. 


Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.



ALA accredited MLS; working knowledge of business reference resources and general academic reference resources; reference patron service experience, including work with e-reference tools; experience with information literacy instruction; evidence of a commitment to service and research; evidence of working in teams; excellent oral and written communication skills.



Reference and collection development experience in an academic library;  business research experience; demonstrated experience with Web and tutorial authorship.


Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position 
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references.  

You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.


Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: 07/22/2019
Tentative start date: Fall 2019

Appropriate background checks are required.


The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).


Fiscal Year (12 Months)

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV