How much does a Reference Librarian make in the United States? The average Reference Librarian salary in the United States is $72,439 as of October 27, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $61,257 and $83,719. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $61,257 10% $51,077 90% $93,988 75% $83,719 $72,439 50%(Median)
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Reference/Research Librarian

MPF Federal LLC - Alexandria, VA

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Research & Information Specialist

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What is a Reference Librarian ?

The reference desk or information desk of a library is a public service counter where professional librarians provide library users with direction to library materials, advice on library collections and services, and expertise on multiple kinds of information from multiple sources....

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Job Openings for Reference Librarian
George Mason University - Fairfax , VA
As a member of the Social Sciences Team & Mason Square Library, incumbent's duties include: collection development, instruction, reference, research consultations and support, outreach, and ...
Latpro - Diversity Jobs - 33 days ago
M. C. Dean, Inc. - Vienna , VA
The Telecommunications Design Engineer 2 also creates, maintains, and manages various project documentation, including design logs, technical reference libraries, bill of materials, product data ... - 25 days ago
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office - Fairfax , VA
... reference and reader advisory services; + Promotes and represents Library System before outside groups; + May develop informational finding tools; + May facilitate staff meetings; + Answers ... - 25 days ago
Advanced Technology Leaders Inc - Fort Lee , VA
... reference library of training catalogs, regulations and other miscellaneous publications; establishing and maintaining office functional files and reference files; knowledge management Other Duties
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Didlake, Inc. - Manassas , VA
Identify, review, organize, and develop training manuals, reference libraries, multimedia aids, and other educational materials. * Maintains records and prepares statistical reports to evaluate ...
Latpro - Diversity Jobs - 35 days ago
Drucker and Falk, LLC - Manassas , VA
Adhere to all Drucker + Falk policies contained in the Reference Library. * Assist in leasing apartments. * Prepare process and sign all leases and related forms. * Assist in collection of rents and ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 76 days ago

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