How much does a Reference Librarian make in the United States? The average Reference Librarian salary in the United States is $70,222 as of August 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $59,868 and $82,330. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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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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Advanced Technology Leaders, Inc. - Fort Lee , VA
... results, reference library of training catalogs, regulations and other miscellaneous publications; establishing and maintaining office functional files and reference files; knowledge management ...
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Advanced Technology Leaders, Inc. - Fort Lee , VA
... results, reference library of training catalogs, regulations and other miscellaneous publications; establishing and maintaining office functional files and reference files; knowledge management ...
ZipRecruiter - 5 days ago
Advanced Technology Leaders, Inc. - Fort Lee , VA
... results, reference library of training catalogs, regulations and other miscellaneous publications; establishing and maintaining office functional files and reference files; knowledge management ...
ZipRecruiter - 5 days ago
Parabon NanoLabs - Reston , VA
Maintain scientific publication reference library and other organizational relevant resource materials. * Provide administrative support to the executives and principal investigators as needed
ZipRecruiter - 9 days ago
Pinnacle Group, Inc. - Richmond , VA
Performs research for appropriate tools, libraries, products. * Comparison of tools, feature ... Builds Enterprise Reference Architecture (ERA) Architecture. * Provides the application ...
LinkedIn - 15 days ago
Kaufman & Canoles - Virginia Beach , VA
Ability to perform legal research using reference materials generally available within a law library and/or electronic resource tools. * Capable of dealing effectively with clients, attorneys and co ...
LinkedIn - 8 days ago

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