Temporary Reference Librarian

University Libraries

University of Denver

Application Deadline

Apply By Aug 27th, 2013


$20.00 to $20.00 per Hour   Calculate


Denver, CO




Not Specified

Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

SUMMARY Under the supervision of the designated Reference Librarian, the temporary Reference Librarian provides research consultations for students and faculty in the Research Center of University Libraries and completes special projects as assigned. M.L.S/M.L.I.S. and one year of library experience required. This is a part-time, temporary position for the academic year with training in late August. Evening hours and weekend hours required: Saturday - 1:00pm-5:00pm Sunday through Wednesday - 5:00pm-9:00pm ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Depending on the needs of the reference department, duties may include the following as needed: • In forty-five minute consultations, provide in-depth assistance for students doing research for class papers or projects and for faculty and other users doing library research. • Provide backup phone, chat, email, and in-person reference assistance for staff working at the Research Center desk. • Assist in the use of resources by explaining and developing search strategies. • Explain library policies as needed. • Complete projects assigned by reference librarians (e.g. analyzing collection strengths and needs; processing donations; surveying user satisfaction; etc.) • Track statistics for various duties and projects for assessment purposes.

Additional Info & Requirements

REQUIRED M.L.S./M.L.I.S degree and one year of library experience. Excellent customer service and research skills. Good judgment, ability to take direction, problem-solving, attention to detail, and decision-making skills are also needed to assist library patrons in finding and evaluating print and electronic information sources. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Familiarity and experience with computers and peripheral hardware. PREFERRED 1 year of academic library reference experience.

The Community

The University of Denver (DU), the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region and known as a great private university dedicated to the public good, enrolls over 11,000 students in its undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Denver as a Comprehensive Doctoral/Research University (high research activity). The University is located in a residential neighborhood of Denver, a vibrant and diverse city offering an array of cultural attractions and recreational activities in the nearby mountains. For more information about the University Libraries and the University of Denver visit: http://www.du.edu. The Main Library is housed in the spectacular new Anderson Academic Commons building, which opened in March of 2013. This $32M project created an ideal place for students and faculty to build a community of 21st century scholars and further the Library’s mission as a place of inquiry, of dialogue, and of academic rigor and engagement. The Library serves a diverse population, ranging from our students, staff, and faculty to public and other academic patrons from the surrounding region.

HR Info

If you have questions please contact Erin Meyer (303-871-3445 or erin.meyer@du.edu) or Jenny Bowers (303-871-3403 or jennifer.bowers@du.edu).Please send a resume and cover letter to erin.meyer@du.edu and jennifer.bowers@du.edu to apply.

Posted Aug 6, 2013