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Salary: $16.28/hr
Location: Gumberg Library
Position Status: Part-time
Hours: Varied
Posting Number: 68-07
Open Date: June 24, 2014
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Notes: Accepting Resumes
Send Resume To: Careers@duq.edu

This non-tenured library faculty position reports to the Director of Information Services. This is primarily a public service position with significant instructional duties. Knowledge of information sources, interpersonal skills, instructional skills, and technology skills are of highest importance for this position. Provides reference service and instruction to enable members of the Duquesne University community and guest users to find and effectively make use of library resources and other information sources. Collaborates with colleagues and disciplinary faculty to develop, promote, and provide library instruction and information literacy initiatives. Participates in the development of the library's print and online information collections and resources, and the Reference Department's web pages. Represents the department on library committees. Participates in professional activities including publication and presentation.


Reference - Provide skilled reference support in person, by telephone, and by electronic means to students, faculty, administrators and community members, in accordance with the library's mission and user service guidelines.

Instruction - Provide instruction in various settings including individual consultation, course-integrated, and other instructional presentations. Work collaboratively with faculty and other librarians to create electronic and print support tools for students in research classes. Provide instruction and assistance with RefWorks bibliographic management software.

Outreach - Promote library services to the university community, including meeting with faculty to develop and refine library-based assignments, creating and giving presentations, and developing and providing orientations.

Collection Development - Suggest reference and other library resources for purchase in print, electronic, or other formats. Provide input regarding specific purchases under consideration. Make recommendations regarding collection development policies and processes.

Professional Service - Serve the library through participation in committees and task forces.

Scholarship - Participate in professional activities including publication and presentation.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will have a MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program (or equivalent) and a minimum of one year of professional librarian, preferably in an academic library setting and experience in providing reference service in various modalities, library and information literacy instruction, or any combination of experience or training which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to:. In-depth knowledge of electronic and traditional reference resources and trends; familiarity with library systems, including online catalogs, and social media; knowledge of information literacy and techniques of library instruction; strong instructional skills including the ability to develop instructional materials and present instruction to students and faculty one on one, and in individual classes; effective written and oral communication skills; ability to interact effectively with diverse faculty, staff, and users; ability to appraise information sources in multiple formats for the purpose of making purchase recommendations; ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex, service-oriented environment.

Preferred Qualifications: Second Master's degree in an academic discipline, or advanced coursework in Library Science and reading knowledge of one or more modern languages.

All applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and ecumenical campus community.


Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Gumberg Library
Position Status: Full-time
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Posting Number: 10-149
Open Date: Revised Posting (Updated Requirements of work and Preferred Qualifications) - June 4, 2014
FLSA Status: Exempt
Notes: Accepting Resumes - Must include the names of three professional references. Incomplete letters of applications will not be considered.
Send Resume To: FacultyJobs@duq.edu

Department Website:  http://www.library.duq.edu.

The Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian will provide leadership and a strategic vision for connecting our extensive electronic resources collections to our diverse user population via the Library's online catalog, link resolver and discovery system. Reporting to the Head of Collection Management, this Faculty Librarian position will play an integral role in the evolution, development and implementation of new strategies relating to electronic resource discovery and the user experience.


  1. Ensure that users have timely and accurate access to the Library's electronic resources, and that information related to electronic resources within the Library's catalog, link resolver and discovery systems are maintained according to industry standards.

  2. Develop and streamline procedures and workflows for cataloging of electronic resources, including online journals, electronic books, and databases.

  3. Identify, evaluate and stay current with emerging trends, practices and standards in electronic resource cataloging, metadata, usage statistics, and discovery to enhance access for Duquesne's user community.

  4. Work with vendors to troubleshoot access problems and continue to stay current with vendors' updated technologies and systems.

  5. Compile usage data, prepare reports regarding electronic resources, and participate in library assessment activities.

  6. Develop and maintain collegial relationships with key library departments, as well as with diverse faculty, staff and users.

  7. Serve as liaison to designated academic department(s); provide instruction and research assistance; assist in selection of materials for the collection, review of library holdings in assigned subject areas, and assist in the writing of accreditation self-study documentation.

  8. Serve the library and university through participation in committees and task forces.

  9. Meet the library's requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to research, professional development and service.


  1. Master of Library Science (MLS or MLIS) degree from an ALA-accredited institution.

  2. Knowledge of integrated library systems, link resolver software, electronic resource management systems and discovery interfaces. (Innovative [III], SFX and EDS preferred).

  3. Knowledge of cataloging standards such as RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LC classification and MARC formats, as well as standards and initiatives, such as ONIX, SUSHI, OpenURL, and COUNTER.

  4. Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan, coordinate and implement complex projects and services.

  5. Ability to provide training and instruction in various settings.

  6. Ability to work in a technological and rapidly changing academic library environment.

  7. Ability to work collaboratively in a complex environment.

  8. Strong customer service attitude, as well as a positive, proactive approach to problem-solving.


  • Two years professional experience working in a library setting or equivalent experience.
    Second Master's degree in an academic discipline, or advanced coursework in librarianship or a discipline relevant to the position.
  • Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.