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Part Time Support Staff

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Salary: $16.28/hour
Location: Gumberg Library
Position Status: Part-time - 23 hours/week
Hours: 23 hous/week - varied hours including nights and weekends
Position Number: 68-09
Open Date: April 29, 2015
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Notes: Accepting Resumes - http://apply.interfolio.com/29742

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.

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.