Job Posting: Special Collections Assistant

The University of Scranton is currently accepting applications for a full-time Special Collections Assistant.

The Special Collections Assistant aids the Special Collections Librarian in the management of Special Collections and University Archives. The Special Collections Assistant performs cataloging and descriptive work with rare book, manuscript and archival collections; responds to research questions; and supervises student workers. The Special Collections Assistant participates in project planning and undertakes digitization and collection management projects and the creation and installation of exhibits in collaboration with the Special Collections Librarian and/or other library personnel. The Special Collections Assistant participates in relevant library committees and projects and helps manage the Special Collections social media presence in collaboration with the Special Collections Librarian.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree is required. A graduate degree in archives, public history, digital humanities or an ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science is preferred. One year of library, cataloging, or special collections/archival experience is required. Supervisory experience is preferred.

For a complete job description, please visit
Posting Number: S0199P
Title: Special Collections Assistant

Applicants must apply online at and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. The position will remain open until filled, but applications will be reviewed beginning July 10, 2018.

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Posting: Seeking Public Services/Reference Librarian (part-time)

The University of Scranton seeks a Public Services/Reference Librarian. This is a part-time, twelve month, professional staff position. The part-time Public Services Librarian participates in Library public service activities including: provides research services virtually and in person, provides instruction in the strategy and techniques of research and information evaluation, oversees Library services and staff in the absence of the full-time librarian, participates on the collection development team, and maintains an atmosphere conducive to study including proper operation of equipment, good order of materials, absence of disruption, and supervision of closing the building.

Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program is required. Library experience is required.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities include: research and information evaluation skills, supervisory skills, communication skills, including the ability to instruct students individually and in groups, and the ability to deal well with members of the public.

Hours are Tuesday from 6:00 pm-11:30 p.m. and Saturday from 12 noon to 8 p.m. Flexibility in working additional hours or adjusting hours as required by the academic calendar is preferred.

This position will remain open until filled.

All applications must be submitted electronically:
Click “Search Postings” on the Human Resources page to create an application and then apply for a position. Please note you will not be considered an applicant until you apply for a specific, open position. If you need assistance, please call Human Resources at (570) 941-7767 or e-mail your questions to Thank you for your interest in working for The University of Scranton!

Posting number and position title are:
Posting Number: 6000756; Title: Public Service/Reference Librarian-Part Time

The University of Scranton is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body embracing an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. The University welcomes Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities to apply. The University of Scranton is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer/Educator.

New TechCon Positions for Fall

The Library will be hiring new TechCons, student work study positions, to provide technical support to students within the new Reilly Learning Commons. The Learning Commons will open in August on the first floor of the Library.

TechCons (technology consultants) are highly skilled student workers who are technology savvy, self-driven, reliable, and able to work independently as well as in a team environment. They work approximately ten to twelve hours each week, with flexible scheduling, and gain valuable real-world experience and training.

The Learning Commons TechCons will:

  • Provide technical support/troubleshoot technology related problems for students and faculty in the Learning Commons in the use of:
  • Software:  Windows and Macintosh Operating Systems, Microsoft Office Applications, E-mail, Web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox), Panopto lecture capture software, LibCal room reservation, audio and video editing software on MACs and PCs (GarageBand, iMovie, etc.)
  • Hardware:  PC and Macintosh basics, printer basics, Scannx scanner
  • Network:  wireless network access
  • Systems:  MyScranton, LMS, Royal Drive
  • Work directly with faculty and students on a wide range of projects.
  • Research and Present emerging technologies
  • Are knowledgeable about web design and multimedia software

Apply Online and be sure to select Learning Commons when selecting the job that you are applying.