Job Opportunity: Research & Instruction Librarian, Part-Time

We invite applicants to apply for the part-time Research & Instruction Librarian. To apply and see the full job description visit:

Position Title: Research & Instruction Librarian (part-time)

Reports to: Research and Scholarly Services Coordinator & Dean of the Library

University Classification: Professional Staff

FSLA Classification: Non-exempt

Job Purpose: The Research and Instruction Librarian (part-time) is a member of the Library’s Research and Scholarly Services department. This position provides research instruction and support as well as scholarly services, such as assistance with technology, academic integrity, and intellectual property. Depending on need, the part-time librarian may provide information literacy instruction in a classroom setting and have collection development responsibilities, as well as complete projects in support of other library initiatives. The part-time librarian will also serve as direct back-up to the Library Services Desk operations.

Essential Duties:

  • Provides research services, such as teaching effective research skills and providing research instruction and support, both in-person and online.
  • Instructs users, individually and in groups, guided by the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
  • In the absence of full-time librarians, oversees and is responsible for maintaining library services and library policies.
  • Maintains the operations of the Research and Scholarly Services department, which includes but is not limited to, maintaining the proper operation of equipment, informally supervising student workers, and following library policies.
  • Provides back-up assistance in Circulation Services functions at the Library Services Desk, including:
    • Conducting circulation transactions (charging, discharging, reviewing, recalling, placing holds, and collecting fines and fees).
    • Registering new patrons.
    • Assisting with maintaining equipment (i.e. photocopiers, laptop computers, iPads), replenishing supplies, and reporting equipment malfunctions.
    • Answering telephone calls and assisting with circulation questions.
    • Assisting with faxes.
    • Processing monetary transactions.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Participates in collection development as needed.
  • Participates in information literacy instruction as needed.
  • In the absence of Circulation Services staff, monitors the Library for disruptive behavior and unauthorized persons; reports major issues to University Police and through the online Library Security Report Form.
  • In the absence of Circulation Services staff, clears the Library at closing time. Ensures that the 24-hour spaces are clear of Library materials before closing.
  • In the absence of Circulation Services staff, secures the Library at closing by locking/unlocking specific doors and gates and adjusting elevator settings.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education Requirements:

Master’s degree

Preferred Education:

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science

Minimum Experience Requirements:

  • One year of library, teaching, or archives experience
  • Experience conducting effective research strategies
  • Experience working independently to pursue, manage, and complete projects

Preferred Qualifications:


Additional Skills Required:

  • Ability to interact well with members of the public.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently.
  • Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community-at-large.
  • Professional commitment to user-focused library services.
  • Professional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Must be able to respect, support and contribute to the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission.

Schedule/Work Hours: An average of 15 hours per week during Fall and Spring Semesters. Normally, 2 weeknights from 5:00-10:00 pm and Sundays from 12:00-5:00 pm or 5:00-10:00 pm. Extended hours until 11:30 pm during finals week. Some flexibility in scheduling, but dependent on departmental needs. Reduced hours in January, August, and December.

New Database for Fall 2022 – Ethnic Diversity Source

The Weinberg Memorial Library is excited to offer a new database for Fall 2022.  EBSCO’s Ethnic Diversity Source is a full-text database dedicated to resources covering the culture, traditions, social treatment and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America. It provides full text from a growing list of sources including peer-reviewed journals, magazines, ebooks, and biographies.  Additionally, students and faculty can use Ethnic Diversity Source to explore tens of thousands of well curated primary source documents including letters, interviews, and speeches.

You can start exploring Ethnic Diversity Source today by visiting the Library’s A to Z database page or clicking here.


Relocation of 5th Floor Oversize and Folio Collections

Due to upcoming renovation work that will be occurring on the 5th Floor, book collections housed in the Charles Kratz Scranton Heritage Room will be relocated over the next few weeks.

The oversize book collection will temporarily be moving to the last row of the stacks area on the 3rd floor.

The large format folio collection has been permanently moved to the 2nd floor adjacent to the newspapers.

If you are unable to locate an item you are looking for please ask for assistance at the 1st-floor service desk.

Building Water Shut-off

The water to the Library will be shut off by 10:00 am for a repair. The repair will take approximately two hours. We anticipate the water to the building turned back on sometime between 11:00 am – Noon.