Part-Time Reference Librarian – Copley Library (USD)

Title: Part-Time Reference Librarian

Department:  Copley Library                                     

Staff Part-Time

Job IRC#14587


Job Description:

Copley Library seeks a part-time reference librarian to provide reference services to USD students, faculty, and staff.  The part-time reference librarian will be responsible for providing both in-person and online reference assistance during assigned shifts at the reference services desk. This position requires flexibility in scheduling and will include some late afternoon (3-6 pm) and evening (6-9 pm) shifts. This is an hourly position with the possibility of a maximum of 12 hours per week. This position reports directly to the Head of Reference Services.


This is a part-time, temporary, non-benefit based position with an assignment end date of May 22, 2015.



•ALA-accredited Masters degree in Library Science.

•Experience providing reference services in an academic library.

•Experience teaching the effective use of online and print research resources.


Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience providing reference services via chat, email, text message, and other virtual methods.

•Experience using the LibAnswers online reference services platform.


Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.


Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.  Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.



Salary: $21.00 per hour


Hours: A maximum of 12 per week


Closing date: Open Until Filled


Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.


The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.


Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, you are strongly recommended to upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at

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