Evening/Weekend Reference Librarian (Part - Time)

Elmhurst University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 26, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration, Jobs Outside Academe, Non-profit & Government Organizations
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Job Details


This is a part-time position. Seeking an energetic individual with a pleasant personality to work as a Reference Librarian with knowledge of both electronic and traditional reference sources, the ability to trouble-shoot computer problems, be able to supervise support staff and student workers, able to teach evening information literacy classes, provide tour information to interested groups, and assist with small projects when assigned. Responsible for library operations during evening hours and on weekends. 


Direct reporting relationship to: Head of Reference

Supervises: Library Support Staff and Student Assistants


1. Oversees the library’s operations which include reference, circulation, reserves and instructional services.

2. Supervises support staff and student assistants.

3. Answers user questions.

4. Opens and closes library.

5. Demonstrates a strong commitment to continuous improvement.

6. Supports mission, vision and values.


  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move object.


  1. A Master’s degree in Library Science or current enrollment with significant progress toward degree completion.
  2. Ability to respond to emergency situations in a professional manner.
  3. Previous library experience.
  4. Ability to work evenings and weekends.


  • Schedule during the traditional school year: Tuesday and Thursday 4 pm – 10:30 pm and Saturdays 12:00 – 5:00 pm., with reduced summer and January Term hours. (May 20 to August 20 & January Term)
Please be aware that as a continued emphasis on keeping our community safe and healthy, we will require all faculty, staff, and students to submit verification of full vaccination for COVID-19.

Please provide 3 references, including name, phone number and email. This may be included in applicant’s cover letter or optional “other” document.

Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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