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Part-time Public Affairs Librarian

American University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Public Administration & Policy, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
Employment Type
Part Time
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American University Library invites applications for a part-time Public Affairs Librarian. The position is for 20-27 hours per week with the focus on covering late afternoon and night classes, beginning immediately through June 30, with potential for renewal into the next year .

Essential Functions
  • Support the Public Affairs librarian in supporting our School of Public Affairs.
  • Provide subject-specific information literacy instruction for Government, Political Science and Justice, Law and Criminology, and Public Affairs.
  • Provide individual research appointments for students in SPA.
  • Assist the Public Affairs Librarian in creating and maintaining online tutorials and research guides.
  • Participate in support for our Writing Studies partnerships by providing baseline information literacy skills instruction for first year students.
  • Be available to serve on the Research Assistance Desk as a substitute for general reference services.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
  • This position supports late afternoon and night classes.
  • The weekly schedule can be worked out with the supervisor, but the expectation is that when a class needs night support, this position will provide that support up until 9:30 PM. It is not anticipated that this position would always have to work until 9:30 PM.
  • This position requires onsite presence.

Required Education and Experience
  • ALA-accredited M.L.S. or an individual who is currently enrolled in an M.L.S. program and has completed at least a year of that program and who has an appropriate subject-oriented degree in such fields as Political Science, Criminology, Legal Studies, or Public Affairs is required.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently and collegially.
  • Experience teaching and subject expertise in a discipline related to public affairs is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in public service in an academic library is preferred.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
  • To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn more about our health and safety directive.

Current American University Employees:

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Contact Us:

For more information or assistance with the American University careers site, email .

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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