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On Call Librarian

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  • This is a part-time, non-tenure track position supporting the Sister Mary Joseph Cunningham Library’s Reference Services. On Call Librarians work as part of our team of librarians providing outstanding reference services to the GCU Community, while maintaining effective library operations.

    On Call Librarians are scheduled for regular evening and/or weekend shifts during the Fall and Spring semesters, as well as some daytime hours when needed.

    Possible Scheduling:
    Monday – Thursday 5 – 8 p.m.
    Saturday: 10 – 6 p.m.
    Sunday: 2 – 9 p.m.

  • Provide reference service and assistance to students and faculty members in finding and evaluating library materials and relevant resources face to face and online using LibChat.
  • Provide specialized research assistance to students and faculty as needed.
  • In the absence of full-time librarians and the Access Services Generalist, the On Call Librarian is responsible for the overall supervision of library operations and the library building.
  • At times, will be responsible for the timely opening and closing of the library as scheduled.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to maintain effective library operations and support student success.
  • Integrate the core values of respect, compassion, integrity, justice and service in all aspects of interaction.
  • An MLS, or other master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a program accredited in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA’s Human Resource Development and Recruitment Office. Second masters/advanced degree desirable.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Experience providing reference service preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of library resources and services.
  • Knowledge of current information literacy methods (e.g., Framework) and best practices.
  • Proficiency in Windows applications and Microsoft Office.
  • Experience using education software programs, like Blackboard and LibGuides is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
**Must be US work authorized**


Georgian Court University

Georgian Court University: History, Culture and Academic Excellence

Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of New Jersey, Georgian Court University is located in residential Lakewood, New Jersey, on a magnificent 156-acre estate formerly belonging to financier George Jay Gould. The campus is conveniently situated 60 miles from New York and Philadelphia and only 10 miles from the beautiful Jersey Shore. Bordering Lake Carasaljo, the site is a National Historic Landmark with magnificent statuary, beautiful architecture and lush gardens, making it a truly breathtaking and inspiring place to learn, study, and live. After a long history as a women's college with coeducational graduate programs and undergraduate evening programs, Georgian Court became a fully coeducational as of Fall 2013. All degree and certificate programs during the day and evening are now open to both women and men.

Open to students of all faiths, Georgian Court University provides comprehensive liberal arts education in the Roman Catholic tradition with a special concern for women. The university offers a curriculum that is broad enough to be truly liberal, yet specialized enough to provide in-depth preparation for careers or further study.

The unique Georgian Court University atmosphere is one of a small college ambiance in a technologically advanced, highly esteemed university setting. Centered around the core values of the Sisters of Mercy, the university offers an extremely safe and nurturing campus environment with individualized attention and guidance.

The Georgian Court faculty is committed to teaching and individual mentoring, with an outstanding 92% holding doctorates or terminal degrees in their field. They are dedicated and caring educators and experts in their respective industries, while demonstrating public service and a personal affinity to our core values-respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.

Georgian Court University offers more than 30 undergraduate degrees, 10 graduate degrees, and a variety of certificates in a wide range of areas through our three schools:

  • The School of Arts & Sciences
  • The School of Business
  • The School of Education

Benefits of a Georgian Court University education include:

  • Small classes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1
  • Personalized education-faculty members readily available for mentoring
  • All classes taught by faculty members, not graduate assistants
  • Inclusive core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service

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