Part-Time Reference/Research Librarian (Temporary) – Georgetown University, Washington, DC

The School of Continuing Studies is a dynamic enterprise with a widely distributed student body coming from broadly varied backgrounds. Faculty members are experts and practitioners in their fields. Students are sophisticated professionals with many demands on their time. Both constituencies expect highly efficient, responsive, and polished delivery of library services. Represented subject areas include (but are not limited to) the following: marketing & communications; urban & regional planning; real estate; business & management; analytics, technology, & security; and liberal studies.  

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Answering reference questions posed by students, faculty, and other library users in person, by phone, e-mail, and virtually;
  • Conducting personalized in-depth research consultations (30-50 minutes on average) for writers of dissertations, capstones, theses, major papers, or term projects, both in person and online via Zoom;
  • Determining patron’s research needs and identifying and locating appropriate online and print information sources;
  • Recommending alternative approaches and as necessary directing patrons to subject specialists within or sources beyond the University Library; and,
  • Helping to update/create digital learning objects, including online research guides and instructional videos.

Requirements:  Must have completed the introductory coursework in an ALA-accredited MLIS, MLS, or comparable graduate program, with demonstrated reference experience in an academic, special, or research library and knowledge of research in the social sciences or business-related disciplines.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and paid on an hourly basis.

Hours:  Up to 20 hours per week; flexible part-time schedule with hours scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, beginning as soon as possible.

The School of Continuing Studies is Metro accessible location via: Gallery Place/Chinatown OR Mount Vernon Square/7th Street Convention Center Stations.

NOTE: This is a part-time temporary position through Georgetown University’s Hoya

Staffing Department.  All applicants must apply online. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.  No phone calls, please.

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