Part-Time Reference Librarian


DePaul University
Library Type: 
Academic Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
12-15 hours per week

Part-Time Reference Librarian, DePaul University

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences are welcome and supported.

General Summary
The Part-Time Reference Librarian is responsible for providing research help to library users during the weekday, weekend, or evening hours as scheduled.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Provides research assistance and one-to-one instruction to library users online and in person.
  • Works cooperatively with other library and university departments to provide materials and services for faculty, students, staff, and other affiliated users (e.g. Access Services, Writing Center Outpost, etc.).
  • Works on specific assigned projects, such as the creation and maintenance of online research guides, and/or other instructional support.
  • Depending on the schedule, may be responsible for opening and/or closing the Reference Department or Library site, and/or supervising student assistants.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree Reference experience, preferably in an academic setting.
  • Familiarity with academic library resources.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Additional Information

  • For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
  • This position is responsible for providing research help to library users 12-16 hours per week at the John T. Richardson Library in Lincoln Park. Shifts include late afternoon/evening and occasional weekend hours. This position includes the opportunity to participate in the delivery of information literacy instruction.

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Salary & Benefits Package:

DePaul offers a comprehensive package including competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain the best talent in order to further the University's mission. For more information, please visit the following pages:

Full-Time Benefits
Part-Time Benefits

Required COVID-19 Vaccination:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or having a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. To request a medical or religious exemption, please email

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Contact: 
Heather Jagman
Apply To: 
DePaul University Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago , IL 60614 41° 55' 29.9352" N, 87° 39' 19.008" W