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Library Associate (Temporary, Per Diem)

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Type: Part-time, Temporary
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff

Overview: Quinnipiac University's Arnold Bernhard Library seeks applications for a temporary, per diem Library Associate.Reporting to the Associate Director for Collections and Management, this temporary, per diem position will assist library patrons at the Reference and Access Services desks, provide basic reference help and referrals to other staff as appropriate. In addition, they will assist in various projects in archives, digitization, marketing, and collection management. This position is ideal for an information or library science graduate student or recent graduate who wishes to gain experience in a variety of academic library work. Position is 15 to 16 hours per week during the academic semester, 3 to 4 days a week with some flexibility in setting a schedule. The rate for this position is $22.00-24.00/hour, commensurate with experience.
About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls more than 9,500 students in 110 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as both a best-value school and a top national university, and has also earned recognition in Princeton Review's "The Best 387 Colleges". Quinnipiac has been named a "Great College to Work For" as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter and Instagram @QuinnipiacU.
  • Responds to library and research questions via email, Zoom, and in person. Refers in-depth questions as appropriate.
  • Supports archival description and digitization projects.
  • Staffs Access Services and Reference Desks as needed.
  • Aids in creative ways to promote the library’s collections and services.
  • Provides marketing support writing posts on social media and for the library newsletter.
Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Experience may substitute for some of the above education requirements
  • 1-2 years of customer service or library experience
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Desire to learn, adapt quickly, and work independently
  • Desire to work in an academic library and support a diverse population
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience with digitization equipment for a variety of formats (print, photographic, video and audio) preferred
  • Knowledge of metadata standards for archival and image collections
  • Able to work some nights and weekends
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Please note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information, please visit

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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