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Position Openings

Director of Metadata Services

Christopher Center Library Services is pleased to announce an open position for the Director of Metadata Services. Reporting to the Dean of Library Services, this librarian will lead the Metadata Services department, serve as primary liaison to OCLC and Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III), collaborate as a member of the library's Senior Administration team, participate in academic department liaison responsibilities, and engage in research and professional service activities as member of the library's faculty.
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Library Fellow

Christopher Center Library Services and Valparaiso University are committed to fostering a diverse student body and faculty. We are pleased to announce an open position for the 2018-21 Library Fellow. This three-year faculty position provides the opportunity for an entry-level librarian, with a demonstrated commitment to diverse and historically underrepresented groups, to gain professional experience as an academic librarian.

With an expected start date of July 1, 2018, review of applications will begin immediately. Those received before noon, January 30, 2018, will receive full consideration. Please apply through Interfolio.

Student Assistant Positions

Student help is a vital part of Library Services' day-to-day operations; in fact, we are one of the largest student employers on campus! Nearly every department of the library employs students, their jobs ranging from patron assistance to office tasks to specialized departmental work.

Generally, the library hires new students only at the start of each semester (including summer semesters). It is best to apply a month before the semester in which you want to begin working. If you are interested, ask for details and a job application at the Circulation Desk.  Applications are available during the following periods:

-For fall semester employment: pick up an application by the end of June
-For spring semester employment: pick up an application by the end of November

For more information on available student jobs across campus, you are encouraged to visit the Student Employment section of the Student Financial Services web site for current job postings.

Volunteer, Internship, and Practicum Opportunities

Positions appropriate for volunteer work are occasionally available at the Christopher Center. If you are interested in such a position, please submit your cover letter and resume (via email) to Library Administration ( You will then be notified whether or not an opportunity exists in your area of interest.

If you are looking for an internship or practicum opportunity, please follow the procedures of your graduate program. The Christopher Center has a good history of providing these types of opportunities to graduate students in library and information science.