Assistant Professor of Library Services: Research Librarian
To best serve our students, faculty, and staff at Valparaiso University, Christopher Center Library Services seeks an innovative and dedicated Research Librarian whose initiative, leadership, and management will continue our long-standing engagement with Valpo’s First Year Experience programs in this now formally established position. With a primary focus on our first-year students’ support and engagement, this librarian will further our established program by demonstrating an awareness of emerging trends in student learning, an understanding of key campus collaborations in writing and information literacy programming, and by exploring new initiatives in student learning support. For more information, see the job posting.
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 Financial Aid 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 (Detra.Becker@valpo.edu). 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.