Faculty Position

The Christopher Center Library and Valparaiso University are searching for a Coordinator of Teaching and Learning/Assistant Professor of Library Science. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the person in this role will coordinate the Library's Information Literacy program, which is infused within the curriculum and aligned with the University Writing Program. In a team-based context, they will serve as one of the subject librarians for the sciences and health sciences, teaching in those disciplines as well as selecting and managing collection resources. As a tenure-track faculty librarian, they will benefit from immediate opportunities in scholarly and professional development, faculty governance of the library, library policy creation, and service on library and campus committees and task forces. With an expected start date in August 2023, review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Student Assistant Positions

Student help is a vital part of the Library's 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.

We are currently accepting applications for summer.

Student Employee Application

Positions Available (Summer 2023)

TITLE: Circulation Assistant (multiple positions- approximately ten)
HOURS: 6-8 hours per week. Evening hours needed.
REPORTS TO: Circulation Managers
SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Provide routine circulation and research services to library patrons. Shelve books and media material and help maintain stack order. Perform other duties as assigned by Circulation Managers.

For more information on available student jobs across campus, you are encouraged to visit Handshake, the student career management platform.

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.