Temporary Reference Librarian

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Classification:Temporary Professional Casual
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 78
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:Library
Location: Juneau
Categories: Library/Physical/Social Sciences, Other

Position Summary:

The Egan library, University of Alaska Southeast, is seeking a part-time reference librarian to cover evening and weekend desk shifts. Research and reference assistance at Egan Library is provided to all members of the on-site and virtual UAS community in-person and via phone, email, and chat. Under the supervision of the Information Literacy Librarian, temporary reference librarians play an important role, maintaining full services during hours of operations. Professional training and development opportunities will be provided as needed. We are seeking individuals who have previously demonstrated their ability to handle reference inquires, communicate effectively with library patrons, and work under minimum supervision. UAS encourages applications from candidates who are particularly excited about opportunities to support higher education opportunities in Southeast Alaska. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.


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Education & Experience

  • One year of relevant experience that demonstrated knowledge of library resources, service provisions, and technology troubleshooting abilities.
  • A Master’s degree in library/information studies is required.
  • Experience successfully working with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds is preferred.


  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Reliable and dependable.

This is a Grade 78 part-time, casual temporary staff assignment and the incumbent will work no more than 14 hours per week. There are no benefits associated with this position. Applications must include resume, cover letter, copies of educational transcripts, contact information for three professional references, and will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Review of applications will begin September 4th, 2018. Contact uas.hr@alaska.edu, or phone (907) 796-6263 for technical support, additional questions, or to request ADA accommodation when completing your application.

For more information about the Egan Library please visit us online:


As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAS is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.  All interested persons should apply online. For further assistance with the application process contact Human Resources at 907-796-6263 or email personnel@alaska.edu.

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Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

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