JOB: Reference Librarian, Part Time On Call, Golden Gate University

Golden Gate University in San Francisco has an opening for a part time, on call Reference Librarian. The details of the position are included below. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume via our online job application system:

Instructions for applying are available in the “Job Application Procedure” section of the web page.

Title: Reference Librarian
Department: University Library
Class: Part-Time On Call
Position Type: N-Exempt Staff
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Deadline: Open until filled.


As a member of the University Library Team, this librarian will:

  • Provide reference, information services, research and instructional services to Golden Gate University students, faculty, staff, corporate and alumni members at all locations, including those affiliated with the University via Cybercampus
  • Orient patrons and prospective students to the range of print and online resources available
  • When on duty as reference librarian, aid library assistants and student assistants in handling questions of policies, complaints, difficult patrons, and security issues
  • Develop print and online reference and research guides
  • Work with public services or technical services librarians on special projects as assigned by the Library Director.
  • Participate in library planning, assessment, and evaluation
  • Collaborate with other staff in peer training and staff development
  • Collaborate with other staff in assessing qualitatively and quantitatively the effectiveness of reference services and identifying ways to make reference services even more effective and efficient, given the needs of adult learners located throughout the world, differences in learning styles, and technological opportunities
  • Participate in relevant listservs to learn about and share information about new resources, ideas, solutions and recommendations

Schedule includes evening reference shifts and one or more weekend days per month. Hours may range from 0 to 19 per week, not to exceed 999 hours within the year.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required qualifications:

  1. MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited program
  2. Familiarity with information literacy concepts
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  4. Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills
  5. Ability to communicate with and relate to an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community

Preferred qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of business reference and experience providing reference support to business students and others in professional practice education
  2. One year of professional reference experience.

Golden Gate University, founded in 1901, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.