Job Description

Grand Canyon University! One of Arizona’s leading institutions of higher learning. 

Located in the Valley of Sun in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, GCU is a regionally accredited, private, nondenominational Christian University. 

Do you want to be part of a growing university library with a teaching-focused mission?  Do you have a passion for working with students and teaching information literacy and research skills to further enhance academic success, scholarship, and lifelong learning? Grand Canyon University is seeking a Reference & Instruction Librarian to provide personalized, on-demand library assistance to enrich the learning experience and support intellectual inquiry and discovery.

We are currently recruiting for two full-time positions that are in-person on the Phoenix campus with potential work from home options one day a week dependent on Library schedule needs. The following schedules are available:

  •        Thursday through Monday, 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  •        Sunday, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, 6:45 am - 3:15 pm

What you will do:

  • Provide on-demand individualized reference assistance to students, staff, and faculty in a high-volume customer service environment. 

  • Design and delivers group and individual instruction ranging from general information literacy sessions and library orientations to advanced subject-specific class sessions to teach how to find, use, and evaluate information. 

  • Develop expected learning outcomes for library instruction sessions that align with professional standards and pedagogical practices. 

  • Promote library resources and services to the University community. 

  • Participate in activities of professional organizations and keeps abreast of library trends in the professional literature. 

  • Maintain awareness of technology and tools used in academic research. 

  • Maintain familiarity with scholarly communications for teaching, learning, and research. 

  • Work collaboratively in a team environment to share best practices. 

What you need:

  • American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in library or information science

  • Professional experience in an academic library preferred

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Ability to assist others in the use of personal computers

  • Experience teaching students with diverse backgrounds and varying levels of proficiency

  • Position may require evening and weekend hours.

  • Must pass pre-employment background check

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University 

Why work at GCU:

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan

  • Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays

  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community or at GCU sponsored events

  • Free covered parking

  • We also offer full-time employees, their spouses, and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program

  • Free on-site gyms on campus


Application Instructions

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