Limestone University

Limestone University in Gaffney, SC invites applications for the part-time position of Library Public Services/Research Intern (15 hours/week).

Position Summary: Reporting to the Library Director, the Library Public Services/Research Intern is responsible for in-person library research help assistance during the library’s evening/night hours. This position will also participate in the library’s online Ask-A-Librarian service, assist with servicing the library’s Front Desk/Help Desk, compile relevant library statistical data, assist with the supervising of work-study students, and perform other duties as assigned. This position requires participation in training and professional development activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Works Sunday-Thursday night shift (currently, regular shift is 6-9pm Mon-Thurs; 7-10pm Sundays but may be adjusted during exams or where needed); hours may vary for training purposes; opens and closes the library when required (as dictated by regular shift or by extended hours such as during exams); must be able to be the sole person in charge of the library when needed and be able to handle all problems that arise.
Performs in-person library research help assistance during the library’s evening/night hours; participates in the library’s Ask-A-Librarian service via e-mail, text, and chat; participates in the library’s Front Desk/Help Desk transactions including the library’s circulation transactions and other library user transactions such as the receipt and pick-up of PASCAL Delivers (interlibrary loan) materials.
Compiles library research help and other relevant statistical data and assist with assigned library projects and duties where needed including, but not limited to: development and evaluation of library goals and objectives, policies, and procedural steps; assist in promoting library services and resources; assist in supervision and training of student workers; assist in the creation and management of Library guides (LibGuides); assist Technical Services Librarian and Web Services Librarian with collection development in their respective areas; assist Information Literacy Librarian with library orientations, and research assignments; strong commitment to providing service to students.

Qualifications and Skills: Bachelor’s degree required and must be currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited library graduate program (such as an MLS , MSLIS or MLIS program); basic knowledge of library functions –Circulation, Reserves, etc.; knowledge of all activities involving Library Reference/Research, both traditional and online; knowledge of, and adeptness with, current and emerging library technology; knowledge of best practices for use in LibGuides; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people. Preferred: Current graduate library students who have academic library experience preferred, but public, school, and/or special library experience will be considered.

Computer Skills: Competency with Microsoft Office Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Competency with Springhare applications including LibGuides, LibAnswers, LibChat; experience with web conferencing software such as Zoom preferred; experience with course management software such as Canvas preferred; Integrated Library Systems, experience with Alma/Primo preferred.

Review of applications begins immediately with a preferred start date of August 2, 2021. Applicants should complete the online application and upload a letter of interest and resume ​here: selected candidate must be willing to consent to, and pass with satisfactory results, an investigative consumer report. Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of the application.

If you have additional questions regarding the position, you may direct them to Lizah Ismail, Director of the Library at or Janet Ward, Assistant Director of the Library and Web Services Librarian at

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