Research Services Assistant


Rockhurst University

Job Summary: 

Rockhurst University seeks a part-time Research Services Assistant for the Greenlease Library of Rockhurst University.  Founded by the Jesuits in 1910, Rockhurst is a comprehensive university of 3000 students that offers more than fifty undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs taught by nationally recognized faculty.  Rockhurst emphasizes learning, leadership, and service.  Our mission is to transform lives by creating a learning community centered on excellence in undergraduate liberal and graduate education.  Rockhurst is Catholic and Jesuit, involved in the life and growth of the city and the region, and committed to the service of the contemporary world.  We employ approximately 500 faculty and staff.

This position reports to the Research, Learning and Assessment Services Librarian and requires working 4 p.m. to midnight on assigned weekday evenings, additional hours on Saturday or Sunday each weekend plus occasional daytime hours.  This individual must have a flexible schedule and substitute as needed for other Research Services Assistants.

Responsibilities include: provide reference assistance to students, faculty and staff; monitor evening/weekend student assistants with circulation functions; assist with interlibrary loan requests; monitor library operations; assigned special projects based on the Research, Learning and Assessment Services department’s needs.

The successful candidate will have the personal qualities that exemplify the University’s Jesuit character, mission and commitment to excellence.   A collaborative, team-oriented and highly communicative personal style will be essential skills for this position.  Specific requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent listening, writing, speaking skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office suite including Excel.

Preferred previous experience includes academic library reference services, knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces, social media management, basic web development, collaborative software, and cloud technology.

Interested candidates should apply cover letter, and contact information for three references at the following webpage:

Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.