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Digital Reference Librarian

Parker University Dallas, TX

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

JOB OBJECTIVES:  Responsible for providing reference services to Parker University’s student body, faculty, staff, administration.



Job responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Instruct students, faculty, and staff in the use of the Library’s resources and facilities including the Library website, public access catalog, electronic journals, eBooks, and databases.
  • Capable of developing and implementing creative initiatives to help students and faculty integrate digital tools and methodologies into their coursework and research
  • Assist patrons in answering questions and locating materials.
  • Assist users in locating research articles, and interlibrary loan as needed.
  • Experienced in light cataloging using the Library of Congress classification system.
  • Keep current lists of requested statistics for Institutional Effectiveness.
  • Process physical library resources with RFID tags, spines labels, and barcodes as needed.   
  • To prepare and organize purchase requests for library resources.
  • Participate in the selection and ordering of library materials for educational programs.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, departments, community groups, and other libraries.
  • Determine and acquire reserve items for each new trimester, and update reserve items list as needed.
  • Make presentations and provide instruction or workshops for library users and departments. 
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and participate in training as needed.


  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited master’s program.
  • Skilled in all aspects of digital learning information
  • 3 years’ experience in a health-related environment preferred.
  • Proficient using OCLC and SirsiDynix for cataloging and interlibrary loan.
  • Experience with cataloging using the Library of Congress classification system.



  • Forward-thinking, collaborative with faculty, program directors, etc. to understand and promote the ways that digital library services can advance the academic mission of the university
  • Proficiency in software applications common in higher education environments, such as the Microsoft Suite, student information systems, and Learning Management Systems.
  • Good public relation skills; 
  • Good use of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills; legible handwriting; 
  • Good organizational skills


  • Visual acuity to use a keyboard and view a computer terminal.  Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. 
  • May require ordinary ambulatory skills; ability to reach book on shelves; or the ability to stand and walk.
  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or move light to medium weight up to twelve (12) pounds.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Parker University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.


Parker University


Dallas, TX
75220 USA



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