Posting Date: Friday, September 15, 2017

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded, 186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,000 students and has 145 full-time faculty members, 94% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship, a commitment to connecting the campus with the community and a focus on experiential learning. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), home of 2015 Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine and Drew Fellow William Campbell, the Drew Summer Science Institute, the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as the Wall Street Semester, Semester at the United Nations, Semester on Contemporary Art and Semester on Communications and Media in New York City and several international semester programs. The University also houses the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, the Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, an independent professional theater, as well as the United Methodist Archives and History Center and one of the country’s leading concentrations of materials on Willa Cather.

The Drew University Library is seeking a Weekend Supervisor in the Circulation Department.  This position is part-time at 20 hours per week. The Weekend Supervisor will work on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  The basic fall and spring semester hours are Fridays 8 am – 3 pm, Saturdays  3 pm – 9 pm, and Sundays  11:45 am to 6:15 pm, although some flexibility may be available.  Schedule flexibility is required for the training period and during spring breaks, January terms, and the summer months when the library has fewer open hours and is closed on Sundays and some Saturdays.  Position available immediately.

Key Responsibilities:
Circulation supervisors are responsible for circulation desk services, minor facilities issues, and maintaining the safety and security of the building, patrons, and collections.  For most work hours, a Weekend Supervisor is the sole staff person in the library.   They are responsible for opening and closing the library and for monitoring the lobby during study hours.  All work hours involve public service; training and supervising student assistants; assisting patrons; and providing information about Circulation and, to the extent possible, the library’s databases and other reference tools when a Reference Librarian is not available.

Bachelor’s degree required; library experience a plus.

Dependability and a strong desire to provide excellent service to our patrons are key attributes.  This position will additionally be responsible for billing, fines, and similar duties.

Please submit a cover letter,  resume, and three references to   Please include your name in the subject line.  For full consideration, please submit your application by October 15th.


To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. This position is subject to a background check.