The DuFour Law Library employs CUA undergraduate and graduate students for a variety of positions. To inquire about possible openings in a specific department, contact the individual(s) listed below.
- Circulation Desk Attendant
Only current CUA Law students are eligible to work at the circulation desk. Previous customer service experience is helpful but not necessary. First Year students are welcome to apply.
Position description: attends to the Circulation Desk, assists patrons in obtaining reserve materials, uses the circulation system to charge out materials to patrons. Answers simple directional questions (no reference assistance). Services printers and photocopiers when needed. Sets up and breaks down various types of media equipment. Responsible for opening the library and closing the library. Desk attendants are required to work during exam periods. Studying is permitted when no other assignments are pending. Rate is $8.50 per hour.
- Regular semster hours (fall and spring semeters): Mon - Fri: 6:45am-10am, Noon - 5pm, 5pm-midnight; Sat & Sun: 9am-5pm & 5pm-midnight
- Summer hours: Mon - Thurs: noon - 5pm & 5pm-11pm; Friday: noon - 8pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, noon-8pm
For information on available positions, please contact Frances Brillantine: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergraduates welcome. Contact Dawn Sobol for information on available positions in shelving:
- Computer Lab Assistant
No positions at this time.
- Technical Services
Non-workstudy, Undergraduates welcome. Contact Mary Strouse for information on available positions in Cataloging, Serials, Acquisitions or Government Documents:
None at this time.
We anticipate no new GLP openings during the 2013-2014 academic year.
Students planning to enroll in CUA's School of Library and Information Science may apply to work as Graduate Library Preprofessionals in the Law Library. The GLP Program combines full-time work with part-time study and provides an excellent opportunity for CUA SLIS students to acquire in-depth library work experience while completing their MSLS degree.
Former Law Library GLPs have gone on to professional positions at the following institutions:
- National Public Radio Library
- DC Public School Libraries
- U.S. Dept. of Justice Library
- Area law firm libraries
- The Sumner School Museum and Archives
- American Library Association
- Howard University Law Library
- George Mason University Fenwick Library
- Participants must enroll in CUA's Master of Science in Library Science degree program and make reasonable progress toward the degree. GLPs are not required to focus their studies on law librarianship. For further details, see Who May Apply, below.
- GLPs are required to work full time in the Law Library while attending classes part-time.
- Participants must resign their GLP positions upon completion of all MSLS degree requirements, including comprehensive exams.
- GLPs receive six credit hours of free non-taxable tuition for the fall, spring and summer semesters, for a total of 18 credit hours per year. The GLP program allows students to complete their degree requirements in two years or less.
- In addition, GLPs are paid a semi-monthly stipend as (taxable) compensation. GLPs enjoy the same benefits as non-exempt University employees, but are not eligible for University retirement contributions or staff/family tuition benefits. For more information, consult the CUA benefits page.
- It is not necessary to wait for an acceptance letter from SLIS before applying to the Law Library GLP Program. However, proof of admission to SLIS is a prerequisite to any GLP award. The Law Library cannot assist applicants to obtain admission to the School of Library and Information Science.
- Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. The Law Library cannot assist international students in obtaining visas or work authorizations.
- Although incoming students are preferred, applicants currently enrolled in MSLS classes may be considered.
- Applicants who have been granted provisional or probationary admission may be considered.
- Previous academic or law library experience is helpful, but not required.
The Law Library GLP Program is administered independently from the CUA Libraries GLP program. Prospective students are encouraged to submit separate applications to both programs.