The Catholic University of America


Part-Time Student Employment
Library Staff Positions
GLP Program


Part-Time Student Employment

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.

Part-Time Student Positions

  • 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. Shifts are available most hours the law library is open and range from 3-8 hours per shift.

For information on available positions, please contact Frances Brillantine:  

  • Shelver

No positions at this time.

  • 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:


Library Staff Positions

None at this time.



Graduate Library Preprofessional (GLP) Program

 No GLP openings at this time.

 What is the GLP Program?

Students planning to enroll in CUA's Department 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 DLIS students to acquire in-depth library work experience while completing their MSLIS 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
  • The World Bank
  • Export-Import Bank of the United States

 Program Requirements

  • Participants must enroll in CUA's Master of Science in Library and Information 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 work full time in the Law Library while attending classes part-time.
  • Participants must resign their GLP positions upon completion of all MSLIS degree requirements, including comprehensive exams.

Benefits & Compensation

  • 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. Except for their unique tuition benefit, GLPs enjoy the same benefits as non-exempt University employees. For more information, consult the CUA benefits page.

Who May Apply

  • It is not necessary to wait for an acceptance letter from DLIS before applying to the Law Library GLP Program. However, proof of admission to DLIS is a prerequisite to any GLP award. The Law Library cannot assist applicants to obtain admission to CUA.
  • 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 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.

How to Apply

Applicants will be considered for all available Law Library GLP positions. All GLP positions remain open until filled.

Incoming students:  You may apply to the GLP program while your application for admission to DLIS is pending.  However, you must be admitted to DLIS in order to receive a GLP appointment.  Application to the GLP program does not guarentee your acceptance to DLIS.

To apply, please submit the following documents (via mail or e-mail):

  1. A resume and cover letter with contact information for at least two references
  2. A completed CUA Application for Employment (Please download and complete. Hand-written applications are strongly discouraged)
  3. A completed DuFour Law Library Supplementary GLP Application form

Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library    
3600 John McCormack Rd NE
Room 234    
Washington, DC 20064
RE: GLP Program



For Further Information

For further information about the GLP Program in general, contact:

Frances M. Brillantine Mary M. Strouse
Head of Access Services Head of Collection Services
(202) 319-4331 (202) 319-5547