Ask a Librarian Apprenticeship (Virtual) @ CU Boulder University Libraries

Gain practical professional experience in a fast-paced academic library. The CU Boulder University Libraries is looking to hire an Ask A Librarian Apprentice who will receive training in research competencies, staff the Ask A Librarian virtual chat service two evenings from 5-8pm MT (preferably including Thursdays) and one weekend day from 1-5pm MT each week (preferably Saturdays), participate in special projects under the mentorship of a faculty librarian, and explore issues relevant to new academic librarians through professional development opportunities. The successful candidate will provide virtual research assistance in a major academic library that serves a world-class research university. This position is a great opportunity to supplement your graduate studies with experiential learning. 



  • Provide virtual research assistance through our Ask Us! chat service
  • Attend trainings, workshops, and meetings on a virtual meeting platform  
  • Participate in special project work with Ask A Librarian Apprenticeship supervisor
  • Explore other opportunities for professional development based on interest



  • Currently enrolled as a library & information science graduate student for the duration of the apprenticeship. 
  • A strong customer service orientation and a desire to provide high quality research assistance.
  • Demonstrated interest in the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, and how these relate to the mission and values of CU Boulder’s University Libraries.
  • Interest in pursuing a career in academic librarianship.

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