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Drexel Libraries Recruitment Resources

Drexel Libraries Candidate FAQs

Drexel Libraries Recruitment Resources

Thank you for your interest in applying to work at Drexel University Libraries. On this page, Drexel Libraries job candidates will find answers to questions that may arise during the application process. For additional information, please reach out to the search committee chair for the position to which you are applying, or email us at

Application Materials

To reduce bias in the search process, our search committees use rubrics to evaluate candidates based on the qualifications listed in position announcements. It is helpful if your cover letter and resume/CV clearly describe how you meet the qualifications.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

The Drexel University Libraries is committed to the value of inclusion. We strictly adhere to and enforce the University’s diversity policies and procedures, and all Libraries staff work to promote, support and sustain an environment of diversity, equality, fairness, inclusion, and respect. 

At Drexel University, we define diversity as the differences that make us uniquely who we are. Although diversity by itself is important in any educational setting, we must also consider representation; that is, how well our diversity – at all levels of the organization – reflects the communities in which we live and serve. To maximize the strength that our diversity brings, we center equity, inclusion and belonging, and incorporate an anti-racism approach to our strategic plan, organizational systems, policies, and structures.

Compensation and Salaries

Drexel University is committed to attract, retain and motivate competent and dedicated professional staff members who can share in the successful growth of the University and attain their individual career objectives, consistent with an overall University emphasis on the pursuit of professional and academic excellence. To support our commitment, Drexel has established a compensation program with guidelines and processes based upon internal equity (level of value of jobs within the University) and external competitiveness (overall wage and salary levels reasonably comparable to the marketplace).

  • Drexel Compensation and Salaries [Drexel Human Resources]
  • Faculty Status
    • Librarians do not hold faculty rank and are considered professional staff. 
  • Interview and moving expenses
    • Interviews may be conducted virtually or onsite. In the event that the applicant is offered a position, candidates may be eligible to receive a moving allowance which will be determined on an individual basis.

Health and Wellness

Drexel’s comprehensive and competitive benefits package includes health, Rx, dental and vision coverage. Drexel also strives to provide employees with a solid work-life balance through its A Heathier U programs. There are voluntary benefits available during the new hire window or Open Enrollment period and ones that can be accessed all year long, along with discount programs. Visit the following pages to learn more.

Professional Development and Tuition Benefits

Libraries staff are encouraged to participate in self-directed learning and professional development. The Drexel Libraries allocates each staff member an amount annually for their professional development. The Libraries regularly promotes upcoming learning and programming opportunities from internal and external organizations relevant to the Drexel Libraries community, including webinars and events, resource guides, blogs, journals, and more. Drexel Libraries also subscribes to Skilltype, a company created in collaboration with libraries and professional associations to rethink the way library expertise is developed, acquired, and shared. 


Drexel University provides transportation across its three campuses - University City Campus, Center City Campus and the Queen Lane Campus. Students, faculty and professional staff are permitted unlimited use of this service at no charge. Public transportation (SEPTA) offers a variety of transit services, including buses, trolleys, the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line, and Regional Rail trains. Drexel visitor and daily parking is also available. 

Family and Childcare

Drexel University provides a wide range of benefits designed to meet your needs and offer security to you and your family both now and in the future.