Job is Expired Visiting Reference-Instruction Librarian

Fort Lewis College / Durango, CO

Job deadline Apply by July 31st, 2012   Job salary $34,000.00 per year   Job type of library Academic   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

The Visiting Reference/Instruction Librarian is a temporary position available immediately ending June 30, 2013, with a strong possibility of renewal.

Teach sessions in the Library Instruction program in coordination with Introductory Composition and Intermediate Composition courses.

Share responsibility with other reference librarians in staffing the reference desk, 10-12 hours each week, including an evening shift.

Teach faculty requested bibliographic instruction sessions, as assigned.

Assist in collection development work in areas to be determined.

Member of the Reference/ Instruction Library Team.

Member of the Librarians’ Council.

Possible assistance managing electronic resource collection.

Other duties as assigned.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary: $34,000.00 annually, prorated to actual months worked
Benefits: Medical, dental, and retirement plans are the same as faculty. There are a variety of medical and retirement plans available.

Description of Community

Durango is a town of 16,000 nestled in the Animas River Valley surrounded by the San Juan Mountains. The Animas River runs through downtown and boasts fly fishing waters, and is popular for whitewater rafting, kayaking and canoeing. Durango is also popular for outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, road biking, backpacking, rock climbing, hunting, off-roading, year-round fishing, kayaking and golfing. Durango is also near five major ski areas. Main Avenue is home to clothing boutiques, restaurants, newsstands, tourist and gift shops, a mall, bars, lounges and other businesses.

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science; demonstrated ability to work independently and contribute as part of a team; excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills; proficiency in use of online search systems
Preferred: Library instruction experience, especially classroom teaching; library reference experience, or equivalent.

Application Requirements

Application procedures:
Email cover letter addressing all of the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae, and three professional references to ( Committee Chair, Visiting Librarian Search, Reed Library, Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Dr., Durango, CO 81301. For best consideration, please submit by Noon, (Mountain Time), July 18, 2012, when review will begin. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political beliefs, or veteran status. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. People from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

HR Contact Information

Lloyd Chittenden at


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Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

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Salary Wage Calculator $34,000.00 per year

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Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

July 10th, 2012

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