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Colorado Mesa University

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Job Description

Colorado Mesa University

Instruction & Reference Librarian

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Head of Public Services, this new position advances information literacy across the undergraduate curriculum. In collaboration with departmental faculty, the librarian will design instructional materials and teach and promote information literacy within an outcomes assessment and skills-based model. The librarian will work with other instruction librarians implementing a multi-faceted instruction program and will provide high-quality, innovative and user- oriented instruction services to a diverse body of faculty, staff, on-campus and distant students. Additional responsibilities include user-centered traditional and virtual reference services that are high- quality, innovative and user-oriented to a diverse body of faculty, staff , on-campus and distant students.

Duties and responsibilities include the following:
• Create information literacy curricula, lesson plans, and specific assignments that develop information competencies in students and can be integrated into courses and academic programs.
• Work individually and seek active partnerships with fellow librarians, teaching faculty and other program staff and make recommendations on course design, assignments and instructional options.
• Develop and maintain research guides and tutorials and assist with web development.
• Provide reference services to faculty, staff and students both locally and at a distance, through individual consultations, chat and regularly scheduled reference hours including evening and weekend rotations.
• Participate in the collection development process as a library liaison assigned to academic departments.
• Assist in the planning, implementation and assessment of library programs, policies and procedures.
• Participate in the work of committees for the library, university and professional organizations.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Requirements include an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree; knowledge of national standards and guidelines for information literacy instruction; instruction and reference experience; knowledge of information literacy practices and reference resources; knowledge of and experience with instructional technology. Preferred qualifications include excellent written and oral communication skills; three years of experience providing instructional and reference services in an academic library; demonstrated success in teaching. Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full-time, administrative appointment.

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by October 15, 2012.

APPLICATION: Submit a cover letter describing qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific requirements, responsibilities, and preferences of this position, current resume, a copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (official transcripts will be required upon hire), the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 professional references, and the following completed forms:

• Applicant Authorization to permit Search Committee members to review candidate transcript (available at:
• Applicant Authorization and Release to Conduct Reference and Background Check form (available at:
• Background Investigation and Disclosure Authorization form (available at:
• Voluntary Affirmative Action form (available at:


Instruction & Reference Librarian Search Committee
Human Resources, LHH 237
Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction Colorado 81501-3122
Phone: 970 248-1820

Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.



Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

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Date Posted

September 4th, 2012

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