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Online Teaching and Learning Librarian

Auraria Library / University of Colorado Denver

Denver, CO

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$60,000.00 to $65,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Denver, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Not Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description


  • Facilitates one-time instruction sessions (face-to-face and online) in a broad range of disciplines to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Participates in teaching and assessing programmatic instruction for foundational courses.
  • With the aim of creating inclusive learning experiences, designs and implements curriculum and corresponding assessments.
  • Develops and maintains curriculum maps, program plans, and other related materials for academic programs and departments (majors and minors) in order to scaffold instruction.
  • Liaises with select target populations, student support services and/or community groups to develop and deliver instruction-related services and initiatives.
  • Participates in orientations, including, but not limited to, new student orientation, transfer student orientation, new faculty orientation, and new employee orientation.
  • Creates and maintains web guides, tutorials, and other digital learning objects to support the department’s online teaching and research help.


  • Plans, facilitates, and evaluates campus and community outreach with the goal of representing the Library, its services and resources at, but not limited to, campus events.

Research Help

  • Delivers and tracks research help services across a large, complex, and rapidly changing information landscape. This includes delivering research help via appointments, face-to-face within or outside the Library, and virtual services (using IM, email, etc.).
  • Provides support to the Online Learning Program Lead Librarian in maintaining the library’s online chat reference platform.


  • May be responsible for instruction scheduling, research help scheduling, statistics gathering and reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Leadership and Service

  • Participates on Library and campus-wide committees and CU Denver faculty governance.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

Additional Info & Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program.
  • Experience teaching information literacy.
  • Experience developing digital learning objects that address information literacy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with creating modules in Learning Management Systems, such as Canvas, Blackboard, or Desire2Learning (D2L).
  • Experience with Universal Design and/or designing for accessibility.
  • Experience with open educational resources.
  • Experience with video creation and editing software.
  • Experience assessing and evaluating digital learning objects.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends in information literacy instruction, including inclusive pedagogical practices and learning technologies, and student learning assessment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, work successfully in a highly collaborative environment, and prioritize various teaching assignments, departmental initiatives, and outreach.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends in research help services.
  • Ability to manage projects, including events.
  • Ability to create and assess digital learning objects.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries or higher education.
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a collaborative environment and to contribute to professional service.
  • Exemplary interpersonal and written communication skills plus a demonstrated commitment to professional development/achievement.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

The Community

The Online Teaching and Learning Librarian is responsible for developing and delivering one-time, course-integrated instruction sessions to undergraduate and graduate students. This position aids in the creation of digital learning objects to address information literacy skills in a broad range of disciplines to undergraduate and graduate students. This position will support the Education and Outreach Services Department in the areas of digital pedagogy and instructional design, including curriculum consultation, open educational resources, online information literacy modules, and chat reference. This position participates in assessment to support the continuous improvement of the instructional program and articulate the Library’s impact on student learning. Participating in various outreach activities to build campus and community partnerships and creating and maintaining web guides, tutorials, and other digital learning objects are also responsibilities within this position. 

As a faculty member, the librarian participates on Library and campus-wide committees and in CU Denver faculty governance.  The Online Teaching and Learning Librarian engages in fulfilling the research and educational missions of the Auraria Library and the three institutions on the Auraria Campus – the University of Colorado Denver, the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Community College of Denver. This position is in the Education and Public Services Division of the Library and reports to the Online Learning Program Lead Librarian.

Located in downtown Denver, Colorado, the Auraria Campus is home to three institutions of higher education – University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver – both MSU and CCD are Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), and CU Denver is finalizing its HSI and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) designations. The Auraria Library serves the campus’ over 35,000 students, the majority of whom are from the first-generation in their family to enroll in higher education. The majority of our students are Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color, and we also serve large populations of veterans, transfer students, adult learners, and other populations that have been historically underserved. Auraria Library is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from candidates across all dimensions and identities. The library seeks candidates who embrace a multicultural, diverse, and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions. While the University of Colorado Denver is required to perform a background check during the hiring process, as part of the library’s ongoing commitment to increasing equity this information will not exclude you from being considered for this position and we encourage everyone, regardless of their status, to apply.Please see our library values and diversity initiatives.

The individual hired into this position will be required to provide in-person services, though we offer flexible work arrangements, a professional development stipend for all employees, and the opportunity to advance through a compensation structure that provides opportunities for career advancement consistent with the Library’s current and future staffing needs.

HR Info

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 23013

When applying, applicants must include:

  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document

Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Posted Oct 6, 2021