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Education and Research Librarian

Western Colorado University

Gunnison, Colorado

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$42,000.00 to $45,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Gunnison, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Library Services, this position will provide vision and direction for Western’s library instructional and reference services, including the development, planning, implementation, and support of the information literacy and online learning programs.

The Education and Research Librarian will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead and participate in the design, delivery, and assessment of information literacy instruction to liberal arts students; assist in the development and support of online learning
  • Explore innovative teaching methods and technologies to advance and expand the information literacy program.
  • Provide reference service and research assistance to students and faculty through in-person consultations, chat, email and more
  • Participate in the evaluation, selection and deselection of print, media and digital resources for a diverse student population.
  • Promote awareness of library resources and the library as a partner in facilitating student success; Promote equity and inclusion through outreach and campus relationship building.
  • Serve on University committees and participate in professional development activities. As a non-tenure track position, scholarly work is not required.

Commitment to Diversity: The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness, as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

Minimum Qualifications: Required are an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS; experience in reference and instruction, preferably in an undergraduate library setting; excellent communication skills; and ability to work in a service-oriented, collaborative, collegial, team-based environment, with the ability to work independently at times.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of and familiarity with ACRL standards; instructional design certification or experience; experience with emerging technologies and/or social networking software as they apply to enhancing library services; and evidence of initiative and innovation in library services.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Compensation: $42,000-$45,000, depending on experience. Position is eligible for an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance plans with low co-pays and low out of pocket maximums, generous paid time off, a shared contribution retirement plan and, following one year of employment, tuition benefits.

Additional Info & Requirements

Application Procedure:  Apply online at www.Western.edu/jobs. Required attachments for online application include letter of application addressed to Tiffanie Wick, Interim Director of Library Services, resume, transcripts and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Official transcripts will be required upon hire, copies should be submitted during application.

Contact the search committee chair with position specific questions: twick@western.edu .

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until a successful candidate has been hired.

The Community

Western is a residential, public university with an enrollment of 3000 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty members share a strong commitment to personalized education with the liberal arts as its core. They are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. The curriculum provides flexibility where experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches are valued. Western supports diversity, equity, and inclusivity of all types including ability (physical, mental), social class, racial/ethnic, linguistic, religion, sexual orientation, age, experience, gender, and cultural. Please visit www.western.edu to learn more about the university.

Western Colorado University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; Gender/Race/Disabled/Veteran


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