Instruction and Research Librarian

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Aug 4th, 2022


$49,000.00 to $51,500.00 per Year   Calculate


Grand Junction, CO


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Minimum Education

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Library Experience

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Supervisory Experience

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Job Description



Job Title: Instruction and Research Librarian


Department: Library


Position No. AF0302


Employment Type: Administrative


Salary: 49,000.00 - 51,500.00. Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.


Application: Submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and a copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (if your transcripts include a social security number or birthdate, please redact that information before uploading the document. Official transcripts will be required upon hire).


Application Deadline: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by 8/1/2022.


Direct Inquiries Contact: Sylvia L Rael




Reporting to the Head of Instruction Librarian, the Instruction and Research Librarian provides the Colorado Mesa University community with instruction to support the information skills of a diverse student population, developing dynamic approaches to advance information literacy in alignment with academic standards via course-integrated instruction, virtual and scheduled reference, workshops, outreach, and a variety of online learning objects. Through collaboration with the Head of Instruction Librarian, librarians, and university faculty and staff, the librarian evolves the library instruction program with a focus on high quality, student-centered learning experiences for on-campus and distance-based students.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Other related duties may be assigned:


Support on-campus and online students, faculty, and staff through individual consultations, chat, email, and regularly scheduled reference hours (typically one shift per day, one evening per week, and weekend rotations), and using a wide range of physical and virtual resources.


Provide an engaging, professional, and service-oriented experience for library patrons, including university faculty and staff.


Create information literacy curricula and assignment-specific student learning outcomes geared toward developing research and critical thinking skills.


Seek active partnerships with fellow librarians, teaching faculty, and other program staff, and make recommendations on course design, assignments, and instruction.


Serve as a Library Liaison to assigned academic departments by providing information literacy instruction; coordinating relevant acquisitions with department faculty; and preparing collection and service assessments for new courses, new programs, and accreditation reviews.


Develop and maintain research guides, videos/tutorials, and other digital learning objects to support students' information literacy in assigned liaison areas and university-wide.


Serve on Library and University committees, working groups, and consortia related to areas of responsibility.


Represent the Library to outside vendors and colleagues.



This position reports to the Head of Instruction Librarian, and assists with the supervision and training of student employees in the Public Services Department.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.






• An ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science.

• One-year academic library experience with emphasis on reference and instruction.

• Deep awareness of current developments in the library profession, especially national standards and guidelines for information literacy instruction and practices.

• Familiarity with instructional technology.

• Familiarity with assessment practices, preferably within an academic library setting.

• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, persuasively, and collegially with administrators, faculty, staff and public.

• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

• Excellent interpersonal skills.

• Evidence of sound organizational skills.

• Demonstrated creativity to problem solve and initiative to tackle tasks and projects.

• Demonstrated ability to make effective and appropriate decisions in a timely and efficient manner.



Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations. Ability to write reports, minutes, procedures, policies, research guides, and tutorials.



Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, as related to fiscal management.



Strategic and analytical reasoning skills are necessary. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear. This position requires bending, reaching, ascending and descending stairs, pushing, pulling, and lifting up to 5 pounds occasionally and up to 25 pounds rarely. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.



The tasks involved with this position are typically performed in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the environment is usually quiet. Requires some evening and weekend hours.


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.


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 Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position.


Colorado Mesa University


Attn: Human Resources Office


1100 North Avenue


Grand Junction, CO 81501




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