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Instructor/Instruction Librarian

Kraemer Family Library

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$45,000.00 to $47,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Colorado Springs, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description

Job Description

Instructor/Instruction Librarian-17014



The Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative instruction librarian to help support and develop the library instruction program at UCCS through the application of information literacy standards, instructional technologies, pedagogies, and assessment. This non-tenure track faculty position is at the rank of instructor. Recent graduates from an ALA accredited library school are encouraged to apply.

Position Responsibilities:

Reports to: Director of Instructional and Research Services    


  • Provide face-to-face instruction for the UCCS Writing Program, Gateway Program Seminar, and library workshops.
  • Provide reference service 6-12 hours weekly, including nights and weekends.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of online learning materials.
  • Contribute to the assessment of library instruction and research assistance activities.
  • Serve as liaison to one or more academic units, providing collection development, library instruction and research assistance.
  • Participate in the development of policies, procedures, and goals for Instructional and Research Services and the Library. 

Service responsibilities:

  • Serve on library committees, submit reports, and undertake special projects as specified by the Director of Instructional and Research Services or the Dean of the Library.
  • Serves on appointed library, campus, and university committees.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • work successfully with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community;
  • work collaboratively and independently in a constantly changing environment;
  • work with emerging technologies in the library environment;
  • have excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • learn and apply emerging trends and technologies in library instruction and reference service;
  • have experience with graphic and video design software and other multimedia tools and;
  • commit to environmental sustainability as outlined in the Library's sustainability plan (link follows).

For information on the Library's Diversity and Inclusiveness Plan click here:

For information on the Library's Sustainability Plan, click here:

https://www.uccs.edu/library/sites/library/files/2018-11/KFL%Sustainability%Plan 2019-2021_1.pdf

Appointment and Salary: The successful candidate for this position will be appointed as a full-time (12 month) non-tenure track faculty member. Salary range is $45,000 to $47,000, depending upon qualifications.

Prospective Timeline

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by September 30, 2019.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter describing how your experience qualifies you for this position; CV (resume); and unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.


Minimum Qualification:

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school completed by December 31, 2019

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 months (or 1 semester) of experience or coursework in library instruction and reference services.
  • 6 months of experience in an academic library.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s) Application Materials Instructions:In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or cucareershelp@cu.edu. Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. Application submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. 

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus-40090 - AA-Library Operations

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 29, 2019

Unposting Date :Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Norah Mazel

Posting Contact Email: nmazel@uccs.edu

Position Number:00422404

Additional Info & Requirements

To Apply, click here: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=17014&lang=en

The Community

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness/new-employee

Total compensation includes salary plus health, retirement, and non-cash compensation. Information on calculating total compensation can be found at: https://www.cu.edu/node/153125.

UCCS is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report and has earned recognition as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” in 2018 by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Colorado Springs (pop. 500K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.


The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, educational verification, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

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Posted Aug 29, 2019