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Instruction & Research Librarian

  • Post Date:August 5, 2019
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  • Offered Salary 40,000 - 60,000
    Employer Name Colorado Mesa University
Job Description

We are looking for our next amazing librarian! Sharp, team-motivated, instruction-focused professionals with an overwhelming desire to shape our next generation of global citizens – come join our awesome team of librarians in Colorado Mesa University’s Tomlinson Library!


CMU,with a growing population of 11,000 students, is located in beautiful Grand Junction, Colorado, the biggest small city (population 61,000) on the Western Slope and one of the sunniest cities in the US (NOAA). The latest Almanac of The Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes CMU as the fifth fastest-growing university in the nation from 2006-2016,and US News and World Report ranks us #25 in Regional Colleges West and #6 in Top Public Schools for 2019.


Plus,there’s something cool in every direction – check us out!


Apply by 8/16 for first consideration: CMU Careersite.  



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. 



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.



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.