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Research and Instruction Librarian

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Posting Details

Position Information

St. Catherine University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution, committed to excellence through diversity in education and employment. St. Catherine University strongly encourages applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status and/or religion. St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for both women and men. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls over 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Position Title Research and Instruction Librarian
Primary Campus St. Paul
Posting Number 20170043-STAFF

Position Summary Information

Position Responsibilities

St. Catherine University, St. Paul campus, invites applications for a fulltime Research and Instruction Librarian. The Research & Instruction Librarian performs research support, library instruction and information literacy programming to support the students, faculty, and staff of St. Catherine University, particularly within assigned liaison departments.

• Provides research assistance, including face-to-face and online reference services for students, faculty, staff and other community members.
• Provides library instruction, including one-to-one, classroom and online formats. Collaborates in the design, teaching and assessment of instructional materials as well as the creation of online education resources.
• Works with faculty in designated subject specialty areas to provide library curricular, research and instructional support in a variety of formats.
• Participates in collection development for library resources in multiple formats for designated subject liaison areas.
• Provides a leadership role for a library service to move the goals of the library and university forward. Examples include: assessment, outreach, user experience, educational technology, and instruction.
• Participates with colleagues in planning, implementing and assessing library services.
• Serves on library, campus, professional, and consortia committees.
• Maintains awareness of trends and developments in librarianship through study of professional literature and participation in professional development

Position Qualifications

• Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution and at least one year professional experience in an academic library required.
• Experience providing reference and research assistance and knowledge of emerging trends and innovations.
• Experience teaching and clear understanding of pedagogical methods and their applications.
• Familiarity with contemporary theories, models, and best practices associated with information literacy.
• Ability to seek and leverage opportunities for integrating library services into the university curriculum and to promote the library’s key role in enhancing teaching and learning.
• Strong orientation and commitment to public service.
• Demonstrated ability to work individually and collaboratively with library and community colleagues.
• Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
• The successful candidate must have the ability to respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, in a manner that affirms the worth and preserves the dignity of individuals, families and communities.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience creating online learning objects such as videos, tutorials, websites, interactives, etc.
• Familiarity with instruction assessment techniques and advanced subject expertise.
• Experience teaching information literacy and/or subject-specific research skills.
• Experience advocating for the library’s role on campus.
• Experience exploring innovative approaches to reference and/or instruction.

Special/Other Requirements Summary

To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at to apply for this position. Position number is 20170043-Staff. Applicants may also visit the St. Catherine University Human Resources office to submit an electronic application. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool .We are located in Derham Hall, Room 8. Application review will begin on June 19, 2017. Position open until filled.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace Employer/Tobacco-Free Campuses

Our University is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more

Posting Detail Information

Posting Start Date 06/02/2017
Close Date

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited program?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of professional experience in an academic library setting do you have?
    • 3+ years
    • 1 to 3 years
    • Less than 1 year or none
  3. * All applicants that are offered a position with St. Catherine University will be required to have a background check completed. Will you consent to a background check if offered this position with the University?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University Website
    • St. Catherine University employee referral
    • Newspaper - Star Tribune paper
    • Newspaper - Star Tribune web
    • Community agency
    • Internet
    • Walk-in
    • Newspaper - Pioneer Press paper
    • Newspaper -Pioneer Press web
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Other
  6. * Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2