Instruction and Online Learning Librarian

Colorado, United States
$51,500.00 - $51,500.00
Feb 05, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary 

The Instruction and Online Learning Librarian develops and oversees the information literacy instruction programs and activities of Reed Library and creates the platforms necessary to allow online students access to information literacy and specialized instruction, library resources, and other Library services in an online environment. 

Please note that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping a future colleague develop these preferred skills. We strongly encourage those who are passionate about fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries to apply. 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • ALA accredited master's degree in library and/or information science or equivalent degree by date of hire 
  • Experience offering information literacy instruction  
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of instruction technology, including development of digital learning objects  
  • Experience using learning management systems 
  • Experience providing research services in an academic environment 
  • Demonstrated organizational, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively 
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills 
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Familiarity with concepts and goals of information literacy 
  • Experience developing information literacy curricula and assessment programs  
  • Experience collaborating with others on instruction 
  • Experience offering liaison services to academic departments, including collection development and specialized instruction 


Major Responsibilities 

Instruction Program & Information Literacy Coordination 

  • Provide oversight and direction of integrated instruction program 
  • Liaise with English department to determine how best to meet the needs and goals of the program 
  • Coordinate the collaboration of librarians and Composition instructors 
  • Create and maintain standardized instruction content and materials for COMP classes based on national standards/rubrics/frameworks for information literacy and specific FLC curricula 
  • Provide information literacy instruction for all or majority of100 level, 200 level & 300 level Composition courses 
  • Working with library liaisons and academic departments, help in the development of specialized library instruction for all subjects, as needed 
  • Coordinate and manage individual consultation program for COMP 
  • Train new librarians in the area of library instruction 
  • Create information literacy assessment plan to align with new Reed Library strategic plan 
  • Implement and monitor peer observation for information literacy instructors 
  • Assign instruction duties to librarians 
  • Maintain library instruction calendar 
  • Manage First Year Launch Librarian program 


Online Learning 

  • Create and collaborate to make digital learning objects for the library instruction program as well as library services and resources using appropriate software 
  • Ensure library services meet standards for providing services to distance education students, including Amending, proposing, and developing new and continuing services aimed at better serving students enrolled in online courses and programs 
  • Utilize campus LMS, Canvas, to develop ways in which to integrate library instruction and resources into course modules across the curriculum 
  • Working with library liaisons, develop digital learning objects and multimedia for specialized instruction 
  • Create and maintain LibGuides 


Other Responsibilities 

  • Provide academic reference service in person, using chat and email, and through individual consultations 
  • Serve on Reference Team 
  • Serve on college-wide committees related to teaching and learning 
  • Serve as library liaison to assigned departments, including providing specialized instruction as needed 
  • Participate in collection development for academic departments as assigned 
  • Participate in and/or lead Reed Librarians Council, Budget Team, other library governance teams, campus committees, and Marmot Library Network committees as assigned 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Work Conditions 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic). 
  • Ability to work in a confined area. 
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time. 


Salary is $51,500 plus a comprehensive benefits package. The anticipated start date is in July 2021. 

Application Process 
A complete application packet includes: 

  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position 
  • Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?” 
  • Resume 
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references 

Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: 

Subject: Instruction & Online Learning Librarian Search 


Application materials received on or before March 7, 2021,  will receive full consideration. 

Position will remain open until filled. 


The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,  

and pass a background check. 


The College and the Community  

Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. 


Equal Opportunity   

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  

To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See  

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination?  

Office of the Title 9 Coordinator  

Molly Wieser  

230 Skyhawk Station  

1000 Rim Drive  

Durango, Colorado 81301  

(970) 247-7241  

Other discrimination questions?   

Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator  

David Pirrone  

192 Education Business Hall  

1000 Rim Drive  

Durango, Colorado 81301  

(970) 247-7182  


Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request. 


* Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.  

ADAA Accommodations  

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.