Outreach & Web Communications Librarian/Liaison Librarian (Assistant Professor of Library Services)

Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado, United States
$48,000.00 - $49,747.00
Mar 10, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The University mission is to establish CSU Pueblo as the people’s university of the southwest United States by 2028. Our success will be measured by the resilience, agility, and problem-solving abilities of our diverse population, and the ways in which our graduates are able to navigate work in a rapidly changing world.
The Colorado State University Pueblo Library actively develops and empowers the campus community by integrating information literacy across the curriculum and providing collections, spaces, and services that facilitate learning, research, and innovation for a diverse and inclusive community. The Library actively collaborates with Information Technology Services (IT), tutoring services, and other units to provide integrated academic support for students.


 Description of Job: **All responsibilities of faculty members at CSU Pueblo are in accordance with the Faculty Handbook.  The Faculty Handbook is the authoritative guide on specific requirements with regard to teaching assignments, scholarly activity, research, and service.

In collaboration with library faculty and staff, working through the Learning Innovation Center (LINC), develops and coordinates outreach and web communication with library constituents across the campus and community, ensures students and faculty engage with the LINC, promotes the Archives and Aztlán Center, plans and orchestrates community events, assists the Dean with community outreach, and is responsible for library web presence and social media channels.
As a member of the Education, Research, and Outreach Division, the Liaison Librarian is also involved and engaged in the entire life-cycle of research, teaching and learning, and outreach processes.  The position collaborates with and supports faculty to integrate information literacy across the curriculum and achieve library student learning outcomes, providing course-specific instruction sessions, assignments, and research support, creating research guides and/or tutorials, identifying library materials relevant to the course to embed in Blackboard, and providing consultation to faculty and students in the department.  In addition, the Liaison Librarian provides a full range of subject specific library services to include collection development, consultation, instruction, reference services, and assessment and proactively engages in scholarship and service.

Primary Duties
As part of the LINC, coordinates communication with library constituents across the campus and community including email, web-based, social media, and print-based communication and organizes outreach and events for the campus and community:
  • Coordinates outreach to library constituents across the campus and community
  • Ensures faculty and students engage with the LINC
  • Promotes the role and value of the library 
  • Assists the Dean with community outreach.
  • Plans and orchestrates community events including chairing library special events committee.
  • Cooperates with campus communications staff to create press releases and promote the library.
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive marketing plan ensuring consistent messaging and branding for library communications. 
  • Secures grant funding where appropriate.
  • Creates and maintains informational materials, displays, and exhibits
Manages library web presence:
  • Uses the campus content management system to design and maintain library web pages.
Works with faculty and students through the LINC. Serves as liaison to assigned academic departments:
  • Collaborates with and supports faculty to integrate information literacy across the curriculum and achieve library student learning outcomes.
  • Provides course-specific instruction sessions, assignments, and research support.
  • Participates in library assessment processes for student learning outcomes.
  • Creates research guides and/or tutorials.
  • Identifies library materials relevant to the course to embed in Blackboard, place on reserve, or include in course packs.
  • Provides consultation to faculty and students in the department related to research, information literacy, and scholarly communication. 
  • Manages collection development for assigned subject areas.
  • Provides reference services at the Research Help Desk (possibly including some nights or weekends) or via LibAnswers, as scheduled.
Performs sustained inquiry into one’s discipline leading to practical application within the library as well as research resulting in published or presented scholarly output.

Serves the library, the university, and the profession through active membership on boards, committees, panels, and as assigned.


 Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights: Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Library Science (M.L.S. or equivalent) from an ALA accredited institution
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in STEM discipline or Business
  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Demonstrated strong teaching skills 
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse groups and communicate ideas effectively
  • Demonstrated planning and leadership skills, with the ability to function independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic changing environment
  • Experience with public relations or outreach
  • Experience with event planning
  • Experience with marketing
  • Experience with web design
  • Reference and instruction experience in an academic library
  • Experience at a regional comprehensive university
  • Experience at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)


 Supplemental Information: All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 
  1. a letter of intent (cover letter);
  2. a current resume or CV;
  3. unofficial or official transcripts showing required degree conferred; and
  4. three professional references with contact information to the on-line application.
Applications submitted without the required attachments above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, though all applications received by 4 p.m. (MST) on Saturday, April 10, 2021 will be given full consideration.

About Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students.  CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small student-to-faculty ratio for an ever-changing global economy.  Students can choose from 35 undergraduate programs with 81 fields of study in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the Hasan School of Business; the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Health, Education, and Nursing; and 13 graduate programs.
 CSU Pueblo is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution.  Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.  
 Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of STEM houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report.  CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.
 At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience.  Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Medical Insurance and Prescription Drugs 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Vision Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefit Plan 
  • Basic Term Life Insurance 
  • Voluntary Term Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) 
  • Travel Accident Insurance 
  • Voluntary Critical Illness and Accident Insurance 
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Annual & Sick Leave 
  • Retirement Plans
  •  About Pueblo, Colorado 
     The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year-round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west.  The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.
     CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.
     The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.
     Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
     It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity at (719) 549-2441 or 
     In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at: https://www.csupueblo.edu/campus-safety. 
     Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.

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