NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an
unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values.
We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our
efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of
This is a 12-month continuing status eligible (equivalent to tenure
track) academic professional position at the Assistant Librarian
rank. Retention and promotion are earned through achievement of a
record of excellence in position effectiveness, scholarship, and
service. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and
candidates who have had experience working with students from
underserved populations are encouraged to apply. This position is
available immediately and will remain open until filled. To ensure
early consideration, submit your application by June 11,
NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship
for this position.
Northern Arizona University's Cline Library seeks a creative,
collaborative, and collegial Assistant Librarian.
As primary liaison to the College of Arts and Letters and the
Honors College, the successful candidate will be responsible for
the design, delivery, and assessment of instruction, services, and
programming that contribute to student success and research
excellence at NAU.
The librarian will collaborate with faculty and library colleagues
to make decisions about the physical and online collections
important to the colleges and on open educational resources and
digital humanities efforts. NAU will soon begin transitioning to a
new General Education program, providing an unprecedented
opportunity to collaborate with faculty to more fully integrate
information literacy into the curriculum.
The librarian will collaborate with the colleges on programs such
as the College of Arts and Letters Film Series, the Grand Canyon
Semester, and author events. The librarian will build on the
colleges' strong connections with the library's Special Collections
and Archives and the potential to increase their connections with
the library's Experiential Learning program, which offers a
MakerLab, virtual reality, augmented reality and more. The
librarian will also work with the Community Engagement Librarian to
increase community engagement via programming that supports NAU's
recently earned status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.
This position reports to the Head of Teaching, Learning and
Research Services (TLRS).
- Work with faculty to design and develop student learning
outcomes, assignments, and assessments that promote student success
- Collaborate with faculty and library colleagues to identify and
support student success and faculty research needs. Share this
knowledge in order to help Cline Library colleagues understand and
collaboratively respond to user needs.
- Manage needed resources, services, and partnership
opportunities in the areas of Arts and Letters and Honors to meet
curriculum and accreditation standards.
- Work closely with the TLRS team and the Office of the Vice
President for Research to develop and support sponsored research
projects in the humanities and other relevant disciplines.
- Monitor trends in research, publishing, and scholarly
- Provide face-to-face and online instruction to support students
at the Flagstaff campus, statewide community campuses, NAU Online,
and Personalized Learning.
- Provide individual or group research consultations and
assistance to students and faculty in the College of Arts and
Letters and the Honors College, as well as to students and faculty
across the university as needed by TLRS. This can include
assistance on search strategies, information retrieval, alert
services, and citation management for researchers conducting
literature reviews and developing grants.
- Work with library colleagues and university stakeholders to
design information literacy assignments, assessments, and
activities in support of the General Education program.
- Direct and manage workload to support team, organizational, and
institutional strategic goals. Assist with program reviews, grants,
and related work.
- Evaluate effectiveness of programs, and implement change when
- Be able to identify and demonstrate the library's value to
stakeholders and to increase stakeholder awareness of resources and
- Identify and pursue professional development and service
opportunities that reflect a commitment to learning, innovation,
and excellence in higher education and libraries. Share and
integrate professional development and service activities in ways
that reflect institutional goals and benefit users, colleagues, the
profession, and the community (local, national, or
ALA-accredited graduate degree from a library or information
science program or equivalent graduate degree in a relevant
- Ability to develop and evaluate learning outcomes, collaborate
with faculty to continuously improve assignments, and embed library
content and support into curricula, courses, and assignments.
- Knowledge of (coursework, workshops, or experience)
instructional design and assessment techniques.
- Knowledge of (coursework, workshops, or experience) digital
- Knowledge of (coursework, workshops, or experience) information
literacy programs, assignments, and activities, especially in Arts
and Letters and Honors.
- Knowledge of (coursework, workshops, or experience)
applications that support or enhance online learning environments
such as Blackboard Learn, LibGuides, and Camtasia.
- Knowledge of (coursework, workshops, or experience) scholarly
communication and open access issues.
- Ability to communicate effectively in English with preference
given to candidates who also possess strong Spanish language
- Evidence of a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and
inclusion with preference given to candidates with experience at a
- Ability to set priorities, exercise flexibility in meeting
objectives, and manage multiple projects and assignments.
- Experience working with Arts and Letters and/or Honors programs
Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569,
including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and
the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment,
NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the
features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a
faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty
members are expected to promote student learning and help students
achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide
range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has
carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning,
forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural
diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks,
Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of
Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the
Center for University Access and Inclusion
and for definitions of relevant terms, please explore
NAU Diversity Strategic Plan
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the
following: a criminal background investigation, an employment
history verification and a degree verification (in some cases)
prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a
fingerprint background check.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is
required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that
assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in
the United States.
Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an
Annual Security Report
. The report is a result of a federal
law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable
crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years
and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep
students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other
emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the
Fire Safety Report
is combined with the Annual Security Report
for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus
student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and
procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for
fires that occurred in those facilities.
If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact
the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the
department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
$56,000 - $62,000
This is an Academic Professional (APF) position. NAU offers an
excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and
vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement
System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and
10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and
qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is
available at the NAU HR benefits page
NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.
Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health
plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for
benefits on the first day of the pay period following their
enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31
days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee
chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona
State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that
accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following
6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who
choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which
is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed
staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment.
Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the
ORP will begin on the first day of employment. More information is
available at the NAU HR
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of
applications will begin on June 11, 2021.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at
the end of the job description if viewing this position through the
NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply,
proceed to nau.jobs
follow the 'Faculty, Library, Administrator Openings' link, locate
, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the
Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your
particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum
vitae; and (3) names and contact information for three references.
Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.
If you need assistance completing your application there are
instructions available on the HR website
or in person in the Human Resources
Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner
of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable
accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact
the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006
or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair
Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or
compensatory time for additional time worked.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities,
veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements
NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps,
and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.