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Special Programs and Instruction Librarian (HYBRID)

Salve Regina University
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 7, 2023

***This position is eligible for up to one day of remote work per week.


The Special Programs and Instruction Librarian provides information literacy instruction, liaises with academic departments, and develops and publicizes innovative programs and displays that showcase research, teaching, and creative activities at the University. In this role, the incumbent will continue to build close collaborative relationships across the university and work closely with all members of the library team, especially the Circulation and Library Logistics Manager, who is a partner in coordinating and publicizing events.


Special Programs and Outreach
  • Work creatively and collaboratively with university offices, academic departments, and student organizations to plan and promote events in McKillop Library showcasing Salve Regina scholarship and exploring the Critical Concerns of Mercy and the University mission;
  • Coordinate thematic displays of library materials to promote collections, Salve Regina scholarship, and university events and initiatives;
  • Coordinate marketing and promotion of library programs, events, and relevant initiatives, working closely with the library's Circulation and Library Logistics Manager.
Reference and Instruction
  • Serve as library liaison to assigned academic departments, building and fostering collaborative relationships;
  • Provide reference service at designated public service points and assist users in face-to-face, online, and hybrid learning environments;
  • Plan, deliver, and assess course-integrated instruction sessions in partnership with faculty;
  • Develop teaching plans, materials, and assignments based on best practices for teaching information literacy and research skills, including active learning or problem-based learning activities;
  • Engage collaboratively with other academic support units such as the University's writing center to integrate information literacy with other student learning outcomes.
Collection Management
  • Reach out to faculty in liaison areas to identify information and research needs and select subject-specific library resources to support student learning;
  • Collaborate with other library units such as the Collections team on larger projects such as the evaluation of journal packages, databases, and other collection management activities.
Professional Development
  • Maintain knowledge of emerging trends, technologies, best practices, and pedagogical principles in instruction and information literacy;
  • Continue to develop professionally through participation in professional associations or other professional activity.
  • Serve on library and university committees.
  • Attend department and library staff meetings.
  • Participate in cross-training initiatives to provide occasional coverage of circulation functions.
  • Evening and weekend work required.

  • ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science.
  • Knowledge of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and its use in teaching.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.
  • Demonstrated excellence working in a highly service-oriented and team-focused environment.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills including a positive, patient, friendly, and approachable demeanor.
  • Some experience with instruction and familiarity and aptitude with educational technology.
  • Flexibility, ability to prioritize competing demands, and willingness to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated history of excellent organization, self-direction and seeing a project through from conception to completion.

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including (waiting periods apply):

health, dental and vision coverage available on the first of the month following date of hire
403(b) retirement plan through TIAA with employee and employer contributions as well as access to advising services
long-term disability coverage
employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
up to 100% free tuition at Salve for eligible employees and qualified dependents
robust wellness program and free access to the on-campus Fitness Center

Other available benefits include:

supplemental life insurance for employees and dependents
supplemental insurance coverage through Aflac
Tuition Exchange scholarship program. Application available for qualified dependents of eligible employees working full-time
discounted pet insurance through ASPCA
student loan forgiveness assistance program (SAVI)
discounted auto and home insurance through Liberty Mutual
employee Assistance Program through Coastline EAP
flexible spending health and dependent care accounts
health savings accounts
529 collegebound saver program

For more detailed information on Salve's benefits, visit .

Salve Regina University strives to cultivate belonging and values through diversity, equity, and inclusion in order to foster a welcoming culture for our staff, faculty and students, as well as the wider community. Salve Regina University embraces all people with grace. No matter the path traveled to get here, the University acknowledges that many identities will intersect. Salve Regina belongs to all in its community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.


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