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University Libraries - Research and Learning Librarian, Non-Tenure Track

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University Libraries - Research and Learning Librarian, Non-Tenure Track

Position Title
University Libraries - Research and Learning Librarian, Non-Tenure Track

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University Faculty

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Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

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Is this split and/or fully grant funded?

Duties and Responsibilities

Loyola University Chicago (Loyola) seeks applications from user-focused and collaborative candidates for two (2) positions as Research and Learning Librarian. One position will support Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics, the other one will support the School of Business and School of Communications. Each position will develop, deliver, and assess instruction and other information literacy initiatives; consult with and provide support for student and faculty researchers throughout the research lifecycle; and identify, acquire, and promote scholarly resources to support curricular and research needs. Each position also supports general research and learning needs of the university, including information literacy instruction for first-year students, and participates in other library programming and information services.

At Loyola, Librarian is a special faculty appointment with opportunities for promotion. Librarians work in a collegial and supportive environment, where individual discovery and exploration are balanced with teamwork and collaboration. Experimentation and creative problem-solving are highly encouraged.

These librarians will work with researchers on Loyola’s two lakeside campuses. The librarian supporting Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics will be based on the Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park, and the librarian supporting the School of Business and School of Communications will be based on the Water Tower Campus in the Near North neighborhood. Applicants should indicate to which position they are applying in their application materials. Opportunities for internal and external collaborations, continuing education, and training to develop skills and competencies related to the job are available, encouraged, and supported.


Reporting to the Head of Research and Learning Services, the Research and Learning Librarian will:
  • Provide research, learning, and engagement support to selected departments and programs, including course-integrated instruction, skill-building workshops, research consultations, and collection development.
  • Contribute to Research and Learning Services Department projects and initiatives, including creating research guides and instructional materials, advising on the development of library discovery tools, supporting staff at the Libraries’ information desks , and providing reference services in person and through various online means.
  • Provide library and information literacy instruction for university programs including first year writing, honors program, and undergraduate research initiatives.
  • Provide support for research data management, research metrics, and scholarly communication.
  • Work autonomously and collaboratively to meet strategic goals, while consistently promoting teamwork, respect, diversity, and inclusiveness.
  • Participate in library and university committee work.
  • Actively contribute to the broader profession through scholarship and service.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Required qualifications
  • Master’s degree from an ALA -accredited library and information science program, or a graduate degree or professional certification in a related field, combined with relevant library experience.
  • Experience identifying learning objectives, designing an instruction plan to meet those objectives, delivering instruction, and then assessing its effectiveness, preferably using the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy .
  • Experience with providing research support and demonstrated familiarity with key information resources relevant to the supported academic disciplines.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new tools and skills to support digital research methods.
  • Knowledge of collection development and management practices in academic libraries.
  • Effective interpersona l and communication skills.
  • Resonance with Loyola’s mission to deliver a transformative educational experience in the Jesuit tradition and a commitment to social justice and the underserved.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in our workplace, as well as in the systems and services we build, as an equity and social justice imperative.
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population.
  • Potential for ongoing contributions to professional practice, scholarship, and service.
Preferred qualifications
  • Additional advanced degree in an academic field or demonstrated subject knowledge and familiarity with the research methodologies of the supported academic disciplines.
  • Experience supporting scholarly publication in an academic library through skills such as copyright, interdisciplinary digital projects, open educational resources, institutional repositories, internal review boards, or conducting systematic reviews.
  • Experience with research data management policies and practices, and use of tools for data analysis.
  • Understanding and appreciation of key information literacies, including critical literacy, data literacy, media literacy, and visual literacy.
Physical Demands
Lifting, Carrying, Standing, Repetitive Motions

Working Conditions

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Master’s degree from an ALA -accredited library and information science program, or a graduate degree or professional certification in a related field, combined with relevant library experience.

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Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit current curriculum vitae and a letter of interest through In their letters, candidates should include a discussion of their demonstrated engagement with diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should clearly indicate whether they are applying for the position supporting Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics or the position supporting the Schools of Business and Communications. Applicants should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. References will not be contacted immediately but may be at subsequent points in the review process, with the candidate’s permission.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Those received by November 27, 2023 will receive first consideration.

Please direct inquiries to the chair of the selection advisory committee:

Margaret Heller
Loyola University Libraries
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60660

EEO Statement: L
oyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion . We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.

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  2. Curriculum Vitae
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