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Research & Instruction Librarian

Quinnipiac University
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 10, 2024

Job Details

Quinnipiac University invites applications for a Research and Instruction Librarian. The Research and Instruction Librarian supports and collaborates with faculty and other librarians to provide innovative library-related instruction, information literacy programing, and student learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom. The successful candidate will serve as the primary point of contact and librarian liaison to the School of Business and select departments within the School of Communication and will be responsible for building faculty and student relationships and developing outreach efforts. The successful candidate will also support faculty and student teaching, learning, and research by integrating library resources and instructional services into the curriculum, providing group and one-on-one research consultations and research/reference desk coverage, and participating in the library’s collection development decisions including the evaluation and selection of disciplinary resources in relevant subject areas.

About Quinnipiac:
Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university currently has an enrollment of 9,000 students in more than 130 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing, and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Our 21 Division I teams have achieved remarkable success, boasting multiple conference titles. This includes a 2023 NCAA National Championship win in ice hockey, a three-time defending national champion women's rugby team, and a trip to the Sweet 16 for our women's basketball team. The Quinnipiac University Poll is nationally recognized as a leader in public opinion research, and the university is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review's "The Best 388 Colleges." The university is in the midst of program expansion and renewal for both traditional and adult learners, attraction of diverse communities, development of innovative corporate partnerships, and construction of an ambitious set of capital projects. For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and X.

  • Serves as the librarian liaison to the School of Business and select departments in the School of Communication.
  • Provides research services including research desk coverage and consultations to the Quinnipiac community, both in person and via email, chat, videoconferencing, and phone.
  • Creates, develops, and delivers instruction on information literacy, research techniques and strategies, and academic integrity to students both synchronously and asynchronously.
  • Creates, develops, and maintains instructional materials, including web-based resources such as LibGuides and online orientation modules using LibWizard.
  • Participates in assessment and evaluation of library services related to research services and instruction.
  • Collaborates with librarian colleagues in collection development decisions and identifies, evaluates, selects, and deselects library resources in assigned subject areas
  • Participates in and promotes the library and the University’s DEI initiatives.
  • Serves and collaborates on library and University committees.
  • Participates in scholarly activities and professional development.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Works some rotating evenings and weekends.
Education Requirements:
  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution required
  • Minimum 2-3 years' experience providing research and reference consultations across disciplines, teaching information literacy and inquiry concepts, and providing library instruction to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Understanding of current trends in academic libraries, higher education including Business programs, teaching and learning, and scholarly research
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac' commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Advertised: January 09, 2024 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:


Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational university in Hamden, CT where students engage in an educational experience that’s both personal and challenging from faculty who care deeply about student outcomes. We offer a diverse range of programs and courses, including our industry-leading dual-degree programs, to approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 2,700 graduate, law and medical students.

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