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Research and Instruction Librarian (Evening and Weekend)

Quinnipiac University
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 29, 2024

Job Details


Quinnipiac University invites applications for an Research and Instruction Librarian (Evening and Weekend). Reporting to the University Librarian, the Research and Instruction Librarian ( Evening and Weekend) supports and collaborates with faculty to integrate library instruction, innovative information literacy programs, and library resources into the curriculum. This position is the primary professional librarian responsible for providing reference and instruction on evenings and weekends. The successful candidate will engage in faculty and student outreach and market individual efforts and various library services, resources, and initiatives in a liaison capacity to assigned academic departments. As part of the library’s instruction team, he/she will be responsible for providing reference desk coverage, instruction in first year programs, and marketing and outreach while taking the lead on identifying, reviewing, and advising colleagues on pedagogical approaches and technological resources that meet the unique needs of the University’s distance learners.

The required hours for this position are Tues - Thurs, 12 PM to 8 PM; Friday and Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM. This is an on-campus, on-ground position.

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.

  • 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 assesses instructional sessions and learning experiences 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
  • Identifies, assesses, and recommends teaching practices and technologies specific to the needs of distance learners
  • 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
  • Participate in scholarly activities and professional development
  • Serves as the Research and Instruction Librarian for evenings and Saturdays
  • Backs-up the circulation desk
  • Other duties as assigned
Education Requirements:
  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution
  • 2-3 years of experience working in an academic library setting with a focus on research assistance and instruction
  • Experience in the area of information literacy or distance learning approaches
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
    Familiarity with distance learning technologies and pedagogical approaches
  • Strong knowledge of library resources and research methodologies across various disciplines.
  • Experience providing reference and research assistance to students, faculty, and staff, both in-person and virtually
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct effective library instruction sessions for individuals and groups, including creating instructional materials and assessments
  • Proficiency in using library management systems and databases, such as integrated library systems (ILS) and academic databases
  • Experience with emerging technologies in library services, such as virtual reference tools, online tutorials, and citation management software
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends, as required by the position, and willingness to adjust schedule based on university needs
  • Strong commitment to user-centered service and a passion for supporting student success and scholarly research
  • Ability to stay current with trends and best practices in academic librarianship through professional development activities and participation in relevant associations
  • Experience with assessment and data analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of library services and programs.
  • Knowledge of copyright and intellectual property issues related to library resources and services.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in library services and collections, with experience serving diverse populations.
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: April 26, 2024 Eastern Daylight 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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