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Instruction and Outreach Librarian

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 16, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Other Professional Fields
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Full Time
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Instruction and Outreach Librarian



Arizona State University seeks a creative, learner-focused instruction and outreach librarian to join the E-Learning and Instruction (ELI) Division in the Engagement and Learning Services Directorate of ASU Library. The Instruction and Outreach Librarian will report to the Division Head for the E-Learning and Instruction Division.  In partnership with other Outreach and Instruction Librarians this position will design and implement outreach for students in and partners affiliated with online programs. ELI’s approach to teaching is rooted in learner-centered pedagogy and critical inquiry, with the intent of cultivating inclusive learning environments. We focus on helping students build transferable information literacy knowledge and abilities that are essential to applying critical thinking in academic and personal environments.


Collaborating with colleagues in and outside of ASU Library, Instruction and Outreach Librarians are responsible for advancing excellence, supporting the development of Library strategic priorities, and generating internal and external support to champion the University’s Charter, Mission, and Goals. Members of the ASU Library Community demonstrate respect and collegiality in all interactions within the Library and across the University. The individuals hired for these roles will demonstrate excellent leadership, communication, professional judgment, knowledge sharing, relationship building, and decision-making practices while reinforcing a commitment to inclusion and equity in daily responsibilities. 


The Instruction and Outreach Librarians work in person, online, and in hybrid formats to effectively perform their essential functions. They will be a part of a team providing information literacy activities for a broad audience of students in a high-volume instruction environment and will participate in the unit’s core functions of teaching, learning, outreach, instructional assessment, advocacy, and professional development and other functions as programs evolve.


The Instruction and Outreach Librarians will work across campuses and departments on initiatives that contribute to student success, create an equitable environment, and foster co-curricular user engagement. The candidates will champion library programming and instruction that features a broad array of perspectives and approaches, culturally diverse resources, inclusion and accessibility, commitment to student success, and forward-thinking approaches to the delivery of library services.

Other responsibilities include liaising with academic support units and leading ELI initiatives. The Instruction and Outreach Librarians will receive mentorship and training in job responsibilities, and they will have the opportunity to build skills for leading programs and initiatives.


Librarians are expected to maintain a record of position effectiveness, professional contributions, and institutional, professional, and community service. 


A center of energy, imagination and innovation, the ASU Library is home to eight library facilities across four ASU campus locations – providing students and faculty access to millions of information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study spaces, advanced data centers and a suite of makerspaces. Serving as a critical gateway to ASU’s research and knowledge enterprise, the ASU Library works to collaborate, educate and innovate across disciplines, communities and technologies, while leveraging key research, learning and engagement opportunities that are unique to ASU. ASU Library strongly supports student success and is a critical partner in realizing the New American University’s mission of access, excellence, and impact. Success at ASU is measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed. More information about the library can be found at

Required Qualifications:


  • ALA- accredited master's degree in library and/or information science or equivalent degree by date of hire.
  • A statement in your cover letter addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to social justice, diversity, equity, and/or inclusion will advance ASU Library’s commitment to inclusive excellence.  


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Interest in, coursework about/on, or experience teaching information literacy
  • Experience in or knowledge of teaching in in-person, online, or hybrid environments
  • Demonstrated commitment to community building and/or student-centered learning
  • Knowledge of pedagogical/andragogical approaches or learning theory
  • Experience with or training in using learning technologies
  • Proven ability to work well independently and collaboratively with others in a rapidly changing environment
  • Experience coordinating, leading, or participating in group projects
  • Knowledge of, or experience with, promoting library resources or educational services through social media
  • Excellent communication skills

Salary and Rank: This is a continuing track Academic Professional position; Assistant/Associate Librarian and salary dependent upon experience. Early career professionals are encouraged to apply.

Application Procedures:  This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted. To apply, please submit electronically to the following : A cover letter including a diversity statement, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references. No paper applications, faxes or emails will be accepted.


The applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Mary Ann Naumann at: Application deadline is July 6, 2022.   Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until position is filled.

Other Information:  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For more information regarding ASU, visit our website: For more information about the Phoenix metropolitan area, please visit

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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