Instructional Librarian/Information Studies – Saint Paul College

invites applications for the position of:
Librarian / Infomation Studies

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY: $37,437.00 – $60,906.00 Annually


OPENING DATE: 07/01/19
CLOSING DATE: 07/15/19 11:59 PM
The Instructional Librarian is responsible for providing research and curriculum support for Saint Paul College’s Division of Liberal Arts and Fine Arts. Reporting to the Director of Academic Support and working closely with the Library Director, the person in this position develops and delivers information literacy workshops to students; provides research support to students and faculty; creates print and digital research guides; and assists faculty in designing culturally relevant research projects in a range of modes and media. All library staff provide coverage at the front desk as needed and assist the Library Director in operations.
This position has a special focus on providing information literacy instruction and support for students and faculty in English composition, English for Academic Purposes, and Reading. Saint Paul College serves a considerable number of English language learners, and the ideal candidate will have the expertise to develop instructional methods and materials that best serve our culturally and linguistically diverse population. The Instructional Librarian will work closely with the Library Director and liberal arts and fine arts faculty to develop our collection to make it more reflective of the current population of Saint Paul and the current research interests of students and faculty. The library is housed within Academic Support, and the Instructional Librarian will be expected to collaborate with colleagues on student retention and success initiatives.

Start date: August 20, 2019

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science or equivalent degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least one year of experience in an academic library
  • Demonstrated ability to teach information literacy workshops or prior college teaching experience
  • Experience working with diverse learners and a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion across the curriculum
  • Demonstrated ability to support multimodal research projects
  • Second graduate degree in instructional design or a liberal arts field
  • Success working with English language learners
  • Proficiency in Somali, Hmong, Spanish, or another language commonly spoken in Saint Paul
  • Knowledge of instructional design principles
  • Familiarity with concepts, methods, and software used in audio and video production, photography, and/or graphic design
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current methodologies and assessment practices in library instruction
Application and Salary Information:

Saint Paul College is committed to supporting diversity in all of its forms. Applicants representing diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To apply click on the “Apply” button just above and to the right of the description paragraph of this posting. Please apply via this website or directly at: Applicants must apply online. Other forms of submission will not be accepted. You must submit your materials by 11:59 pm CST Monday, July 15, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee. A complete online application will include the following attachments:

  • Cover letter addressing the applicant’s experience and the preferred qualifications listed in this announcement
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcript(s) of your highest completed degrees
  • Three (3) professional references

NOTE: Candidate must be willing to complete Saint Paul College online instructor training prior to teaching in an online format.

Salary and benefits will be based on the collective bargaining agreement between Minnesota State College Faculty (MSCF) and the State of Minnesota.  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  Salary and benefits will be provided according to the negotiated labor agreement.  If you should have any questions about this position, please contact Anjali Bajracharya, Human Resources Representative at (651) 846-1449.

This document can be made available in alternative formats such as large print, Braille or audio tape by calling 651-846-1449. The college regrets that it is unable to offer H-1B sponsorship at this time.  The successful candidate under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations must be able to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

Saint Paul College is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer



235 Marshall Ave
St. Paul, MN 55102

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