University Libraries Faculty Positions

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Learning and Curricular Services Librarian
Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track

The Institution 

St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.   

Commitment to Inclusion 

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.  As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.  We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution.  Our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.  

Learning and Curricular Services Librarian

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries and working directly with the Coordinator of Information Literacy Instruction and the Critical Pedagogy Librarian for Student Success, the Learning and Curricular Services Librarian will work to develop and implement information literacy programs enhance student success. Hired at the rank of assistant professor, this full-time tenure track/tenured position will actively contribute to re-imagining the University Libraries information literacy programs and curriculum, working with library faculty as well as subject matter specialist faculty to develop, curricula, syllabi, instructional materials, learning modules, student-learning outcomes, as well as an information literacy instruction assessment plan. The Learning and Curricular Services Librarian will be responsible for developing and teaching both non-credit and for-credit information literacy courses within the Libraries, working collaboratively with other library faculty to strategically further the educational mission of the University Libraries and the University. The Learning and Curricular Services Librarian will liaise with the Institute of Core Studies and the Libraries elected representative to the University Core Curriculum Council to support information literacy instructional needs related student learning outcomes that are embedded in the Core Curriculum. Duties and workload may be adapted and altered to fit the emerging needs of the University Libraries, the academic and curricular changes across campus, as well as developing campus or community partnerships. This position will grow in importance as we adapt our information literacy services to meet evolving user needs, to support curricular and changing trends in higher education and service delivery, and in in support of the University Libraries commitment to becoming an anti-racist institution.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Learning and Curricular Services Librarian:

  • Provide course-integrated information literacy instruction, assignment redesign, learning assessment, and online education.
  • Liaise with the Institute of Core Studies and the Libraries elected representative to the University Core Curriculum Council to support information literacy instructional needs related student learning outcomes that are embedded in the Core Curriculum.
  • Coordinate/participate in special projects related to curricular integration of information literacy, library materials, programs and services.
  • Collaborate with and advocate for faculty librarians to support the information and instruction needs of the University’s colleges and schools.
  • Provide research and instructional consultations for students and faculty that contribute to student learning and success.
  • Participate in professional organizations and scholarly activities in order to incorporate creative ideas and technologies into library and information literacy services and programs.
  • Provide individualized research consultations and/or instruction both in-person and virtually.
  • Develop and/or teach information literacy instructions sessions and workshops.
  • Develop and/or teach sections of a 3-credit information literacy courses.
  • Promote library instruction services to faculty, students, and campus community by working collaboratively with campus entities.
  • Partner with faculty and academic staff to plan and deliver course-integrated instruction in information literacy and research practices.
  • Work collaboratively with the Coordinator of Information Literacy Instruction and the Critical Pedagogy Librarian for Student Success to develop and implement a strategic and coordinated plan for a robust and responsive information literacy instruction program.
  • Work collaboratively with the Scholarly Communications and Affordable Learning Librarian regarding Open Educational Resources (OER) as needed.
  • Facilitate instruction efforts with the Center for Teaching and Learning including integration of library resources in the online learning management system.
  • Gather, collate, evaluate, and report library instruction statistics for use internally and in reports to external agencies.
  • Engage in ongoing education to continually evaluate and update all areas of the library instruction program to maintain current best practices.


  • Use new and emerging communication technology, digital resources, and social networking to best promote and deliver library services and connect with students and faculty both on campus and at a distance.
  • Work as a liaison with one or more colleges/departments and develop relationships with faculty and staff to support research, teaching, and learning.
  • Participate in collection management activities in assigned subject areas, such as book selection and evaluation of electronic resources to ensure relevant and appropriate resources for users based on collection development policy.
  • Evaluate and update library resources and services focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Develop research tools and guides to find information resources with an emphasis on remote access making library resources available anywhere, anytime.
  • Engage in professional development activities as appropriate to meet both personal goals and departmental objectives.
  • Serve actively on university committees and engage in other campus activities and events.
  • Participate actively in local, regional, and national library communities. Other duties as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program.
  • Second master’s degree for appointment to rank of assistant professor.
  • Coursework or experience in information literacy instruction, instructional design, lesson planning, creating learning outcomes and learning assessments, and/or working with faculty on assignment re-design.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-2 years related experience in a public, academic, or specialized library or service.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success services and programs.
  • Coursework or experience in research and/or instructional consultation services.
  • Coursework or experience with pedagogy and learning theories.
  • Experience evaluating teaching and/or library services and programs.
  • Knowledge of academic library resources and services.
  • Prior experience working with learning technologies and library programs.
  • Ability to conduct research consultation services for students and faculty.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups and present to large groups of people.
  • Subject specialization in one or more academic disciplines.
  • Experience with educational technologies and their applications in academic libraries.
  • Experience with outreach and marketing services to students and faculty.

Please apply online here.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual/hourly salary range for this position is $70,000 - $75,000. St. John’s University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.