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Research and Instruction Librarian



The Sister Helen Sheehan Library at Trinity Washington University seeks an excellent research and instruction librarian to join its service-oriented staff.  Working collaboratively with the other members of the Sr. Helen Sheehan Library team, as well as faculty and university staff, this position provides leadership in information literacy programming, including curriculum development and assessment, as well as identifying and integrating new technologies into Trinity Library’s research and instructional programming.

In addition, this position will collaborate with Trinity librarians, leading an effort to systematically develop teaching and learning objects including video tutorials, online research guides, and information literacy-embedded learning and course content, and will also participate in instructional programming at the Trinity Library, including teaching classes on campus and in Trinity’s online programs, and provide research help online and in person, through individual research consultations and at service points in the library.

Other professional responsibilities include serving in a liaison role for designated academic department(s), research support service with evening, weekend, and holiday rotations, and collaborative work with library staff and university faculty to meet the mission and goals of the university

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school.
  • One (1) year of library public service experience or equivalent experience.
  • Experience using in-print and electronic reference sources, library catalogs, and databases.
  • Familiarity with information literacy concepts such as those presented in the ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
  • An understanding (developed through formal coursework, personal study, or professional experience) of key concepts in instructional design, learning theory, pedagogy, curriculum development, and/or assessment.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skill.
  • Excellent reference interview skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching or presenting to groups.
  • Experience working in an academic library, providing research support services (reference) and/or instruction.
  • Familiarity with learning management software (Blackboard, Moodle, etc.).
  • Familiarity with accessibility standards and understanding of web accessibility issues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of copyright and fair-use principles as they relate to online and distance learning.
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS or willingness to learn.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to  Please reference “Research and Instruction Librarian” in the subject line.

Trinity Washington University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in the workplace without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, and all other categories governed by the laws of the United States and the District of Columbia. Trinity does not engage in discrimination on the basis of any personal characteristics defined by law as prohibited classifications.

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