Concordia University Wisconsin/Ann Arbor
  • 11-May-2018 to 30-Jun-2018 (CST)
  • Mequon, WI, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Concordia University seeks applications for the full-time, exempt position of Instruction, Reference and Research Support Librarian. This position has the primary goal of meeting the information needs of CUW students as they participate in the University's programs of study in pursuit of Christian education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Library works together with the faculty and administration to select, acquire, and make available materials, resources and services consistent with fulfilling the University's mission of providing excellence in Christian education. This position reports to the Director of Library & Information Services and Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, and is located on the Mequon, WI Campus.

The Instruction, Reference & Research Support Librarian, working in close collaboration with the director, is charged with having the educational, research and informational needs of the Concordia University Wisconsin community more conveniently and thoroughly met through the innovative application of current and emerging technologies.  Inherent in this position is the creative leveraging of technological trends to augment library instruction, access and overall user experience. This includes, but is not limited to, the targeting, creating, implementing and maintaining of a variety of web-based interactive tools/applications, content, tutorials, & learning objects; traditional and online reference services; research assistance throughout our extended academic community; the development and delivering of a high-quality library instruction program that is in keeping with the best of current standard & trends;  outreach, promotion and assessment of the library's programs and services relative to research needs & user experience.


  • Lead the planning, development, implementation, evaluation and assessment of the library's information literacy initiatives, instructional programs / workshops, orientation / tours, both in-classroom and/or virtually using technology that may include course management systems, web conferencing systems, audience response systems, mobile devices, podcasts, etc.
  • Provide creative leadership in the design, development, and incorporation of relevant current and emerging technologies, web-based tools and resources to enhance reference services and information literacy instruction both on- and off-campus, with an added emphasis on user-experience;
  • Design, teach and assess/report on course-related library instruction/information literacy sessions; conduct tours and develop workshops and programming focused on the library and its resources for students, faculty, and other groups, and accordingly, serve as contact and coordinator for them;
  • Prepare and maintain digital, web-based, and/or print content, orientations, tutorials, learning objects and other online services for library users;
  • Provide outreach services to international, first-year, returning, or nontraditional students thereby enabling their effective use and evaluation of library and information resources;
  • Provide in-depth research consultations, general reference services, and as needed, support of online courses and their various users;
  • Foster strategic relationships with campus colleagues, faculty, departments and/or programs with a shared commitment toward the development and design of support services targeting student success;
  • Market and promote library resources and services; and, solicit input and conduct assessment pertinent to such programs, services and resource support;
  • Serve on library, consortium, and/or university committees, and, lead or participate in special projects, programs, initiatives or events at the discretion of the director;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of current standards, best practices, tools and applications relative to both library instruction and web development/design;
  • Demonstrated expertise in Web 2.0 technologies and their potential educational applications, and, familiarity with current and emerging Web applications relative to libraries;
  • Excellent teaching, presentation, interpersonal, and, written / oral communication skills;
  • Experience using active learning techniques to teach information literacy concepts and skills coupled with the ability to make innovative use of new technologies relative to library instruction, learning management systems, and user-experience;
  • Excellent reference skills, and higher-level research expertise;  
  • Current online, e-reference experience using a variety of electronic resources (academic setting preferred);
  • Working familiarity with ExLibris' Alma-Primo is a plus;
  • 2nd Master's degree in a healthcare related discipline is helpful, but not required.

Education and/or Training:

ALA accredited Master's degree; teaching, training, presentation and/or instructional experience (academic setting preferred); expertise and proficiencies in web development / design; or, the equivalent combination of education and experience;

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position. Starting range is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia health, disability and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees and their eligible dependents.  Tuition benefits are also available for employees and their qualified dependents.

Physical Demands/Equipment 

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the position. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. Administration reserves the right to adjust the duties and responsibilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of CU to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws. The University will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, gender, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. However, CU is an institution of the LCMS and, to the extent allowed by law, CU reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religion.  In addition, preference in holding certain employment positions is given to ordained or rostered ministers of the LCMS.  Based on a religious tenet, CU recognizes only male, LCMS ordained Ministers of the Gospel, but recognizes both male and female LCMS Rostered Ministers of the Gospel. The Human Resources Department has been appointed to manage the equal employment opportunity program, including all equal employment opportunity activities, as required by federal, state and local agencies.  If any employee or applicant for employment believes this policy has been violated, he/she must contact the Director of Human Resources.

Concordia University is a HLC accredited, co-educational, liberal arts school offering 71 undergraduate majors of study, 39 master's degrees, and 4 doctoral programs.

Concordia is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and in the world.

Concordia University Wisconsin/Ann Arbor
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