Bethel University

  • BUL Research and Instruction Librarian

    Posted Date 1 month ago(8/19/2019 10:24 AM)
    Position Number
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    University Library
    Months per year
  • Job Summary

    To support the Bethel community in the promotion, facilitation, and teaching of information literacy, research skills, active lifelong learning, and truth seeking. To evaluate and communicate the effectiveness and value of the University Library achieved within the context of a broad array of resources the library collects and/or promotes.


    Provide liaison services to assigned departments/programs. These services include:

    • Collaboration with faculty to prepare and deliver information literacy
    • Provide instruction both online and face-to- face
    • Create learning objects (e.g. research guides) to facilitate the use of library resources; promote information literacy and quality research.


    Provide Research assistance in person, via email, chat, phone, etc.


    Provide Scholarly Communications Support

    • Provide Open Access & OER (Open Educational Resources) assistance
    • Serve as a campus resource on issues related to open access scholarship and partner with the Zero Cost course coordinator as a resource on affordable course content or OERs, and conducts outreach and educational programming on these topics.
    • Partner with fellow library liaisons to promote faculty awareness of scholarly communication issues. Develop informational and training tools for use by these librarians. Conduct outreach to faculty and departments in collaboration with liaison librarians.
    • Provide consultation in partnership with the Digital Library Manager regarding repository services and digital scholarship and publishing projects and platforms. Promote internal solutions and direct people to external publishing programs, e.g. Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project that uses Pressbooks.

    Serve on committees (e.g. CAS & CAPS/GS, CLIC consortium, working groups.) - Contribute to the ongoing professional development of the staff, working with others to collectively provide up-to-date information on the profession culled from workshops, conferences, and the scholarly literature.

    Required Skills

    • Knowledge of academic research resources, print and online.
    • Strong public service orientation, able to provide in-person and virtual professional service to a diverse clientele, including traditional day students, adult students, faculty, staff, and guests.
    • Familiarity with the technologies needed to assist and teach library users (e.g., Microsoft operating system and Office Suite, chat, email, learning management system using html, etc.).
    • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills.
    • Able to work both independently and in teams.

    Required Experience

    Academic library setting preferred.

    Required Education

    MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program in LIS required.

    Additional Information

    This is a 1.00 FTE, 12 months per year position, and includes evening and weekend shifts. It is expected that about half of the information literacy instruction sessions taught will take place off-campus or online.


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