Academic Services Librarian

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/29/2024 2:12 PM)
Position Number
St. Paul
FLSA Status
Employment Type
Full-Time Staff


The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for an Academic Services Librarian position within the University Libraries.


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EEO).  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, or other protected characteristic.  We are committed to building a skilled team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.



The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits



This position supports the educational and research missions of the University by providing instruction on information literacy, research practices, and library use, and supporting and engaging campus research activities. This position is expected to keep abreast of changes in the profession, promote the role of the University of St. Thomas Libraries to the University and community at large, and contribute knowledge to the field of librarianship. This position is primarily located on Minneapolis campus.




Core Responsibilities

  • Research Support and Engagement
    • Participate in general reference responsibilities in person, on the phone, through email, and via chat.
    • Provide individual/group research consultations and workshops both in-person and online.
    • Liaise with and understand the research process of students and faculty in assigned disciplines and programs.
    • Conduct ongoing assessments of student learning and contribute to departmental assessment projects.
    • Design and develop LibGuides and library instructional tutorials.
    • Seek opportunities to extend services through embedded work and outreach.
    • Understand database interfaces, citation management tools, the Library’s discovery service, and best practices in teaching and learning.
    • Evening and weekend hours may be required.
  • Instruction on Information Literacy, Research Practices, and Library Use
    • Partner with faculty and academic staff to understand their unique pedagogical goals and develop systems of information literacy instruction scaffolded throughout the curriculum.
    • Partner with faculty and academic staff to plan and deliver course-integrated instruction in information literacy, research practices, and library use utilizing a variety of modalities.
    • Apply ACRL’s Information Literacy Framework and best practices to design and deliver instruction sessions with learning objectives for assessing outcomes.
    • Assist in the development of the students’ digital literacy, data literacy, and media literacy skills.
    • Solicit student and faculty feedback to continually assess and improve instruction sessions.
    • Promote library services to St. Thomas community by providing orientation sessions and tours.
    • Evening and weekend hours may be required.
  • Expertise
    • Investigate and keeps current with library services trends such as open access publishing, copyright, data services, digital library services, etc. to educate and inform constituents in assigned disciplines about these topics and related services when relevant.
    • Anticipate evolving modes of scholarship to discover and disseminate knowledge with colleagues.
    • Supervise student employees and/or volunteers as assigned.
  • Collection Development
    • Select and assess materials in all formats within assigned disciplines and programs, including print, electronic, and media.
    • Deselect and weed collections within assigned disciplines and programs.
    • Consult with faculty, students and staff when selecting materials in assigned disciplines and programs and facilitate resource recommendations from faculty.
    • In collaboration with liaison colleagues, advise collection management staff on shared collection purchases and overall collection priorities and policies.
    • Maintain professional awareness in discipline areas and collection development trends.
    • Maintain a current working knowledge of academic library resources in all disciplines in addition to liaison areas.

Professional Engagement

  • Keep abreast of activities and changes in the profession by attending professional development opportunities and reading related literature.
  • Promote the role of the UST Libraries to the University and community at large through participation in libraries, campus, regional, and national committees and projects.
  • Contribute to the field of discipline area and general librarianship through participating in local, regional, and national conferences.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience providing instruction, consultation, and engagement services for associate degree students with a clear pathway to achieve a four-year college degree

  • Experience in collection development in academic library setting



All interested candidates must apply online at Follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes creating or updating an applicant profile, uploading a resume, and completing a job specific application.


In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

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