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Temporary Assistant Librarian, Lemieux Library

Position Description

Seattle University’s Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons have an exciting opportunity for a full-time, ten-month appointment for a Temporary Assistant Librarian to join our Research Services team.  The appointment period would begin on September 1st, 2021 through June 30th, 2022.  This role provides essential strategic and operational support for the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons’ Research Services Department, covering consecutive sabbatical assignments. The position reports to the Director, Research Services.

As a member of the Research Services team, we are seeking candidates who bring education, experience, or aptitude that enable them to serve as liaison to academic departments and programs on campus.  The Temporary Assistant Librarian will fully participate in our “on-call” Research Services model as well as provide research consultations, participate in chat services, assist with collection development projects, develop LibGuides and assist with other related public services.  Responsibilities include teaching library sessions on using library resources, with an emphasis on providing information literacy support for the University’s Core program and more specialized support for upper division and graduate students, particularly in health sciences disciplines.


Minimum qualifications: 

·         MLS from an ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent.

 ·         Experience providing research/reference services, information literacy instruction, collection development, and/or outreach services. 

·         Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism with experience working with diverse populations. 

·         Demonstrated knowledge of current professional trends, especially those relating to research services, collection development, and instructional services.

·         Commitment to contributing to a supportive, collegial work environment.

·         Experience in solving problems independently and collaboratively.

·         Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

·         Effective oral and written communication skills.

·         Willingness to accept and support the mission of Seattle University and its commitment to the vision and values of Jesuit and Catholic higher education.

Desirable Qualifications:  

·         Experience working with faculty and graduate students in health sciences disciplines.

·         Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary and emerging information technologies. 

·         Demonstrated ability to manage projects in a library, academic, or information environment. 

·         Demonstrated commitment to research, scholarly publication, professional development and service activities in areas appropriate to academic librarianship and the disciplines served. 

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply at and provide: (1) detailed letter of application identifying the candidate’s education, experience, achievements, potential to succeed in the position; (2) comprehensive curriculum vitae; (3) statement on how the candidate, personally and professionally, can contribute to the mission, vision, and values of Seattle University; (4) names and contact information for three professional references who can address the candidates experience and ability pertinent to the position. (Letters may be solicited upon submission of application). Consult the library's website for the detailed job description. Application review will begin August 15, 2021. Open until filled.

Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122