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    Posted: 09/Oct/2018 at 2:09pm
The University of San Francisco Gleeson Library | Geschke Learning Resource Center seeks a creative, innovative, engaged, and enthusiastic person for the position of Instruction / Online Learning Librarian.

The Instruction / Online Learning Librarian, as part of an instruction team, will focus primarily on information literacy instruction, and will actively engage library staff as a local expert on instructional technology and online & hybrid instruction.

The Reference & Research Services department is building a new instruction team consisting of three instruction librarians (focusing respectively on assessment, first year experience, and online learning) and one library assistant.

The Library more broadly will be engaging in strategic planning in the upcoming year, and the instruction program will be included in the planning process as the library evolves with the higher education landscape.

The University of San Francisco, a Jesuit Catholic institution, strives to promote safe, affirming, and inclusive communities for all students, faculty, and staff to learn and work together in alignment with the University’s mission. These communities are enriched by the presence of people of different abilities, ages, colors, creeds, cultures, races, ethnicities, family models, gender identities, gender expressions, health statuses, nationalities, political views, religious, spiritual, and philosophical beliefs, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, educational backgrounds, and veteran statuses.

Early-career librarians and candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Librarians are part of the USF Faculty Association, an American Federation of Teachers collective bargaining unit. Appointment is at the Assistant Librarian level.

Librarians at the University of San Francisco are expected and encouraged to participate in local and national professional organizations; engage in service to the USF community; serve on library and university committees; engage in research, professional development, and other activities related to tenure and promotion; and will have other duties assigned.


Delivers effective and innovative information literacy instruction; and provides alternate learning opportunities such as LibGuides, train-the-trainer sessions, online tutorials, or other just-in-time methods.

Participates in developing curriculum for the library’s lower-division information literacy classes and teaches one-third of them as part of the instruction team. Actively participates in related information literacy assessment projects.


Works closely with the instruction team to deliver and assess library instruction programs and services. Utilizes universal design principles to create accessible online learning opportunities.

Acts as a resource to improve the effectiveness of librarians engaged in online/hybrid instruction, especially for USF programs offered online only, and those at distance locations; develops librarian training for best practices in using instructional technologies.

Consults as needed with the university’s Educational Technology Services instructional designers and other campus groups engaged in online/hybrid teaching and learning.

Collaboratively develops strategies for creating, and coordinates integration of LibGuides CMS content into the university’s Canvas LMS; manages other LMS integrations with library resources.


Provides reference assistance in person and online to the University communities, including serving at the reference desk; and phone, email, text, and IM reference. Participates in reference delivery improvement and assessment projects.

Some evening and weekend hours are required.

An enthusiasm for teaching, and experience teaching library research/information literacy classes or similar classes; one year of library experience (or the equivalent), preferably in an academic library; ALA accredited MLIS or MLS degree (or the equivalent); highly service-oriented, and able to collaborate positively with faculty, colleagues, and administrators. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Commitment to advancing the university’s mission and core values.

Special instructions summary
Please include a statement of approximately 250–500 words addressing the following:
The University of San Francisco is an institution committed to social justice and to creating an inclusive environment for all.

What contributions at work are you most proud of that exemplify your awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusionary work environment? Briefly describe what you have learned working with diverse populations.

Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
Cover Letter
List of three references-Include Names, Emails, & Phone Numbers

Proposed step rank:
Assistant Librarian S4 (I4)

Job Type:

Union Type:

Salary Type:
Non Exempt

Work Environment:

Up to 25%

Please direct all questions about the position to: Randy Souther



The University:
The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit
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