Assistant Librarian for Information Literacy

Dominican University, located 20 miles north of New York City in Rockland County, seeks an enthusiastic candidate with a strong orientation toward student-centered service to fill the role of Assistant Librarian for Information Literacy. 

Reporting to the University’s Head Librarian, the Assistant Librarian works in close collaboration with Library staff and University faculty to actively coordinate, integrate, implement, promote and assess information literacy services and initiatives for the University. Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and advocate for information literacy initiatives across the University.
  • Serve as liaison to academic departments and collaborate with them to provide information literacy instruction.
  • Mentor colleagues in information literacy pedagogy and delivery
  • Help integrate information literacy into the ‘Dominican Curriculum’ gen ed curriculum
  • Deliver reference/research services
  • Serve as coordinator of the Learning Commons
  • Hire, train, and supervise Library paraprofessional staff and work-study students
  • Assist with collection management
  • Other duties as assigned

Hours: During the Academic Semesters: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm; hours may vary during exam periods

Requirements: The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate LIS degree. This individual should have supervisory experience and excellent communication, interpersonal and technology skills. The candidate should demonstrate a learner-centered approach to assisting library users and a vision for information literacy and teaching in an evolving library environment. A commitment to developing and maintaining familiarity with current and emerging trends in information literacy is a must. This position teaches, assists and mentors a diverse student population and candidates whose lived experiences reflect our students’, are especially encouraged to apply. Two years of experience, preferably in an academic library and experience in instruction preferred.

Dominican University is a private institution with approximately 2,000 students and 400 faculty and staff. Our heritage stresses the humanistic value of a Liberal Arts education, a commitment to social justice, and a strong belief in the need for integrity and community engagement, all in the service of preparing students to reach their potential as responsible citizens who enrich the world in which we live.

Qualified candidates should email their cover letter and CV to:

Dominican University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through equity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law.