Research and Instructional Services Librarian



Research and Instructional Services Librarian

Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries seeks a Research and Instructional Services Librarian. This person will play a key role in student success, teaching and learning, and in supporting digital scholarship needs on campus. The successful candidate will serve as a subject liaison to departments in the Humanities, providing user-centered services in support of teaching, research, and scholarship for assigned departments. This position reports to the Head of Research and Instructional Services.


  • Serve as the subject liaison librarian to designated departments.
  • Coordinate the library’s support for ENGL 1001: Foundations in Rhetoric, a multi-section freshman course that includes a library session
  • Engage in collaborations with faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum
  • Assume responsibility for the selection, management and evaluation of information resources that support the curricular and research needs in assigned subject areas.
  • Work independently and collaboratively with the Digital Scholarship Lab to provide digital scholarship support to the humanities.
  • Consult with faculty and students on a range of library issues, including scholarly communication, digital initiatives, the use and development of online tools, copyright, and data management, as appropriate.
  • Develop online instructional materials that facilitate the use of information resources and services.
  • Keep abreast of trends and developments in information resources and scholarly communication.
  • Provide reference service at the library’s Information Desk, including some evenings and Sundays.
  • Contribute to and learn from the profession through such avenues as local, state, and national professional organizations, presentations, and publications


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited Institution
  • BA or advanced degree in the humanities
  • Knowledge of current trends and methodologies in humanities research and scholarly communication
  • Knowledge of digital tools and methodologies used to support digital scholarship
  • Experience providing instruction or training
  • Strong commitment to patron service and support
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to work with colleagues in collaborative and team environments as well as independently
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and an ability to work with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of a second language
  • Experience with digital scholarship tools and approaches, such as Omeka, Workpress or Gephi
  • Experience with assessment tools and techniques
  • Experience working in an academic library setting
  • Collection management experience or coursework


Appointment at Assistant rank


Marquette University is an independent, Catholic, Jesuit doctoral-granting institution with an enrollment of 12,000 located near downtown Milwaukee. Two adjacent and connected library buildings seat 2,150 and house a 1.7 million volume collection, 500 networked resources, and over 22,000 electronic journals.


Review of applications will begin February 21, 2020.  Submit application online to the University’s application site: