Research and Instructional Services Librarian

Research and Instructional Services Librarian

Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries seeks applicants for an innovative and collaborative Research and Instructional Services Librarian. The successful candidate will provide user-centered services in support of teaching, research, and digital scholarship for assigned departments, and work closely with library colleagues to develop information services and programs for online learners. This position reports to the Head of Research and Instructional Services.


  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in the library and on campus to create, implement and assess a broad range of accessible teaching and learning objects to support the information needs of online learners.
  • Serve as subject liaison librarian to the Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Clinical Lab Sciences, Exercise Science, Biology and Chemistry departments:
    1. Select, manage, and evaluate information resources that support the curricular and research needs of the faculty and students of assigned departments.
    2. Develop strong collaborative relationships with faculty and serve as a resource for research and teaching support.
    3. Plan, coordinate and deliver library instruction that incorporates active learning and assessment.
    4. Maintain regular communication with the departments about library-related news and developments of interest to the faculty and students.
    5. Keep abreast of trends and developments in information resources, scholarly communication, and digital scholarship.
    6. Assist faculty with federal funding agencies’ policies requiring open access to publications and digital research data.
  • Provide reference service at the library’s Information Desk, including occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Contribute to 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.
  • Understanding of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and demonstrated ability to provide library instruction.
  • Ability to develop and deliver instruction online.
  • Familiarity with publication trends and scholarly publishing issues, including open access to publications and research data.
  • Experience with disciplinary databases such as PubMed and Web of Science.
  • Strong commitment to patron service and support.
  • 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.
  • Commitment to professional development.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

  • College course work or experience in a health or science field appropriate to the position.
  • Familiarity with LibGuides
  • Demonstrated interest in digital pedagogy and digital scholarship (e.g. through professional experience, internships, or coursework)
  • Familiarity with assessment tools and techniques.
  • Experience working in an academic library setting.
  • Collection management experience or coursework


Appointment at Assistant Librarian rank. Librarians at Marquette University hold non-tenured faculty appointments. A strong record of job performance, professional growth, and service is required for reappointment and promotion in 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 1.84 million volume collection, 434 databases, and over 50,000 electronic journals.


For full consideration, submit application online by June 11, 2018 to the University’s application site: