Research and Instructional Services Librarian

Posting Number: 201103271

Posting Date: 05/13/2022

Position Overview

The Research and Instructional Services Librarian provides user-centered services in support of teaching, research, and scholarship for departments in the sciences and health sciences.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as subject liaison librarian to the Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Medical Lab Sciences, Exercise Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Occupational Therapy, Biology, and Chemistry departments.
  • Select, manage, and evaluate information resources that support the curricular and research needs of the faculty and students of assigned departments
  • Develop strong collaborative relationships with faculty and serve as a resource for research and teaching support.
  • Plan, coordinate, and deliver library instruction that is inclusive and incorporates active learning and assessment.
  • Maintain regular communication with the departments about library-related news and developments of interest to the faculty and students.
  • Keep abreast of trends and developments in information resources, scholarly communication, and digital scholarship.
  • Assist faculty with federal funding agencies’ policies requiring open access to publications and digital research data.
  • Provide in-person and virtual research support.
  • Contribute to and learn from the profession through such avenues as local, state, and national professional organizations, presentations, and publications.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Responsibilities 

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • Understanding of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and ability to teach library sessions
  • Experience with disciplinary databases such as PubMed and Web of Science.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • 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.
  • Experience developing and delivering instruction.
  • Familiarity with publication trends and scholarly publishing issues, including open access to publications and research data.
  • Experience with assessment tools and techniques.
  • Demonstrated liaison experience in an academic library setting.
  • Collection management experience.


Appointment at Assistant Librarian rank. 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 July 11, 2022 to the University’s application site: