Instruction Librarian (part-time)


Dominican University
Library Type: 
Academic Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
Up to 28 hours/week
Salary commensurate with experience

The part-time Instruction Librarian provides information literacy instruction to undergraduates and graduate students and develops/updates instructional technology. Under the direction of the Online Learning and Instruction Librarian, the instruction librarian develops lesson plans for in-person and online teaching in a variety of subjects. The instruction librarian will participate in other areas of the Rebecca Crown Library as directed which may include LibGuide creation & maintenance, provides reference service including chat reference, and other tasks as assigned. Some hours can be scheduled regularly with flexibility required to accommodate instruction requests; some evening classes may be required. This is a part-time, hourly, position averaging 25 hours/week. This is a limited appointment with anticipated employment dates of August 2021 through May 2022; renewal of the appointment may be possible based on university needs and job performance.


  • Teach information literacy and bibliographic instruction as part of the foundation requirement of the core curriculum.
  • Teach subject-specific library "one-shot" sessions.
  • Create online learning materials to supplement "one-shot" sessions and as stand-alone modules for subject-specific classes.
  • Update existing videos using Camtasia, Panopto, and Powtoons.
  • Provide reference assistance.
  • Create and update LibGuides.
  • Perform other duties as requested, delegated or assigned.


All qualifications are required unless otherwise indicated.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Effective presentation and teaching skills.
  • Familiarity with current theory, practices, and issues related to information literacy, instructional pedagogy and design.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment and enthusiasm in providing compassionate service and teaching to all library users.
  • A strong commitment to supporting cultural competencies, diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

Education and Experience:

  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited graduate program
  • At least one year of instruction experience in an academic library setting

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Contact: 
Molly Mansfield
Apply To: 
Dominican University
7900 Division St
River Forest , IL 60305
Phone: 7085246870
41° 54' 11.952" N, 87° 49' 17.706" W