Utah State University

Assistant Librarian (Online Learning Librarian)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/18/2020 4:05 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
University Libraries
Instruction Collections &Patron Svs
Advertised Salary
Minimum of $48,000 Commensurate based on experience with excellent benefits


The Merrill-Cazier Library at Utah State University seeks a dynamic, innovative and service-oriented candidate for the position of Online Learning Librarian. The Online Learning Librarian provides leadership and support on the design and implementation of creative e-learning materials. The successful candidate is also responsible for creating videos, tutorials, and course modules as needed. The candidate will collaborate closely with liaison librarians, others across the library, as well as instructional designers on campus to provide guidance and expertise regarding e-learning materials and pedagogy. The candidate would also serve as a liaison librarian to two or more academic departments.


Reporting to the Head of Learning & Engagement Services, the position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment.

Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2020, and the position will remain open until filled. Estimated start date for this position is January 1, 2021.


The Library is dedicated to promoting an environment of diversity and excellence throughout the institution and welcomes candidates committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments.



  • Participate in the Learning & Engagement Services unit's core functions of teaching, learning, outreach, engagement, and instructional assessment.
  • Facilitate the use of library instruction materials in the Course Management System and other online environments while providing a positive user experience and ensuring compliance with ADA guidelines and higher education standards.
  • Oversee maintenance and creation of online materials in collaboration with teaching assistants to ensure long-term sustainability.
  • Collaborate with staff across the library to support online learning initiatives and best practices for online teaching.
  • Work closely with First-Year Experience Librarian, Instruction Coordinator, Web Services Librarian, and others in Learning & Engagement Services to assess library instruction online, including integration with English composition and disciplinary courses.
  • Collect, share, and use tracking data to prioritize future creation projects and identify other priority areas in online learning.
  • Serve as a liaison librarian to two or more academic departments, which includes outreach, subject-specific instruction, reference, research support, and collection development.
  • Liaise with other campus offices supporting instruction and learning initiatives, especially Academic & Instructional Services.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities relevant to the needs of the position.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent degree, by date of hire.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills, particularly the ability to explain complex concepts to a wide variety of users in individual and group settings.
  • Knowledge of current trends and issues in pedagogy for e-learning and distance education.
  • Working knowledge of instructional technologies to support classroom and remote or asynchronous instruction.
  • Ability to collaborate, maintaining collegial working relationships with administrators, staff, and faculty.
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills with a willingness to be flexible and experiment with new methods and technologies.
  • Ability to meet the university's requirements for tenure, including excellence in librarianship and effective scholarly output and service to the university and profession.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion issues, especially as applied to public services and library instruction.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of issues related to developing and assessing learning modules and delivering and assessing online library instruction.
  • Working knowledge of accessibility standards for ADA compliance for online learning.
  • Project management experience.
  • Academic library experience.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted in a text box at the end of the application process

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum of $48,000 Commensurate based on experience with excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

Salary is a minimum of $48,000 plus excellent benefits. Utah State University offers a competitive benefits package, to include medical and dental with a 14.2% retirement contribution by the University, and 22 days/year vacation. The Library provides generous support for professional development and travel.


University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.




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