Utah State University

Assistant Librarian (Science Librarian)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(3/30/2021 11:16 AM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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University Libraries
Instruction Collections &Patron Svs
Advertised Salary
Minimum of $48,000, plus excellent benefits


Utah State University (USU) Libraries seeks a creative and student-oriented librarian to join the Learning & Engagement Services (LES) unit. The successful candidate will contribute to a robust and thriving instruction and outreach program. We are seeking applicants who welcome a dynamic, collaborative environment and wish to have a strong impact on student learning and faculty engagement. This position is a 12-month, tenure-track, faculty appointment with rank of Assistant Librarian, reporting to the Head of Learning and Engagement Services. This faculty position will serve as the primary liaison between USU Libraries and select academic departments within the sciences. Subject liaison duties include developing course-integrated instruction, providing outreach and promotion of library collections and research services to faculty and students, and further developing the print and digital collections in assigned areas. The anticipated start date is July 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 LES's core functions of teaching, learning, outreach, engagement and instructional assessment;
  • Serve as a liaison to several academic departments in the sciences;
  • Collaborate with library colleagues and academic faculty to design, deliver and assess information literacy outcomes for online, hybrid and in-person targeted liaison courses;
  • Provide information literacy instruction for English composition courses for both in-person and online classes;
  • Provide innovative reference services including individual consultations and research help;
  • Participate in professional development opportunities relevant to the needs of the position.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree before hire date;
  • Demonstrated interest in library instruction and information literacy;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively;
  • Ability to meet the university's requirements for promotion and tenure, including excellence in librarianship and effective scholarly output and service to the university and profession;
  • Ability to develop collegial working relationships with administrators, staff, and faculty across campus;
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work, especially as applied to public services and library instruction.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate major or minor in a scientific discipline;
  • Experience working with scientific information resources;
  • Experience in an academic or research library;
  • Course work or experience with information literacy instruction;
  • Familiarity with applying emerging technologies for information and instructional services.

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 into a text box at the end of the application process


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

Advertised Salary

Minimum of $48,000, plus excellent benefits


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

College/Department Highlights

Minimum salary is $48,000. The Library provides generous support for professional development and travel. Utah State University offers a competitive benefits package which includes:

• Life and Disability Insurance
• Health and Dental insurance coverage for the whole family
• 14.2% of annual earnings are deposited into a 401(a) account, no matching required
• 22 days per year of paid annual leave
• 12 days per year of paid sick leave
• 12 paid holidays per year
• Free access to an on-campus exercise facility for both employee and family
• Opportunity for 50% off tuition for both employee and immediate family members
• Substantial individual equipment budget, refreshed every three years, to purchase hardware and tools of your choosing to do your job well
• Ongoing training and funds to attend seminars, conferences, etc.

Utah State University is a multi-campus, land-grant institution. Utah State University's campus in Logan is located 80 miles north of Salt Lake City, within easy driving distance of many national parks. The surrounding Wasatch Mountains, including ski resorts, trails, lakes and rivers, place Utah State University in one of the finest outdoor recreational environments in the nation.

Review of applications will begin on May 7, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled. Please address each of the required and preferred qualifications in your letter as fully as possible using evidence from your educational or workplace experience as appropriate. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.

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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 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 114 undergraduate majors, 132 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 EducationOffice 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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