Utah State University

Assistant Librarian - Outreach & Liaison Librarian

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/28/2022 10:47 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 Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented librarian to join the Learning & Engagement Services Unit and 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. The position is a 12-month, tenure-track, faculty appointment with rank of Assistant Librarian, reporting to the Head of Learning and Engagement Services. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2022.


We are seeking applicants who can foster student engagement with the library, reach out to diverse student populations and heighten awareness of library services across campus. In that effort, the Outreach & Liaison Librarian will strive to provide equitable access to library services by identifying under-served populations. They will work with various teams, including the First Year Experience Librarian, to provide outreach activities aimed at students. Outreach efforts span from planning fall semester welcome events such as Day on the Quad to year-round programming.


This position will also serve as the primary liaison between USU Libraries and the College of Engineering. Subject liaison duties include developing course-integrated instruction, providing outreach, promoting library collections and research services to faculty and students, and further developing the print and digital collections in assigned areas. The successful candidate will participate in the Learning & Engagement Services unit’s core functions of teaching, learning, outreach, engagement and instructional assessment. 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;
  • Coordinate and assess library outreach efforts, including planning welcome events and year-round programming;
  • Serve as a liaison to the College of Engineering;
  • 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 support;
  • 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:

  • Experience in an academic or research library;
  • Experience delivering instruction, especially with first-year college students;
  • Experience or interest in the STEM field;
  • Experience with outreach programming or student involvement.


Minimum salary is $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.

  • 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.

Review of applications will begin on April 25, 2022, 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.


Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. CV/Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
    1. Please address each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in your letter as fully as possible using evidence from your educational or workplace experience as appropriate.

**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

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.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@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


*updated 04/18/2022


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