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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 11/5/2016

Walden University Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description
Liaison Librarian in the following subject areas: Education

Liaison / Outreach Role & Responsibilities

* Serve as the Library s expert on the needs of the faculty and students in designated programs.

* Collect information and data both anecdotal and statistical to identify points in programs that would benefit from library instruction or intervention.

* Maintain knowledge of the evolving content of the curriculum, goals, and expected outcomes.

* Identify first courses or early courses where students need to develop information literacy skills and final or large scale research projects where students need advanced research skills.

* Identify, establish, and maintain contact (outreach) with the key stakeholders in the academic programs, academic centers, and course development.

* Identify opportunities for library content to be updated, created, and integrated into courses and programs. (course maintenance and development)

* Networking and awareness of program structure, benchmarking with appropriate institutions and understanding program expectations.

* Develop an annual review schedule of programs to identify upgrades, outdated materials and new opportunities to support students and faculty.

* Review course scope and sequence documents and identify problems and/or needs for instruction development.

* Provide literature review consultations, and support for doctoral students.

* Complete faculty and staff research support on request.

* Develop internal training related to assigned programs and subject areas for staff librarians.

Instruction Role & Responsibilities

* All Liaison Librarians must be trained and involved in production of instructional pieces including assignment guides, quick answers, library labs, tutorials, videos, etc.

* Liaisons will work more specifically within their programs to develop and deliver instruction.

* Liaisons will staff in-person and virtual Residencies and develop instructional and informational materials to improve Residency-based Library experience for students and faculty.

Reference Role & Responsibilities

* All Liaison Librarians will staff the reference desk.

External Requirements

* ALA accredited master's degree.

* Experience searching the major academic databases.

* Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.


* Subject knowledge related to Education programs bachelors through doctoral.

* Expert-level research ability in online databases.

* Experience teaching information literacy skills including the use of online databases.

* Experience in an online academic library serving students at a distance.

* Experience supporting doctoral level information literacy outcomes.

Other information:

* This position can be done either virtually or from our office in Minneapolis, MN

* This is a salaried, 30 hour per week, associate librarian position with full benefits.

* Regular hours are Monday through Friday with occasional nights and weekends.

* Travel may be required up to four times per year.

Job Category
Library Services


United States

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Full Time

Laureate Education, Inc. and its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers. EOE.


Laureate Education, Inc., a global provider of high-quality, accredited campus-based and online post-secondary education, is on a mission we believe will help make the world a better place. This mission starts with the dedicated professionals who are the reason behind our award-winning success. Serving over 800,000 students in 30 countries, we are passionate about our work and equally dedicated to ensuring that our team of committed professionals has the opportunity to apply and enhance their skills while receiving the professional development and upward mobility to grow. If you are looking for a new level of accomplishment – a place to make your mark and to affect the world in a positive way – we invite you to explore a career with us at Laureate.

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