First-Year Teaching and Learning Librarian

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University of Colorado

First-Year Teaching and Learning Librarian

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Job Overview

Auraria Library in Denver, Colorado seeks a First-Year Teaching and Learning Librarian to join our Education and Outreach Services Department. This position will support student success by focusing on information literacy instruction, outreach, and assessment for first-year students at all three institutions located on the Auraria Campus: the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Community College of Denver. The First-Year Teaching and Learning Librarian will partner with librarian colleagues to provide pedagogical training and impart knowledge and skills useful for those working with a diverse group of first-year students, and will also work with the teaching team to develop and deliver course-integrated instruction sessions to undergraduate and graduate students in a range of academic disciplines. Other responsibilities of this position include participating in outreach activities to build campus and community partnerships and creating and maintaining web guides, tutorials, and other digital learning objects.

As a faculty member, the librarian in this position participates on Library and campus-wide committees and in CU Denver faculty governance. This is a 12-month non-tenure track faculty position, located in the Education and Public Services division of the Library and reporting to the Education and Outreach Services Department Head.

Institutional Profile

The Auraria Campus is located in downtown Denver, three blocks from the Colorado Convention Center that hosted the ALA Midwinter Meeting in early 2018. The campus community has over 40,000 students, faculty, and staff, making Auraria the largest campus in the state. More than half of the first-year students at all three institutions identify as people of color, and first-generation college students likewise make up the majority of the student body. The First-Year Teaching and Learning librarian will participate in an environment that recognizes and celebrates difference, and will be expected to engage in the continuous process of examining our practices as library workers in order to make our library, campus, and community more equitable and inclusive.


  • Leads the development and evaluation of instructional initiatives for first-year student programs and courses at all three institutions on the Auraria Campus.
  • As a member of the teaching team, facilitates one-time instruction sessions (face-to-face and online) in a broad range of disciplines to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • With the aim of creating inclusive learning experiences, designs and implements curriculum and corresponding assessments for foundational courses.
  • Has the opportunity to teach a credit-bearing course in the CU Denver First Year Experiences program.
  • Develops and maintains curriculum maps, program plans, and other related materials for academic programs and departments, likely related to core/general education courses, in order to scaffold instruction.
  • Liaises with select populations, student support services, and/or community groups, including but not limited to First Year Experiences, to develop and deliver instruction-related services and initiatives.
  • Creates and maintains web guides, tutorials, and other digital learning objects.


  • Plans, facilitates, and evaluates campus and community outreach with the goal of representing the Library, as well as its services and resources, at events on- and off-campus.
  • Coordinates the Library's involvement in orientations for first-year students, and participates in orientations for new students, transfer students, new faculty, and new employees.

Research Help

  • Manages the Library's IM/Chat reference services.
  • Delivers and evaluates research help services, including consultations, face-to-face meetings inside or outside the Library, and via virtual services (using IM, email, etc.).

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is $55,000-$60,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Start Date: Spring 2019, negotiable.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program.
  • Experience teaching and assessing information literacy in an academic library or higher education setting.
  • Experience with outreach and/or services for first-year students.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of professional experience teaching and assessing information literacy in an academic library or higher education setting.
  • Experience developing and assessing digital learning objects.
  • Experience collaborating with colleagues to create shared lesson plans and assessments.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by November 25, 2018. Applications received after November 25, 2018 may or may not be considered.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 15020

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30124 - AVC-OARS Library

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 30, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Alex Matthews

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00652553





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Posted: 10/31/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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