Instruction & Research Librarian

Job description

The Position

The Lewis University Library invites applications for an Instruction & Research Librarian, STEM, to provide specialized information, research resources and instruction to all students (on-campus and online) with a major focus on those involved in the STEM studies and the College of Nursing.  The Instruction & Research Librarian is responsible for incorporating information literacy concepts, creating authentic library learning experiences (physical and online), and working with the university’s faculty and staff to articulate the Library’s impact on student success.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a creative team member who wants to be at the forefront of change and new ways of thinking.  Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.

Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Lewis University provides tuition benefits, health plans and retirement benefits that add to your bottom line. For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

Minimum Qualifications

One to three years of academic library experience. Recent graduates with an MLS/MLIS from ALA-accredited institution will also be considered. Intimate knowledge of existing resources and current trends in programs involving STEM (Biological and Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Technology) Aviation and health sciences areas of study. Strong interest in working with students, faculty and staff. Commitment to creating and providing user-centered library services, specifically regarding library instruction services. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality and inclusiveness in support of the Lewis University Mission. Ability to demonstrate flexibility to adapt to new technologies and change. Computer application knowledge and experience, a demonstrated high level of proficiency in various computer operating systems, the MSOffice Suite, assessment tools, etc. Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects.

Preferred Qualifications

Second Master’s degree in any of the following fields: STEM (Biological and Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Technology, etc.) or Aviation or health sciences areas of study. Experience with library assessment in an academic environment. Demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize, and work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced work environment. Able to research emerging technologies for deployment of library services. Must be able to take initiative and see projects through independently. Ability to demonstrate flexibility to adapt to new technologies and change.

Application Process

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/19/2019
Application Due: 5/18/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Salary commensurate with skills & experience + tuition benefits, health plans and retirement benefit