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Coordinator of Library Research and Instruction

Maryville University
St. Louis, MO

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Job no: 492571
Work type: Full-time
Location: St. Louis, MO
Categories: Library

Posting Details

Job Summary/Basic Function

Maryville University is looking to hire a Coordinator of Library Research and Instruction. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker and experienced relationship builder. This person will provide reference, research services, and instruction to students and faculty in support of University values. The Coordinator will also supervise Library Research and Instruction Specialists. The successful candidate must be committed to fostering a welcoming environment for a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.

In this role you will:

• Provide prompt, accurate, and professional answers for basic to advanced inquiries using primarily online resources including databases, eBooks and streaming resources

• Create, deliver, and assess content for active learning library instruction and workshops for students, staff and faculty

• Serve as library liaison for assigned departments and academic majors across the University to express the University’s core values and their relation to the Library

• Serve as an active member of the Library team in strategic planning, collection management, and assessment efforts with focus on the future of modern academic library technology, services and spaces

• Build effective partnerships and outreach with appropriate on- and off-campus units, programs, and faculty, including the Center for Teaching and Learning

• Facilitate an inclusive and participatory environment

• Research and evaluate current library practices in order to prioritize future needs aligning with campus strategic initiatives

Minimum Qualifications

• MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited school, or appropriate equivalent

• Superb written and oral communication skills

• Exemplary customer service and interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively present information

• Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately

• Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment

• Ability to be adaptable, intuitive, and flexible

• Strong sense of initiative; self-starter

• Proven ability to work and communicate effectively in a diverse environment

Preferred Qualifications

• Working knowledge of integrated library systems, LibGuides, and OPAC software

• Academic library experience

• Experience working with diverse content and populations

• Organizational policy, procedure, and strategy development

• Supervisory experience

Physical Demands

Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

• An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

• Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

• Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

Advertised: August 25, 2021
Applications close: Open until filled


Motivated Students

Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution with nearly 6,000 students. We offer over 75 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 32 countries. Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger's, Maryville has been named the Number 1 Over-performing University in the nation by US News and World Report for the past two years. Maryville's athletics teams compete in 18 men's and women's sports at the Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Founded in 1872, the University is ideally situated on 130 picturesque acres in west St. Louis County. 

Outstanding Faculty

Across the wide spectrum of academic programs offered at Maryville University, you'll discover enthusiastic professors with impressive academic credentials and professional experience in their fields. From their extensive knowledge base and active learning approach, you'll gain real-world perspective and the kind of confidence that comes with being well-prepared to begin your first professional job in your chosen career.

Campus Map

On the Maryville campus, academic, administrative and housing buildings span 130-acres of beautiful wooded and landscaped scenery. Maryville has constructed 10 new campus buildings since 1998. They include the Anheuser-Busch Academic Center, Art & Design Building, University Auditorium, Donius University Center, state-of-the-art health professions facility Myrtle E. and Earl E. Walker Hall and five student apartment buildings.

Inspired Teaching

Maryville is proud of its teaching and mentoring excellence. As we focus on giving you a solid liberal arts foundation, we are guided by a well-established statement of mission, vision and core values.

Special Events

For the past 11 years, Maryville has presented the St. Louis Speaker Series at Powell Symphony Hall, featuring Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Peace Prize winners, world leaders, statesmen, distinguished journalists, authors and other celebrated personalities who have enlightened, inspired and entertained our audiences.

Career Resources

Located only 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis and right next door to St. Luke's Hospital and Maryville Centre corporate complex, you'll benefit from a wide variety of internship opportunities. In addition, our centers for advising and career planning will help you succeed every step of the way, both as a Maryville student and as a graduate. These include:

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Computing
  • Academic Success Center
  • Career Education 
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