One Position: Virginia

Position: Instruction and Scholarly Communication Librarian

Location: Marymount University


Librarians at Marymount University participate in teaching library instruction and information literacy classes, collection development, serve as L&LS liaisons to schools or programs and provide reference and research assistance. Contributes a significant amount of time to teaching information literacy sessions and providing reference services, as part of the Access & Education Department. Provides leadership and oversight of open access and open education resource initiatives within the library and university. Works across campus and library departments to coordinate efforts to integrate open and affordable resources into the curriculum and collections. Serves as a resource for copyright and the institutional repository. 


  • Participates in designing, implementing, delivering, and assessing a comprehensive information literacy and library instruction program in person and online; works with assigned school directors to achieve information literacy objectives; creates and maintains research guides and other digital learning objects in assigned subject areas.
  • Serves as subject liaison to faculty and students in assigned programs; provides instruction and research support for those programs; selects resources to support those instructional and research needs; manages collection in assigned subjects. 
  • Provides reference and research assistance to users at all service locations through a variety of communication modes including in-person, phone, email, and virtual reference; participates in an evening and weekend reference desk coverage rotation.
  • Leads library open access and open education initiatives, including the design and implementation of faculty-facing training  and building partnerships with campus and community groups. 
  • Facilitates, with other library faculty, the discovery, adoption, creation, adaptation, and assessment of open resources across academic disciplines and programs.
  • Collaborates within L&LS in identifying, prioritizing, and developing initiatives to promote open, affordable authoring and alternative publishing options, including utilization of the institutional repository.
  • Serves as a resource for best practices in copyright, intellectual property, and fair use related to open resources and publishing.
  • Participates as a member of the faculty in accordance with the Marymount University Faculty Handbook, including expectations for teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Collaborates on or leads a variety of teams, task forces, and committees within L&LS, across the University, and within consortia.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education:  ALA accredited Master’s degree in library science required; second graduate degree preferred for hire and is required for promotion in faculty rank. 

Experience:  At least three years of relevant library work experience preferred.  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  Must be able to work independently with limited supervision and must be able to work collaboratively on teams.  Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills. Computing skills including Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and database searching required.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Licenses or Certifications:  None.

Financial Responsibility:  None.

Supervision:  May supervise faculty librarians, part-time librarians, and/or staff.

Special Knowledge:  Knowledge of open educational resources best practices.  Familiarity with adapting and promoting open educational resources in an academic environment.

Demonstrated teaching skills and an understanding of trends in information literacy instruction and instructional technologies.  Excellent customer service skills and ability to work effectively with diverse groups. Commitment to collaboration in a dynamic, diverse work environment, and evidence of work with diverse populations, in support of the library and university’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.


  • None.

Marymount provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.