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Research & Instruction Librarian-St. Mary's College, MD

  • 27 Feb 2020 10:15 AM
    Message # 8776330
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position Title:

    Research & Instruction Librarian

    Position Description:

    ***St. Mary's College of Maryland is not a religious institution. Our name is from our location: on the St. Mary's River, in St. Mary's City, St. Mary's County, Maryland.***

    St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public liberal arts college, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Research & Instruction Librarian. The Library seeks an enthusiastic and creative librarian to provide research and instruction support to students and faculty and coordinate User Services.

    As the liaison to Psychology and Social Sciences, the librarian will work collaboratively with faculty to develop and teach information literacy classes, assess student learning and provide research assistance. The librarian will also provide instruction in the First Year and Transfer Seminars, required courses for all new St. Mary’s students.

    In addition to serving as a liaison to multiple academic departments the incumbent will be responsible for coordinating User Services, including managing the library’s website and Springshare accounts, aligning student employee outcomes with the College's professional literacies program, and outreach.

    This is an excellent opportunity for a librarian interested in student-centered information literacy instruction and User Services. The successful candidate must have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be able to effectively collaborate with colleagues. Librarians at the college serve as academic advisors and participate in faculty governance.

    This 12-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position is anticipated to begin August 1, 2020. Salary is in low $50's and is dependent on qualifications and experience.

    St. Mary's College of Maryland, the national public honors college, is a Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. With highly selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

    Required qualifications:

    ALA-accredited master’s degree and familiarity with HTML and CSS. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

    Preferred qualifications:

    Experience providing information literacy instruction and research support to undergraduate students; experience with outreach or library programming to students; experience working with student employees; collaborating with faculty; managing discovery layers; familiarity with Springshare products and Wordpress as a content management system.

    Any combination of acceptable education and experience which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position may be considered.

    St. Mary’s College embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity.

    Application Process:

    Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including email address), and contact information for three references. Applications are being accepted online at:

    Questions about this position may be directed to Katherine Ryner at

    Review of applications will begin March 23 and continue until the position is filled.



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