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Research and Instruction Librarian

Job Summary

Colorado Christian University (CCU) seeks a Research and Instruction Librarian. The Research and Instruction Librarian is a full-time, exempt-level position reporting to the Library Director. Our team of six, plus student staff, serves more than 1,300 traditional undergraduates and 5,800 adult and distance learners in a dynamic and growing academic library. The library offers a creative and friendly environment that focuses on student and faculty support. We are a flexible team that embraces new technology and user demands to provide excellent library service.

This 12-month position offers faculty rank and status with staff benefits and vacation. CCU does not offer tenure. This position will require evening and occasional weekend hours.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Lead in providing reference, instruction, and research assistance to CCU students
  2. Lead in providing the Book-A-Librarian signature service
  3. Build and maintain effective relationships with faculty and students
  4. Increase visibility of the library and library resources by doing outreach and some event planning
  5. Design Information Literacy lesson plans and provide classroom instruction
  6. Use LibGuides, IM, Zoom, and other tools to reach students on and off campus
  7. Serve on faculty and consortia committees
  8. Contribute to the day-to-day operation of a small library in all aspects including (but not limited to): circulation, collection management, staff supervision, website updates, training, tech support, and event planning

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required
  2. Academic library experience preferred (could include paraprofessional, internship, practicum, etc.)
  3. Reference and instruction experience strongly preferred
  4. Excellent collaboration skills and strong commitment to teamwork
  5. Effective written and oral communication skills
  6. Self-motivated and self-directed, flexible, and willing and able to work and learn in a changing environment
  7. Able to balance creativity and practicality, to take initiative, and to follow through on projects
  8. Confident instructor in a classroom setting
  9. Familiar with course management software, LibGuides, and ILS (III’s Sierra preferred)
  10. Familiar with professional issues, trends, and technology in academic librarianship

Nature of Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. Requires sitting at a desk, working on a computer, and conducting phone conversations for extended periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Colorado Christian University expects all faculty and staff to become a part of the University community by participating in activities and events that occur on the campus throughout the year, which may occur during evenings and weekends.

Spiritual Requirements

  1. Committed follower of Jesus Christ, who believes there is no salvation apart from faith in his atonement on the cross, by grace alone becoming "born again" thus beginning a personal relationship with Christ, the Son of God.

  2. Able to effectively communicate personal faith and apply biblical principles and convictions in the workplace. Must have a strong sense of calling to the ministry of Colorado Christian University.

  3. Regularly attend and be engaged in meaningful involvement in a Bible-believing evangelical local church. Knowledgeable about the Word of God and passionate about Christian education.

  4. Must be a traditional evangelical Christian whose lifestyle is in consonance with sound Christian principles, is compatible with CCU’s Statement of Faith, and is in agreement with the Strategic Objectives promulgated by the University.


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Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Colorado Christian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status. CCU is committed to an environment free from discrimination and harassment and calls on every member of the university community to be vigilant in deterring and reporting all violations. CCU does reserve the right to exercise preference on the basis of religion in all of its employment practices. All employees who work at CCU must demonstrate a spiritual testimony consistent with our evangelical mission and follow our lifestyle expectations.