Employment opportunities

Position announcement

Closing date: Review of applications will begin March 7, 2014 and continue until filled. Application packets must be submitted to the Office of Human Resources.

Position title: Information Literacy Librarian

Position summary:

Saint’s Martin’s University invites applicants for the full-time, twelve-month position of Information Literacy Librarian at the O’Grady Library. The Information Literacy Librarian provides leadership for the library’s information literacy program, coordinating, promoting, and assessing the library’s instruction and reference services and aligning these with the mission of the library and the university. The Information Literacy Librarian also actively participates in these services, providing library instruction and reference assistance in individual, classroom, and online settings. As a liaison to specific academic departments, the librarian coordinates collection development in those disciplines and provides research instruction for students. The librarian is committed not only to effectiveness in carrying out his or her duties as a librarian, but to continued professional growth and service to the University and the profession. (See position description.)

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Knowledge of current information literacy and reference standards and best practices.
  • Demonstrated aptitude and passion for teaching and reference within a diverse educational setting.
  • Experience with instructional technologies, virtual reference, or online instruction.
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Second master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the university’s academic programs, preferably the sciences or social sciences.
  • Reference and instruction experience in an academic library.

Application procedures:

Review of applications begins March 7, 2014 and continues until filled. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following to human resources (hro@stmartin.edu):

  • Application of employment. (PDF Version) (MS Word Version)
  • Cover letter specifying interest and how their background has prepared you for this position.
  • Current resume or current curriculum vitae.
  • Brief statement which highlights how your work experience and background will contribute to the Catholic Benedictine philosophy of education.  To better understand the Catholic, Benedictine Values in an Educational Environment," we are providing a link to a well written article on the subject: http://www.osb.org/acad/benval1.html.
  • Copies of transcripts indicating degree confirmation. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate
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  • If you are contacted for an interview, we also will require your authorization to order a background check before any employment offer can be finalized. Please print the background check authorization form and bring it with you to the interview.

The principles of the Catholic Benedictine tradition, equal employment opportunity, and nondiscrimination are fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of Saint Martin’s University. The University does not discriminate in employment or in the delivery or administration of its educational programs, policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other University programs on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion (except as a bona fide occupational qualification for certain select positions), marital status, national or ethnic origin, military or veteran status, age, or disability.

Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity, or any other inquiries related to the University's non-discrimination policy, may contact the following individual:

Cynthia Johnson
Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey WA 98503

Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations adopted under that law, the University has designated the above individual as the University's Title IX Officer, responsible for coordinating the University's Title IX compliance. Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 915 2nd Avenue, Room 3310 Seattle, WA 98174-1099, Telephone: (206) 220-7900, TDD: (206) 220-7907.