Instruction & Online Learning Librarian (Instruction Team Coordinator)


Assistant Professor, Instruction & Online Learning Librarian 

Library & Learning Services (L&LS) at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, invites applications for a faculty librarian position beginning July 2023.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in teaching, leading teams, and designing, coordinating, and assessing digital learning objects (DLOs).  This position serves as a resource for other library faculty members to ensure all DLOs are created utilizing sound pedagogical approaches and universal design for learning.  Librarians at Marymount University participate in collection development, serve as subject liaisons to schools or programs, teach library instruction and information literacy classes, and provide reference and research assistance.  

Three years of relevant library experience and an ALA-accredited Master's degree in library science are required. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of work with diverse populations, in support of the library and university's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.  The position holds a renewable 12-month contract, as a non-tenure-track faculty with rank, and may have flexibility for some hybrid work.  The starting salary for the position is $77,500 annually plus benefits.

Applications should include a cover letter that matches strengths to the position needs and a statement on diversity; a current curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Please view position details and submit applications via Marymount's job portal 

About Library & Learning Services at Marymount University

Library & Learning Services supports intellectual curiosity, service to others, and a global perspective by providing excellent services, resources, and programs.  This is accomplished by building a collection that supports the University curriculum; supporting classroom learning, teaching, and research needs; promoting the integration of information literacy skills throughout the curriculum; and providing physical and virtual places that foster learning and promote a sense of community.

L&LS welcomes and values all members of its community.  Diversity and inclusion are sources of strength that inspire intellectual curiosity and L&LS nurtures lifelong learning habits that allow our community to tackle the challenges of the world.  L&LS is committed to providing all of its services in an inclusive atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation, and civility for all.  The collections reflect, serve, and are equitably accessible to our community, and intentionally address historic and ongoing exclusions.

Marymount University is proud of its diverse student body, and is ranked nationally at #23 for Campus Ethnic Diversity and #20 for Most International Students by U.S. News & World Report. Marymount is Virginia’s only Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).  Guided by the mission of our founders, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), to achieve unity through diversity, Marymount honors our diversity as a source of strength and strives to create an atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation, and civility. 


Title: Instruction & Online Learning Librarian (Instruction Team Coordinator)

Direct Supervisor: Access & Education Department Head

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Division: Academic Affairs

Department: Library & Learning Services

Target Weekly Hours: 40

Location: 2807 N Glebe (Main Campus), Ballston Center

Benefits Eligibility: Yes



  • As the Instruction Team Coordinator, provides leadership and planning for the Team functions.  The Team Coordinator, in collaboration with the A&E Department Head, facilitates, coordinates, and evaluates Team services, projects, programs, and procedures.  The Instruction Team Coordinator is also responsible for:
    • Serving as a resource person in the areas of learning and teaching, pedagogical techniques, and technology as it relates to library instruction and information literacy.
    • Supporting the continuous improvement of instructional programs and practices within L&LS.
    • Training librarians in Marymount University instruction practices.
  • In partnership and consultation with other faculty librarians, coordinates the design, maintenance, and assessment of DLOs including, but not limited to, videos, tutorials, and Springshare LibGuides.
  • Serves as a resource for librarians in the development of effective online pedagogy, in compliance with established accessibility guidelines and higher education standards. 
  • Ensures all DLOs are developed using pedagogically sound techniques that develop students’ knowledge and expertise of library resources and that enhance students’ research experiences.
  • Continuously explores new technologies, stays abreast of trends and professional development opportunities to support online learning.
  • Manages library services content management platforms, such as Springshare.
  • 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 DLOs 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.



  • 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 required. 

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, analytical, and time management skills.  Computing skills including Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, 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, staff, and/or Graduate Assistants.

Special Knowledge: 

  • Knowledge of online pedagogies. Familiarity with creating DLOs using tools such as SpringShare, Camtasia, Captivate, etc.  
  • 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 work environment. 


  • None.

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