Job Posting: Reference Instruction Library Associate – Eastern Washington University

Special Faculty, Non-Tenure Track Position [Full Posting]

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides both in-person and online reference services on Sundays and four other evenings a week. Delivers one-on-one instruction in the use of both print and electronic information resources. May create LibGuides or other library publications. May help to maintain the currency of content on the library’s Website. Contributes to collection development of reference and general collection materials. Reports to the Library Faculty Chair.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library & Information Science. Effective communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate will have the ability to promote and support cultural competency.

Strongly Desired/Preferred Qualifications: One or more years of professional reference experience in either academic or public libraries; including one-on-one teaching experience (research assistance to patrons, etc.). We seek a candidate who genuinely enjoys helping people and providing outstanding customer service to patrons.

SALARY/APPOINTMENT: This is a one-year appointment at the Library Associate level, September 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016; position is budgeted for 10-months, 55% time. Salary will be approximately $30,000 a year for this appointment including comprehensive benefits: TIAA/CREFF retirement program; comprehensive medical insurance; accrued annual leave, established paid holidays, and sick leave.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application materials through our online faculty portal ( Submittals must include a letter of application which addresses each of the qualifications; curriculum vita including a list of three references with name, title, organization, addresses, contact information (email and phone numbers) and their relationship to you (colleague, supervisor, etc.) You will also be asked to complete a short candidate profile form as part of the online process. Applications will not be accepted via email, regular mail, fax or any other mode of delivery.

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidate(s) will be required to pass a background check and show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. pursuant to U.S. immigration laws.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Eastern strives to satisfy all requests for special access needs for persons with disabilities. Requests for such accommodations are welcome and may be made by calling Human Resources at: (509) 359-2381.

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