Position Description

Reference & Instruction Librarian
LOCATION Main Campus - Buies Creek NC
Job Code 2767
# of Openings 1
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POSITION:                  Reference & Instruction Librarian

DEPARTMENT:           Wiggins Memorial Library

STATUS:                      Full Time

Position Summary:

The Reference and Instruction Librarian will act as the library liaison to various academic departments’ students and faculty (primarily in STEM fields) delivering reference services and information literacy instruction, creating instructional materials in a variety of formats, and developing subject related collections. The incumbent will work with a collaborative Reference and Instruction team to develop forward-looking, user-focused library services.  This full-time, 12-month non-tenure track faculty position reports to the Head of Research and Instruction Services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, deliver, and assess information literacy instruction to a range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs and through various instruction modes, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online synchronous and asynchronous instruction. 
  • Develop instructional materials, research guides, and online tutorials.
  • Act as library liaison to academic departments, including STEM departments such as Pharmacy and Engineering, to assist them with collection development and instructional needs.
  • Provide in-depth research consultations with students and faculty. 
  • Perform general reference duties, to include one evening per week and some Saturdays.
  • Serve on library and university committees as assigned.
  • Contribute actively to the profession through continuous learning and presentations, representing Campbell University locally, regionally, and nationally. 
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.
  • Uphold and abide by all Campbell University policies and procedures, including, but not limited to; Title IX and Information Security, including FERPA and other state and federal guidelines.
  • Other job-related duties, activities and responsibilities may change, or be assigned by the Head of Research and Instruction Services or the Dean of the Library, at any time, with or without notice.


  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, or relevant professional work experience, desired.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information resources in science, technology, and engineering, desired.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of key issues, emerging pedagogy trends, and best practices in information literacy instruction and assessment, desired.
  • Experience in higher education, desired.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective interpersonal, oral, written, and online communication skills.
  • Familiarity with instructional and presentation techniques in a variety of media and formats.
  • Ability to work independently as well as function effectively and collaboratively in a team and within a diverse group of people
  • Forward thinking and creative.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and standard methods of digital communication.
  • Ability to learn and utilize new and emerging technology.
  • Adaptability, flexibility and a willingness to work in a busy and changing environment.
  • Availability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends.
  • This position requires honesty, integrity, accuracy and the ability to work within the Christian mission of Campbell University.

To Apply For This Position:  

Campbell University is unable to accept paper or email applications. Interested parties may submit their candidacy by clicking on the “Apply Now” button below, or, if you are viewing this posting via an outside source, visit us online at http://www.campbell.edu/employment/  to apply. IMPORTANT: A cover letter, CV or resume, and contact information for three professional references are requested as part of the application process. Applications without these attachments may be considered incomplete.  If you have any questions, or if you are an individual with a disability and need assistance completing an application for employment contact the Human Resources Department at 910-893-1256 or email employment@campbell.edu.  Campbell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Campbell University maintains a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Accordingly, the University is committed to administering all educational and employment activities without discrimination as to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ethnicity or national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status and any other characteristic protected by law, except where appropriate and authorized by law. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, the following employment decisions and practices: hiring; upgrading; promotions; demotions or transfers; layoffs; recalls; terminations; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; selection for training, including apprenticeship; and recruitment or recruitment advertising.

Employees and applicants of Campbell University will not be subjected to any form of harassment or discrimination for exercising rights protected by, or because of their participation in, an investigation or compliance review related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, or any other federal or state nondiscrimination law, rule, or regulation.

Campbell University also maintains affirmative action programs to implement our equal employment opportunity policy. Employees or applicants who wish to review appropriate portions of these affirmative action programs may schedule an appointment to do so by contacting Human Resources at the Buies Creek campus, during normal business hours.

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