Job: Reference & Instruction Librarian

General Information
Reference & Instruction Librarian

Number position available:

Competitive. Commensurate with experience.

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the library's Information Literacy Instruction program
  • Delivers instruction in-person and online (synchronous & asynchronous) using best practices for learning, teaching, and information literacy
  • Closely collaborate with faculty, librarians and other university personnel to achieve information literacy learning outcomes in demonstrable ways
  • Develops and manages library component of student and faculty orientation programs
  • Participates with other staff in developing information literacy instruction materials
  • Oversees the creation and continued development of learning objects, including tutorials and multimedia projects, for critical thinking and information literacy learning objectives
  • Promotes student success and retention through advocacy of library services and resources.
  • Participates in the assessment of student learning and evaluation of the overall effectiveness of our instructional services
  • Develops and provides instructional sessions/modules and reference using online resources, including iTunes U, the library's website and other media
  • Functions as the library's liaison to the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of International Communication
  • Assists faculty in integrating library resources with online and face-to-face classes
  • Provides reference services whenever necessary, on-call, by appointment, and via email, chat, and text
  • Provides individual consulting services for students and faculty
  • Evaluates print and electronic reference materials
  • Stays abreast of innovations and best practices in higher education, librarianship, and emerging technologies through professional literature and conferences
  • Serves on university committees and teams as required / appropriate
  • Participates in the Lynn University Academic Council meetings
  • Participates in regional and statewide consortia including SEFLIN and ICUF
  • Assists in the development and documentation of library policies and procedures
  • Partners with faculty, staff and students, as well as the broader community, giving guidance and instruction on library collections and services
  • Provides reference assistance and research help to students
  • Participates in ongoing strategic planning and positioning of the library in the center of Lynn's priorities for teaching and learning
  • Participates in collection development activities
  • Serves as a backup for other library staff and/or the director in their absence
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required
  • Performs other duties as required

  • Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • 1-3 years library public services experience, preferably in higher education
  • Experience teaching, training, and instructing students, preferably in higher education
  • Ability to work effectively with and provide service for a diverse academic community.
  • Ability to work with teams of colleagues with whom there is no direct reporting relationship to bring projects to satisfactory and timely completion
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies quickly
  • Demonstrated understanding of the information needs of students (preferably in higher education), including experience serving students through research help and reference assistance
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills


Job open date:

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

Job Type:

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Lynn University Library

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

3601 North Military Trail

Address 2:
Lynn University Library

Boca Raton


Palm Beach

Institution Information
Institution Name :
Lynn University Library

3601 North Military Trail

Address 2:
Lynn University Library

Boca Raton



Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Amy Filiatreau

Contact Email:

Contact Phone:

Contact Fax:

How to apply

Apply online at NOTE: Include a cover letter and complete CV/Resume, along with three professional references. 

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