Job: Reference & Instruction Librarian

General Information
Reference & Instruction Librarian

Number position available:


Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

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


Lynn is currently accepting applications for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian.

The Reference and Instruction Librarian leads the development, promotion and provision of Information Literacy instruction throughout the curriculum; provides reference and research assistance to students; works closely with the faculty to provide content and research assistance for their courses, and participates in the positioning of the library as a strategic asset to the teaching and learning goals of Lynn University.

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
  • 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


Minimum Qualifications

  • 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 N Military Trl

Boca Raton


Palm Beach

Institution Information
Institution Name :
Lynn University

3601 N Military Trl

Boca Raton



Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Amy Filiatreau

Contact Email:

Contact Phone:

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How to apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and references at 

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