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Instructional Services/Interlibrary Loan Librarian

The Instructional Services/Interlibrary Loan Librarian is responsible for promoting and coordinating information literacy across multiple disciplines for a diverse community of students, staff, and faculty; presenting library instruction classes; providing reference services; and managing the interlibrary loan program.  Normal working hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday with one evening per week and approximately one weekend per month when classes are in session.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities Include:

  • Provides information literacy instruction for students, faculty, and staff
  • Designs face-to-face and online instructional materials
  • Schedules and facilitates course-integrated instructional sessions, and coordinates instruction via faculty
  • Assesses instructional programs, including collecting session attendance data and feedback regarding library instructor effectiveness, student and faculty satisfaction, and incorporates assessment data to improve instruction overall
  • Creates library guides (LibGuides) for faculty and students to assist with assignments and course work
  • Assists with maintenance of the Welder Library webpage
  • Staffs the circulation desk providing reference service, and works unsupervised one evening per week and approximately one weekend per month when classes are in session
  • Leads the interlibrary loan section to provide library resources not available at the Welder Library
  • Utilizes a variety of online, bibliographic databases and ILLiad (ILL management software) to process and monitor interlibrary loan requests to and from the Welder Library
  • Verifies, locates, and replies to interlibrary loan requests, sends out requested materials via courier and mail, and works with Integrated Library System circulation software to determine interlibrary loan item status and location

Desired Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience include:

  • Master of Information Studies (MIS) or Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) (or equivalent) from an American Library Association-regionally accredited institution with three years professional experience in an academic library required
  • Experience in distance education, library technology, teaching, and use of a learning management system are desirable
  • Upholds and supports the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary
  • Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities
  • Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the office of Academic Affairs and throughout the university in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with Library, campus, and community members
  • Ability to exhibit tact and diplomacy when interacting with colleagues University-wide
  • Ability to effectively coordinate multiple projects and establish priorities among competing demands and to adapt to changes in the work environment
  • Ability to conduct research and develop solutions to assigned administrative problems
  • Ability to produce clear written documentation for different types of audiences. Ability to speak persuasively and confidently to large and diverse audiences and to listen to and respond to people’s situations in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism. Exceptionally self-motivated and directed
  • Exceptional service orientation and high ethical standards
  • Ability to manage data, documents, and other information locally and via online networks

The University of Mary overlooks the beautiful Missouri river and is located in Bismarck, North Dakota, a community of approximately 80,000 people, with wonderful family and parish life, friendly neighborhoods, enjoyable recreational and cultural facilities, a low crime rate, clean air, and excellent schools.  The University of Mary, with an enrollment of over 3,000 students, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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We welcome your interest in joining the University of Mary. To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to or mail to University of Mary, Attn: Human Resources, 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504.

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