Instruction/Liaison Librarian

Instruction/Liaison Librarian

Posted: November 2, 2022
Position Code: 425

Position Overview & Responsibilities

McQuade Library seeks an energetic and experienced librarian to fill the position of Instruction/Liaison Librarian. This librarian will provide research services to library users, conduct information literacy workshops, create instructional materials, and participate in collection development and serve as a faculty liaison. Reporting to the Head Librarian, this full time position will focus on the library’s efforts to engage the Merrimack community with research skills and tools of scholarship. Evening shifts are required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, deliver, and evaluate general and course-integrated information literacy/library instruction programs.
  • Serve as primary liaison to subject areas of faculty and users; identifies, meets, and facilitates ongoing communication about resource needs and service expectations.
  • Provide in-depth and specialized research consultations and reference assistance to library users.
  • Assist with the development, management, evaluation, and promotion of collections in assigned subject areas.
  • Create Course Research Guides, Subject Guides, instructional videos, and other materials for web publication in assigned areas.
  • Collaborates with professional library staff on policy documents.
  • Acts as Library representative on relevant faculty and campus committees.
  • Serve as contact and resource person for student assistants in the absence of Access Services staff.
  • Support the initiative of the Head Librarian.


  • Master’s degree in Library or Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited institution.
  • At least 2 years library experience providing reference services and teaching library workshops in an academic setting.
  • Experience with integrated library systems, online catalogs, internet searching, electronic databases, and Libguides.
  • Knowledge of information literacy concepts, competencies, and best practices. Familiarity with information resources in a variety of formats.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and ability to apply best practices in this area to librarianship and all aspects of the position.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as a team member of the Instruction/Liaison team in outreach, relationship building, and collaboration with faculty.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, presentation, and collaborations skills and strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in work environment and technology.
  • A record of successful interaction with faculty, students, staff, and administrators in an intuition of higher education.

Application Materials Should Include:

  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive institution of higher learning.
  • Resume

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Required Vaccinations and Remote Work

This is an on-campus position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community.

All Merrimack College students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and up to date with booster recommendations as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), or attest to a medical, religious or personal concern about being vaccinated. Every member of the Merrimack College community must take personal responsibility and complete an attestation that validates each individual’s compliance with the College’s COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Catholic and Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Catholic and Augustinian mission and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 4,000 undergraduate and some 1,400 graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries. The College features more than 100 career-focused undergraduate, professional and graduate programs, all taught by exceptional faculty who are passionate about their subject and student success. The College comprises five schools: liberal arts, science and engineering, nursing and health sciences, the Winston school of education and social policy, and the Girard school of business. The College’s suburban 240-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in the towns of North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges and Universities/Larger Programs (M1) institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up in the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 34th out of 175 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2022. Merrimack also ranked 3rd in the Most Innovative Schools category. Merrimack is a NCAA Division I athletic institution.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.