Employment Opportunities

Instruction/Liaison Librarian

Instruction/Liaison Librarian

Posted: April 19, 2023
Position Code: 425

Position Overview

McQuade Library at Merrimack College 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.

Merrimack College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, deliver, and evaluate general and course-integrated information literacy/library instruction programs.

  • Serve as primary liaison to subject areas 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.

  • Serves as contact and resource person for student assistants in the absence of Access Services staff.

  • Support the initiatives 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 institution 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 or Curriculum Vitae.

  • Names and contact information for three (3) references.

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

Required Vaccinations:

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. Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

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 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 Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith 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 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The College’s 260-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs 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 U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.