Assistant Librarian (50% STEM & 50% Generalist) – Notre Dame de Namur University

Assistant Librarian (50% STEM & 50% Generalist)

Reports to: Library Director

Status: Two part-time adjunct positions with eligibility for full-time benefits (12 months)

Supervises: STEM Library Student Assistants

Note:  50% of this position is HSI-STEM Grant funded

General Description:

The Assistant Librarian position combines two part-time positions, a Reference Librarian position (50%) and a grant funded STEM Librarian position (50%).

The person in this position is responsible for a broad range of activities related to the planning and implementation of library services, including reference, instruction, and collection development.  The STEM portion of this position involves activities related to the Library’s instructional program supporting the University’s Science & Technology departments.  These activities focus on enhancing library services for Hispanic and low income students majoring in STEM fields.


Specific Responsibilities/Duties:

1.       Reference

Provides reference assistance and extended research consultations for students, faculty and staff.  Generates interlibrary loan requests as needed.

2.       Information Literacy and Technology Instruction

Plans, develops, promotes, and conducts library lectures using a variety of teaching techniques to build information literacy and technology skills.  Applies a variety of assessment methods to measure the development of information literacy competencies.

3.       Collection Development

Assists in the management of the Library’s print and electronic collections to support the University’s curricular and research needs.  Selects, organizes, and annotates resources for library users.

4.       Professional Development/Participation

Serves the Library and NDNU through participation in appropriate faculty committees.  Contributes to the library profession through professional associations and other scholarly activities.  Engages in professional development opportunities to stay current with trends in the field.


Additional Responsibilities/Duties (STEM):

1.       Information Literacy and Technology Instruction

Develops curriculum and assessment tools for information literacy competencies based on standards and performance indicators specific to science and technology.  Utilizes a variety of teaching techniques to build technology fluency and research skills of STEM students.

2.       Collection Development

Serves as the library’s subject specialist for selecting, organizing, and annotating print and electronic resources to support STEM programs.

3.       Administration and Supervision

Develops and manages the library’s STEM student assistant program including peer-to-peer library outreach efforts.  Manages the Library’s STEM budget and collects data to evaluate program outcomes.



  • ·         Master’s degree in librarianship [MLS or MLIS] from an ALA accredited library school
  • ·         Minimum 2 years of full-time experience in an academic library preferred
  • ·         Demonstrated competency in reference work, preferably in an academic library
  • ·         Experience with information literacy instruction and assessment
  • ·         Willingness to make students active partners in the teaching/learning process
  • ·         Knowledge of the principles of collection development work
  • ·         Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • ·         Strong computer skills
  • ·         Commitment to diversity in higher education


Additional Qualifications (STEM):

  • ·         Education, experience or strong interest in STEM fields
  • ·         Demonstrated ability to manage projects and maintain detailed records
  • ·         Experience recruiting, supervising, and mentoring library student assistants preferred


Application Procedures:

NDNU is committed to providing an educational environment that supports a diverse student population. In your cover letter, please include information about your experiences in working in a diverse environment, and what qualities you would bring to supporting this commitment to inclusive excellence at NDNU.


Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Notre Dame de Namur University

Human Resources, Job # ALSM031913

1500 Ralston Avenue

Belmont, CA 94002

Or via email:

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