Liaison Librarian, Undergraduate & First-Year Experience at Walden University- Minneapolis, MN

Liaison Librarian in the following subject areas: Undergraduate and First Year Experience Liaison / Outreach Role & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the Library’s expert on the needs of the faculty and students in designated areas.
  • Collect information and data both anecdotal and statistical to identify points in programs that would benefit from library instruction or intervention.
  • Maintain knowledge of the evolving content of the curriculum, goals, and expected outcomes.
  • Identify first courses or early courses where students need to develop information literacy skills.
  • Identify, establish, and maintain contact (outreach) with the key stakeholders in the academic programs, academic centers, and course development.
  • Identify opportunities for library content to be updated, created, and integrated into courses and programs. (course maintenance and development)
  • Maintain awareness of program structures and understand program expectations.
  • Follow professional trends, industry standards, and benchmark services against other comparable institutions.
  • Develop an annual review schedule of programs to identify upgrades, outdated materials, and new opportunities to support students and faculty.
  • Review course scope and sequence documents and identify problems and/or needs for instruction development.
  • Complete faculty and staff research support on request.
  • Develop internal training related to assigned programs and subject areas for staff librarians.

Instruction Role & Responsibilities:

  • All Liaison Librarians must be trained and involved in the production of instructional pieces including assignment guides, quick answers, library labs, tutorials, videos, etc.
  • Develop and deliver instruction targeted to first year and undergraduate students.
  • Liaisons will staff in-person and virtual Residencies and develop instructional and informational materials to improve Residency-based Library experience for students and faculty.

Reference Role & Responsibilities:

  • All Liaison Librarians will staff the reference desk.


  • ALA accredited master’s degree.
  • Experience searching the major academic databases.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Reliable high-speed internet connection.
  • Expert-level research ability in online databases.
  • Experience in library instruction, information literacy skills development, or other applicable teaching experience


  • Previous work with undergraduate and first-year populations.
  • Experience in an online academic library serving students at a distance.
  • Experience supporting doctoral level information literacy outcomes.

Other information:

  • This is a virtual position.
  • This is a salaried, 40 hour per week, associate librarian position with full benefits.
  • Regular hours are Monday through Friday with occasional nights and weekends.
  • Travel may be required up to four times per year.

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