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Instructional Services Librarian - Point Loma Nazarene University - San Diego CA

The Instructional Services Librarian is a member of the Ryan Library faculty and is responsible for providing research support, information literacy instruction, and collection development for assigned academic and co-curricular areas. 

Ryan Library’s Instructional Services Librarians teach information literacy as a component of the Composition (writing) program and provide subject-specific research instruction in support of designated academic departments.

  • Collaborate with library colleagues to envision and prepare for emerging needs and opportunities within the university community
  • Provide course-related information literacy instruction, assignment design, and assessment
  • Develop and maintain online research guides and other supplemental resources for designated academic and co-curricular programs
  • Serve as departmental liaison for designated academic departments
  • Provide research support in person and via chat, e-mail, and phone to students, faculty, and staff in the library and beyond
  • Provide point-of-need instruction at the Research Help Desk one evening per week and occasional Saturdays
  • Participate in assessment of the information literacy component of the General Education Learning Outcomes
  • Coordinate collection development in designated academic areas
  • Serve on department and university committees


  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Experience providing research support, information literacy instruction, and collection development in an academic library setting

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