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Student Success and Instruction Librarian - Bushnell University - Eugene, OR


Job Summary: Develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive and integrated information literacy plan, and provide and oversee bibliographic and information literacy instruction for students and faculty. Develop and implement a full range of appropriate research and reference services for students, faculty, and other users. Collaborate with faculty and administrators to promote and incorporate library services and instruction within the curriculum. In cooperation with library staff and faculty, develop the collection through ongoing and systematic selection and weeding. Requires evening and weekend hours.

About Bushnell University: Bushnell University is a Christian, private, liberal-arts, comprehensive university closely affiliated with churches of the Stone-Campbell/Restoration Movement. From this unique heritage Bushnell University embraces the ideal that we are “Christians only” – but not the “only Christians” – and offers its resources to students and congregations of many church traditions. These students are affiliated with denominational and non-denominational groups, such as Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Foursquare, Lutheran, Nazarene, Episcopal, Assembly of God, Catholic, and Community Churches. The University was founded in 1895 and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.


  • Cultivate and sustain collaborative relationships with students, staff, and faculty in support of student success.
  • Develop and provide integrated information literacy sessions within the curriculum.
  • Create online instructional materials, like LibGuides, online tutorials, and other asynchronous methods.
  • Provide reference assistance, in-person and online, to the University communities. (Some evening and weekend hours may be required.)
  • Teach course-related library instruction sessions and stand-alone workshops.
  • Participate in assessment and other quality improvement activities.
  • Solicit and discuss information on research and instructional resource needs from faculty and patrons.
  • Participate in ongoing communication through discussions and recommendations for purchases and collection development.
  • Provide leadership and supervision of academic coaching/tutoring services (math and writing).
  • Serve on university committees, including but not limited to, Gen Ed Committee and Curriculum Review Committee.
  • Manage the library’s online databases, including reviewing and being familiar with licenses, keeping our user base informed of updates and changes, and reviewing and recommending online resources to add or eliminate from our offerings.
  • Assist with planning and implementation of library displays and outreach events.
  • Manage and supervise library operations in the dean’s absence as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the dean.


  • MLIS from ALA-accredited program
  • Interest or knowledge in ACRL information literacy standards and framework
  • Demonstrated interest in public service, student-centered values, and outreach
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Effective communicator, both written and verbal, with demonstrated ability to employ tact, empathy, patience, and respect with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Demonstrated ability to create and deliver engaging and effective presentations in a variety of settings and modalities
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty and library colleagues
  • Collaborative team player with ability to work independently
  • Creative, resourceful, and flexible
  • Quick learner; committed to efficiency and accuracy
  • Self-motivated, dependable and reliable
  • Demonstrates a commitment to and high level of professionalism
  • Ability to perform the physical tasks, including moving loaded book carts, retrieving and shelving books from low and high shelves, climbing stairs, occasional moderate lifting, and visually reading computer screens, paper forms, and information in library materials such as books or videos.
  • Exercise sound judgment and decision-making
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience, preferably in an academic library environment
  • Proficient in working with Koha, ESBCO EDS, and EZ Proxy
  • Interest or knowledge in serving online students and first generation college students
  • Knowledge of or experience with instructional design concepts and/or educational technology
  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse groups
  • Interest in and potential for establishing a record of professional achievement, scholarship, and service


Go here to apply:
  • Bushnell Employment Application
  • Cover letter addressing skills, experience, and knowledge
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement that addresses:
    • how a maturing Christian faith finds expression in the candidate’s personal life, family life, community life, and current church membership;
    • how the candidate integrates faith into his or her work life;
    • the candidate’s understanding of and ability to support Bushnell University’s Theological Context for Community Life statement.
  • Contact information for three references, preferably including the applicant’s pastor or other appropriate church leader who is able to address the applicant’s faith background.