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Metropolitan State University is hiring a Community (Adjunct) Faculty in Library and Information Services. This part-time librarian will be hired for the spring semester (4 credits, about 2 days per week during the semester).


Text courtesy of Alec Sonsteby, Associate Professor and Librarian, Metropolitan State University

Metropolitan State University, a vibrant and growing public, urban university, is seeking applications for one 4-credit Community (adjunct) Faculty position within the Library and Information Services Department beginning January or February 2020 for spring semester. Fulfillment of the contract requires working about 2 days each week of the spring term. Successful applicants may be rehired as needed on a semester-by-semester basis.

Job Description

  • Provide reference service in person, by phone, by email, and via chat, which may include some evening or weekend work.
  • Provide support in the use of library and information resources.
  • May work with the Library’s social media team or assist the Library’s Events Committee.
  • Work on special projects that may include developing or updating instructional materials, investigating and recommending new technologies or student-centered services, or collection-related initiatives.

Required Qualifications

  • LA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science earned no later than January 6, 2020.
  • Experience providing reference service and research services.
  • Communication skills (written & verbal) to communicate with a variety of persons and groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience providing public service in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work positively in a changing, fast-paced environment.
  • Experience developing online information literacy tutorials, modules, learning objects, etc.
  • Commitment to user-centered library services.
  • Interest in new and emerging technologies and their applications in academic libraries.


To apply, go to the Metropolitan State University website.

*To comply with privacy and data practices requirements, please refrain from including personal information or photographs in your application materials.

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Closing Date: December 16, 2019

Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position;
  • Current curriculum vita or resume;
  • Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers; at least two (2) of the references must be able to address teaching effectiveness;
  • Transcripts – Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date of your highest attained degree, with your name and the academic institution’s name/logo are required. 

If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact the Human Resources Division at or 651-793-1275.

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Written by

Jordan Wagaman
Communications Specialist & Graphic Designer