Liaison and Instruction Librarian

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Job Description

The Liaison and Instruction Librarian (LIL) is a new position for the University that will play a critical role in developing and delivering outstanding liaison and instruction services to students and faculty. With a focus on enhancing our liaison and instruction program to better support student success, the LIL will join a team of librarians who work closely with faculty to deliver effective, outcomes-based instruction.  Our goal is to provide information literacy instruction that enables student achievement, fosters enthusiasm for inquiry, and provides students with the skills they need to be successful independent researchers, ethical consumers and producers of information, and well-informed members of society. The LIL will help to ensure that our services are aligned with best practices for informational literacy instruction and assessment, and will serve as the department’s liaison and instruction coordinator for data collection, scheduling, and reporting.   


In addition to providing effective and engaging instruction, the LIL will serve as a departmental liaison to undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including to the Conservatory of Music. This responsibility includes regular communication with faculty, subject-specific and curriculum-based collection development assistance and maintenance, and curating resources to support teaching and learning. This position also offers one-on-one research assistance to students and faculty and provides reference and information services on the reference desk. The schedule may include a regular evening and Sunday rotation.

As a team, we pride ourselves on supporting one another in pursuit of our goal of providing outstanding library services and resources to our campus community.



  • Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.

  • At least one year of instruction and assessment experience in a higher education environment preferred.

  • Experience with online instruction preferred.

  • Educational or relevant experience in Business, Nursing, and/or Music preferred or an equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, or experience.


Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, long-term disability, life insurance and free parking.


About Capital University

Founded in 1830, Capital University is a mid-sized, comprehensive, private university whose community values of diversity, free inquiry, ethical reflection and civic engagement are strongly promoted within the Lutheran tradition of higher education. The University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in an atmosphere of personal attention to students. The academic units at Capital University include the College and the Law School. Five schools comprise the College: School of Natural Sciences, Nursing, and Health; School of Management and Leadership; School of Social Sciences and Education; Conservatory of Music and School of Communication; and School of Humanities. The University enrolls approximately 3,600 students, including 2,200 traditional undergraduates. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Capital is committed to building a diverse community and encourages applications from women and minorities. 

Capital University calls Columbus, Ohio, home. As the 16th largest city in the nation, Ohio’s capital and most populated city, Columbus is rich in cultural diversity and the arts, the center of the state’s political activity, and home to several Fortune 500 companies. Columbus ranks in Money magazine’s picks of the ten best big cities.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to:


Please use “Liaison Librarian” as the subject line of the email.


The position will be open until filled.


For more information on Capital University, visit our website at  

Capital University is an equal opportunity employer, and supports a diverse and inclusive campus community. Capital University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by the law.

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