Temporary Librarian - Open Pool

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO 80523

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description

Working Title Temporary Librarian - Open Pool

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Posting Number 202000096F

Proposed Annual Salary Range $64,000-74,000

Employee Benefits

Position Type Faculty

Work Hours/Week

Description of Work Unit

The Colorado State University Libraries is a technologically sophisticated environment with extensive electronic resources collections and services primarily located in Morgan Library. CSU is making a strong strategic investment to ensure that our academic libraries meet the needs of the institution, now and into the future. A strong collaboration exists and is burgeoning with the Vice President for Research.

Colorado State University was established as the land-grant institution of the State of Colorado in 1870. Student enrollment is more than 28,000, and the University employs 7,000 faculty and staff. Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a dynamic community with a population of approximately 161,000, and situated 65 miles north of Denver, at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Averaging 300 days of sunshine per year, with low humidity and moderate winters, Fort Collins is ideally located for a variety of recreational, cultural, and family activities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and has a comprehensive online presence at http://lib.colostate.edu.

Tenure/Tenure Track? No

% Research

% Teaching

% Service

% Administration

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 05/17/2021

Number of Vacancies

Desired Start Date

Position End Date

Position Summary


Colorado State University Libraries will establish and maintain a pool of librarians from which future appointments to temporary positions may be made. Appointments may be part-time or full-time, depending on the nature of the position and the duties assigned. This temporary librarian pool is anticipated to remain continuously active through May 17, 2021.


Various assignments may include:

• Research assistance, including virtual, text, and/or chat reference support.

• Library instruction for classes and groups.

• Collection management analysis or activities in support of specific academic disciplines.

• Access service support, including circulation and shelving projects.

• Cataloging and metadata creation.

• Digitization and archival processing.

• Special projects.


Rank is at the Instructor (faculty) level. Faculty may select from several insurance options for medical, life, dental, and personal disability insurance, as well as retirement plans. Full-time faculty earn 24 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave annually. Optional deferred compensation.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

Graduate degree in library science or equivalent professional experience gained in fulfilling the above responsibilities; excellent oral and written skills; excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; and the ability to work in a team environment.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications for this pool, and outlining your areas of expertise, plus a resume or CV, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

This pool is valid through May 17, 2021. After that time you will need to reapply if a new pool is established.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity (https://oeo.colostate.edu/) is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523, (970) 491-1715.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities.

Search Contact Sande Innes, sande.innes@colostate.edu

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research


Research assistance, including virtual, text, and/or chat reference support.

Percentage Of Time TBD

Job Duty Category Instruction


Library instruction for classes and groups.

Percentage Of Time TBD

Job Duty Category Analysis


Collection management analysis or activities in support of specific academic disciplines.

Percentage Of Time TBD

Job Duty Category Access support


Access service support, including circulation and shelving projects.

Percentage Of Time TBD

Job Duty Category Cataloging


Cataloging and metadata creation.

Percentage Of Time TBD

Job Duty Category Digitization


Digitization and archival processing.

Percentage Of Time TBD

Job Duty Category Other


Special projects

Percentage Of Time TBD

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

+ Cover Letter

+ Resume or CV

Optional Documents

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