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The Instruction and Outreach Librarian is a full-time, exempt position with faculty rank (Assistant or Associate) who reports to the Dean of the Library. Our team of six, plus student staff serves more than 1,400 traditional undergraduates and over 7,000 adult and distance learners in a dynamic and growing academic institution. The library offers a creative and friendly environment that focuses on student and faculty support. We are a flexible team that embraces new technology and user demands to provide excellent library service.
The Instruction and Outreach Librarian assists students, both traditional undergraduates as well as online, adult students, by providing classroom instruction and by being the lead for the Book A Librarian research help appointments.
This 12-month, contractual position offers a faculty rank of Assistant or Associate with staff benefits and paid time off. This position will require evening and occasional weekend hours during the fall and spring semesters.
Colorado Christian University is the premier interdenominational Christian university in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, delivering world class education to thousands of students. The fully accredited, nonprofit University is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.
Colorado Christian University was founded in 1914. CCU’s motto is "grace and truth," which comes from John 1.14: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (ESV)
CCU's mission is Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. Colorado Christian University cultivates knowledge and love of God in a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars, with an enduring commitment to the integration of exemplary academics, spiritual formation, and engagement with the world. We envision graduates who think critically and creatively, lead with high ethical and professional standards, embody the character and compassion of Jesus Christ, treasure the gospel, and who thereby are prepared to impact the world in their callings.
CCU’s embraces an educational model that was there at the foundation of many of the great western and American universities. It is made up of three pillars—competence, character, and Christ-centered faith. Secular universities have abandoned two of those pillars. We think this is a major oversight that eventually undermines education. Furthermore, we believe this classical educational model is both life-giving and greatly needed in our time.
A leader in higher education, CCU has been consistently ranked in the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide for its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. CCU has had ten consecutive years of enrollment growth and has been named one of the five fastest-growing master’s granting universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
CCU offers more than 100 degree program options for traditional and adult students through its two colleges--the College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies. More than 8,000 students attend the University on the main campus, in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online.
What is most appealing about working at CCU?
Faith-friendly: CCU’s culture is unique to higher education. Where else can you pursue academic excellence yet read the Holy Bible, pray with teammates and students at work, and work to impact our culture in support of Christian values?
Convictionally Christian: As a university, we have an enduring commitment to Christ, his kingdom and the truth of God’s Word.
Live out your calling: We are a traditional evangelical university where you can invest your God-given talents and abilities alongside coworkers and teammates, while having a profound influence on students as they deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Equip students for kingdom work: You can be a part of helping students discover their callings and preparing them for positions of significant leadership in the church, business, government, education, and other professions, as a key part of our University's Strategic Priorities.
We are looking for candidates who have:
Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program (or completion by August 2021).
Library work experience, which can include paraprofessional, internship, practicum, etc. Academic library experience is preferred.
Instruction and/or reference experience.
Excellent collaboration skills and strong commitment to teamwork.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Self-motivation and self-direction, with flexibility and ability to adapt to a changing environment.
Ability to balance creativity and practicality while setting and achieving goals.
Familiarity with Learning Management Software (LMS), LibGuides, and Integrated Library System (ILS).
Familiarity with professional issues, trends, and technology in academic librarianship
Key Job Duties
Contribute to CCU’s mission: Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. The Instruction and Outreach Librarian contributes to the University’s mission through their work both inside and outside of the classroom as they teach classes, ensure student access to necessary resources, and collaborate with faculty and staff to enhance and advance exemplary academics, spiritual growth, and engagement with the world.
Lead library classroom instruction, in-person and online, approximately 60-80 instructions per year.
Lead the Book A Librarian signature service and meet with students in one-on-one appointments for approximately 3-6 sessions per week.
Build and maintain effective relationships with both on-site and online faculty.
Focus on specific outreach to the College of Adult and Graduate Studies students and faculty.
Increase the visibility of the library and library resources through the LMS, syllabi, etc.
Design and promote an Information Literacy curriculum.
Use LibGuides, chat, Zoom, and other tools to reach students on and off campus.
Collaborate with librarians and teaching faculty on various projects.
Manage the Library Research Award process (undergraduate award).
Serve on faculty and consortia committees.
Contribute to the day-to-day operation of the academic library.
Perform other duties as assigned.
While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee may work occasional irregular hours, including some nights and weekends. Regular public presentations to students, parents, and external constituents required. Colorado Christian University expects all faculty and staff to become a part of the University community by participating in activities and events that occur on the campus throughout the year, which may occur during evenings and weekends.
What we offer our employees:
We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages to all employees. Our benefit package includes: a tuition waiver program, excellent healthcare, generous paid time off, matching 403(b) retirement plan, and additional organizational paid benefits and voluntary benefit offerings. Pay and benefits will be discussed in more detail as candidates progress through the interview process.
Faculty pay will be assigned by rank at a range of $50,000-$60,000. Pay is assigned by reviewing a combination of job-related factors that may include: internal/external pay equity, the salary structure/pay grade, or a candidate’s qualifications/experience for the job. A wage range posted is not a guarantee of a specific wage and CCU reserves the right to make pay decisions based on economic and equity considerations. CCU does not determine pay based on sex or any other protected status.
Internal Number: 884
About Colorado Christian University
With a heritage dating back to 1914, Colorado Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. Just a few minutes from downtown Denver, CCU is uniquely positioned to offer students a distinctive variety of educational opportunities and experiences.