Research and Instruction Librarian - Macalester College


The DeWitt Wallace Library, Macalester College, has an opening for a Research and Instruction Librarian.  This is a four-year appointment, and it is an entry level position.  This entry level position is an excellent opportunity for an early career librarian to gain valuable experience, knowledge, skills, and competencies to thrive in an academic library context.  We are seeking someone who is enthusiastic, service-oriented, and intrested in working in a highly collaborative, creative, and innovative environment.  The successful candidate will be able to gain a depth and breadth of experiences and mentoring in an award-winning library.  Our college and library staff are committed to helping increase opportunities for individuals from underrepresented groups and are seeking applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Macalester College
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Application Deadline: 
Priority deadline, October 12, 2018. Position open until filled.
More Information: 

Core responsibilities inclue providing reference assistance and research consultations at our service desk, assisting with interlibrary loan, assisting the Research and Instruction (R&I) librarians with teaching, planning, delivery, and evaluation of library instruction and research services, and collaborating with colleagues on library projects and special events.  This position does require the ability to work some evenings and weekends.  Other job responsibilities will be assigned as interests and expertise develop.

Our staff were recognized by receiving the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries for college libraries in 2016.  We are an active member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance.

This is a 12 month full-time position. 4 year assignment.


  • ALA accredited Master's degree in Library Science required
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability and willingness to support , respect and commit to embracing diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view inorder to provide an environment that nurtures and inclusive community.

Additional information:

  • This position will provide opportunities to gain exposure in a variety of our areas of focus, such as Digital Liberal Arts, Open Access Publishing, Data Management, Digital Literacy, Maker Space development, scholarly communication, and Open Educational Resources (OER) and more.
  • Funding will be provided for at least one professional development opportunity per year including attending professional conferences and workshops.
  • Opportunities will be offered to explore the wide variety of positions in academic libaries in support of discovering and developing professional interests and passions.
  • Position reports to the Associate Library Director for Access, Instruction, and Research Services

Additional information will be found on our Macaelster Employment Opportunities webpage (

For best consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter in one PDF document through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage no later than Friday, October 12, 2018.  Review of applicants will begin immediately.