Public Services Librarian

This position provides vital services to the Bishop Mueller Library and Briar Cliff University. Participates in library public services including instruction, programming, collection management, and training student workers. 


  • Teaches information literacy sessions in collaboration with the University Librarian
  • Teach up to 6-credit hours per academic semester
  • Create web-based tutorials, training documents, and other instructional resources
  • In conjunction with library and university initiatives, plan and implement innovative library events and programming
  • Manage the library’s social media presence 
  • Contribute to the profession through activities such as publications, presentations, and participating in professional organizations
  • Assist the Library Assistant in training student workers, who will open, close, and staff the front desk during all hours of operation
  • Support the Library Assistant in answering reference and technology-based questions with the aid of student workers
  • Assist with the selection and weeding of print materials and equipment 
  • Recommend relevant policy/process changes to the University Librarian
  • Contribute to the mission of the University and library by serving on committees 
  • Collect relevant statistics for reporting and assessment
  • Other duties as assigned by the University Librarian


  • A Master of Library/Information Science degree (MLIS or MLS) from an ALA accredited program
  • 1-3 years of Library experience
  • Experience in teaching college students
  • Prior reference experience


  • Effective time management skills, flexibility, and ability to manage several projects at one time
  • Strong customer service orientation 
  • Excellent technology and computer skills

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Briar Cliff University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.