Jobs: 2 Liaison Librarians

4.3.17 –  Liaison Librarian: Undergraduate & First Year Experience
Liaison Librarian: College of Management & Technology
Walden University, USA (remote/online positions)

Sarah P’s comments: Walden listed 3 positions in 2015 and one previously in 2017. Walden is an established online university with “more than 47,800 students from all 50 states and more than 150 countries pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees”. However, the reviews on Glassdoor are mixed. Read them carefully to see if you could be a good fit with this organization.

Virtual: Adjunct Instructor, Library Media

4.13.17 –  Adjunct Instructor, Library Media (part-time)
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah

Sarah P’s comments:  Another virtual posting from someone new.  There are a few reviews but nothing which specifically addresses how they are to work for in the online environment.
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Southern Utah University, Utah’s designated public liberal arts and sciences university, is a comprehensive, regional graduate and undergraduate degree-granting university. Located in Cedar City, Utah, it is an accredited, state-supported institution with an enrollment of over 9,000 students. Home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival and surrounded by national parks, monuments, forests and wilderness areas that draw millions of visitors annually from around the world, it is only 40 minutes from great snow skiing and year-round golfing. It is located 2 ½ hours from Las Vegas and 3 ½ hours from Salt Lake City.

Southern Utah University invites applications for Adjunct Instructor, Library Media. This is a part-time, adjunct position to start 8/16/2017. Salary is the current rate as determined by President’s Council.

The Sherratt Library is seeking qualified individuals to teach sections of their LM 1010 Information Literacy course. This course is a basic introduction to information literacy skills and is taught online.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Teaches assigned sections of LM 1010 Information Literacy, delivered online only through a Canvas LMS instance, including making individualized assessments and submitting final grades; interacting with students.
2. Participates in meetings and training regarding LM 1010 courses, teaching methods, learning standards, and outcomes.
3. Works collegially with other instructional faculty and staff.

Required Qualifications:
1. MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or foreign equivalent, or demonstrably successful experience with information literacy-related instruction to undergraduate-age students in a collegiate setting.
2. Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks asynchronously in an academic environment.
3. Flexibility and interpersonal abilities of a nature to work successfully with a wide variety of students and library administration.
4. Ability to work independently and collegially with commitment to quality, engaged service.
5. Demonstrably effective communications skills with students and colleagues.
6. Commitment to effective teaching that supports student learning.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience or commitment to teaching at the college level (online and/or face-to-face).
2. Working knowledge of the library catalogs, databases, search strategies, Boolean searching, keyword selection, and search delimiters.
3. Understanding of college-level information literacy skills and the library research process.
4. Familiarity with online learning best practices. Experience with the Instructure Canvas Learning Management System.

Applicants need to apply online at (Job # F1600093) or use the direct link at and click on “Apply for this job”.

Individuals are asked to attach, electronically, the following required documents: a cover letter, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.
This position is open until filled. If you have questions or problems with the application process, contact Human Resources at or 435-865-8572. Southern Utah University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Southern Utah University
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Virtual: Archive Space Community Coordinator

3.28.17 –  Archive Space Community Coordinator
LYRASIS, Atlanta, GA, USA (remote)

Application Deadline: applications received by April 21, 2017 will receive priority consideration

Link to job posting:

Years of experience required: 3-5 in archives or closely related field

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: LYRASIS is seeking an ArchivesSpace Community Engagement Coordinator. This role is responsible for user support, training, outreach, and communications across the ArchivesSpace community and also works closely with member groups responsible for user documentation and testing. S/he will work under the direct supervision of the Program Manager but in close collaboration with others including the ArchivesSpace Tech Lead, LYRASIS staff and community members.

The ArchivesSpace application was first released in September 2013, and it is sustained by an active member community of over 300 organizations. Community collaboration and member contributions to all facets of ArchivesSpace—development, code review, migration support, technical and user documentation—are key to the advancement of both the ArchivesSpace application and member community.

Full position description is available at:

Job: Online Librarian

9/21/16 –  Online Librarian
American Public University System (APUS), USA

Sarah P’s comments:  APU was founded in 1991 to offer online degrees to the US Armed Forces.  The reviews from students and faculty are generally positive and they seem to be a growing organization. In the past two APUS has posted five different positions so it seem this model is working for them and could give someone a steady income while allowing some freedom to travel as long as you have a good internet connection.  It did not say whether the position requires US citizenship.

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Description• Reports To: Associate Dean, Online Librarians

• Department: Library and Instructional Design
• Office Location: Charles Town, WV
• FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
• Date Posted: September 21, 2016
• Date Closing: Open Until Filled

Synopsis of Role:

The Online Librarian works on a part-time, telecommuting basis and maintains faculty status. This position works in tandem with other librarians along with a departmental team of e-course material staff, copyright/508 auditors, and ePress specialists under the overall direction of the associate dean of online librarians, associate vice president of library operations and associate provost of academic affairs.  The online librarian has developed Web skills and specific subject credentials in support of the University’s academic programs. This position focuses on Web-based collection development and the selection of electronic course materials, including the creation of online program and subject portals in active partnerships with academic deans, program directors, faculty, and instructional developers. In addition, the online librarian collaborates in providing virtual reference services for students, including taking the lead for a select database, e-book program, or tutorial services.

Essential Functions:

• Works in classrooms as adjunct support.
• Develops a Web-based collection and electronic course material selection in support of the following programs:  information technology, information technology management, information systems security, and cybersecurity.
• Provides general reference service for American Public University System (APUS) faculty, students, and staff.
• Works collaboratively with academic deans, program chairs, faculty, and instructional developers.
• Specializes in one or more of the library’s contracted database, e-book, or student tutorial programs.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

• This position will primarily telecommute; therefore, a high-speed Internet connection with the ability to access American Public University System (APUS) VPN and the current campus-teaching platform and online library site is required. Desk space is available at the Charles Town, WV facilities.
• Must be flexible to work weekends and evenings as directed by the supervisor.
• Travel to one annual meeting and online training sessions required.
• Collegial team environment that stresses cooperative endeavors and encourages exploration.
• Requires a working telephone.


Required Skills:

• Professional library/archival skills with an emphasis on electronic formats.
• Ability to interact with students and faculty in a professional and timely manner through electronic media.
• Mastery of online searching and site construction in keeping with the products licensed by the online library.
• Facility with current online searching methods and emerging Web-based applications.
• Working knowledge of educational resources on the deep and open Web.
• Proactive, diplomatic support of the University’s programs.
• Ability to take initiative and work requiring minimum supervision.
• Portal construction skills working with HTML-based content management systems.

Required Experience:

• Master’s degree in Library and Information Science required; other advanced degrees in subject specialties taught at APUS preferred.
• Advanced coursework in APUS related programs, including APUS classes is preferred.
• Academic or special library experience in information technology or IT related field required.
• Online information services experience desired.
• Familiarity with office automation packages and knowledge of the changing web software landscape is preferred.


Job: Online Instructor -Archivist/Librarian

8.4.16 – Online Instructor – Archivist/Librarian
Preserve This, USA

Sarah P’s comments:  I would guess this is a new venture as I was unable to locate any information or reviews. It’s an interesting concept though. If anyone has any info, please share…

This is a contracted job to teach a 4-week self-paced, asynchronous course “Intro to Preservation of AV Materials” for the month of October. Instructor will provide weekly lessons in the form of pdfs, word docs, and screencasting. Instructor is responsible for assigning any readings, requiring any writing, creating any exams, and keeping students on track during the course.Instructor MUST have a comprehensive understanding of how to properly preserve audiovisual materials. Ideal job for a librarian or archivist.
It is preferable that instructor have experience teaching in an online format but it is not required. Tutorials and instruction will be provided for those who have never taught online before. This is a remote job. Compensation is competitive.
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Job Type: Contract

Other course topics we’re interested in:

  • Archival Data Management Systems
  • Digital Preservation
  • EAD3

We’re open to other ideas as well.

Please email: for more information.


Job: Info about Becoming a MEDLINE Indexer

5.30.16 – Becoming an Indexer for MEDLINE

Sarah P’s comments:  I was recently contacted by a qualified Health Sciences librarian (with a biomedical degree as well as MLIS) who is searching for a virtual position because there are no local opps in her area.  I have a friend who worked for the NLM (USA) as an indexer and I also happen to be taking a course in Health Sciences myself.  This week’s homework included learning how to use PubMed so I also looked into how to become a virtual indexer for them.

While this is mainly a USA opportunity, it is important to note that “citizenship is not mandatory for contractors” and that “about 1% of MEDLINE indexing is performed by indexers at the International MEDLARS Centers in Sweden and Brazil”.

Here is some information from their Frequently Asked Questions Page:

Who are the indexers, and what are their qualifications?

Most MEDLINE indexers are either Federal employees or employees of firms that have contracts with NLM for biomedical indexing. A prospective indexer must have no less than a bachelor’s degree in a biomedical science. A reading knowledge of certain modern foreign languages is typically sought. An increasing number of recent recruits hold advanced degrees in biomedical sciences. Federal employees must be United States citizens, but citizenship is not mandatory for contractors.

Indexers are trained in principles of MEDLINE indexing, using the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) controlled vocabulary as part of individualized training. The initial part of the training is based on an online training module (partially available to the public at, followed by a period of practice indexing. NLM does not accept other indexing training programs as a substitute.

About 1% of MEDLINE indexing is performed by indexers at the International MEDLARS Centers in Sweden and Brazil.

How can I become an indexer?

Indexing vacancies at the National Library of Medicine are filled competitively. Any such vacancy is listed on NLM’s Web site. Indexers generally are classified as Technical Information Specialists, in the GS-1412 job series. The normal career ladder goes from GS-9 to GS-12.

For information about applying for work as an indexer with NLM’s contractors, please contact the Index Section for a listing of all firms with a current indexing contract.

I’ve heard that I can do indexing work at home. How do I apply for this type of position?

Contract indexers work from their homes once their training has been completed. Indexers who are Federal employees may qualify to telework for two or three days each week under the NIH Telework Program. See the preceding paragraph for information on applying for either type of indexing position.

How can I apply for a job as an abstract writer for MEDLINE?

No original abstracts are created for MEDLINE. Author abstracts in English published in a journal are input for MEDLINE.

How can I apply for a job as a translator with the Index Section?

Although journals from many languages are represented in MEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine does not translate the articles. Indexers who perform subject analysis of the articles typically have a reading knowledge of scientific terminology in one or more foreign languages. They read and comprehend the articles, but they do not need to translate them in order to index them.


Job: Part-time Liaison Librarian

8/25/15 –  Liaison  Librarian (part-time)
Walden University, USA (remote/online position)

Sarah P’s comments:  Walden is an established online university with “more than 47,800 students from all 50 states and more than 150 countries pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees”.  As such this is an interesting opportunity to work independently while establishing an international aspect to your career.  It is also a chance for non-US librarians to work for a US university.  The cons are that the reviews on Glassdoor are mixed.  Read them carefully to see if you could be a good fit with this organization.

General Summary:
Walden University offers online graduate and undergraduate degree programs in education, business, health, nursing, and the social and behavioral sciences. The University Library is seeking a professional to join us as a Liaison Librarian.

Liaison / Outreach Role & Responsibilities (Approximately 20 hours/week)

  • Serve as the Library’s expert on the needs of the faculty and students in designated programs.
  • Collect information and data both anecdotal and statistical to identify points in programs that demand library instruction or intervention.
  • Maintain knowledge of the evolving content of the curriculum, goals, and expected outcomes.
  • Identify first courses or early courses where students need to develop information literacy skills and final or large scale research projects where students need advanced research skills.
  • Identify, establish, and maintain contact (outreach) with the key stakeholders in the academic programs, academic centers, and course development.
  • Identify opportunities for library content to be updated, created, and integrated into courses and programs. (course maintenance and development)
  • Networking and awareness of program structure, benchmarking with appropriate institutions and understanding program expectations.
  • Develop an annual review schedule of programs to identify upgrades, outdated materials and new opportunities to support students and faculty.
  • Review course scope and sequence documents and identify problems and/or needs for instruction development.
  • Provide literature review consultations, and support for doctoral students.
  • Complete faculty and staff research support on request.
  • Develop internal training related to assigned programs and subject areas for staff librarians.

Instruction Role & Responsibilities (Approximately 10 hours/week)

  • All Liaison Librarians must be trained and involved in production of instructional pieces including assignment guides, quick answers, library labs, tutorials, videos, etc.
  • Liaisons will work more specifically within their programs to develop and deliver instruction.
  • Liaisons will staff in-person and virtual Residencies and develop instructional and informational materials to improve Residency-based Library experience for students and faculty.

Reference Role & Responsibilities (Approximately 10 hours/week)

  • All Liaison Librarians will staff the reference desk.


  • ALA accredited master’s degree
  • At least one year of recent academic library experience.
  • Experience searching the major academic databases.
  • Expert-level research ability in online databases.
  • Experience teaching information literacy skills including the use of online databases
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision


  • Experience in an online academic library serving students at a distance.
  • Experience supporting doctoral level information literacy outcomes.

Other information:

  • This is a full time 40 hour per week associate librarian position.
  • Regular hours are Monday through Friday with occasional nights and weekends.
  • Travel will be required up to four times per year.

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