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Business Research and Instruction Librarian, UW Bothell

Notice of Vacancy December 6, 2017. Applications should be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2018.

TITLE: Business Research & Instruction Librarian (two separate vacancies, each with additional liaison areas:  Computer Science, or Economics)

LOCATION: University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library

The Libraries

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Library


The University of Washington Libraries serves the students, faculty, and staff of Cascadia College and the University of Washington Bothell at their co-located campus in Bothell, located 18 miles north of downtown Seattle. UW Bothell currently offers programs in Business; Computing and Software Systems; Educational Studies; Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Nursing and Health Studies. More information on UW Bothell and its programs can be found at http://www.uwb.edu. Cascadia College offers a wide range of Associate degrees and certificates, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices. More about Cascadia College can be found at http://www.cascadia.edu/.


Diversity is a core value of the UW Bothell and Cascadia College Library. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. A majority of our students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups. Library staff work collaboratively to provide culturally relevant services and resources that reflect the diversity of our campus community, and to foster an inclusive learning environment for our users. Information about the Library’s Equity, Diversity and Social Justice programming is available here: http://libguides.uwb.edu/libraryEDSJteam

The position

The Business Research & Instruction Librarians will liaise with UW Bothell’s School of Business. One position will also liaise with the Computing and Software Systems division in UW Bothell’s School of Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) and with the Business and Information Technology program at Cascadia College. The other position will liaise with the UW Bothell School of Business’ new Economics major (due to launch in Fall 2018) and with the Business and Economics faculty at Cascadia College.

The Business Research & Instruction Librarians will be part of a subject librarian team that also provides a full range of information literacy instruction across the general education curriculum, and will collaborate with faculty to integrate instruction into foundational programs and courses such as the first-year experience and introductory college writing.

Under the general direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning, the librarians will partner with colleagues within the Library, across the campus, and at the UW Bothell School of Business’ off-site Eastside Leadership Center to develop, deliver, and assess in-person and online course-integrated instruction, and will utilize learning technologies and pedagogies in support of student learning. Further information about our teaching and learning program is available at http://guides.lib.uw.edu/bothell/teaching.

The UW Bothell School of Business offers undergraduate and graduate degrees on campus and at their Eastside Leadership Center (ELC) located nearby in Bellevue, WA. More information located at https://www.uwb.edu/business and https://www.uwb.edu/business/elc. The UW Bothell School of STEM’s Computer Software and Systems division offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees; more information is located at https://www.uwb.edu/css. Cascadia College’s Business and Information Technology program offers Associate degrees in Networking Infrastructure Technology and Web Application Programming, and will be launching a Bachelors in Applied Science in Mobile Application Development in Fall 2018. More information located at http://www.cascadia.edu/programs/certificate/.

Specific responsibilities and duties:

  • Provides classroom and online instruction for targeted courses within the Library’s integrated information literacy program in the general education curriculum, including College 101 and English 102 at Cascadia College, and Discovery Core and Research Writing classes in the first year program at UW Bothell
  • Working collaboratively, and in consultation with the Head of Collections, will select print and electronic materials for the undergraduate and graduate business and computer science or economics curricula, informed by the larger research collections across the UW Libraries and regional consortia. Includes collaborative tri-campus efforts with counterpart colleagues at UW Seattle and UW Tacoma to meet collection needs for each campus
  • In consultation with the Head of Public Services, will provide assistance for a range of research inquiries in the Library’s Information Commons and online through the UW Libraries’ email and chat reference serviceS
  • Occasional evening and weekend reference and instruction work will be required
  • Some travel will be required
  • Librarians are expected to play an active role in planning and assessing library services, and to take responsibility for their professional development in pursuit of promotion and continuing



  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in the provision of instruction services in a college or university setting. Familiarity with information literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies, and assessment


  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies and online learning pedagogies in support of hybrid and online instruction
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in the provision of reference services to college or university students, in person and online. Strong user centered public service philosophy
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in working with students from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities who possess a wide range of educational goals
  • Experience or coursework in business, economics, business librarianship, computer science, science and technology librarianship or related fields
  • Ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and cooperation are essential. Commitment to continually seeking improvement in services, collections, and facilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


$50,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.


Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian, depending on qualifications and background.


Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

Application process

To apply for this position, please submit the following information as one, consolidated PDF file to libjobs@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources). Please include in your cover letter how your qualifications and experience inform your ability to work with diverse students, faculty, and staff. You may also denote if you have a preference between liaising with computer science or economics, in addition to business
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Teaching Statement: Applicants are also to provide a separate statement of no more than one page addressing their general teaching philosophy and commitment to teaching information literacy
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Business Research & Instruction Librarian" in the subject heading
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs

Application deadline

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, January 26, 2018.

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libjobs@uw.edu.