Research and Instruction Librarian: Towson University

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Albert S. Cook Library
Research & Instruction Librarian


The Albert S. Cook Library seeks a creative, dynamic, tech savvy Research & Instruction Librarian with a background in education to serve as the subject specialist and library liaison for the College of Education. The Library has a very active information literacy instructional program with the College of Education so a candidate who loves to teach is a must! Responsibilities: provides user instruction, research and information assistance for students and faculty; creates instructional materials in all formats; selects library materials to support the education disciplines; and works collaboratively with the Research & Instruction team to support the learning, teaching and research of the Towson University community.


This 12-month library faculty position is on the permanent status track. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Appointment will be made at the rank of Librarian I or II, depending on experience. Salary ranges are competitive; this position is contingent on the availability of funds at the time of the hire.


MLS from an ALA-accredited institution; Bachelor’s degree in education preferred; master’s degree in education or other discipline offered at Towson desirable. Demonstrated skill in instruction and reference assistance; knowledge of and ability to apply learning theory, pedagogy and instructional technology to information literacy instruction; experience with web authoring tools and emerging technologies. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment. For more details about the position, visit



Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please submit letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates. Submit application materials to:

Ms. Diane Cascella
Research and Instruction Librarian Search
Albert S. Cook Library
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Electronic applications are encouraged and should be submitted to

Towson University:

Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 students and offers more than 100 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 830 full-time faculty who work here.

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in this position, please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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