Research & Instruction Services Librarian (Part-time)
Bay Path University

Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Posted in Education and Training

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Job Info

Category:: Administrative / Staff
Department:: 01-51-5120-Library-Long.
Locations:: Longmeadow, MA
Posted:: Jan 19, 2023
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part-Time Hourly (Non-Exempt)
Position ID:: 158039

About Bay Path University:

When Bay Path opened its doors to students in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to prepare students to not only meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities but to also thrive in their professions, identify and realize their dreams, and make a lasting difference in the world. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the start them on the road of success. That spirit and philosophy is best reflected in our shared vision, "At Bay Path, every learner's dreams of a better career, a richer life, and a brighter future will be realized."

Recognizing that our learners come first, we know it is equally important that we develop, cultivate, and sustain a culture that binds us together as a community. As part of the University's ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, we draw upon our eight Core Values-beliefs that provide the internal framework and a moral compass for how we work and interact with each other.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges and Graduate Programs by The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA, and a satellite location in East Longmeadow, MA, Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

For 125 years, we have been committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change. Be Bay Path.

We invite you to visit our website at where you can learn more about Bay Path University.

Job Description:

  • Position Code: RIL
  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Schedule/Hours: Approximately 20 hours per week. Sundays 1pm to 9pm; M-F hours between 9am and 9pm as determined by the department. Must have night and weekend availability.
  • Position Location: Longmeadow, MA

Job Summary:
The Research and Instruction Librarian provides research and information literacy instruction services to students, faculty, and staff of the University.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide traditional and electronic reference desk service, including the use of print and electronic resources, to students, faculty, and staff of the University.
  • Design and teach information literacy and library instruction classes to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Perform collection development duties, such as recommending appropriate print and electronic resources
  • Design and prepare documentation to assist library users in identifying,
  • locating, evaluating, and using all types and formats of information resources.
  • Develop instructional materials, such as web-based LibGuides and online tutorials.
  • Collaborate with faculty to carry out and assess the University's information literacy program and integrate library resources and services with instruction.
  • Outreach designed to increase campus-wide awareness and use of library resources and services.
  • Maintain currency in library research and instruction issues and skills by reading professional literature, participating in professional organizations, and attending meetings relevant to academic librarianship.
  • Assist in routine library duties, including circulation and collection maintenance.
  • Attend trainings as required.
  • Attend and participate in required meetings.
  • Conduct special research projects as needed.
  • Complete any other assignments as directed by the University.


  • MLS or significant progress toward an MLS from an ALA accredited institution is required.
  • Research and information literacy instruction experience in an academic or public library
  • Experience in digital content creation
  • Some supervisory experience.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and assignments with high quality and minimal errors.
  • Demonstrated service-oriented attitude
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and students.
  • Ability to perform work independently and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Willingness to work flexible and extended schedule including weekends and evenings when necessary.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and within FERPA guidelines.
  • Commitment to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter, resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for three (3) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted.

Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

Bay Path University is a smoke and tobacco-free community.

All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position please email us at or call 413-565-1168.

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