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Job Category: Faculty
Department: Albertsons Library
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: Jan 31, 2020, 11:59:00 PM


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Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Position Overview:

  • Albertsons Library’s Emerging Technologies and Experiential Learning Unit invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Fall 2020. This is a new position and would be ideal for any recent graduate looking to develop their skills and join in a highly reputable, nationally-known, academic makerspace environment. The MakerLab is growing partnerships within the university. These exciting partnerships allow for creativity and growth.
  • Due to this growth and partnerships, the individual in this position would gain the opportunity to create a positive impact in the community through collaborations with faculty, staff, and students from all disciplines and backgrounds. The individual in this position will receive mentorship, support, and connections to be successful and thrive in their career as we learn together.
  • The Albertsons Library MakerLab is a leader in developing culturally responsive maker practices. The work of the MakerLab was showcased at the White House in 2016 for the efforts to establish a diverse and inclusive maker culture. Individuals involved in the MakerLab are highly engaged and passionate about improving the lives of those in our communities.
  • The MakerLab provides instruction for more than 30 courses per year, and each day on average 40 students use the MakerLab to learn, expand, and develop their skills and ideas.
  • This newly created position is an exciting opportunity to help the Boise State community create new information, develop information literacy skills, through a maker instruction program. In addition, as part of a team, they will implement services for researchers and learners at Boise State University in support of the Library’s mission and vision. This position requires a commitment to developing student-focused services and a combination of skills and confidence that will contribute to the transformation of instruction, outreach, reference, and collections at Albertsons Library. We seek candidates motivated by a passion to develop transformative library services and invested in the future of librarianship.
  • Albertsons Library has a vision to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We strive to be the “vibrant nurturing hub of Boise State where people and diverse ideas flourish” (Vision). To reach this vision and ensure student success, we are committed to increasing our cultural competencies by creating a staff development program infused with inclusive excellence. Library employees are actively working to earn BUILD certificates (Boise State Uniting for Inclusion and Leadership in Diversity).
  • The Experiential Learning and Emerging Technologies Unit has overall responsibility for the instruction and management of the learning space known as the MakerLab. The department uses the ACRL Framework to develop instruction programs to support researchers in the lifecycle of research and scholarship.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide instruction, research consultations and outreach services to students, faculty and staff with complex information and research needs, which also include faculty partnerships with community groups
  • Work with faculty to provide instruction and meet information needs, including collaboration and partnership on assignment development, as well as implementing information literacy goals into the curriculum.
  • Work collaboratively with librarians, faculty, and students in emerging areas of scientific data management services, open access, and scholarly and/or scientific communication.
  • Provide in-depth reference assistance, conduct specialized instruction sessions, and create online resource guides, including online tutorials and subject guide portals. Provide general reference services to all students, faculty, and staff.
  • Identify, evaluate, implement, and teach the use of new and emerging technologies to improve student learning.
  • Has the ability to learn how to utilize emerging technologies, including, but not limited to: 3D printing, tactile tools for creation, technologies for learning and manipulating computational knowledge, mobile technologies, and social media.
  • Serves as library liaison to one or more academic departments.
  • Participate in library and other committees as assigned.
  • Provide evening and weekend library services as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree from an American Library Association accredited library program
  • Evidence of a user-centered practice with regards to information services and instruction in an academic library setting

The successful candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ability to learn and implement new technologies and tools within the contexts of research and teaching
  • Experience in solving problems independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team within a culturally diverse user community of faculty, students, and staff
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of current professional trends

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or expertise outside of library and information sciences
  • Experience working in an academic library with emerging technologies and makerspaces in higher education
  • Demonstrated ability to develop ideas from initial proposal to production and implementation
  • Experience managing projects in a library, academic, or information environment

Salary and benefits:

Salary is based on qualifications, beginning at $50,000 annually. Comprehensive benefit package is available for eligible employees, for more information visit:

Required Application Materials:

  Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position, a CV that includes employment history (including dates of employment), and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. Minimum and preferred qualifications should be addressed in the candidate’s cover letter.

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm MST on January 31, 2020.


Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

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Why working in the library is a great choice for your undergraduate experience

  • Albertsons Library provides a collaborative and creative work environment
  • Student employees are empowered to use their skills to make connections and support peer to peer learning
  • The library provides a community of learners with similar interests in a positive university environment
  • Student employees gain critical job skills including communicating about technologies, how to use a variety of emerging technologies, and meeting user or audience needs
  • Faculty and staff mentor and support students to fulfill their dreams
  • Some positions provide research experience with faculty, often an important component of graduate school
  • Student employees in the library are eligible for a scholarship
  • Flexibility around your classes

For students who would like to be notified of library student employment over the summer, please fill out the student employment google form and we will send you updates.

All library student jobs may be found on Handshake –

JOB TITLE: Student Library Assistant 1 – Access Services

Wage: $8.00/hr
Application Closes: February 3, 2020

Job Description: General services assistance to library users. Duties include: shelving books, book repair, monitors use of resources; providing general information on library policies and procedures; maintaining records. Direct or moderate supervision is provided.

This is a Work Study preferred position.

JOB TITLE: Student Library Assistant 1 – Acquisitions & Collections

Wage: $8.00/hr
Application Closes: January 30, 2020

Job Description: The Acquisitions and Collections Unit is accepting applications for a Student Library Assistant. Applicants must have work-study for 2019-20. Albertsons Library is centrally located. This position will help develop many workplace skills that can be used during your academic career and beyond.

Student Library Assistants are integral to processing lending and borrowing requests in Interlibrary Loan, completing physical processing of library materials, and preparing books for discard or withdrawal.

The nature of this position requires attention to detail, the ability to understand complex information such as library classification systems, including but not limited to Library of Congress call numbers and Dewey Decimal system; ability to use a scanner, MS Word, MS Access and MS Excel, especially Windows in an office environment is imperative, and the ability to lift, bend, reach, push to retrieve and/or shelve book material. Training will be provided.

This position works in the Technical services area of Albertsons Library. The hours are flexible between Mondday and Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

If you have any further questions, please call Jodie Brown at 426-1163.

JOB TITLE: Student Library Assistant 1 – Special Collections & Archives

Wage: $8.00/hr
Application Closes: January 31, 2020

Job Description: Student Assistants in Special Collections & Archives will assist in the digitization and scanning of materials (including paper, photographs, negatives, and audio-visual materials), add metadata about individual items, edit images in Photoshop, re-shelve books, and perform clerical duties. Experience with scanning and Photoshop helpful but not required.

This is a Work Study preferred position.