Librarian – Stratford University – Falls Church, VA

Job Title: Librarian

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At Stratford University employees take enormous pride in their work and the work of the University. Stratford is not just your next job — it is a career where employees find their true calling and feel tremendous joy in making a difference in the lives of others. Every employee is empowered and encouraged to contribute innovative ideas to enhance the student experience and learning outcomes. This is made evident by our motto, “Changing lives, one student at a time.” Visit our University website at to find out additional information.


The Librarian provides support for the Learning Resource Center, ensuring that it is an extension of the classroom by helping students, staff and faculty develop the information literacy skills needed for academic and professional success. The Librarian works independently and with other Librarians to provide reference and information literacy services, maintain library functions, and complete projects as needed. The Librarian also provides frontline support for Stratford’s e-textbook program, as well as on-call support for proctoring in the Student Success Center.

Essential Job Functions:

  • 40%: Library-related tasks
    • The Librarian will be expected to develop and follow through with a variety of independent and collaborative tasks that include, but are not limited to, instructional design, reference service, outreach, and marketing
  • 30%: Library Instruction
    • Assist students and faculty in the use of the library collection, research materials, technology, and area resources
    • Identify and provide access to the resources needed to support Stratford’s academic programs
    • Instruct students on a formal and informal basis in skills related to identifying and interpreting research information and communicating the content of research material in written and visual presentations
  • 10%: Collection Development:
    • Assist the Campus Librarian in continually developing, evaluating, and maintaining the library collection to meet the needs of the students and faculty
  • 10%: Maintenance and Administrative Tasks
    • Perform library maintenance and administrative tasks such as copy and original cataloging, placing work orders for library technology, and serving as a liaison between academic departments and the library
  • 5%:Textbooks
    • Act as a liaison between the campus community and textbook coordinator and support students and faculty in troubleshooting issues
  • 5%: Other duties as assigned
    • Recommend changes and improvements in processes

A desired candidate will have:

  • Customer-service oriented professionalism
  • Commitment to quality service to students, faculty, and staff
  • Ability to complete tasks independently at a very high level of performance
  • Patience and ability to interact with students from diverse backgrounds

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited university
  • Customer service experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong technology skills
  • Teaching/tutoring/reference experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Information literacy instruction experience
  • Graphic design/marketing experience
  • Academic library experience

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Stratford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

“Changing Lives, One Student at a Time”

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