The Reference and Instruction Librarian for Theology provides high-quality reference, instruction, collection development, and outreach services to the LMU community, with a particular emphasis on LMU's Theological Studies and related programs. This position reports to the Head of Reference & Instructional Services. Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks qualified applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer. Women, persons of color, LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming individuals, people living with disabilities, and others with diverse life experiences and beliefs are encouraged to apply.
A Master's Degree in Library/Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited program. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of changes related to theological librarianship.
Undergraduate and/or graduate degree, certificate, or demonstrated background and interest in Theological Studies or a related field.
Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral). Good attentive listening skills are essential as well as a strong user-service orientation.
Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of basic reference sources and reference practices.
Demonstrated knowledge in the area of library instruction and information literacy.
Proficient in Mac and Windows operating systems and commonly used productivity software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe products.
Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
Ability to work patiently, cooperatively and harmoniously with faculty and students who are very diverse in their religious and cultural belief systems.
Two years of experience providing theology- or religion-related reference and instruction services in an academic library setting.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with religious and theological studies information resources, including tools such as the ATLA Religion Database, ProQuest Religion Database, the Vatican Web site, and PhilPapers.
At least a passing knowledge of one or more of the key languages associated with theological studies in our setting (Latin, Greek, Spanish, French, German or Italian)
Knowledge in the area of building, managing, and assessing collections in theological and religious studies areas with an ecumenical or multifaith range.
Knowledge of emerging technologies critical to the design and delivery of reference and information services.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.