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Job Overview

Auraria Library in Denver, Colorado seeks a First-Year Teaching and Learning Librarian to join our Education and Outreach Services Department. This position will support student success by focusing on information literacy instruction, outreach, and assessment for first-year students at all three institutions located on the Auraria Campus: the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Community College of Denver. The First-Year Teaching and Learning Librarian will partner with librarian colleagues to provide pedagogical training and impart knowledge and skills useful for those working with a diverse group of first-year students, and will also work with the teaching team to develop and deliver course-integrated instruction sessions to undergraduate and graduate students in a range of academic disciplines. Other responsibilities of this position include participating in outreach activities to build campus and community partnerships and creating and maintaining web guides, tutorials, and other digital learning objects.  

As a faculty member, the librarian in this position participates on Library and campus-wide committees and in CU Denver faculty governance. This is a 12-month non-tenure track faculty position, located in the Education and Public Services division of the Library and reporting to the Education and Outreach Services Department Head.

Institutional Profile

The Auraria Campus is located in downtown Denver, three blocks from the Colorado Convention Center that hosted the ALA Midwinter Meeting in early 2018. The campus community has over 40,000 students, faculty, and staff, making Auraria the largest campus in the state. More than half of the first-year students at all three institutions identify as people of color, and first-generation college students likewise make up the majority of the student body. The First-Year Teaching and Learning librarian will participate in an environment that recognizes and celebrates difference, and will be expected to engage in the continuous process of examining our practices as library workers in order to make our library, campus, and community more equitable and inclusive.


  • Leads the development and evaluation of instructional initiatives for first-year student programs and courses at all three institutions on the Auraria Campus.
  • As a member of the teaching team, facilitates one-time instruction sessions (face-to-face and online) in a broad range of disciplines to undergraduate and graduate students. 
  • With the aim of creating inclusive learning experiences, designs and implements curriculum and corresponding assessments for foundational courses.
  • Has the opportunity to teach a credit-bearing course in the CU Denver First Year Experiences program.
  • Develops and maintains curriculum maps, program plans, and other related materials for academic programs and departments, likely related to core/general education courses, in order to scaffold instruction. 
  • Liaises with select populations, student support services, and/or community groups, including but not limited to First Year Experiences, to develop and deliver instruction-related services and initiatives.
  • Creates and maintains web guides, tutorials, and other digital learning objects.


  • Plans, facilitates, and evaluates campus and community outreach with the goal of representing the Library, as well as its services and resources, at events on- and off-campus. 
  • Coordinates the Library’s involvement in orientations for first-year students, and participates in orientations for new students, transfer students, new faculty, and new employees.

Research Help

  • Manages the Library’s IM/Chat reference services.
  • Delivers and evaluates research help services, including consultations, face-to-face meetings inside or outside the Library, and via virtual services (using IM, email, etc.).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program.
  • Experience teaching and assessing information literacy in an academic library or higher education setting.
  • Experience with outreach and/or services for first-year students.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of professional experience teaching and assessing information literacy in an academic library or higher education setting.
  • Experience developing and assessing digital learning objects.
  • Experience collaborating with colleagues to create shared lesson plans and assessments.

Compensation: $55,000-$60,000 commensurate with skills and experience.

Start Date: Spring 2019, negotiable.

Application Instructions: To apply, visit

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by November 25, 2018.Applications received after November 25, 2018may or may not be considered.

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  • Research Tutoring
    Research tutoring is for quick questions, tips, and strategies on finding and evaluating information resources.  Research Tutoring is located in the Knowledge Market on the first floor and is available Monday–Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

  • Research Consultations
    Research consultations are for in-depth and lengthy discussions about research questions. Please use Schedule a Research Consultation Form to request an appointment.  Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use Research Tutoring.  


For general library information, as well as for questions about borrowing, renewing, or returning library materials, call 303-315-7763.

For research help, call 303-315-7711, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call within 24 hours (Monday – Friday).