Opening: E-Learning Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University Libraries seek a service-oriented and innovative librarian to serve as the E-Learning Librarian providing service to the Washington University community.


The E-Learning Librarian will lead collaborative efforts to explore, identify, assess, implement and provide training for emerging technologies in support of the University’s teaching, learning, and research. The Librarian is responsible for all operations of the E-Learning Commons including assisting users; hiring, training, and evaluating personnel, troubleshooting hardware and software problems; and scheduling facility use. The E-Learning Librarian will work with faculty and students to explore library resources and apply innovative multimedia technologies to their work. The Commons will provide services that include assistance with strategies for management of scholarly and personal digital assets; preparation of interactive tutorials and course modules; and development of multimedia projects.

The E-Learning Librarian will routinely monitor trends in emerging technologies and identify possible uses in library services. As appropriate, the E-Learning Librarian will provide training in these new technologies for library staff as well as the campus community. In collaboration with other library staff, the E-learning Librarian must be proactive in selectively and strategically implementing and marketing emerging technologies that best match our users’ needs and preferences. The E-Learning Librarian will work collaboratively with library staff to provide ongoing usability testing and redesign of user interfaces to library services. The Librarian will also collaborate with other campus units offering similar services.


Required: Master’s degree in library/information science, media, instructional technology or a related field; Demonstrated ability to thrive and lead in a collaborative environment; Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills; Ability to interact with users and staff and develop innovative ways to identify and meet their evolving needs; Demonstrated ability to learn new technology tools and skills, to conduct training for users and staff, and strong desire to share this knowledge with others; Ability to see technological possibilities in and outside of the library world and the vision to turn these possibilities into new library services; Demonstrated ability in web based tools, imaging and/or video software, bibliographic and presentation software and relevant emerging technologies. Preferred: Relevant experience in libraries or higher education.

General Information

The University

Washington University, located at the western edge of the City of St. Louis, is a medium sized, independent university founded in 1853, internationally recognized for excellence in teaching and research and for the quality of its faculty and student body.

The Libraries

Washington University Libraries include the John M. Olin Library and 12 school and departmental libraries. The Washington University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, and MOBIUS (a consortium of academic libraries with member colleges and universities in the state of Missouri). For more information visit

Salary and Benefits

Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package including several retirement plan options.

Application Information

Visit to apply. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire. Washington University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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