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NTT-Librarian/Instructor (Applicant Pool)

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 17003
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Robin Francis at 406-994-4997 or robin@montana.edu

Classification Title Library Faculty
Working Title NTT-Librarian/Instructor (Applicant Pool)
Brief Position Overview

The MSU Library seeks professional librarians on an as-needed basis to primarily work in reference, instruction and special projects.

Faculty Tenure Track No
Faculty Rank NTT
Position Number 4A6411
Department Library
Division Library
Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track (Pooled)
Contract Term Fiscal Year
Semester
If other, specify From date
If other, specify End date
FLSA Exempt
Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining
FTE .25
Benefits Eligible Not Eligible
Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.
Contract Type LOA
If other, please specify
Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The MSU Library seeks professional librarians on an as-needed basis including:

  • Reference and instruction
  • Scholarly communication
  • Collection development
  • Digital initiatives
  • Special Collections and Archives
  • Cataloging and metadata
  • Special projects
Duties and Responsibilities

Vary depending on assignment.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.
  2. Must be able to work in a high-volume customer service capacity.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Previous relevant experience in an academic environment.
The Successful Candidate Will
  • Have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, staff and students.
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to relate to and establish rapport with a college student population.
  • Exercise good judgment and self-motivation.
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Possess strong interest in student success.
  • Be committed to quality teaching.
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

The working hours for this position will be set, but will also require an individual with flexibility in their schedules to meet occasional vacation and sick leave demands of the department.


This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Work occasionally ( no more than once or twice per year) allows some travel to visit other campuses within the Montana University System.

This position MAY BE a Union position. Union membership is determined by the amount of work being contracted.

Any position working 50% or more is represented by the Associated Faculty of Montana State University (AFMSU) Faculty covered by AFMSU must begin paying either membership dues or representation fees within thirty (30) days of hire. This is a condition of employment. Additional information can be found at afmsu4ntt.org or by emailing afmsu4ntt@gmail.com

Any position working less than 50% is not represented by the Union, and is not required to pay dues. If the terms and conditions of the hire contracts change, the representational status of this position could be impacted.

Physical Demands
  • The primary work environment is a climate controlled office setting, with the main work area in a busy and often noisy public service area.
  • Duties will expose employee to some dust and particulates as part of work related to library collections (books, etc.)
  • Ability to lift and move materials and items up to 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to work at computer terminals for at least 3-4 hours a day.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program
The Department
The College

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies Pooled Position
Desired Start Date August 15, 2016 or sooner
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date
Close Date
Applications will be:

Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until the position(s) are filled. Applicants will be notified if their application is being retained in the hiring pool for up to two years.

Special Instructions
Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: www2.montana.edu/policy/affirmative_action/ .

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).