Reference & Instruction Librarian

Waldorf College is seeking a Reference & Instruction Librarian.  As a part of a library staff, this librarian works in collaboration with library and departmental faculty, and is responsible for designing, teaching and promoting information literacy across the curriculum.  This librarian serves as a liaison to several departments and is responsible for collection development in assigned subject areas.  This is a full-time, 12mo, benefit eligible position.  Compensation will be $32-36,000/yr depending on experience and/or education.  Requires rotating evening and weekends when residential classes are in session. Position to begin as soon as possible.   


  • Coordinate and schedule library instruction activities;
  • Plan, implement, market, and evaluate the Library's instructional program;
  • Selects, compiles, and organizes library materials;
  • Serve as the contact person and faculty liaison for inquiries for Humanities departments;
  • Collaborate with others and work individually to produce a variety of informational and instructional materials;
  • Collaborate with classroom faculty to integrate information competencies into the curriculum;
  • Review curriculum and reach out to teaching faculty to expand the instruction program;
  • Develop, coordinate and implement workshops and instructional opportunities for the University community;
  • Explains and demonstrates the use of reference resources in order to show procedures for using library materials;
  • Recommends and suggests procedural changes in order to improve library operations and efficiency


  • Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school required
  • Experience or education which demonstrates knowledge of ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
  • Experience with a wide range of traditional and electronic library resources
  • Excellent communication skills in oral and written English
  • Background in the use of library technologies
  • Appreciation of the scholarly mission of the faculty
  • Interest in pursuing professional involvement and activities


  • Experience working in an academic library setting
  • Undergraduate degree in Humanities area

Waldorf College offers participation in a fully insured medical/prescription plan, life, disability, dental, vision, and supplemental insurance plans, Flex spending plans, 401K retirement option and educational benefits for both the employee and his/her dependents.


To apply, qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, contact information for three professional references and copies of graduate transcripts (official copies will be required if selected) to:, please indicate "Reference Librarian Search/your last name" in the subject line email;
or by mail to:
Reference Librarian Search
Waldorf College
106 S 6th Street
Forest City, IA 50436

Electronic application is preferred; however application by mail is acceptable.

For more information: Waldorf College is a four-year liberal arts college offering 20 bachelor degree programs in a variety of popular fields both residential and online. For over a century, Waldorf has provided a signature student experience through an engaging community of learning and faith. That community has now expanded beyond the campus through Waldorf’s distinct approach to online education. Waldorf’s academic programs combine a strong liberal arts base with applied learning. Co-curricular programs ranging from the second oldest a capella choir in the nation, to an outstanding theatre program, to highly competitive athletic teams, provide students with a wide range of opportunities for meaningful participation in personal development. Waldorf is committed to engaging its students in service and in bringing the world to its students through international student recruitment and study-abroad programs. Every student is challenged to excel in Waldorf’s community where students are treated with dignity and respect. The college has an attractive campus with 14 major buildings and excellent resources.