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Public Services Librarian

Bellevue University Bellevue, NE Salary, Varies
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Lead a Thriving Library Team: Public Services Librarian

Are you a passionate library professional with a knack for leadership and instruction? We're seeking a dynamic Public Services Librarian to lead our dedicated team at Bellevue University!


In this multifaceted role, you'll be responsible for:

  • Empowering Your Team: Supervising and coaching Reference Librarians, Reference Support Specialists, and the Circulation Supervisor, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Reference Excellence: Overseeing all aspects of reference services, including scheduling, coverage (both in-person and virtual), and providing expert research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
  • Instructional Expertise: Developing and delivering engaging library instruction programs on campus and remotely, collaborating with faculty to enhance student learning outcomes.
  • Data-Driven Decisions: Tracking and reporting reference activity, creating insightful reports like the "Library Instruction Report," to inform library operations.
  • Curating Resources: Contributing to collection development by selecting, weeding, and removing resources to ensure a dynamic and up-to-date collection.
  • Communication & Engagement: Building strong relationships with library staff, faculty, and the broader university community.
  • Lifelong Learner: Staying current with library trends, information science advancements, and professional development opportunities.
  • Active Contributor: Participating in library displays, contributing to the "More Than Books" newsletter and social media, and promoting library services.


To be qualified for this leadership role, you'll possess:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent.
  • Minimum two years of library experience in reference and administration, preferably in an academic setting.
  • Proven supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
  • Proficiency in library research databases and information literacy instruction.
  • Familiarity with library technology and management systems (a plus).
  • A commitment to professional growth and collaboration.


We offer a benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 403(b) retirement, and tuition remission.  Bellevue University staff also enjoy 10 days of vacation, 10 days of sick leave, and 5 days of personal time!

Ready to cultivate a thriving library environment? Apply today!



NOTE:  The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work involved for this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this job.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.


The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires institutions participating in federally funded financial aid programs to make information about the institution available to the public, current and prospective students, and current and prospective employees. The Bellevue University Consumer Information webpage, found at, provides readily accessible information to help consumers make informed decisions about post-secondary education. Bellevue University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASR), found at, provides information about campus crime statistics and institutional security policies and procedures as well as information about student housing fire statistics and fire safety policies. You can obtain a paper copy of these reports from the Bellevue Dean of Students office by calling 402-557-7028. In addition to this, Bellevue University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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Date Posted July 9, 2024
Date Closes July 28, 2024
Requisition 488700
Located In Bellevue, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Varies
Shift Custom
SOC Category 25-4021.00 Librarians
Zipcode 68005
Name Cameron Byers
Address 1000 Galvin Road South
City, State and Zip Bellevue University
Phone (402) 557-7371

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • And More ...
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