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History and Religious Studies Librarian, Olin Library - Washington University in St. Louis

History and Religious Studies Librarian


Job Opening ID  38371 

Job Type/Schedule:  This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. 


Department Name/Job Location: This position is in the Olin Library at the Danforth Campus.


Essential Functions 



Incumbent will select and acquire library materials and serve as liaison to several academic departments and programs; participate in user education activities; assist in training library staff and students; and participate in relevant professional development activities.




Engage in collection development and outreach activities for History department, Religious Studies program and Danforth Center for Religion and Politics. Participate in relevant instruction and training activities.

Provide broad-based, and subject-specific, research assistance to the WUSTL community.

Engage in campus-wide initiatives, consortia partnerships, and regional, state or national organizations as appropriate to foster new partnerships in support of the Library’s goal to expand its research through engagement. Serves on library, university, and professional committees and projects as elected or appointed and perform other duties as assigned or appointed.

Support scholarly communication and data curation activities by educating the informing faculty, students, librarians and campus administrators about scholarly communications trends and issues.


 Required Qualifications 

 MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Experience working in instruction or collection development

Experience with building internal/external relationships and partnerships

Excellent communication skills (oral and written)

Ability to work as a part of a team and alone equally well while meeting project timelines.

Demonstrated ability as a self-starter

Ability to deal with rapidly changing professional environment

Demonstrated service attitude

Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse environment


 Preferred Qualifications 

 Masters in History and Religious Studies

Ability to read German, French or Italian preferred

Familiarity with the academic library environment


 Salary Range 

 The hiring range for this position is $46,215 - $60,080 annually.



 -Retirement Savings Plan

-22 vacation days

-8 Paid Holidays

-Sick Time

-Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children

-Free Metro Link/ Bus pass

-Free Life Insurance

-Health, Dental, Vision

-Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

-Long Term Disability Insurance

-Flex Spending Plan

-Other Benefits


Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)


 EOE Statement 

 Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.


Apply at jobs.wustl.edu