Home » Careers » Library Position Washington University in St. Louis – History and Religious Studies Librarian

Library Position Washington University in St. Louis – History and Religious Studies Librarian

Title   History and Religious Studies Librarian – Olin Library –

 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