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Instructor, Business Reference Librarian, University of Maine, Orono, ME


Statement of the Job:

To support the instructional, research, scholarship, creative activity, and public service missions of the University of Maine by providing information literacy instruction and design assistance, reference service, research assistance, and collection development. To participate in fostering learner success, to assist with creating and innovating for Maine and beyond, and to help grow and steward partnerships. Typical hiring range for this position is $42,500 to $49,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic team at Fogler Library at the University of Maine, the Flagship campus of the University of Maine System.  Located in Orono, in the heart of the beautiful State of Maine, this land, sea and space grant public university is at the forefront of research with state, national and international impacts. This position offers the opportunity to advance faculty and student research at Maine’s largest library.

This Business Reference Librarian position will serve as the liaison librarian to Business and Economics, as well as some other disciplines.  This position also serves as Fogler’s Patent & Trademark Resource Center representative.

As a member of the Reference & Information Literacy Department, they will also be part of a team providing in-person and online general reference service, as well as information literacy instruction, both credit-bearing and course specific. The position also allows opportunities to participate in campus and state-wide committees.

The successful candidate will have experience with reference service, evidence of information literacy instruction experience, experience creating web guides and/or tutorials, a clear understanding of the information needs of the members of a university community, and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.  Experience with Patent and Trademark research is also preferred.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Reference Services
  • Information Literacy
  • Subject Liaison Duties
  • Representative for the Patent & Trademark Resource Center
  • Student/Community Engagement
  • Collection Development

Complete Job Description

About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university.  As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

Further information about UMaine can be found at

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life.  Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. 

Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.



  • Reference Service experience at an academic level
  • Evidence of information literacy instruction experience
  • Experience creating web guides and/or tutorials
  • Clear understanding of the information needs of the members of a university community
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing


  • Subject experience with business resources
  • Patent and trademark reference experience
  • Collection development experience

How to Apply:

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