Bridgepoint Education Distance Education Librarian - San Diego, CA or Remote in San Diego, California

Distance Education Librarian

Excited about online education? Why not grow your skills by finding out how we're pioneering this new chapter in librarianship? Become part of our exceptional team and seize the opportunity to help us innovate new ways to deliver information literacy in the classroom. Connect with students from across the globe, hone your reference skills and serve as the information guru to designated academic programs. Join our dedicated, creative, friendly and productive team. We're looking for you!

About Us:

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions -- Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit or

Our Values:

Passionate -- We change lives through education.

Trusted -- We are confident in each other to do the right thing.

Ownership -- We are accountable for our results.

Excellence -- We succeed through ongoing development, growth and improvement.

Attitude -- We have a positive and determined mindset.

Teamwork -- We promote a collaborative and caring work environment.

Position Summary:

The Distance Education Librarian position is a full-time employment opportunity. The Distance Education Librarian may participate in reference, outreach, library instruction, assessment activities, and/or other responsibilities required to support a multi-institutional organization.

This innovative, leading edge, and forward thinking Distance Education Librarian position is grounded in the best qualities of traditional libraries and libraries designed to serve today's learners in an online environment. This individual must embrace high quality library services, student-centered solutions, and a commitment to responding to the needs of all learners. This professional must also be a continuous learner who is comfortable learning new technologies and in developing effective approaches to supporting nontraditional learners.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Providing reference and research assistance and library instruction to online students via email, phone and chat

  • Collaborating with Deans, faculty, course developers, curriculum staff, and other university departments at Ashford University to integrate information literacy and library instruction into the curriculum

  • Developing and delivering webinars for students on research and information literacy topics

  • Serving as a library liaison to one of the five Ashford colleges and/or divisions

  • Developing electronic training materials and research guides that focus on information literacy and library usage

  • Engaging with faculty and staff to identify resource needs and promote the library's resources and services

  • Providing tier-1 technical support related to library resources

Additional Job Duties (include but are not limited to):

  • Developing and implementing library marketing and outreach initiatives that target students, faculty and staff

  • Designing strategies to assess the impact of library services on student learning

  • Assisting with other ongoing library assessment activities, such as surveys and focus groups

  • Collaborating on collection development initiatives, including analysis of usage statistics for current holdings, analysis of alignment of collection with programs and curriculum, and evaluations of potential new acquisitions

  • Additional tasks as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Reference experience in a university, college or public library environment

  • Demonstrable experience with using online library databases

  • Experience with providing library instruction or creating instructional materials for students or patrons in a university, college or public library environment

  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in information literacy

  • Strong commitment to customer service

  • Proven dedication to student learning and success

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to effectively collaborate in a team environment

  • Proficiency with modern information technology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience doing email, phone or chat reference in a university, college or public library environment

  • Experience providing information literacy instruction

  • Experience working with faculty on instructional initiatives

  • Experience with non-traditional, first-generation college students

  • Experience servicing a diverse student body


  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution

BPI Talent Acquisition: 01.29.2018BP