Center of Southwest Studies Librarian

Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado is seeking applicants for a Center of...

Job Description

Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado is seeking applicants for a Center of Southwest Studies Librarian at the Delaney Southwest Research Library. This is a 32-hour/week (.8 FTE), 12 month exempt position with benefits. M.L.S./M.L.I.S. from an ALA accredited institution is required. For detailed job information including further minimum qualifications and the application process, please visit and click on the Exempt Positions link. Applications received by May 18, 2016 will be given full consideration. Fort Lewis is an AA/EO employer.

Description of Community

Fort Lewis College is Colorado's public liberal arts college, offering baccalaureate degree programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences as well as professional programs in applied sciences, teacher education, and business administration. The college has a diverse student body with an enrollment of about 4,000 from 46 states and 10 nations, 20% Native American, and 8% Hispano. The campus is located on a mesa top at the foothills of the San Juan Mountains as it converges with the desert Southwest. The College contributes directly to the cultural and economic vitality of the area.

Durango is the hub of Southwestern Colorado, situated in a beautiful mountain valley with nearby peaks reaching 14,000+ feet. A mild four-season climate allows numerous opportunities for skiing, fishing, biking, golfing, etc. With an area population of 45,000, Durango is cosmopolitan for its size and is served by major airlines with direct connections to Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. It is 3.5 hours driving distance from Albuquerque, N.M.

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - 3
Professional - 3
Library - 5

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required

Application Requirements

Prepare materials for electronic submission:

  • Letter of interest that addresses the required qualifications and responsibilities
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references

HR Contact Information

Address Application Materials to:

Dr. Shelby J. Tisdale, Director
Subject line: CSWS Special Collections Librarian