The University of Houston seeks a collaborative and learner-centered instruction librarian to join the instruction team within the Liaison Services department. The instruction team coordinates several lower-level undergraduate face-to-face and online library instruction programs and enhances information literacy education to upper-level undergraduate and graduate programs. The Instruction Librarian will contribute significantly to the design, teaching, and assessment of face-to-face and online library instruction curricula for these programs. The incumbent will work with liaison librarians and faculty to integrate information literacy and research skills into departmental curricula. This position will contribute to the instruction team’s mentoring and training of librarians on instruction and assessment methods. General responsibilities will include: developing instruction materials for face-to-face and online education, including lesson plans, tutorials, and research guides; teaching information literacy sessions; and contributing to programmatic assessment initiatives. The Instruction Librarian will receive mentorship and training in these areas, and will have the opportunity to build skills for leading programs and initiatives. The position reports to the Coordinator of Instruction. Recent graduates and early career librarians are encouraged to apply.
The University of Houston is a dynamic, forward moving university with goals emphasizing both national research competitiveness and student success. The instruction program is an active collaborator in university student success initiatives. Instruction librarians are expected to proactively develop partnerships with faculty to advance these initiatives and contribute to departmental priorities in alignment with the UH Libraries Strategic Plan 2017-2021.
The Instruction Librarian is a librarian position. Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians’ Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional development. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and seek to recruit individuals committed to continuous learning and growth.
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program
- Ability to work strategically and collaboratively with stakeholders
- Demonstrated excellent communication skills
- Demonstrated interest or coursework in information literacy and library instruction
- Classroom teaching experience
- Demonstrated interest in student success and student learning
- Knowledge of pedagogy, instructional design, or education theory
- Familiarity with student learning assessment practices
- Demonstrated engagement with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education
Salary: $60,000 to $63,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at: https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex2_uhf/jobdetail.ftl?job=LIB000016&tz=GMT-05%3A00
Visit the UH Libraries Employment page for more information: http://libraries.uh.edu/about/employment/. Potential applicants seeking further information should contact Christina Gola, Director of Recruitment and Organizational Learning, at 713-743-9761 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Information: UH Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, HathiTrust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library. The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes. The University Libraries’ total staff is 160 FTE, including 62 professionals. Additional information about UH Libraries is available at: http://libraries.uh.edu.
The UH Libraries’ Strategic Plan 2017-21 focuses on quality collections, research productivity, student success, and transforming library spaces. The complete document is available at: http://libraries.uh.edu/strategic-plan/. The Libraries’ Strategic Plan supports an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and furthers the drive for flagship status: http://www.uh.edu/about/mission/. We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.
University of Houston Libraries respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. Our organization serves one of the most diverse campuses in the nation and seeks to recruit and retain a similar community of library professionals. We welcome candidates whose experience in libraries, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.
General Information: The University of Houston campus comprises 14 colleges offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment of more than 45,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies.
Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico. It enjoys a reasonable cost of living. For additional information, including information about Houston’s flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see: http://www.visithoustontexas.com/. For information about housing and living in Houston see: http://www.houston.org/living/index.html.
Appointment to this position is contingent on the results of a completed criminal history records investigation.
THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
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Applications should be submitted at: Instruction Librarian