Student Success Librarian

The University of Houston Libraries seeks a Student Success Librarian to significantly contribute to the development, implementation, and assessment of co-curricular information literacy efforts. Reporting to the Assistant Head of Teaching and Learning, the librarian will advance the department’s efforts towards inclusive, learner-centered pedagogy through targeted co-curricular programming and curricular instruction. The Teaching and Learning Department is focused on teaching transferable information literacy concepts and abilities that are essential to critical inquiry. 

As a member of the Teaching and Learning Department, the Student Success Librarian will develop and sustain collaborative partnerships with faculty, staff, and students in co-curricular campus units, programs, and organizations to meaningfully integrate information literacy throughout the university’s learning ecosystem. This includes the creation of lesson plans, learning activities, assignments, online learning materials, and other opportunities that integrate information literacy into co-curricular programs and experiential learning courses. The librarian also will support the department’s curricular integration efforts through teaching (both face-to-face and online) undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of subject areas.  

The Student Success librarian will facilitate one-on-one research consultations for graduate and undergraduate students and faculty, online and in person (note that the UH Libraries does not have a reference desk). The librarian will create and lead professional development for librarians and instructors on information literacy and co-curricular engagement. 

The Teaching and Learning Department is highly collaborative, and the librarian will work closely with colleagues in and out of the library on departmental projects and initiatives. The Student Success Librarian will have opportunities for mentorship and training in job responsibilities and will have the opportunity to build skills for leading programs and initiatives. 

The University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership, and engagement. UH provides students with cutting edge programs including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, distance, and continuing education. UH Libraries is committed to building and maintaining an equitable and inclusive workplace and learning environment. 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. 

The Student Success 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. 

Qualifications:

Required

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in and out of the library 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Interest, coursework, or experience in teaching or co-curricular learning  
  • Engagement with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education 

Preferred 

  • Classroom teaching experience 
  • Aptitude for learning new technologies 
  • Knowledge of student development theory in higher education

Salary:  $63,500 to $65,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA; 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=LIB000074. Visit UH Libraries Employment page for more information: http://libraries.uh.edu/about/employment. Potential applicants seeking further information should contact Christina Gola, Associate Dean for Organizational Development, Learning, and Talent at 713-743-9761 or chgola@uh.edu.   

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’ is in the process of developing a new strategic plan in alignment with the University’s ambitious new plan: https://uh.edu/strategic-plan/. We seek to recruit librarians who can relate the directions of the university and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.   

University of Houston Libraries respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. 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 18 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. Ranked among the best colleges in America, UH is home to award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, has one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, and alumni who have become international leaders.  

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 and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the university prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  

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How to Apply

Applications should be submitted at https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex2_uhf/jobdetail.ftl?job=LIB000074.


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