Friday, February 15, 2008

First-year Experience Librarian

The University of Texas Libraries seeks applications for the entry-level position of First-year Experience Librarian. The position will collaborate with the recently formed School of Undergraduate Studies ( and the Library Instruction Services (LIS) team to develop and implement research and information literacy skills programming for the campus’ new freshmen core curriculum.
Responsibilities include collaborating with faculty, teaching library instruction sessions, creating tutorials, research guides and assignments in print and online, including integrating content into course management systems, implementing a “train the Teaching Assistant” model for larger signature courses, and assessing student learning. The position will also mentor graduate student interns into lead teaching roles and participate in virtual and in-person reference services. The position reports to the Head Librarian, Library Instruction Services (LIS). Evening and weekend hours may be required.

LIS coordinates instruction services for the University of Texas Libraries, and works closely with subject specialist librarians and faculty to integrate information literacy and research skills into campus teaching and learning ( LIS is a highly collaborative, team-oriented unit that takes an innovative, service-oriented approach to helping the UT-Austin community become information literate in a technology-rich environment.

Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program, or PhD in the humanities or social sciences or other relevant field (will accept ABD). Demonstrated interest in undergraduate learning. Awareness of current issues in information literacy instruction. Familiarity with emerging technologies as they relate to information literacy. Demonstration of a strong service orientation as well as excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching library instruction sessions. Experience creating library instruction materials such as tutorials, research guides and assignments. Experience providing reference service. Experience collaborating with faculty. Experience assessing student learning. Demonstrated potential for leadership in university, state and national programs. Successful candidates will also display evidence of initiative, creative energy and resourcefulness and a proven ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a fast-paced and evolving technological environment.

Salary and Benefits: $44,000 - $47,000 annually, depending on qualifications and experience. No state or local income tax. Standard state benefits package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement plans, and health insurance options (comprehensive major medical, dental, vision, life, and disability). Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.

Recruiting schedule and application instructions: To receive full consideration, complete application materials are due by March 9, 2008. Interested candidates must complete an online Application of Employment ( Please refer to job posting number: 080208010080. ( and follow applicant instructions given online which includes submitting the following additional materials: a letter of interest, a full resume, a statement of salary requirements and the names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of three professional references. Send the additional materials to Carol Johnson ( via email. An email confirmation will be sent within 1-2 working days to candidates who have submitted both the online application and who have emailed the additional materials as instructed.

The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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