Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Library Instruction Fellowship

Responsibilities:   The Library Instruction Fellowship is a two-year fellowship that offers a recent graduate the opportunity to work in a research library on diverse activities supporting instruction and information literacy initiatives.  As a member of the Liaison Services Department, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing instruction in face-to-face and online environments.  This fellowship position will help further the goals of the instruction program by working collaboratively with liaison librarians and the Coordinator of Undergraduate Instruction in the planning, teaching, and assessment of instruction sessions, with a particular focus on lower-level undergraduate classes.  There will be a strong emphasis on utilizing active learning techniques and classroom assessment techniques.  This fellow will have opportunities to assist in outreach events, training, creating  LibGuides, tutorials, class materials, and serve as a member of the Instruction Management Committee.  In addition, this fellow will participate in some other departmental activities such as reference services.  The position reports to the Head of Liaison Services for Instruction & Outreach.

The UH Libraries’ Strategic Directions 2010-2013 focuses on supporting research and scholarly productivity, building dynamic partnerships, fostering academic success through innovative services, and enhancing user experience through technology.  The complete document is available at:  The Strategic Directions draw on and support an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University (  We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.

·      Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, conferred within the last 24 months
·      Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration skills
·      Demonstrated interest or coursework in library instruction  
·      Knowledge of active learning techniques and assessment practices
·      Reference or classroom teaching experience
Salary:  $44,000 to $46,000 anticipated hiring range, depending on qualifications.  Excellent benefits package, including health coverage; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hrs/week; no state or local income tax.

Library Information:  The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, and the Texas Digital Library.  The Libraries hold over 2.1 million volumes.  Total staff includes 48 professionals and approximately 110 support staff.  Additional information available at:

General Information:  The University of Houston campus comprises 13 colleges and schools offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment exceeding 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies.  The University of Houston has been recognized as one of the best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review and is included in its guidebook, The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition. Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation. 

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 very reasonable cost of living and was rated eighth among livable North American cities by Places Rated Almanac.

For additional information, including information about Houston's housing market, flourishing arts scene, and entertainment offerings, please see the My Houston site: and the Greater Houston Partnership site at:

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Send letter of application, names and contact information for 3 references, and resume to Damon Camille, Training, Assessment, and Statistics Coordinator, University of Houston, 114 University Libraries, Houston, Texas 77204-2000.  Applications may also be submitted by email to:  Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 or


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