Texas A&M International University Information Literacy Librarian in Laredo, Texas

Job Title

Information Literacy Librarian

Agency

Texas A&M International University

Department

Killam Library

Proposed Minimum Salary

$4,166.67 monthly

Job Location

Laredo, Texas

Job Type

Faculty

Job Description

The information literacy librarian, in collaboration with library and departmental faculty, is responsible for designing, teaching and promoting the library's literacy program and participating in reference service, collection development, departmental outreach and application of information technology to these services under the supervision of the Head of Public Services.

Responsibilities:

  • Designs, teaches and promotes the library’s instructional program based on goals and strategies derived from professional library standards and frameworks for information literacy.

  • Coordinates and schedules all library instruction activities and serves as the primary contact person and faculty liaison for all general inquiries for library instruction.

  • Collaborates with others and works individually to produce and maintain a variety of informational and instructional materials such as online tutorials and reference guides.

  • Develops new strategies for implementing technology in library and information literacy instruction.

  • Works collegially with classroom faculty to integrate information competencies into the university curriculum by incorporating the use of library resources into learning experiences.

  • Assesses the library instruction program in collaboration with the Head of Public Services and the library assessment committee and participates in other library assessment activities as assigned.

  • Provides face-to-face and online library reference service by answering specific reference questions, advising users on appropriate library resources and strategies for their research, guiding them in the access and retrieval of physical and digital library materials, assisting users with information technology and communicating library policies and regulations.

  • Serves as a key member of the library’s team for support of distance learning.

  • Participates as a member of the library collection development team and as a liaison to specific academic colleges or departments.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  • Masters in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution.

  • A minimum of one year of experience either in delivering library and information literacy instruction or in library public services in an academic library.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in library assessment.

  • Experience in information literacy design.

  • Experience in promoting library services.

  • Experience or documented formal training or coursework creating and delivering library instructional content using instructional technology such as the following: LibGuides or similar content management system commonly used in libraries; screen-to-video creation software like Camtasia to create tutorials and online instruction; web conferencing software such as Adobe Connect, a Learning Management System such as BlackBoard Learn.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy practices and information retrieval systems.

  • Knowledge of contemporary standards, methodology and practice of information literacy instruction in academic libraries.

  • Knowledge of current methods and resources commonly used in academic library reference service.

  • Knowledge of recent information technology applications in library public services.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with general public.

  • Ability to plan, organize and manage responsibilities.

Other Information:

  • As part of a successful on-campus interview process, selected candidates will be expected to provide a teaching demonstration of library instructional skills and discuss best practices of information literacy instruction. Examples or access to candidate’s online instructional materials desirable.

  • Completed application must include letter of interest, resume, and legible copies of transcripts, which may be unofficial copies. (If selected official transcripts will be required.)

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is an international university, poised at the Gateway to Mexico and serving as the cultural and intellectual hub of a vibrant multilingual and multicultural community.

TAMIU provides over 7000 students with a learning environment anchored by the highest quality programs, built on a solid academic foundation in the arts and sciences. To fulfill its mission, the University offers a range of baccalaureate and masters programs and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Business. Programs focus on developing undergraduate and graduate offerings with a progressive international agenda for global study and understanding across all disciplines.

TAMIU prepares students for leadership roles in an increasingly complex, culturally diverse state, national, and global society. Through instruction, faculty and student research, and public service, TAMIU improves the quality of lives for citizens of the border region, the State of Texas, and national and international communities.

Texas A&M International University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (956) 326-2360.

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