The Research and Instruction Librarian is responsible for providing professional reference/information services to patrons, participating in the library's instruction program, and building relationships with the university community to meet their teaching, learning, and research needs.
This particular position will serve as the primary subject liaison librarian for English and Communication Studies, and collaborate with other librarians in related subject areas to support the research and instructional needs of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and College of Arts and Media.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
. Works with students, faculty, staff, and other library users in locating and interpreting library resources in all subject areas. This includes the use of the OPAC, electronic resources, and traditional printed resources which will satisfy information needs.
. Serves as bibliographer for collection development in designated subject disciplines and to recommend materials for purchase, serve as liaison with the faculty in designated departments, facilitate library orders from the faculty, promote the use of the library services and facilities among the faculty. Recommends reference materials for purchase.
. Prepares guides, web-based tutorials, and content/subject modules that teach research skills, including facilitating access to collections.
. Provides formal and informal library instruction and/or research assistance to groups and individuals as needed or as assigned.
. Maintains a current working knowledge of reference tools in the social sciences, humanities, fine arts, education, sciences, health sciences, and business.
. Develops expertise in assigned subject areas and maintains current awareness of new reference initiatives.
. Reviews new library materials and informs appropriate faculty of those items that could be useful in their courses or research.
. Collaborates with the Instruction Librarian and the other Research and Instruction Librarians to design and develop outreach services to meet information needs of students and promotes awareness of library services and resources.
. Participates in assessment of library services.
. Keeps abreast of activities and changes in the profession by attending meetings; reading professional literature and developing research interests.
. Works with other public service personnel to provide coordinated information services.
. Interprets library policies and procedures for the public.
. Participates in professional activities, professional development, scholarly research, publication and service activities as outlined in Academic Policy Statement 900417, Faculty Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion.
. Participates in the Reference rotation including some nights and weekends.
. Other duties as assigned.
Reports to the Head of Research & Instructional Services.
Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:
Review of applications will begin March 17, 2021
Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.
Internal Number: 26536
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," echoes across SHSU's eight colleges and beyond campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to student and to regional, state, national and international constituencies.
SHSU offers over 90 bachelor degree programs, over 55 masters and 11 doctoral programs, including the nation’s first PhD in Forensic Science, SHSU offers an exceptional college experience. SHSU is classified as a "Doctoral Research University" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. The Chronicle of Higher Education named Sam Houston State University among the nation's best universities to work for in nine consecutive years "Great Colleges to Work For" survey results.
SHSU is a university that thinks big but feels small. With a student population of over 21,500 students, SHSU prides itself with creating a close community. Located in the "piney wood" region of East Texas,... Huntsville is less than an hour's drive north of Houston, which enables the university community to maintain a small town atmosphere with easy access to the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area.
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.
A member of The Texas State University System