Head of Reference Librarian

Location
Belton, Texas
Posted
Sep 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Townsend Memorial Library at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor seeks a Head of Reference, beginning January 2018.  This is a twelve month, non-tenure track faculty position. UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society. 

UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of over 20,000 in the heart of central Texas.  Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.

Faculty Responsibilities:   Activities required of all faculty include instruction and service to the department and university.  

Specific Responsibilities:  Coordinates all service activities of the Reference Department; participates in bibliographic instruction; develops research guides in assigned disciplines; serves as faculty liaison to assigned departments; participates in collection development; manages the annual library sabbatical.

Qualifications:  A master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited university is required. A minimum of 3 years reference experience in an academic library is required.  Must possess an appreciation for and ability to deal positively and sensitively with a variety of patrons. Excellent teaching and communication skills, a dedication to professional attainment, and commitment to quality improvement are essential.  Must be an active and committed Christian.

Salaries & Benefits:  Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.

TO APPLY:   Visit www.hr.umhb.edu/careers for more details and to apply. Please submit a cover letter, CV, transcript copies and evidence of quality teaching performance with your online application.  Your letter of interest should also respond to UMHB’s mission and values, found at http://about.umhb.edu/our-mission.  In addition, include in one page or less, a description of your own Christian beliefs and commitments. Application packets may also be submitted/completed in person: UMHB Human Resources, 900 College Street, Belton, TX. 76513. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.