Librarian: Reference/Instruction (RRC)

San Marcos
Oct 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Librarian: Reference/Instruction (RRC)

Job Number: 2018045

Location: Round Rock

Department: University Libraries

Recruitment Type: Open to All

Job Type: Full-Time

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

Job Category: Exempt

Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program

Knowledge of:
• the field of librarianship/information sciences theory and practice, procedures, and resources.
• collection development practices and requirements.
• subject areas within the Health Sciences.

• Analyzing and problem solving
• Basic computers competency including online database searching
• Oral, written, and interpersonal communication

• reference service
• instruction and training
• program management, development, marketing, and assessment
• general organization and time management
• successful performance under pressure

Preferred Qualifications:
A degree or certification in a field in one of the health sciences.

Job Description:
The Texas State University Round Rock Campus (RRC) Library is seeking a Reference & Instruction Librarian. Under the direction of the Head RRC Librarian, this position teaches information literacy skills, provides reference services, participates in outreach activities to students, faculty, and academic departments, engages with collection development, and provides circulation related services.

Job Duties:
Provide in-depth, specialized research assistance to library patrons in a variety of ways and locations, including but not limited to in-person, online, via chat, text, webcam, and telephone. Plan and teach formal library instruction sessions in both traditional and electronic classroom settings integrating theories of information literacy. Develop and maintain various instructional and promotional materials including tutorials, web based resources, and other formats to support the teaching objective. Participate in the evaluation of instruction program and outcome assessment of instruction sessions as well as collaborate with faculty and other academic professionals in planning, implementing, and assessing information literacy programming. Promote the use of subject-specific and course related information resources and services to meet the needs of users and expectations, utilizing current technologies and information tools. Create, update, or otherwise maintain various Web pages and social media for the unit. Communicate effectively using a variety of methods, maintain a professional demeanor, and work collaboratively as a team member. Participate in Collection Development duties including the use of request forms and creating an improved library collection that supports curricular and research needs. Provide services related to the check in/out of library materials using the library’s integrated library system (ILS) or through manual charge as needed and utilize higher-level functions of the ILS related to holds, recalls, and other functions as needed. Complete projects and prepare reports, statistical and otherwise, as assigned. Engage in professional activities in accordance with Texas State University’s standards for promotion for professional librarians and curators

Additional Information to Applicants:
Please complete all fields of the application to ensure a thorough review of your qualifications.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Advancement in rank is available through the Librarian/ Curator Career Ladder. Benefits include monthly contribution to health insurance/benefits package and retirement program. No state or local income tax.

Texas State’s 38,808 students choose from 98 bachelor’s, 91 master’s and 13 doctoral degree programs offered by the following colleges: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, University College and The Graduate College. As an Emerging Research University, Texas State offers opportunities for discovery and innovation to faculty and students.

The Round Rock Campus offers the junior and senior level classes to complete a bachelor’s degree in 10 programs as well as 12 graduate degrees, post baccalaureate certification and continuing education programs. This includes nursing and a growing number of College of Health Professions programs.

Job Open Date: 10/04/2017

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Normal Work Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normal Work Hours Start: 8:00AM

Normal Work Hours End: 5:00PM

Posting Notices:

Legal and Required Notices:
Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

For a detailed description of this position and to apply, visit or call (512) 245-2557 or visit our office at 601 University Dr., J.C. Kellam Bldg., Suite 340.

About Texas State and San Marcos:
Texas State University is a emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of eight campuses in the Texas State University System and one of the 75 largest universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff

Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 50,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus add to the charm of the university's picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon a criminal history background check.

Texas State University is a tobacco free campus.

Texas State University is an EOE and a member of the Texas State University System.

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