Reference Librarian

Job description

Townsend Memorial Library at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor seeks a Reference librarian. This is a twelve month, non-tenure track faculty position. Position is available immediately but start date could be extended to later in the Spring or Summer 2018, if selected candidate prefers.

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 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 teaching 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.



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


  1. Employment experience in an academic library setting, to include reference and/or library instruction.

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 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  In addition, include in one page or less, a description of your own Christian beliefs and commitments. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.




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Posted: 4/9/2018
Application Due: 6/8/2018
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