Electronic Resources Librarian (Weekend/Evening)

Houston, TX
Oct 09, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Title Information

Security Sensitive Position?YesHours of WorkTBAPosition Details

Position Information

Posting NumberTSU202189Official TSU TitleElectronic Resources Librarian (Weekend/Evening)Grant TitleN/AJob Description Summary / TWC Summary

Under general supervision, plans, organizes, and coordinates the use and integration of electronic research resources and technology in faculty teaching and research and in library collections and services. Oversees library operations and services during weekend and evening hours.

Essential Duties Summary

Plans, coordinates, and supervises library services and operations, including circulation, reserve, collection management, and photocopy services, during the evening and weekend hours. Ensures compliance with University and library policies and procedures. Provides general legal reference and research services to students, faculty, and public library patrons, with particular emphasis on electronic resources such as CD-ROM databases and the Internet. Manages the development and teaching of computer-assisted legal research instructional programs. Provides electronic current awareness service for faculty. Prepares user aids such as bibliographies, user guides, research and instructional-based pathfinders, exhibits, and newsletters on the library. Performs on-line database searches. Develops documentation and guides for electronic resources. Assists in supervising and training student workers. Compiles and maintains statistical data for various reports related to reference services, library services and departmental activities. Participates in the process to review, evaluate, and select electronic resources for library collection development. Assists in the development and updating of the content of the law library Web pages. Serves as library liaison with database vendors. Acts as liaison to faculty regarding electronic research projects. Recommends policies and procedures and coordinates user services with other library departments. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



Hiring RangeCommensurate with experience.Education

Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited Law School required. In addition a Master’s of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited Library School is preferred.

Required Licensing/Certification


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Work Experience

Requires more than three years, up to and including five years of related experience. Requires working knowledge of specialized practices, equipment and procedures.

Leadership/Supervisory Responsibilities

Lead worker over others in similar jobs and/or provide work leadership and direction for students and/or employees.

Work Complexity/Budget Authority

Tasks are multiple and diverse with some interrelationship across processes. Handles some unrelated functions. Work requires the direct application of a variety of procedures, policies and/or precedents. May monitor budget activities but no responsibility for budget and expenditure authority.

Independent Judgment/Decision Making/Problem Solving Skills

Performs duties within scope of general University policies, procedures and objectives. Analyzes problems and performs needs assessments. Uses judgment in adapting broad guidelines to achieve desired result. Regular exercise of independent judgment within accepted practices. Makes recommendations that affect policies, procedures and practices. Refers exceptions to policy and procedures to the supervisor.

Personal/Organizational Contacts

Regular and substantial contact with others. Contacts usually involve discussions related to policies and programs and may include proposal or grant writing, negotiation with vendors, solicitation of financial donations for the University, and the like. Handles sensitive, complex, and/or confidential information.

Customer Service Relationships

Anticipates customer needs and regularly motivates or influences others to deliver customer service excellence. May troubleshoot highly sensitive or confidential issues. Personally ensures problem resolution. Identifies barriers to effective customer service and sets customer service standards. Establishes a customer feedback system and holds self accountable for customer service excellence within the department or program.

Working/Environmental Conditions

Work is performed within routine office environment with no exposure to hazardous or unpleasant conditions. Physical demands are usually limited to sitting or standing in one location much of the time. Some stooping, lifting or carrying objects of light weight may be required.

Desired start datePosition End Date (if temporary) Posting Detail Information

UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Close Date10/31/2019Open Until Filled (overrides close field) NoSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsOpen to all applicants.Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited Law School? In addition a Master’s of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited Library School is preferred.
    • Juris Doctorate
    • Master’s of Library Science Degree
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have more than three years, up to and including five years of related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Official Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3

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