Research Support Librarian

St. Edward's University
Austin, TX, USA
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Sep 11, 2021

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  • LIBR - Library
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time
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    Research Support Librarian

    The Munday Library

    St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of Research Support Librarian. The Research Support Librarian provides customer service, instruction, community engagement, and robust research support for students and faculty, this position will depend on creativity and commitment to service. This position will serve as the primary librarian during evening hours. Must be self-directed, able to work with minimal supervision, comfortable supervising student workers, and able to communicate effectively with team members.

    Essential Responsibilities Include:

    • Serve as the primary librarian during evening hours (and possible weekends, as needed)
    • Engage with faculty, students, and staff throughout the St. Edward's community to provide library services including research assistance, programming, and occasional library instruction
    • Address service requests as needed via in-person visits, telephone, email, and CRM
    • Supervise student workers
    • Create and maintain digital learning objects, such as knowledge base articles and research guides
    • Work with library colleagues and campus partners to generate topical programming, create materials for and lead workshops, and promote relevant events
    • Work with library colleagues to write and review policies, procedures, and best practices, especially with regard to research assistance, patron interaction, and other public services
    • Assist as needed with resource sharing services including interlibrary loan, course reserves, and TexShare
    • Serve on relevant library and campus-wide projects and committees
    • Communicate openly and regularly with supervisor and colleagues
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    For consideration, an ALA-accredited Master's degree in library or information science or foreign equivalent:

    • Minimum one year experience with public-facing services in academic libraries
    • Demonstrated knowledge of trends, issues, and best practices in librarianship
    • Sincere enthusiasm for community building and engagement
    • Reliable availability for evening work hours
    • Demonstrated knowledge of trends, issues, and best practices in librarianship
    • Experience providing research assistance and academic library instruction
    • Personal commitment to supporting and advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
    • Demonstrated project management experience, including the ability to prioritize, set goals, and meet deadlines
    • Knowledge of accessibility standards and best practices for producing and publishing online content
    • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal background check

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with the use of a major LSP or ILS
    • Experience creating library instruction materials and administering related programming
    • Experience with Canvas, or equivalent LMS
    • Experience with CRM or help desk systems, such as Salesforce or Zendesk
    • Experience using and teaching standard technology supported by academic libraries, such as Adobe Creative Suite, citation management tools, analytic software, and others

    For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

    The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

    United Healthcare Medical & Rx Coverage (HSA & FSA Available)

    Sun Life Financial Dental Plan

    Sun Life Financial Vision Plan

    Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

    Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

    Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Pet Insurance

    Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

    Retirement Plan (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

    Tuition Benefits

    Paid Holidays

    Services & Discounts


    Interested applicants should submit an online application at; For full consideration, please submit all application materials:

    1. A current resume or CV;
    2. A cover letter addressing the candidate's interest in and qualifications for the position;
    3. A statement on the candidate's ideas, contributions, and goals for advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion while serving in this position; and
    4. The contact information for three professional references


    St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,000 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning, and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;



    We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

    Background Checks:

    A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

    Reference #: J202019

    Posted: 06/11/2021

    Available: Immediately

    Full Job Description St Edwards University


    St. Edward’s University: One of America’s Best Colleges

    St. Edward’s is a dynamic, nationally ranked, Catholic university where teaching, learning, leadership and service come together to contribute to a better world. For more than a decade, we’ve been named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the thriving city of Austin, Texas, with partner universities in 16 countries, our impact extends across the globe.

    An Education for Today and a Lifetime

    St. Edward’s offers an extraordinary educational environment that challenges, inspires and empowers students to make a difference in their world. Our academic community is dedicated to providing undergraduate, graduate and adult-learner degree programs that meet the demands of our times, preparing students to lead and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, our liberal arts education emphasizes critical thinking, ethical reasoning and multicultural understanding. Students enjoy the advantages of small classes and personal attention coupled with innovative facilities and advanced technology. And they benefit from valuable real-world experience through research, internships, service and study abroad. Through the abundant learning opportunities a St. Edward’s education provides, our students gain the knowledge and skills they need to pursue fulfilling careers and purposeful lives.

    Quick Facts About St. Edward’s

    • 13:1 Student-faculty Ratio
    • 18 Average class size
    • 50+ Undergraduate areas of study
    • 7 Graduate degree programs
    • 10 Adult undergraduate programs
    • 4,620 Students enrolled
    • 4,023 Undergraduate students
    • 54 Countries represented

    See more facts and figures.     

    Our Achievements Draw National Recognition

    A commitment to students, faculty and a stellar academic environment that’s second to none has placed St. Edward’s in the national spotlight

    • Since 2003, St. Edward’s has consistently been recognized in the top 25 of U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of “America’s Best Colleges.” Currently, we’re 13th among universities in the Western Region.
    • Forbes, Princeton Review and Washington Monthly include St. Edward’s on their lists of the best universities in the country.

    • We’ve recently been ranked one of the top 10 “Best Colleges in Texas” by two highly respected college assessment groups: College Factual (2015) and Niche (2016). 

    • St. Edward’s has been named the nation’s top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students among master’s-granting institutions in 2015–2016. For the last six years, St. Edward’s has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Students, with a record 13 finalists and 10 winners in 2015. Since 2004, our students have won 37 Fulbright grants.

    Strategic Planning Guides Our Success

    From 1999 to 2015, St. Edward’s increased overall enrollment by 25%. And our donors contributed more than $152 million during that time. This record generosity helped grow our endowment to more than $95 million and provided important funding for new buildings and capital improvements. See how we’re continuing the momentum of that success in the years ahead. Read about our strategic priorities for 2018.

    Learn more about St. Edward’s.

    We welcome your application. Apply now!

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