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Assistant Professor of Newton Gresham Library (Research and Instruction Librarian)

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Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Newton Gresham Library (Research and Instruction Librarian)

Requisition:

202200063F

Rank:

Assistant Professor (12-months)

FLSA status:

Exempt

Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Full-Time Tenure Track

College:

Newton Gresham Library

Department:

Newton Gresham Library

Open Date:

04/19/2022

Quicklink:

https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/31057

Contact Name:

Dianna Kim

Title:

Newton Gresham Library
Sam Houston State University
PO Box 2179
Huntsville, TX 77341-2179

Contact Phone:

936-294-3687

Contact Email:

[email protected]

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

This is a tenure-track faculty position with expectations of librarianship, professional service and scholarship. The Research and Instruction Librarian is responsible for providing professional reference/information services to patrons, participating in the library’s instruction program, and building relationships with the university community to meet their teaching, learning, and research needs.

Subject Liaison Areas:
Art, Mass Communication, and Theatre & Musical Theatre

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with students, faculty, staff, and other library users in locating and interpreting library resources in all subject areas. This includes the use of the OPAC, electronic resources, and traditional printed resources which will satisfy information needs.
  • Serves as bibliographer for collection development in designated subject disciplines and to recommend materials for purchase, serve as liaison with the faculty in designated departments, facilitates resources recommendations from faculty, and promote the use of the library services and facilities among the faculty.
  • Prepares guides, web-based tutorials, and content/subject modules that teach research skills, including facilitating access to library collections and resources.
  • Provides formal and informal library instruction, and research consultations to groups and individuals as needed or as assigned.
  • Maintains a current working knowledge of academic library resources in other subject areas such as humanities, social sciences, education, sciences, health sciences, criminal justice and business.
  • Develops expertise in assigned subject areas and maintains current awareness of new reference initiatives in those areas.
  • Reviews potential library materials and informs subject faculty of resources relevant to their research and instruction activities.
  • Collaborates with the Instruction Librarian and the other Research and Instruction Librarians to design and develop outreach services to meet information needs of students; promotes awareness of library services and resources.
  • Participates in assessment of library services.
  • Keeps abreast of activities and changes in the profession by attending professional meetings; reading related literature and develops research or creative interests.
  • Works with other public service personnel to provide coordinated information services; interprets library policies and procedures for patrons and the public.
  • Participates in professional activities, professional development, scholarly research, publication and service activities as outlined in Academic Policy Statement 900417, Faculty Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion.
  • Participates in library reference, instruction, and outreach services; may include occasional night and weekend hours.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

A degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s program (must be awarded by August 1, 2022).

Experience Required for the Position:

Preferred Qualifications:
Undergraduate or graduate coursework or academic library experience in art, mass communication, or theatre and musical theatre.

Other Requirements for the Position:

This is a tenure track, 12-month position.

Special Instructions Summary:

Review of applicants will begin May 16, 2022.

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Open Until Filled:

Yes

EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Organization

About Sam Houston State University

For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.

SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.

Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges the university's significant commitment to service.

Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston. 

SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.

Member The Texas State University System  

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Website
Telephone
936-294-1070
Location
1905 University Avenue
Huntsville
TX
77340
United States
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