Instruction Librarian - (LIB000041)



The University of Houston seeks a creative, learner-focused Instruction Librarian to join the Instruction Team within the Liaison Services Department. The Instruction Team's approach to teaching is rooted in learner-centered pedagogy and critical inquiry, with the intent of cultivating inclusive learning environments. Our focus is on teaching transferable information literacy concepts and abilities that are essential to critical thinking.

As a member of the Instruction Team, the Instruction Librarian will contribute significantly to the development, teaching, and assessment of undergraduate face-to-face and online information literacy programs. This includes the creation of lesson plans, learning activities, assignments, online learning videos, self-paced online lessons, and formative assessments. The librarian will also collaborate with colleagues in and out of the library to enhance information literacy and research education at the undergraduate and graduate levels through targeted, curricular integration. This librarian will contribute to the Instruction Team's mentoring and training of teaching librarians on face-to-face and online instruction and assessment methods.

Other responsibilities include liaising with academic support units and leading Instruction Team initiatives. The Instruction Librarian will have opportunities for mentorship and training in job responsibilities, and will have the opportunity to build skills for leading programs and initiatives. The position reports to the Coordinator of Instruction.

The University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership, engagement. UH provides students with cutting edge programs including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, distance, and continuing education. Ranked among the best colleges in America, UH is home to award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, has one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, and alumni who have become international leaders.

The Instruction Librarian is a librarian position. Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians' Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional development. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and seek to recruit individuals committed to continuous learning and growth.

Library Information
UH Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, HathiTrust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library. The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes. The University Libraries' total staff is 160 FTE, including 62 professionals. Additional information about UH Libraries is available at: http://libraries.uh.edu.

The UH Libraries' Strategic Plan 2017-21 focuses on quality collections, research productivity, student success, and transforming library spaces. The complete document is available at: http://libraries.uh.edu/strategic-plan/ . The Libraries' Strategic Plan supports an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and furthers the drive for flagship status: http://www.uh.edu/about/mission/ . We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.

University of Houston Libraries respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. Our organization serves one of the most diverse campuses in the nation and seeks to recruit and retain a similar community of library professionals. We welcome candidates whose experience in libraries, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

General Information
The University of Houston campus comprises 14 colleges offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment of more than 45,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies.

Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico. It enjoys a reasonable cost of living. For additional information, including information about Houston's flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see: http://www.visithoustontexas.com/ . For information about housing and living in Houston see: http://www.houston.org/living/index.html .

Visit the UH Libraries Employment page for more information: http://libraries.uh.edu/about/employment/ . Potential applicants seeking further information should contact Christina Gola, Director of Recruitment and Organizational Learning, at 713-743-9761 or chgola@uh.edu.

The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the university prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Qualifications :

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program; Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in and out of the library; Excellent communication skills; Interest, coursework or experience in teaching information literacy; Engagement with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education

Preferred
Classroom teaching experience; Aptitude for learning new technologies; Knowledge of pedagogical approaches or learning theory.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a librarian appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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