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Type P
Entered 10/26/2017
Company Texas Woman's University - Denton, TX
Position Librarian I -Student Engagement Librarian- IRC14195
Close Not Specified
Salary $4,000 per month
URL http://bit.ly/2zSOJZl
Librarian I - Student Engagement Librarian - IRC14195

Performs professional librarian work engaging first year students, first generation students, transfer students, and other non-traditional students within the TWU Libraries.Work involves assisting students with information needs, access to library technology needs, offering instruction, and offering outreach to first year students,transfer students, and other non-traditional students. Work is performed under general supervision with a high degree of self-motivation and individual initiative and performance is based upon completion of assignments and results obtained. The performance evaluation is conducted through the performance evaluation system in accordance with the University Policies and Procedures.


Reports to: Instruction and Services Manager

Supervises: Student Assistants

PRIMARY DUTIES - May include, but not limited to the following:

Provides instruction to transfer students, first generation students, first time in college students, minority students, and others.
Offers outreach and special programmatic opportunities to first year, first generation, transfer, and non-traditional students.
Delivers professional reference services to library users both physically and virtually at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels.
Develops expertise with emerging technologies that can augment the instruction and services unit.
Leads & participates in innovative library projects that enhance the first year, first generation, transfer, and non-traditional students learning environment.
May supervise student assistants.
Contributes to partnerships, program development and outreach activities.
Organizes and assesses reference services data and facilitates reporting to national agencies.
Develops informational materials and resources such as resource guides, tutorials, and assignments.
Assists faculty and librarians in the evaluation, selection, acquisition, storage, and withdrawal of library materials.
Develops and maintains LibGuides.
Works in collaboration with other Library staff, University departments, local universities, and the larger community in developing new initiatives.


Demonstrates continuing growth and professional development through activities and service.
Represents the TWU Libraries at orientations, faculty meetings, committee work, and other campus events.
Markets the services of the TWU Libraries.
Carries out unit-related special projects.
Performs other duties as requested.

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution, or its equivalent.

Two year's experience in related library service area or closely related field preferred.

Regular and reliable attendance at the University during regular scheduled days and work hours is an essential function of this position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES - The following are essential:

Knowledge of research processes, pedagogical methods, and information retrieval.
Knowledge of and experience working with transfer, first generation, and first year students.
Knowledge of library operations, informational and curricular needs, and resources for research and instruction.
Knowledge of the principles of scientific methods and their application in technology.
Active listening skills and reference interview skills.
Ability to perform detailed computer work.
Ability to learn and use library related software systems.
Ability to plan for the future development of linked open data.
Ability to supervise and motivate others.
Ability to coordinate work with other employees, providing direct instruction and supervision.
Ability to use library resources effectively.
Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize, analyze, and prioritize projects and objectives and to exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment.
Ability to work collaboratively across departments.
Ability to communicate and work effectively with others in writing, orally, by telephone or e-mail, and in person.
Ability to represent the department and University in a friendly, courteous, and professional manner.
Excellent customer service skills.
Ability to design, organize, and teach instruction sessions.
Ability to analyze, evaluate, and interpret information.
Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Ability to work with a diverse population.
Ability to use a personal computer and other office equipment, including university software and email.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects,tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must have the ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities include ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.

Employees are responsible for performing their duties in an environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, coercion or harassment, including sexual harassment. Work is performed primarily indoors. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Assists in the creation of a culture of safety and environmental protection by performing work safely in accordance with departmental safety procedures.Operates equipment safely and reports any unsafe work conditions or practice to supervisor.

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution, or its equivalent.

Two year's experience in related library service area or closely related field preferred.

Regular and reliable attendance at the University during regular scheduled days and work hours is an essential function of this position.