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Reference Librarian - University of Mary Hardin-Baylor - Belton, TX

JOB SUMMARY

The Townsend Memorial Library at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor seeks a Reference Librarian. This is a twelve-month, non-tenure track faculty position.

UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.

The Townsend Memorial Library serves to support the University Mission by providing a supportive environment for open inquiry as an integral part of effective learning and teaching in a Christian environment. In addition to the Associate Dean and Director of Learning Resources, five professional librarians and four full-time staff seek to provide access to a wide range of resources along with the critical skills necessary to find, evaluate, and synthesize useful materials supporting curricular, vocational, and life-long learning needs.

UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, a historic town of 22,000 in the heart of central Texas. Nearby cities are Temple (5 miles), Waco (45 miles), Austin (65 miles), San Antonio (130 miles), and Dallas/Ft. Worth (130 miles). Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Faculty Responsibilities: Librarians are members of the UMHB faculty and are expected to demonstrate continuous professional development in addition to performing their specific responsibilities. This expectation includes participating in and contributing to departmental, library, and campus-wide committees/working groups and maintaining a broad awareness of current and emerging issues that affect research, teaching, and learning, as well as service to the university and the community.

Specific Responsibilities: Coordinates all reference activities; develops and assesses library information literacy program; teaches information literacy classes in assigned liaison areas and all-freshman seminar classes; develops research guides in assigned liaison disciplines; serves as faculty liaison to assigned academic departments; participates in collection development; manages collection shelving allocation; develops, distributes, and analyzes library surveys.
 

EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  • A master’s degree in library and information studies from an ALA-accredited university.
  • Must possess an appreciation for and ability to deal positively and sensitively with a variety of patrons.
  • Expertise in information literacy standards with the ability to create engaging presentations, workshops, and online materials for use by students, faculty, and staff.
  • A strong commitment to student-centered library services. Excellent teaching and communication skills, a dedication to professional attainment, and a commitment to quality improvement are essential.
  • Must be an active and committed Christian.

Preferred:

  • Employment experience in an academic library setting, to include reference and/or library instruction.
  • A master’s degree in library and information studies from an ALA-accredited university with a concentration/pathway in academic librarianship is preferred.

JOB APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 

Salaries and Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with match, and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.
 
Application Deadline: Position will remain open until filled.
 
 
Please submit a cover letter, CV, transcript copies, and evidence of quality teaching performance with your online application. Your letter of interest should also respond to UMHB’s mission and values, found at http://about.umhb.edu/our-mission. In addition, include in one page or less, a description of your own Christian beliefs and commitments.
 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
 
For information regarding employment at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, please visit our Careers Site.