The University Libraries at Tarleton State University is seeking applications for a Librarian I for the Rickett Library at the Fort Worth, TX location.
Under the direction of the Rickett Library Manager, the primary function of this job is to provide equitable delivery of services to reach diverse populations of undergraduate, and graduate students and faculty through the development of programs and practices in both online and in-person contexts. As a librarian, some holiday, evening, or weekend duties are required.
40% Reference & Instruction: Responsible for library reference, instruction, and outreach to Rickett constituents.
• Provide reference services through various communication methods to on-campus and off-campus students and faculty and keep accurate counts.
• Develops and delivers necessary training for traditional and new reference services.
• Staff Reference services as assigned.
• Provide point-of-use instruction and assistance to individuals or groups as needed.
• Actively solicit, create and teach library instruction to support the university’s curriculum and students in both traditional and online formats.
• Provide both general and subject-specific bibliographic instruction to classes as requested by faculty members which teach information literacy skills via embedded sessions, bibliographic sessions, video creation, and instruction as necessary for student and faculty development.
• Prepare instructional materials for classes and other groups as needed including but not limited to videos, LibGuides, pathfinders, and programming.
30% Programming & Outreach: Responsible for programming and outreach primarily to the student community.
• Responsible for developing and implementing outreach activities that promote library resources and services which can include but are not limited to presentations, organizing events, designing publications, exhibits, and displays.
• Organizes events/programs which advocate library resources and services and communicates with library staff, campus divisions, and departments promoting those events/programs.
• Designs publications, print and electronic, which promote library services and resources working with peers to create and sustain a unified message.
• Represents the library at student orientations and other campus events.
30% Professional Librarian: Serve the community using expertise in reference, instruction, liaison, and professional duties.
• Serves as liaison to one or more academic departments, working with faculty to meet their information needs and the needs of their students.
• Work with assigned departments and coworkers to enhance the library’s collections and act as a point of contact for services.
• Collection development for reference, serials, and all academic areas of Rickett Library including evaluation, selection, and weeding.
• Recommends policy and procedure changes as it deals with the library, instruction, reference, liaising, and services.
• Actively develop and implement ideas for the promotion of the library to the university community including but not limited to programs, activities, and services.
• Work within teams and departments to recommend and assess new programs, policies, procedures, and services.
• Assists in covering library service points as needed.
• Attends professional meetings and remain abreast of relevant current developments in the field.
• Positively represent Tarleton State University in professional, community, and state organizations.
• Maintains professional demeanor and appearance in representing the Library and the University.
• Serve on university committees.
• Attend meetings of faculty/staff.
• Maintains “open door” to internal and external customers.
• Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or international equivalent required 1 - 3 years of experience in college or university libraries preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
• Knowledge of library operations, systems, and services.
• Excellent interpersonal, customer service, presentation, and research skills.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Capable of handling multiple concurrent tasks with frequent interruptions required.
• Ability to work independently, as a team member, and as a team leader.
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.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. As a member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity through The Texas A&M System.
Additional Info & Requirements
Applications only accepted on‐line at https://www.tarleton.edu/jobs . Job requisition# R-050717.
A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton transforms generations by inspiring discovery, leadership and inclusion through teaching and research. Degree programs for more than 14,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, at RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and Online emphasize real-world learning that addresses regional needs while sustaining the values of excellence, integrity and respect.