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Instruction Librarian

Instruction Librarian

University of Houston Job Location: Texas Apply By: Open until filled. Date Created: 10-13-2020

Instruction Librarian

University of Houston Libraries


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 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. Appointment to this position is contingent on the results of a completed criminal history records investigation.

Required 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 Qualifications:

  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Aptitude for learning new technologies
  • Knowledge of pedagogical approaches or learning theory

Salary: $60,000 to $64,000

Apply At: https://libraries.uh.edu/about/employment/instruction-librarian/

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.

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.

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