Librarian for First-Year Programs – University of Texas – Austin, TX


To support the development of information literacy skills for students in their first year at the University.

Essential Functions

Provides information literacy instruction through in-person or online sessions, research guides, tutorials, assignments/exercises and consultations and collaborations with faculty and teaching assistants. Serves as liaison to the School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS), to include coordinating library involvement with the Signature Courses program and the Freshman Interest Group program. Coordinates library involvement with other campus programs aimed at new students, including the Summer Orientation program. Provides expert research assistance to UT Libraries users. Manages information literacy content on the Web, including the Information Literacy Toolkit and How-to Guides for undergraduates. Works closely with Teaching and Learning Services on departmental projects. Serves on Libraries and University committees and working groups, including a Libraries-wide instruction learning community.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program. Experience planning and teaching library instruction sessions to undergraduates. Experience creating library instruction materials such as tutorials, research guides and assignments. Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the first-year experience and current trends in information literacy instruction. Strong service orientation with a demonstrated commitment to public and customer service. Experience providing reference service in an academic library. Evidence of excellent communication, writing, public speaking, teaching, interpersonal and analytical skills. Proven ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and work cooperatively and collaboratively in a fast-paced, team-oriented and student-centered environment. Demonstrated willingness to respond to new opportunities with initiative, creative energy and leadership. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience collaborating with faculty on information literacy initiatives. Experience liaising with an academic department. Experience assessing student learning. Experience managing a program. Experience mentoring people to teach.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Work under stress, work as team member and work independently. Ability to work on multiple, overlapping projects. Commitment to provide excellent customer service.

Required Application Materials
A Resume is required in order to apply
A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.
Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Salary statement is required Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

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