Reference/Information Literacy Librarian (Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)

Reference/Information Literacy Librarian:

Participates in the provision of reference service to library users on-site and at a distance.  Delivers general and course-specific library instruction using a variety of technologies, tools, and resources.  Serves as a subject liaison to one or more disciplines/programs, with responsibility for collection development and course-specific library instruction sessions.  Serves on Library and University committees.  Develops and maintains user aids in print and electronic formats.  May be required to work some evening and/or weekend hours.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a learning centered institution. TAMUCC (The Island University) is located on its own island surrounded by the water of Corpus Christi and Oso bays. The beautiful natural setting is enhanced by our modern, attractive, and state-of the-art classroom buildings and support facilities, and our colorful landscaping, and plazas that lend a distinctive tropical feel to the campus. Our Hispanic Serving Institution status provides a foundation to attain significant impacts for improving the educational attainment of our regional students, and our strategic location on the Gulf of Mexico and on the cultural border with Latin America places the Island University in perfect position to help realize its national and international prominence goals.

Qualifications: 

Required:  Must complete MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited program on or before December 20, 2011.  At least 1-2 years experience in an academic library in a public services capacity.  Excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated strong commitment to library-customer focused services.  Ability to work independently and as a member of a team in a rapidly changing, demanding, and culturally diverse environment. Additional Desired Qualifications: Subject Master’s degree. Knowledge of reference resources in print and electronic formats.  Experience in the provision of reference service to distance education students.  Experience with non-traditional and/or first-generation college students.  Experience in teaching or information literacy instruction.

Salary:  Competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.

To Apply:  Apply online at https://islanderjob.tamucc.edu,

NOTE:  To be considered, all applicants must submit the following documents:  (1) vita; (2) cover letter; and (3) the names and contact information, including email addresses, of 5 references.  Application packages cannot be changed once they are submitted.

Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2011, and continue until positions are filled.

The Library: The Mary and Jeff Bell Library (http://rattler.tamucc.edu) provides resources and services to assist users with their research and information needs. Over ½ million items are listed in Portal, the online catalog, and many more items are accessible through our electronic resources. Over 180 online databases and electronic journals contain scholarly material to assist students in completing research projects or assignments. The Library provides both in-person and electronic Reference service, instruction to classes on how to use the Library’s resources, InterLibrary Loan to obtain items the Library does not own, a Media lab for accessing audio-visual material, and over 100 computers for use in research or the completion of course assignments. Laptop computers are also available for use within the Library. Special Collections and Archives houses a wealth of resources focusing on Corpus Christi, the Coastal Bend, and South Texas.  The Atrium of the Library contains popular magazines and a selection of daily newspapers. Group study rooms and a Very Quiet Study Area are available for student use.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to excellence (www.tamucc.edu)

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