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1st Year Experience and Instruction Librarian - (STA001483)

University of Houston - Downtown

Houston, Texas 77002
University of Houston - Downtown
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Department Name: D0025 Library

The 1st Year Experience and Instruction Librarian plans and executes the library's first year experience programs; collaborates with faculty and staff leading first-year programs; designs, promotes, and implements assessment of instruction and outreach programs for first year students. Provides reference and information services.


  • Plans, reviews and implements the library's first year experience initiatives, and provides curriculum-integrated instructional sessions primarily to first year students
  • Develops and implements innovative programming and helps to maintain current innovative technology to engage first-year communities in the library
  • Provides reference research assistance in person and through electronic means to a diverse clientele including students, faculty, and other affiliated patrons
  • Collaborates with key partners within academic programs that support the first-year experience
  • Serves as a subject librarian and faculty liaison, performing collection development through review, selection and marketing of library resources
  • Creates and maintains various educational materials as part of the Instruction team and with other Reference librarians


  • Performs other duties as assigned

Direct Reports: Exercises no supervision of others
Delegation of Work: N/A
Supervision Given: N/A


  • Knowledge of online and/or in-library instruction
  • Knowledge of web-based course ware, such as Blackboard
  • Knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to the position


  • Candidates must have strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills


  • Ability to assist students and faculty in meeting their research needs through a wide range of information sources
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community


Primary Work Location: Works in an office environment 6 to 8 hours.

Physical Demands: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements. Position is physically comfortable; individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. (10% standing at Instruction Podium when delivering instruction; reference service, 5% Instruction, library tours, reference services)
Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks.

Required Education: Advanced/master's degree in Library Science
Required Experience: Minimum of one (1) year of job-related experience
License/Certification: None Required

For additional information and to apply, please visit: https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex3_uhd/jobdetail.ftl?job=STA001483&tz=GMT-05%3A00

The University of Houston-Downtown is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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