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Instruction Librarian-- University of Houston Libraries

posted May 8, 2018, 4:27 AM by Lars Hagelin
The University of Houston seeks a collaborative and learner-centered instruction librarian to join the instruction team within the Liaison Services department. The instruction team coordinates several lower-level undergraduate face-to-face and online library instruction programs and enhances information literacy education to upper-level undergraduate and graduate programs. The Instruction Librarian will contribute significantly to the design, teaching, and assessment of face-to-face and online library instruction curricula for these programs. The incumbent will work with liaison librarians and faculty to integrate information literacy and research skills into departmental curricula.

This position will contribute to the instruction team’s mentoring and training of librarians on instruction and assessment methods. General responsibilities will include: developing instruction materials for face-to-face and online education, including lesson plans, tutorials, and research guides; teaching information literacy sessions; and contributing to programmatic assessment initiatives. The Instruction Librarian will receive mentorship and training in these areas, and will have the opportunity to build skills for leading programs and initiatives. The position reports to the Coordinator of Instruction. Recent graduates and early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

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.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively with stakeholders
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest or coursework in information literacy and library instruction
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Demonstrated interest in student success and student learning
  • Knowledge of pedagogy, instructional design, or education theory
  • Familiarity with student learning assessment practices
  • Demonstrated engagement with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education
Salary: $60,000 to $63,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.

To Apply: Applications should be submitted at: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Visit the UH Libraries Employment page for more information: Potential applicants seeking further information should contact Christina Gola, Director of Recruitment and Organizational Learning, at 713-743-9761 or

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

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.