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Visiting Assistant Librarian: Research, Instruction & Outreach (RIO)-- Texas Tech University Libraries

posted Jan 5, 2017, 5:18 AM by Lars Hagelin
This entry level non-tenure track position will provide general reference and instruction as well as participating in outreach activities. This position reports to the Head of Research, Instruction & Outreach. This is a one-year appointment.


Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Actively participate in the library's instruction and outreach program 
  • Provide research assistance in creative and innovative ways 
  • Contribute to Ask A Librarian and other virtual reference services as needed. 
  • Assist with the maintenance as well as enhance web-based research guides pertinent to general reference and instruction. 
  • Explores, evaluates and encourages integration of emergent technology into library services. 
  • Assists subject specialist in assigned subject area(s) 
  • Assist Head of Research, Instruction & Outreach and Associate Dean for Outreach and Information Services with special projects as assigned 
In addition, the position may serve on various teams and committees as assigned as well as other duties in support of RIO and the Libraries.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: The position is a 12-month, one year term appointment with a nationally competitive salary. Comprehensive benefits include choice of retirement programs, including TIAA-CREF; 12-17 state holidays; developmental leave opportunities; moving allowance; and no state or local income tax.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Texas Tech University ( is a state-supported institution with an enrollment of around 35,000. It offers a wide range of academic programs in colleges and schools, including graduate, law, and medicine. Texas Tech is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Greater Western Library Alliance and Texshare. The University Library ( has over 2.4 million volumes. Lubbock has a metropolitan population of over 250,000 and is the regional center for education, agriculture, health care, banking, and business.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: To apply for this position, please visit the Texas Tech University Personnel site at: Please fill out the electronic application and attach a cover letter indicating qualifications and interest in the position, current vita, and names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.